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I began practicing law in the defense of employers and their insurance companies. While it was a secure job, there was not much job satisfaction.  In 2004, I won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a former employee of a large tech company who was terminated because she was pregnant and took pregnancy leave.  I learned that the job satisfaction came from helping people help themselves, and from obtaining justice for wronged employees.  In 2005, I formed the Ungerman Law Firm to continue to do just that.  


I am now committed to assisting employees who were or may have been  treated illegally by their employer.  This may range from providing counsel and advice on emplyment contracts and severence agreements,  to filing lawsuits and proceeding to trial, depending on the needs and goals of each client.  I help clients overcome wage theft by employers who avoid paying minimum wage, or overtime.  Additionally, I do assist employers with employment policies and practices to avoid wrongdoing in the first place.    


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    24 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    25 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    23 years
  4. Discrimination: 20%
    25 years
  5. Administrative Law: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ungerman Law Office

331 J Street Ste 200
Sacramento, CA, 95843

331 J Street ste 200
Sacramento, CA, 95814

331 J St Ste 200
Sacramento, CA, 95814



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalUngerman Law Firm2005 - Present
AssociateAnwyl, Scoffield & Stepp2002 - 2005
AssociatePorter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant, A Professional Corporation1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento County Bar Employment and Labor Law SectionVice President2014 - 2015
Sacramento County Bar AssociationLabor and Employment Section Board Member2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
Capital City Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2005 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationBench Bar Reception Committee1990 - Present
State Bar of California Employment and Labor Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wrysinski v. AgilentWon case for client - $6.1 million
Confidentialsix figure confidential settlement
Confidentialsix figure confidential settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - cum laude1990
Washington State UniversityCommunications- Broadcast JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts - cum laude1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Seminar on FMLA leaveThe Ins and Outs of FMLA/CFRA Leave2005
Lohrman Seminar on FMLA LeaveThe Ins and Outs of FMLA/CFRA Leave2004
CPA's Annual conventionThe plaintiff's perspective when suing an employer2004