Skip to main content

Eric A. Panitz

Wrongful termination Attorney at Cerritos, CA

5.0   29 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Wrongful termination
    35%
    I represent employees in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, Whistleblower cases, and Age, Disability, Pregnancy, and Race Discrimination cases. We have obtained a $10 million retaliation verdict plus many 6- and 7-figure verdicts.

    18 years, 350 cases

  2. Discrimination
    25%
    I represent employees in cases of Discrimination based on Age, Disability, Pregnancy, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and National Origin. We have obtained a $10 million retaliation verdict plus many 6 figure and 7-figure settlements.

    18 years, 300 cases

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%
    I have an in-depth understanding of sexual harassment laws and over 15 years of experience protecting the rights of employees in the workplace. We have obtained a $1.7 million sexual harassment verdict plus multiple 6-figure settlements.

    18 years, 100 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    I represent employees in Wage, Overtime, Whistleblower, Retaliation, and Class Action cases, and Discrimination, Retaliation, and Wrongful Termination cases. Have obtained a $10 million retaliation verdict and many 6- and 7-figure verdicts.

    18 years, 100 cases

  5. Class action
    5%
    I represent California employees in Class Action cases against their employers.

I REPRESENT CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYERS, WITH A $10 MILLION VERDICT AND MANY 6- AND 7-FIGURE VERDICTS. IF YOU'VE EXPERIENCED RETALIATION, DISCRIMINATION, OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK, I CAN WIN YOU THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE.

I represent California employees against employers. We've won a $10 Million verdict as well as many 6- and 7-figure verdicts.

If you have suffered any of the following in your workplace:

- wrongful termination
- race discrimination
- sexual harassment
- workplace retaliation
- age discrimination
- disability discrimination
- gender discrimination
- whistleblower retaliation
- sexual orientation discrimination
- national origin discrimination
- unpaid wages
- overtime claims

I can help you get the compensation you deserve! We offer a 100% free case review and NO FEE without a verdict or settlement in your favor.

Photos and videos

View more

Location

Wrongful Termination Law Group
Wrongful Termination Law Group
8484 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 660
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
5 Star
 
