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Lauren Kim Teukolsky

Employment and labor Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.8   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    We exclusively represent employees in all disputes against their employers, including wage theft, sexual harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate a disability, retaliation, Equal Pay Act, overtime, missed breaks, and severance negotiations.

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    We represent employees who have suffered discrimination because of race, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity or disability.

  3. Sexual harassment
    20%
    We represent employees who have been sexually harassed, including inappropriate comments, physical touching, romantic or sexual advances, or being offered promotions in exchange for sexual favors.

  4. Wrongful termination
    20%
    We represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated because of a protected characteristic (like race or sex) or because they engaged in protected activity (like complaining about an illegal practice in the workplace).

Ms. Teukolsky exclusively represents employees in disputes with their employers, from severance negotiations to litigation. With over 20 years of experience, she is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for her clients. She handles both individual cases and class actions.  Ms. Teukolsky has won the prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award for her work on behalf of employees, and has been designated as a Super Lawyer since 2012. Call today for a free consultation.

Location

Teukolsky Law, APC
201 S. Lake Ave.
Suite 305
Pasadena, CA, 91101-2208

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Melissa | February 16, 2024
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Activate Beast Mode
Lauren made everything so calm and comfortable. Having never been in a Law Suit before and the other side could make things very intimidating. Lauren would coach me through everything and when things got tough Lauren got TOUGHER. Every single step of the way she was an instant email reply or phone call away. Not to mention she got us the huge win!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2024
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Full Package
Lauren is a gem in her field. She guided me through every step of the process with ease and is a great explainer. Because of that, I somehow found myself less overwhelmed than I thought I would be. When you interact and get to know her, you realize that she's doing exactly what she was meant to do in this life time. She is diligent, caring, and calm. She also truly wants to see this world be a better place and works hard to make it so!
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Posted by Sarah | February 10, 2024
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Thank you!
Hiring Lauren was hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made. She is a true advocate and not only worked diligently for the best outcome in my case but was also extremely kind and made sure that I understood her process and strategy every step of the way. Across the spectrum of employment attorneys, Lauren is the best of the best and really cares about fighting for what is right. Stuart is also a gem and provides excellent support every step of the way!
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Posted by Gankhuyag | February 9, 2024
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REALLY AMAZING
She is an amazing lawyer. A person who made a huge difference in my life. Her law farm is very competent and has people who know their job very well. The service I received was perfect. thank you very much.
Posted by Ry | February 9, 2024
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The best experience
Wow, I never thought walking through a lawsuit experience would be as stress-less as it was. Lauren & her team not only made our situation less stressful for us (since we don’t know much about legalities), they were so patient, kind & educational with literally every aspect of our case. Lauren is very kind & honest .. but she is also a no bs lawyer and nothing/no one gets past her. I met with this team to discuss our situation soley based off a referral from another lawyer who realized he was not well suited in our type of case but that Lauren & her team were way more experience & ready to take it on. Do yourself a favor & get yourself a lawyer that not only cares about you as a whole, but that’ll fight for you & will be super upfront & honest from the very beginning. If you talk too much, she will tell you. If you aren’t articulating your situation in the most efficient way, she will be patient & help you. We can’t Reccomend her & her team enough. I’m kinda bummed our case came to a resolution (we won) because I miss this firm & getting to mingle with everyone on a consistent basis over the last 2 years. It was always a pleasure working with them & never tasking or stressful. We can’t reccomend them enough! No one wants to be involved in lawsuits, let’s be honest.. BUT, if we find ourselves ever stuck in the middle of one again, Lauren & her team are the only team we want to work with. No matter how big or small a case, she treats them all equally valuable & with the same honesty, tactful aggression & care. Super appreciate what this firm has done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2022
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Look No Further! A thoughtful and proactive attorney.
First and foremost, Lauren is a skillful listener. She takes time to hear out your concerns and desired goals, and can work nimbly to ensure your legal strategy appropriately aligns with them. If you need a fighter on your side, she is not afraid to take a more firm and aggressive approach to represent your position. If you desire a more measured path, she will carefully help you navigate the delicate line to help you achieve what is fair and just. Lauren is creative and knowledgeable about all aspects of employment law, and perhaps most importantly, incredibly responsive. She went above and beyond to keep a difficult negotiation on track and moving forward towards a swift, time-sensitive resolution. I cannot recommend her strongly enough and feel grateful to have had her on my side.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 15, 2022
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Above and beyond
Lauren is a whip smart true advocate and protector who is on your side and fighting for what’s right. More than any atty I’ve ever dealt with Lauren takes the time to listen and understand before acting, and then does so methodically and intentionally. You are not just a number or a way to add billable time to Lauren, you're a respected client that needs her help and she’s willing to give it and does so expertly.
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Posted by Sierra | October 25, 2021
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LA’s Best!
I highly recommend Lauren, she’s truly the woman for the job! I had a very inappropriate and unfortunate situation happen in the workplace so I was scared out of my mind about what to do next about it. Lauren eased my mind through the whole process and helped me get the justice I deserved! She made me feel so comfortable and safe while maintaining outstanding professionalism. If I ever (which I hope I don’t) get into any other issue like the one I was in, Lauren is by far the one I will call on. Thank you so much for everything Lauren!
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Posted by Dylan | October 14, 2021
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Kind and Highly Effective
I cannot say enough great things about Lauren and her practice. She guided me through a difficult time, worked meticulously to ensure we were thoroughly prepared and achieved success for me in my case. She has also always been an ear when I needed her as well. She is a great attorney and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Marshall | October 14, 2021
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Dedicated, Personable, and Intelligent
