I specialize in employment litigation, with an emphasis on discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under California and federal laws. I also represent clients with claims arising from overtime/mealtime disputes at work, fraud, defamation/slander, commercial and personal contracts, assault and battery, and real estate disputes.
I advise clients who have been placed on Performance Improvement Plans at work or who need assistance negotiating severance packages. I prepare, review and advise on employment contracts and real estate security agreements.
I represent clients before all California state courts and district courts and before state and local fair employment agencies, including the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the San Francisco Rent Board, and the Contractor's State License Board.
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
|Attorney||Pierce & Shearer LLP||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Morgan Franich Fredkin & Marsh||2004 - 2011|
|Attorney||Law Office of Stephan C. Volker||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Women Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2012|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|Small v. Sullivan et al.||Jury verdict for our client, awarding lost wages and damages for emotional distress.|
|Rutherford v. Johnson et al.||Jury verdict in favor of our client, defendant BBI Inc.|
|Estate of Longoria||Successful defense of our client against all claims.|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of California - Irvine||Environmental Analysis & Design||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|