97%
4 Star
 
3%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Marcy | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Eric Panitz was the right choice to represent me when I was wrongfully terminated by my previous employer. He was professional, knowledgeable, has strong communication skills, and vigorously protected my rights even after the company filed bankruptcy. Mr. Panitz pursued all the available options and was able to secure a very positive outcome for me. I am very happy. I highly recommend Wrongful Termination Law Group Eric Panitz to anyone looking for a great lawyer who will fight for you.
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz June 7, 2021
Marcy, thanks for the great review and for being our valued client. We had a great experience working with you and were very happy to have obtained such a positive result in your case. Please keep us in mind for any employment-related matters in the future, and until then best of luck in your future endeavors!
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination because of Pregnancy
I recommend Panitz Law Group APC to anyone that has experienced wrongful termination, especially pregnancy and retaliation issues. Eric A. Panitz did an excellent job in representing me and handling my pregnancy case from the beginning to the end and I was satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Diana | April 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Had a on the phone consultation with Erick today and was very informative took his time to explain my options due to my situation.it didnt seem that he was rushing the conversation and was really knowledgeable he helped me out tremendously will definitely be recommending him.
Posted by Marcia | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I am so grateful that I had Eric as my lawyer. He was always there whenever I had any questions or concern about my case.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Eric Panitz was the Best lawyer. He was easy going and explained everything in detail. He put you at ease. Mr Panitz was very professional. You could reach him at any time, and if for any reason you could not, he would always return your call. I was EXTREMELY Happy with the end results. I 100% recommend Mr Eric Panitz.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my attorney review
Eric Panitz helped me through my employment related case. He reviewed my case, then accepted it. He helped me prepare for every occurrence that might be possible, such as preparation for depositions, mediation, and trial. He prepared me for what to expect in any given situation that might occur. He made very clear what his expectations were of me and my case so I always knew where I stood. He was helpful and knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend him and use his services again if I needed them.
Read less
Posted by Christy | February 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
10/10
Cheyla is a 10/10 to work with. This firm overall is the best! Highly recommended
Response from Eric Panitz February 20, 2024
Christy, thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sales Manager
Shayla is amazing! I contacted this law firm based on the reviews and I was not disappointed. Shayla gave me great feedback on my employment situation . I will recommend Shayla to all of my friends and family. Thank you
Response from Eric Panitz February 6, 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with our firm and your recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Warehouse manager
Cheyla was extraordinary. Took time and patience to hear out if I had a case. I would recommend to anyone looking for representation
Response from Eric Panitz February 2, 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Cheyla. We are very happy to hear how patient she was for you and thank you for your recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cheyla is an ASSET to the firm!
Throughout my HR career I have yet to encounter Cheyla’s level of acumen. Cheyla is intuitive, diligent but above all empathetic to the most serious matters. Her ‘bedside” manner transcends execution and focuses on bringing viable solutions at any stage of a case. She’s an extraordinary representation of the firm and their expertise. These difficult situations are demystified in Cheyla’s care and professionalism and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking the firm’s counsel!
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz January 19, 2024
Thank you for your kind words about Cheyla. We're VERY happy to hear of your positive experience. We strive in providing a high level of expertise, professionalism and empathetic care.
Posted by Peter | November 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!!
I contacted the wrongful termination team because of what I had read in reviews about their expertise and compassion. Every bit of it is true! The intake process was efficient and also kind, I was dealing with a sensitive issue and so the kindness was much appreciated. Shortly after the intake was completed, I was contacted by the team to learn more about what was happening and how they might be able to help. It was immediately clear that Cheyla and Eric are experts in their field and just important for me, they cared about my situation and were going to do everything within their power to achieve the best possible outcome. I’m not at all in the habit of writing reviews, but Cheyla and Eric’s expertise and compassion during a difficult time inspired me to leave review. If you’re having trouble at work and aren’t sure where to go, start with the wrongful termination team!! Thank you Cheyla and Eric!
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz November 17, 2023
We're incredibly grateful for your review. It's wonderful to hear that Cheyla, Eric and our team provided the compassionate service we always aim for! Thank you for highlighting our efficiency and expertise in handling sensitive issues. We are always here to help!
Posted by Oscar | November 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful termination
I was overwhelmed with everything that was going on. Cheyla and Eric calmed my nerves, by simply listening and informing me of my options. They were extremely detailed, made me feel as their priority and am extremely happy with the outcome. They are there for you!
Response from Eric Panitz November 15, 2023
Thank you Oscar for sharing your positive experience with Cheyla and Eric.
Posted by Raul | November 10, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
Great experience. Although they were not able to take my case, they explained with me with great detail and Chelya went over the extra mile to stay in contact wirh me. She provided other colleagues contacts that may help me.
Response from Eric Panitz November 11, 2023
Thank you Raul for this review! We are glad to hear about your positive experience with both Cheyla and wish you the very best on your potential case.
Posted by Shane | October 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Justice and Compassion: How Cheyla and the Wrongful Termination Law Group Restored My Hope
If you find yourself in a distressing predicament, anxiously seeking legal representation, please know that I deeply sympathize with your struggle. I have personally experienced the unjust dismissal, becoming a victim of retaliation, harassment, and discrimination. It is an emotionally taxing phase, and feelings of despair and helplessness can easily take hold. However, I want to share with you my experience with the Wrongful Termination Law Group and the incredible support I received from Cheyla. It is crucial to mention that the numerous glowing reviews about this firm, particularly about Cheyla, are not a coincidence. From the moment I contacted them, it was clear that I had found someone who genuinely cared. Cheyla displayed tremendous compassion and patience, recognizing that I was unfamiliar with legal matters. Even in an industry where time is often equated with money, she never rushed me and always made me feel valued. Her genuine kindness was truly refreshing. Before discovering the Wrongful Termination Law Group, I reached out to several other firms. Unfortunately, I was met with impersonal and mechanical receptions, making it apparent that I was just another case on their desk, only worth attention if it promised an easy victory or substantial compensation. However, my experience with Cheyla was entirely different. Despite knowing that her firm wasn't the perfect fit for me, she went above and beyond to connect me with another firm that could better address my situation. Cheyla's nurturing guidance and wisdom were like a beacon in my darkest times. Her validation and the hope she offered will stay with me forever. Therefore, to all those seeking justice, I want to offer you strength and encouragement. And to Cheyla and the Wrongful Termination Law Group, I want to express my deepest gratitude for restoring my hope when I needed it the most! Remember, you are not alone in your struggle, and there are compassionate individuals like Cheyla and firms like the Wrongful Termination Law Group who are dedicated to standing up for your rights. Do not lose hope, and keep fighting for the justice you deserve!
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz October 23, 2023
Shane, we are incredibly touched by your account of working with Cheyla. We are so grateful to know Cheyla exceeded your expectations with providing you with genuine support and guidance during this challenging time. Your words affirm Cheylas patience, commitment and compassion. Best of luck with your retaliation, harassment, and discrimination case!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for your EXCELLENT Customer Service
I contacted Wrongful Termination Law Group about my former employer. Cheyla indicated that she would schedule a meeting to discuss my case and will present to Eric. She also send me a guide book regarding CA Employment law to review. The firm didn't accept my case but forwarded my case to another attorney that I'm in contact with. Thank you Cheyla for providing EXCELLENT Customer Service and for your fast responses to all of my questions. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me as I am going through a difficult time and for being so caring. I highly recommend this firm.
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz September 23, 2023
Thank you for taking time to recommend us, and we are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience with our team. We are dedicated to serving our clients and community and especially to go the extra mile to ensure we do what we can to help. I'm so happy to know we could be of assistance during this difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful and Great Follow Through
Cheyla has been really great in obtaining facts about my situation. Even though it was just a consultation, she was very knowledgeable and her follow through was commendable! She has been helpful to me in determining the course of action I needed to take!
Response from Eric Panitz June 19, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our firm letting us know Cheyla did a great job. We really appreciate your kind words and feedback. Employment law matters can be complex and sensitive, so we're happy to know that we were helpful in navigating this difficult and sometimes confusing process. Should you have further questions or need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are here to help.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Guidance and advice
I received a phone consultation from Cheyla. She spent over an hour explaining and answering my questions about my case. I have been retaliated at workplace by management. She was very thorough, knowledgeable, and experienced. I would not hesitate to recommend her and this firm to a friend or relative. Thank you Cheyla and her firm.
Read less
Response from Eric Panitz March 20, 2023
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Cheyla. We are pleased to hear how pleasant your experience was with our firm and wish you the best of luck.
Posted by Clarissha | January 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cheyla is the professional for u!
Cheyla has been great! Very professional, friendly, helpful and consistent! This whole experience has been a first for me and she has made it easy and smooth. Thank you Cheyla!
Response from Eric Panitz January 16, 2023
Clarissha! Thank you so much for your 5 star review and sharing your pleasant experience with our team! We are pleased to hear how professional friendly helpful and consistent Cheyla was fore you!
Posted by Rick | January 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrongful termination
I reached out, because after over 20 years of faithful service to a company, I was terminated over asking a question. Law offices of Mann and Elias reached out and are working with me. I couldn’t be more grateful during this devastating time.
Response from Eric Panitz January 16, 2023
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and sharing your pleasant experience with our team! We are always here to help!
Posted by Greg | December 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Legal Team
Cheyla and Eric were quick to respond to my inquiry. Fast and efficient communication. They weren't able to take my case, but Cheyla gave me some great resources and good advice. Great attitude too. Highly recommend. Greg Lopez
Response from Eric Panitz December 20, 2022
Thank you Mr. Lopez for your review and recommendation! We are here to help!
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Wrongful Termination Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • DesJardins & Panitz LLP
  • 2007 - 2017

