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John Scott Bonagofsky

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

I am an employment law attorney who represents employees in disputes with their current or former employers.  Our firm specializes in the representation of employees in high tech, biotech, and other sophisticated industries, and focuses on cases alleging harassment and discrimination (based on sex, race, national origin, religion, disability, and sexual orientation), "whistleblower" cases involving employees who complain about illegal conduct by their employers, retaliation cases, and unpaid wages. 


 


We are one of the few employee-side firms with lawyers who have worked at large law firms that represent employers.  That experience gives us invaluable and unusual insight into the manner in which employers' attorneys investigate, defend, and value cases for resolution.  


 


We are highly selective regarding the clients we choose to represent because we pride ourselves on investigating and preparing each case thoroughly.  Each case gets continuous, personal attention from each member of our trial team.  We do not farm out our clients' cases to other lawyers.  Our clients get the full benefit of the firm's resources and expertise.  We use cutting edge e-discovery and trial presentation technology in our practice, including Nextpoint, CaseMap, and Sanction II, which are software solutions used by many of the largest corporations in the world.  


 

Our clients have our cell phone numbers and know that they can contact us on an emergency basis when they require immediate legal assistance.  We take very seriously our duty of loyalty to our clients, and our clients know that this is not mere lip service from us.  When our clients need us, we are there. 


 


If you believe that you have a case that would benefit from our expertise, we encourage you to contact us for an immediate, free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. 


 


Scott Bonagofsky


Bonagofsky & Weiss


1 Market Street


Steuart Tower, Suite 1600


San Francisco CA 94105


Direct Dial: (415) 968-9480


Office: (415) 882-1555


Fax:  (415) 882-1551


email: scott@bw-lawyers.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    17 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Calvin B. Chang

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Calvin Chang Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eugene David Lee

    Scott and I are on the Technology Committee of California Employment Lawyers Association. I have observed Scott at numerous meetings and giving several well-received presentations to membership. In my opinion, Scott is sharp, capable, tenacious, and a real leader. That makes him a highly effective lawyer and I have no hesitation in endorsing him.

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    Eugene Lee Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bonagofsky & Weiss

111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA, 94583

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012Northern California Super Lawyers2012
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2011Northern California Super Lawyers2011
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2010Northern California Super Lawyers2010
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009Northern California Super Lawyers2009
Bar Association of San Francisco, Pro Bono Volunteer of the YearBar Association of San Francisco2002
CALI Award for Excellence - Trial Advocacy ICALI1997
American Jurisprudence Award - California Civil ProcedureBancroft-Whitney1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBonagofsky & Weiss2008 - Present
PartnerEmison Hullverson Bonagofsky LLP2005 - 2008
AssociateMorgan Lewis & Bockius2003 - 2005
AssociateBrobeck Phleger & Harrison2000 - 2003
AssociateMcKenna & Cuneo1999 - 2000
Law Clerk, then AssociateDolan Law Firm1996 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationContributing Member2009 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember; Technology Committee Member2008 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Clergy I coordinated statewide litigationSettlement
Clergy III statewide coordinated litigationSettlement
Confidential Plaintiff Employee v. Confidential Defendant Employer, and Confidential DefendantSettled for $425,000.00

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Tri-Valley Human Resources Association BulletinHow to Handle Employee Requests for Leaves of Absence (co-author with Charles Thompson)2000
The VerdictChildhood Sexual Abuse: Repressed Memories and the Statute of Limitation; a Need for Legislative Clarification (co-author with Christopher B. Dolan)1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Symposium on Technology and Labor and Employment LawBring Your Own Disaster or Bring Your Own Device? The Latest on "Dual Device" Laws, Policies, and Practices2013
CELA Technology Committee WebinarGetting Technologic Evidence Admitted2012
CELA Annual Convention 2012Discovery in the Electronic Age2012
Guest Speaker, Mediation, Boalt HallPreparing Your Client for Mediation2010
CELA Annual ConventionGoogle Apps for Law Firms2010
CELA Annual ConventionPaperless law office2010
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConventionFederal Filings2010
Starting Your Own Law PracticeStarting your own law practice2006