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Employment Litigation – plaintiff representation:


Ms. McQueen represents individuals in all areas of employment litigation (e.g., discrimination, harassment, retaliation, termination) and also provides employment counseling to a variety of companies on every aspect of the employment relationship.  She is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the California State Bar Employment Law Section, Past Chair of the State Bar Solo Small Firm Section, and an author and speaker on employment law, practice management, and water law.


Ms. McQueen is an Orange County Bar Association Board Member ("OCBA") and Past Chair of the OCBA Solo Small Firm Section. She was selected in 2007, 2012 and again in 2013 as a Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and was recognized as a 2013 Top Women Attorney - Southern California Outstanding Young Women Lawyers by Law & Politics and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. 


Ms. McQueen earned her J.D. degree from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA and is admitted to practice before all California State courts and all federal courts in California.


 Professional Affiliations:

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Orange County Bar Association, State Bar of California, American Bar Association. Ms. McQueen served as Chair of the State Bar Solo Small Firm Section in 2011.  Ms. McQueen is also very active in her local bar association serving in such varied volunteer positions as OCBA Board of Directors (2007-2013), Chair of the OCBA Young Lawyers Division (2007), Chair of the OCBA Solo/Small Firm Practitioner Section (2006).


Ms. McQueen currently serves the OCBA as Co-Chair of the OCBA’s Bridging the Gap Committee.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 20%



Contingent (40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Pedersen McQueen APLC

17910 Sky Park Cir Ste 105
Irvine, CA, 92614


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers "Rising Star"Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top Women Attorney - Southern CA Outstanding Young Women LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super Lawyers "Rising Star"Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super Lawyers "Rising Star"Law & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPedersen McQueen, APLC2006 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Teresa A. McQueen2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2010 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Orange County Bar Association Bridging the Gap CommitteeCo-chair2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionExecutive Committee Advisor2012 - 2013
Orange County Bar Association, Resolutions CommitteeChair2011 - 2011
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionChair2011 - 2011
Orange County Bar Association Mentor on DemandCo-chair2008 - 2011
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair2007 - 2007
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2013
Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm SectionChair2006 - 2006
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionExecutive Committee Member2006 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Avalos v. A-L Financial ServicesVerdict for plaintiff. Case settled after trial for $175,000
Employee v. California CityCase settled for $495,000
Bertrand v. County of RiversideSettlement in the amount of $1.05 million aggregrate
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Handling Motions to Compel and Other Discovery Motions2013
State Bar of CaliforniaThe California Guide to Growing and Managing a Law Office (Contributing Author)2013
Big News – Magazine of the Solo/Small Firm Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaOp-Ed: California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism2007
Hot Topics Report Published in the ABA Nat'l Quarterly on State and Local Govt. Law the Urban Lawyer Vol. No. 37, Issue No. 3Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, et al., v. United States: Takings Victory or ESA Reform Test Case?2005
Environmental Law Institute, January 2002, Chapter 3 pages 79-101Beyond Litigation: Case Studies in Water Rights Disputes2002
Esquire One PublishingCalifornia Motions in Limine2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of IdahoN/AOther - Bachelors1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the BarTrending Employment Law Causes of Action2013
State Bar of California Solo Small Firm Section WebinarYour Client’s Deposition: Preparation Tips and Strategies2012
State Bar of California Annual MeetingEvidence Tricks and Traps for the Civil Practitioner2012
State Bar of California Annual MeetingSocial Media's Impact in Employment Litigation and the Workplace2012
State Bar of California Annual MeetingEvidence Tricks and Traps for the Civil Practitioner2012
State Bar of California Annual MeetingSurvival Tips for Opposing Summary Judgment Motions: A Plaintiff’s Perspective2010
State Bar of California Annual MeetingThe Laws Concerning Privacy Issues in The Age of Technology2009
State Bar of California Section Education InstituteEthics and the Implications of the New Civility Rules of Professional Conduct2008
ADP Payroll ServicesHuman Resources 101 For Small Businesses2007
Orange County Bar Association Bridging the GapSolo/Small Firm Practice2006