Education

  • Whittier Coll SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $10 Million Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Verdict
  • $10 Million verdict: $2 million verdict for wrongful termination and retaliation and $8 million in punitive damages
  • $1.74 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict
  • Plaintiff's verdict for $1,742,691, which included $16,735 in economic damages, $1 million in non-economic damages, $17,694.60 in total labor code damages, $100,000 in punitive damages, and $608,261.12 in attorney fees and costs.
  • $4 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement
  • $4 Million Settlement
View all legal cases

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
View all awards

Publications

  • I. Nelson Rose and Martin D. Owens
  • Internet Gaming Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Eric
Wrongful termination Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric and Cheyla are tenacious, experienced, and skilled at representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated. I endorse them and recommend them as excellent advocates for employee rights."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Panitz and his firm for a number of years. Our law firms have collaborated on a number of cases in the past few years. Mr. Panitz is an experienced litigator and a valued member of the plaintiff-side employment law community. I fully endorse Mr. Panitz and his law firm."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Panitz is a superb lawyer with an excellent operation. He and his assistant Cheyla are highly organized and efficient. I highly recommend their firm."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Panitz is a fantastic lawyer who takes care of his clients and can be counted on to always act in their best interests. I would recommend Mr. Panitz to any employee who has been wronged at their workplace. He is a fierce advocate for workers, experienced, and dedicated to his craft."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a phenomenal attorney whom I have the privilege to work with on several cases. Highly recommend!"
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Eric is an excellent attorney who gets amazing results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have co-counseled with Eric on several matters, one of which went to a successful 8 figure jury verdict. Eric is selective in the cases he accepts for litigation and excellent at positioning them for resolution, either through settlement or trial. If Eric accepts your case, you are in good hands."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Panitz and I have worked together on a number of matters. He is an exceptional attorney who gets the best results for his clients. You would be in great hands with Mr. Panitz as your attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Eric Panitz. He is skilled, focused, and unrelenting in getting what the law allows for his clientele. I frequently consult with him on labor law issues. Mr. Panitz is a trusted peer."
View more endorsements
Wrongful termination
Wrongful termination
Wrongful termination
Wrongful termination
Wrongful termination
Wrongful termination
Employment and labor
Personal injury

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Cerritos Wrongful termination Lawyer Eric A. Panitz
Eric A. Panitz
Wrongful termination Attorney
Cerritos, CA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available