I found Lauren Teukolsky when I struggled with a legal issue regarding a former employer's mistreatment of their staff. She not only helped me to understand my situation from a legal perspective but sought and achieved justice for all of the employees. Even though the case extended for almost 5 years, Lauren worked tirelessly to protect the rights of not just myself but all of the other workers at the company. Living in a world with so many ethical and legal issues, it's incredible that people like Lauren exist to protect those who cannot speak up or defend themselves. I would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for an attorney. Her intelligence and knowledge of the law would alone be enough, but when combined with her empathy and integrity, she is one of a kind.
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Posted by Donnie | October 13, 2021
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Amazing and highly recommend!
Lauren is Professional, kind, and a tough lawyer that will work very hard on your case. She was my attorney on an employment case and she made sure to do what she needed to do to win the case. Thank you Lauren!
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2021
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The most thorough attorney I have ever seen in action
Lauren was supportive of my case even before there was a case. She was there every step of the way navigating prelitigation issues with me and then once the litigation began walking me through what was happening in my case. She called regularly and spoke to me about what was happening in the case and even future strategy. She was incredibly communicative. I cannot recommend her enough. Keep up the good work, Lauren!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
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Focused advocate with a successful strategic approach
Lauren was an excellent attorney who understood the need for early and private resolution. She thoroughly investigated the claims in order to send out a clear, concise, and substantiated demand letter which allowed the other side to understand the seriousness of the issues and my intent to take this to a public trial if necessary.
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Posted by Mars | September 5, 2020
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Want to win? Go with Lauren
From our very first interaction Lauren was open, listened and outlined all of my options. While the process of pursuing a case can feel overwhelming and stressful, Lauren made the entire experience as smooth as possible. Throughout the process Lauren made sure to keep me in the loop, and was on top of everything. I would absolutely recommend Lauren and Teukolsky Law! She made me feel like I actually had someone in my corner. She did fought and pressed, and never let up until I got the justice that was deserved. So glad I went with her!
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Posted by PatriciaD | August 31, 2020
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Absolutely the best.
Lauren was incredibly thorough and informative at every step of the way. She was also very supportive as I dealt with the angst of understanding and navigating contractual terms.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2020
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Awesome
This lady is awesome and am so glad she was the one that represented us. She will fight tooth and nail for you and she will get your case settled for you. Lauren is all ears and is so easy to get in touch with at any hour. If I ever need a lawyer again she will be my number one choice.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
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Boundless Appreciation for These Saints
I reached out to Lauren after experiencing sexual assault in the workplace. I wanted to publicly problematize the social mores that engender this kind of behavior. The person who recommended me to her office—an attorney who had worked with her before—suggested I speak to a few people before committing to counsel so that I could make an informed decision about who I most wanted there next to me through times as challenging and vulnerable as those a sexual assault case would beget. I took his advice, that is, until I spoke with Lauren. Lauren listened with a poise equal parts compassionate and professional while I recounted the terrible things I was experiencing. With impressive speed, she took the information I shared, synthesized it, and provided me with possible courses moving forward. I felt heard, safe and supported on that first phone call. This never faded as the process continued, or ended. Lauren was there every step of the way, conducting countless interviews and phone calls with both opposing counsel and myself, drafting letters (stacks as tall as Everest), always offering the humanity I so deeply appreciated from where I stood within a process that could certainly become overwhelming at times. I could go on forever about Lauren, and also about Ella the associate attorney at Teukolsky Law. I am so grateful for them both as people and professionals. I hope that, despite the darkness that leads you there, you too may have an opportunity to know these wonderful people.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
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Wholeheartedly recommend Lauren Teukolsky
I worked with Lauren in the summer of 2017. I was fired from my employment and given a few weeks worth of severance. Before signing the severance agreement, I contacted Lauren for an initial free consultation. During that call, she asked a lot of relevant questions and explained that I had credible claims for harassment and discrimination. I then hired Lauren to represent me and we sent a formal letter to my employer after review of my personnel file. During this process, Lauren was very attentive, empathetic, and encouraging. I had a lot of questions and she eagerly answered them all. With Lauren's help, I was able to receive a much larger settlement amount. I wholeheartedly recommend Lauren and have referred her to friends who have also hired her.
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Posted by Jennifer | September 19, 2019
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Professional, Communicative and Supportive
Lauren is the best! I don't think I would've been able to handle the stress and challenges of pursuing legal action without her. I contacted quite a few employment lawyers before I met Lauren and were very disillusioned. Lauren is communicative, trustworthy and supportive. She made herself available to explain the process and updates on the case for me. She was great to work with. I've recommended her to several other people.
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Posted by Wendy | September 18, 2019
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The Best
Smart, savvy, articulate and passionate are just a few of the descriptors that come to mind when I think of Lauren. Throughout our entire client-attorney relationship, I had complete confidence in her. She explained every aspect of our litigation to a T and was ALWAYS available to answer questions. Lauren’s persistence and hard work ultimately resulted in a favorable outcome, including lasting changes to the daily operations at my workplace. Lauren is nothing short of amazing.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Teukolsky Law, APC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Baltodano & Baltodano LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Traber & Voorhees
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Pro Bono Director
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richarson & Renick, LLP
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court Central District Of California, Hon. A Howard Matz
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hon. Harry Pregerson
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
  • JD
  • 2000
  • Harvard University
  • AB
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sandra Pezqueda v. Excellent Maintenance Service, Inc., et al.
  • Settlement - $250,000

