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Laura Joan Farris

About me

I have been practicing law since 1993, and worked in the legal field as a paralegal and law clerk since 1985. I have dedicated my practice since January 1994 to representing Employees with respect to their legal claims (all types) against current and former employers, including pre-litigation negotiations, administrative hearings, government claims, contract and severance review/negotiations, mediation, arbitration, trial (bench and jury), appeals and more. In addition to my extensive legal experience with employment law, I am tremendously passionate about my cases and helping my clients through difficult times. I, along with my amazing staff, work tirelessly to help each client reach the best result possible for their case.

Contact us for experienced representation concerning all types of employment law matters. We handle every type of Discrimination claim (all protected classes), including complex disability discrimination issues that may involve on-the-job injuries, as well as Retaliation/Whistleblower claims, Wrongful Termination, Medical/Pregnancy/FMLA Issues, Labor Code Violations (missed breaks, unpaid overtime, misclassification, etc.), EDD appeals, Administrative Hearings, Public Entity claims, and more.

We will spend time discussing a potential employment law claim with anyone in need, regardless of the size of the claim. Every employee deserves to know their rights!


My personal hobbies include nature photography, diving, snorkeling, and traveling.


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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment Discrimination: 40%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  4. Labor and Employment: 20%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Allen Osman

    Ms. Farris is a top flight employee rights lawyer. In fact, she is one of the premier lawyers in this arena in San Diego County. I strongly endorse her.


    Mark Osman Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Diane Hunter Gibson

    Laura is a preeminent authority in the field of employment law, especially concerning the rights of employees. Laura is a smart, conscientious and personable attorney who is very passionate about obtaining great results for her clients. I refer all clients with employment related questions to Laura and will continue to do so in the future.


    Diane Gibson Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Laura J. Farris

2725 Jefferson Street Suite 12
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Victories Panel - Annual ConventionCalifornia Employment Lawyers Association2012
Volunteer Service to North County Branch as Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2006
Volunteer Service, North County Branch as Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2005
Volunteer Service, North County Branch, as Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2004
Volunteer Service to North County Branch as Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2003
American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence IILawyers Cooperative Publishing1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyLaw Offices of Laura J. Farris1997 - Present
AttorneyGoode, Hemme, Peterson & Sayler1994 - 1997
AttorneyArthur Brown, Esq.1993 - 1994
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office San Diego1992 - 1992
Senior Law ClerkOffice Of The Attorney General1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Club of San Diego (North County chapter)Member2014 - Present
American Inns of Court chapter - North San Diego CountyMaster2000 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1994 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Coziahr v. Chula Vista Elementary School DistrictPlaintiff judgment $1,270,763
Disability Discrimination/Wrongful Termination$1,000.000.00 settlement following verdict at trial.
David Flores v. City of San DiegoFinal Judgment close to $ 1MM following appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Flores v. City of San DiegoFlores Court of Appeal Opinion2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Western State UniversityLawB.S.1992
Palomar CollegeCriminal JusticeAA1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A Guide to Litigating a Disability Discrimination MatterDisability Discrimination2013
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceMember Victories Panel (Only 4 California Plaintiff Employment Attorneys selected for the year to discuss their significant trial result.2012