Primarily advising and representing clients in employment matters, and representing businesses in commercial disputes.
Previously, management employment lawyer representing public and private sector clients, for fourteen years.
Tribunals appeared in include state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, meditations, State Personnel Board, California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Department of Labor, EEOC, and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Substantive matters handled include representing employees in wage and hour class actions, involving meal period laws, overtime pay, unreimbursed expenses and other issues, negotiating severance agreements and representation regarding statutory discrimination, wrongful terminations, lay offs, transfers, promotions, wage discrepancies, denial of bonuses, suspensions and other disciplinary actions.
Licensed since 1981
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|Attorney||Law Offices of Sohnen & Kelly||1996 - Present|
|Attorney||Corbett & Kane||1986 - 1996|
|Attorney||Van Voorhis & Skaggs||1984 - 1985|
|Attorney||Littler Mendelson Fastiff Tichy & Mathiason||1981 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Member, Editorial Board||2009 - Present|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||Master||2007 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section||President||2005 - 2005|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section||Board of Director||2001 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||Board of Directors||1992 - 1995|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||The Difference Between Representing Employees and Employers||2005|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||All in a Day's Work||1994|
|Stanford Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Television Program||On the Record||2000|
|Women in the Law Conference||Women in the Law||1995|