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We represent both employers and employees, so we know how the other side thinks!


This perspective both makes us more effective advocates for you, and gives us immediate credibility with opposing counsel.  Too often in litigation, the opposing attorneys view each other as extremists or zealots, which makes resolution more difficult and makes litigation far more expensive, with less satisfactory results.


Our clients almost uniformly praise our representation - we are aggressive, competent and extremely strong advocates for our clients, and we get the results our clients want.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 90%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    33 years, 500 cases



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  • John Fisher

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  • Gregory Andrew Garbacz

    Harvey is an excellent attorney. I have worked against him on cases and also co-counseled cases with him. I regularly refer clients to him. He is a strong advocate for his clients, is an expert in the employment/labor law field, and cares about his clients. He provides high quality representation.


    Gregory Garbacz Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Pope, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP

401 B Street
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
College of Labor & Employment LawyersCollege of Labor & Employment Lawyers2015
Top 10 Lawyers in all categories, San DiegoSuperLawyers2015
Employment LawSuperLawyers2015
Top 10 LawyersSan Diego Daily Transcript2015
Top 10 LawyersSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in America and San DiegoBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerSouthern California Best Lawyers2012
Top 10 LawyersSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in America and San DiegoBest Lawyers in America2011
Southern California Best LawyersBest Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyerSan Diego SuperLawyers2010
Top 10 Employment AttorneyDaily Transcript2010
Top 10 Employment AttorneyDaily Transcript2009
SuperLawyerSan Diego SuperLawyers2008
Top LawyersCorporate Counsel2008
Top 10 Employment AttorneyDaily Transcript2008
Top 10 Employment AttorneyDaily Transcript2007
SuperLawyerSan Diego Superlawyers2007
Top 10 Employment Attorney in San DiegoDaily Transcript2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPope, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food BankSecretary & Chair of HR Committee2015 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator and Mediator2014 - Present
Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food BankBoard of Directors2014 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association Fee ArbitratorArbitrator and Mediator1996 - Present
San Diego Bar Association Lawyer Referral ServiceBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Prince v. CLS Transportation, Inc.Limousine drivers settle for $1 Million+
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationWage and Hour Laws: A State By State Survey2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPublic Sector and PersonnelM.S. Management1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Numerous seminars on sexual harrassment, employment law, investigations, management trainingEmployment Law, Sexual Harrassment, Management Training, InvestigationsN/A