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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Victories Panel - Annual Convention||California Employment Lawyers Association||2012|
|Volunteer Service to North County Branch as Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Superior Court||2006|
|Volunteer Service, North County Branch as Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Superior Court||2005|
|Volunteer Service, North County Branch, as Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Superior Court||2004|
|Volunteer Service to North County Branch as Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Superior Court||2003|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence II||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1992|
|Founding Attorney||Law Offices of Laura J. Farris||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Goode, Hemme, Peterson & Sayler||1994 - 1997|
|Attorney||Arthur Brown, Esq.||1993 - 1994|
|Legal Intern||United States Attorney's Office San Diego||1992 - 1992|
|Senior Law Clerk||Office Of The Attorney General||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego (North County chapter)||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Inns of Court chapter - North San Diego County||Master||2000 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||1994 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Coziahr v. Chula Vista Elementary School District||Plaintiff judgment $1,270,763|
|Disability Discrimination/Wrongful Termination||$1,000.000.00 settlement following verdict at trial.|
|David Flores v. City of San Diego||Final Judgment close to $ 1MM following appeal.|
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|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Western State University||Law||B.S.||1992|
|Palomar College||Criminal Justice||AA||1986|
|A Guide to Litigating a Disability Discrimination Matter||Disability Discrimination||2013|
|California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Member Victories Panel (Only 4 California Plaintiff Employment Attorneys selected for the year to discuss their significant trial result.||2012|