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Catherine Genevieve Jenkins

Employment and labor Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.9   9 reviews

also known as C. Genevieve Jenkins

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    In her employment practice, Ms. Jenkins represents employees in harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage-and-hour matters on an individual and class-action basis.

    7 years

C. Genevieve Jenkins is founder and managing attorney of Excelsis Law, P.C. Prior to founding Excelsis Law, P.C., Ms. Jenkins amassed nearly a decade of experience litigating with and against some of the toughest legal professionals throughout California. She founded Excelsis Law to focus on employment and housing litigation on behalf of employees and tenants. Ms. Jenkins made tremendous sacrifices early on in her career to be able to gain expertise in these crucial areas of law that often implicate important civil rights issues.

In her employment practice, Ms. Jenkins represents employees in harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage-and-hour matters on an individual and class-action basis. In her housing practice, she represents tenants in civil lawsuits against landlords for issues including negligence, violations of the warranty of habitability, discrimination, and harassment.

Ms. Jenkins started her legal career as a litigator at Latham & Watkins – a highly selective corporate law firm with thousands of attorneys in offices worldwide that was founded in Los Angeles. The Firm ranked No. 1 in American Lawyer’s corporate rankings in 2017.

After two-and-a-half years at Latham, Ms. Jenkins was ready to follow her passion by advocating for individuals who found themselves in dire straits. From 2013-2014, she worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a voluntary legal advisor at Lawyers for Human Rights and as a law clerk to South African Constitutional Court Justice Johann van der Westhuizen. The South African Constitutional Court is equivalent to the United States Supreme Court, and is highly selective in choosing its clerks.

Thereafter, Ms. Jenkins sought to pursue her passion for civil rights advocacy closer to home, and so returned to Los Angeles, where she worked for several years with two of the best public-interest law firms in Los Angeles for tenants’ rights – the Eviction Defense Network and Inner City Law Center. Prior to founding Excelsis Law, Ms. Jenkins also obtained significant experience in employment litigation at two leading employee-side firms in Los Angeles.

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Catherine Jenkins
2801 Hyperion Avenue
Studio 104
Los Angeles, CA, 90027


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Posted by Jim | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Involuntary Termination!? For doing my job!?
I found myself in a situation where I needed an employment attorney. The situation that I needed representation for required advanced and specified knowledge of employment law. I was in a emotional and financial depression until I found Genevieve and Excelsis Law. She helped to resolve the issues I had with my former employer and provided results that greatly eased my depression, both financially and emotionally. Thank you once again to Genevieve and Excelsis Law. If your in a similar situation call her right away.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, direct, and a pleasure to work with!
Genevieve helped me with a case related to employment law. Throughout the entire experience, she talked me through my options, what our strong evidence was vs. what might not work in our favor, what my paths were for resolution, etc. I felt very well taken care of and there was never a moment where I felt like I couldn't understand my options. I enjoyed working with her and she made it a pleasure despite the reason for the working relationship.
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Posted by Katie | July 10, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
The experience I had with Genevieve Jenkins couldn’t have been better. It’s clear within the first minute of meeting her she is extremely competent and well versed in labor law. She was able to break everything down for a clearer understanding of what to expect. Not once during our many interactions did I get even the slightest impression she was in it for herself. She is professional, warm, compassionate, and trustworthy. After speaking with her I had a sense of calm and self-assuredness I hadn’t experienced in months. Ultimately, I decided that at the time I didn’t have the emotional reserve required to pursue legal action against my employer, despite having what Genevieve determined to be a strong case. When I told her that I wouldn’t be going forward with the lawsuit, she had already spent hours of her own time working on my case, and despite this, she was kind and encouraging (which I believe speaks volumes about her character). Having her on my side during this extremely difficult time was invaluable. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Alvaro | July 8, 2019
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Our Hero!!
Our family was put through a terrible and dire situation, with a landlord that left us out on the street, homeless and ended up losing everything we owned through their illegal actions. We were hopeless, lost, broken, and didn't know where to turn to. Genevieve was a God sent, she pick us not only in spirits but got us shelter and hope to our overcome our ugly situation. Genevieve is a caring professional with tremendous knowledge, she kept us well updated and walked us through every detail of our case. Genevieve gave us peace of mind and comfort knowing that she was determined to get us the best legal representation. Our family owes her a life time of gratitude not only for getting us our home back but showing us that true hero's exist.
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Posted by Phylicia | July 5, 2019
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Highly recommended!
Genevieve Jenkins is an incredible and compassionate lawyer who represented me during a particularly rough experience. I was really frightened at the idea of being involved in any sort of legal battle, but Genevieve truly put me at ease and is so excellent at her job that I felt very protected. While I hope to never have to experience anything like that ever again, I would recommend Genevieve to anyone who needs representation regarding workplace or housing issues. She is intelligent, thorough and empathetic - the perfect person to fight for you when you need it! She also made me feel like I wasn't totally crazy or overreacting to what I had experienced, and took everything I had brought to her very seriously. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of legal support! Thank you Genevieve!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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Always in good hands
I had the pleasure of working with C. Genevieve Jenkins. She was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. She went the extra mile and made sure I always felt comfortable and understood each step of the process. I knew I was in great hands and would recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
Genevieve was very knowledgeable and helpful. In addition to her understanding of the law, she had a wise perspective on the dynamics of human interaction that were relevant in my situation. I consider myself fortunate to have found her.
Posted by Jennifer | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
10 Stars and a Very Happy Client!
Had an amazing experience with Ms. C. Genevieve Jenkins. She was knowledgeable, diligent, professional and compassionate throughout my case. She was always available for any questions and or concerns -returning calls and emails rather quickly. Her knowledge, guidance and hard work won our case. She not only is a phenomenal attorney who is incredibly smart... she is a great human. That is who you want in your corner. I'd give 10 stars but Yelp doesn't provide that option. Kudos to Excelsis Law!
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2020
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Managed a very difficult defendant and defendant's attorney
Ms. Jenkins managed my retaliation and wrongful termination case. While I'm sure these are standard for her, I believe the defendant's attorney was perhaps one of the most difficult anyone has ever had to work with. In dealing with him, his clients and the matter, she handled it all well, without ever having to disturb my day-to-day life and work. This alone, was a feat in itself since the defendant's attorney was truly the most erratic, unreasonable, confusing and uncommunicative human being, much less professional, that anyone has had to work with. Although I did not receive the settlement amount that I felt was due, I also recognize that it was a better outcome than it could have been. All in all, it was an outcome that weighed more positively in my favor. While I hope never to have to use an employment attorney again, I would consult Genevieve again should a similar matter occur.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Excelsis Law, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Rushovich Mehtani LLP / Mehtani Law Offices
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Inner City Law Center
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Staff Attorney
  • Eviction Defense Network
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney/ Foreign Law Clerk
  • Lawyers for Human Rights / Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • 2010 - 2013
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  • Queen Mary University of London School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2010
  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • McGill University
  • B.A.
  • 2006


  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tenants Lawyer Network
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Los Angeles Employment and labor Lawyer Catherine Genevieve Jenkins
Catherine Genevieve Jenkins
Employment and labor Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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