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Discovery Academy
  • Overall Approaches to Discovery
  • 2021
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA, formerly State Bar) Labor & Employment Section 2021 Annual Conference
  • Emerging Wage & Hour Trends
  • 2021
  • Pasadena Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Seminar
  • Independent Contractors after Dynamex and AB 5
  • 2020
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Labor & Employment Section Annual Conference
  • Arbitration Baker's Dozen: The 13 Cases You Need to Know to Compel (or Avoid) Arbitration
  • 2020
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) Training
  • Employment Issues During COVID-19
  • 2020
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2020 Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar
  • An Epic Problem: Mass Arbitration and Other Strategies for Responding to Class Action Waivers
  • 2020
  • UCLA School of Law
  • Lawyering in the Real World
  • 2019
  • Bridgeport Legal Conferences, 2019 Annual Wage and Hour Conference
  • Post-Epic Systems Developments in Arbitration
  • 2019
  • Bridgeport Legal Conferences 2019 PAGA Workshop Los Angeles
  • Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA): Settlement and Arbitration Issues
  • 2019
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Labor and Employment Section Conference
  • Nuts and Bolts of Wage and Hour Law
  • 2017
  • Coalition of Low-Wage & Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA), Annual Retreat
  • Who is A Joint Employer?
  • 2017
  • State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section, Sixth Annual Advanced Wage & Hour Conference
  • Arbitration Agreements, Class Certification and PAGA: Crossing Over from the Theoretical to the Practical
  • 2016
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2016 Annual Conference
  • Making Joint Employers Play Right
  • 2016
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2016 Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar
  • Everything I Needed to Know About Arbitration I Learned Before Lunch
  • 2016
  • Litigating & Defending Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • Winning Strategies for Discovery & Taking Depositions
  • 2015
  • 2015 Annual Wage & Hour Conference
  • What Makes A Good Wage and Hour Case from the Plaintiff’s Perspective
  • 2015
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Labor and Employment Section Conference
  • Nuts and Bolts of Wage and Hour Law
  • 2014
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2014 Annual Conference
  • Lessons Learned from Winning
  • 2014
  • 2013 Annual Wage & Hour Conference
  • Strategies for Settlement of Wage & Hour Cases
  • 2013
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Pasadena Employment and labor Lawyer Lauren Kim Teukolsky
Lauren Kim Teukolsky
Employment and labor Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 23 years