Harvey Sohnen graduated from Columbia University, and then earned a Masters Degree... more
Harvey Sohnen graduated from Columbia University, and then earned a Masters Degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After his initial training in math and science, Harvey decided to apply his skills as an advocate and attended law school at the University of California at Berkeley. His initial work as a lawyer was in the field of public interest law, as a legal services atto... view profile
Primarily advising and representing clients in employment matters, and representing... more
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... view profile
I represent employees who've been wrongfully fired because the loss of income only... more
I represent employees who've been wrongfully fired because the loss of income only one part of their damages. When we introduce ourselves, we say things like, "Hi, I'm Joan. I'm a lawyer" or "Hi, I'm Joe, I'm a carpenter." Our jobs are part of our identity, so when an employer fires an employee, the employee's sense of self is also lost.
I represent employees in class action cases involving overtime pay, pension benefits,... more
I represent employees in class action cases involving overtime pay, pension benefits, and employment discrimination. I have successfully served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in numerous class actions, including class cases against IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation, KBR, Perdue Chicken, Masco Contractors, Farmers Insurance, American Families Insurance, Kelly Moore Paint Company, Correction... view profile
Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees. If you feel your employer has treated you wrongly as an employee, or if you're an employer who needs to terminate an unsatisfactory employee, you may benefit from the services of an employment attorney. Some professionals, such as teachers, policemen, and pilots, belong to labor unions, which have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A labor attorney will know which laws apply to your particular situation and how you can take advantage of the laws to protect your rights.
Employment / Labor Attorneys in cities near Orinda, CA