You should only work with a mediator or attorney, if they can help resolve and not... more
You should only work with a mediator or attorney, if they can help resolve and not multiply your legal problems. So, here are 5 questions you can ask when deciding who to hire: 1. How responsive are you to your clients? 2. How is your approach different from other professionals in your field? 3. How will you make my life better or reduce my stress? 4. How do you plan for success? 5. How wi... 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 have run my civil law litigation practice since 1982, specializinginemployment and... more
I have run my civil law litigation practice since 1982, specializinginemployment and labor law on behalf of employees.My cases have includedclaims for wage and hour violations,minimum wage and overtime,wrongful termination in violation of public policy, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, civil rights violations, ERISA claims for unpaid ... view profile
I practice law because I want your legal experience to be better than mine was. When... more
I practice law because I want your legal experience to be better than mine was. When I was a child, I was the victim of sexual violence. As a teen, I was a plaintiff in a civil action and a witness in a criminal case. It was scary, disempowering, lengthy and confusing. I don’t want you to feel that way, ever. It’s stressful and unproductive. It leaves you exhausted instead of ready to embar... view profile
For more than 25 years I have counseled and represented clients in all San Francisco... more
For more than 25 years I have counseled and represented clients in all San Francisco Bay Area counties in divorce and family law litigation, mediation, and settlements including: Divorce Legal Separation Nullity of Marriage Pre-marital Legal Counseling Pre-divorce Legal Counseling Marital Property Agreements Community Property Rights and Division Marital Settlement Agreements Child Cu... view profile
Elizabeth Riles is a founding and the managing partner at Bohbot & Riles. Ms. Riles... more
Elizabeth Riles is a founding and the managing partner at Bohbot & Riles. Ms. Riles was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Stanford University undergraduate, Ms. Riles went on to receive her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley in 1998 and has been practicing law for the last 15 years. She specializes in employment and personal injury cases. She also provides Human ... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.