Richard J Vaznaugh

Richard J Vaznaugh

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About Me 

After my first year in law school, I clerked for an employment lawyer and worked intensively on a pregnancy discrimination case for a terminated factory worker. That was more than 20 years ago and ever since I have focused my practice on representing workers from executives to rank and file in claims against their employers.


I maintain a limited case load to make sure each case gets the attention it deserves and I am highly specialized, so you can be sure you have the right lawyer to take on  your civil employment dispute for settlement or trial. I try to make a real and positive difference for each client by honest advice and throwing myself vigorously on your side. 




Although my family in the Bay Area goes back four generations, I was born in Brussels, Belgium. My father is a San Francisco native who grew up in a family of union workers in Daly City, but ultimately graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School and then Cal before joining the U.S. State Department.


At 18, I returned to the Bay Area to attend the University of California, Berkeley and then, UC Hastings College of the Law. 


My mother, on the other hand, immigrated from Argentina, six thousand miles away, in her twenties. Her father was a lawyer and professor of maritime law and his example inspired me to law from an early age and to keep up my Spanish skills.


When not at work or in court, I spend most of my free time with my wife and kids.  I  manage three kindergarten soccer teams at Claire Lillienthal public elementary school in San Francisco. And, I also enjoy bicycling, politics, restaurants, and travel (but only for vacation).