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Neil Pedersen

Discrimination Attorney at Westminster, CA

4.9   46 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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Neil is the principal of Pedersen Law, APC, an employee rights law firm assisting employees throughout Southern California.

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Licensed for 33 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Pedersen Law, APLC
5455 Garden Grove Blvd.
Suite 450
Westminster, CA, 92683

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Neil received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt Response
Although it was not the answer I wanted to hear but I trust his expertise. Mr. Pedersen was very quick to respond to my question and I truly thank him for going out of his way to reply to my question. Again, thank you, Mr. Pedersen!
Posted by Alex | April 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
helpful
Neil Pedersen responded to my question on Avvo.com, provided additional comments, and also reviewed my case. While declining to represent me, his willingness to answer complex questions and referring me to find help elsewhere is very much appreciated. Thank you Neil!
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided straightforward explanation
I appreciate Neil Pedersen's prompt, clear, and straightforward response to my legal question. Him volunteering his time to respond to my question shows a true professional, who is an expert in his field.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
We need lawyers like Neil he answered my question lifted my spirits if I need to hire a lawyer I will hire him was not rude at all just stated facts
Posted by Vlatka | January 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
I would recommend this lawyer to handle yout case. Very quickly responded to all of my questions.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney I would want to represent me in any matter .
He took the time to help me without any agenda or need to clarify he was the lawyer and I was not. If you need someone to go to bat for what you need. I'd pick the one that cares about understanding what it is you are trying to accomplish more than reminding you he knows what he is doing and those details are irrelevant. Not in moral cause matters - the details are what juries understand. Humans like other humans.
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Posted by Dennis | December 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Exceptional attorneyI did not hire this attorney but the The knowledge and experience He has is Truly immaculate he gave me guidance he was fair and direct and provided me with the best legal advice if you are a potential client reviewing this attorney I suggest that you hire him immediately he is not just an attorney he is a person who will truly resolve and see you through on your matter
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Posted by Anne valadez | December 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I am not knowledgable when it come to law and i have done my research BECAUSE OF THE SHERIFFS HITTING ME AND MY NEWBORNS TAKEN AT 1 MONTH OF AGE.. it is a whole diff world. And all the rights that were violated amazes me how people get away with it. But COMING ON HERE AND ASKING A QUESTION WHERE I LACK INFORMATION ON AND RECIEVING SO MUCH INFORMATION FROM HIM WAS BLESSING. USUALLY WHEN I ASK A QUESTION OTHER ATTORNEY ARE RUDE OR JUST SIMPLY LOOK LUKE THEY HAVE TO PUT A ANSWER AND THEY ARE DEVESTATED IN ANSWERING. OR SIMPLY MAKE ME FEEL AS IF THERE TELLING ME HELLO STUPID ITS COMMON SENCE BUT THISE OTHER ATTORNEY FORGET LAW IS NOT ALWAYS COMMON SENCE..IN THIS CASE THIS ATTORNEY I WILL SAVE FOR THE FUTURE AND TO RECOMMEND. PROFESSIONAL CURTEOUS AND I CAN GO ON AND ON. JUST AMAZING. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH...
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
I asked a question about my situation and Mr. Pedersen replied to me in great detail as to what my options were. He really took the time to point me in the right direction and I greatly appreciated it. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Neil Pedersen is great!
Neil answered a free question in immense detail. Here gave me just what I needed to validate my case. I appretiate him very much.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
Unfortunatly Mr. Pedersen was not able to take my case, however he was so responsive and courteous and actually took the time to get back with me. As far as attorneys, he is the standard by which all attorneys should be measured. I wish I could find an attorney like him to represent me.
Response from Neil Pedersen August 7, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. I wish you the very best of luck and I hope I can assist you in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Pedersen was my attorney for a sexual harassment case against my employer and prior supervisor. Both he and the employees of his firm worked tirelessly on my case. He was very, knowledgeable and strategic. Mr. Pedersen was also very responsive to all of my questions and concerns and helped to keep me calm when the situation became very stressful. The case was resolved a week prior to the trial and the settlement was higher than I expected. Mr. Pedersen is a true advocate for his clients as well as a man of high integrity and ethical work practices.
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Response from Neil Pedersen July 8, 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a real pleasure working with you. All the best!
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Referral
Neil was extremely responsive to answering a few questions even though my case was not one in his field. He took the time to refer a few attorneys he knew that were competent and did so without excepting the offer for him to collect a fairly standard referral fee. A man of character FIVE STARS!!!!!
Response from Neil Pedersen June 10, 2019
Just happy I could help. Thank you for the very nice review. Good luck.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend, good work on employment matter
Neil was approachable, straightforward, timely and competent in assisting in my employment matter. Fees were fair and reasonable. In another related issue, his was upfront enough with me to let me know that it was not his area of expertise, and referred me to another attorney, which I appreciated. Would recommend him to employees in separation and/or potential discrimination matters.
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Response from Neil Pedersen May 24, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy I could help and wish you the very best of luck.
Posted by Tyrone | May 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice
I have contacted with tons of lawyers, and nobody came with reasonable answer to my questions. I contacted with this lawyer, and he put everything in its place. Experience and reputation are everything in this field for sure.
Response from Neil Pedersen May 20, 2019
Thank you very much. So glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HAVE KNOWN FOR 20+ YEARS, THE BEST, ETHICAL, RESPONSIVE
I have sought legal advice from Pedersen Law on three separate issues over the past 20 years. Each and every time, Pedersen Law has ‘held my hand’ through very tough, emotional, and financially stressful situations. Pedersen Law is not only an expert in employment law, but it is highly ethical and thoughtful about how to approach each case. They listen carefully and then propose different solutions to see what you feel most comfortable with. Each and every time I’ve sought their advice, they’ve been able to accurately foresee the outcome and the timetable to get there. They never make you feel rushed and are extremely responsive. In fact, they are so approachable and easy to work with that they relieve much of the stress from high-pressure situations by helping you understand and make decisions accordingly. Although they have a heavy workload because they are leaders in employment law, Pedersen Law has a way of making you feel like you’re their only client. They genuinely have an interest in your well-being and success and will stand by you until the end. I highly recommend them.
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Response from Neil Pedersen March 15, 2019
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It has been my pleasure working with you over the years. Take care.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
He helped me figure out what was best for me in the situation I was in. He is quick to respond and helped me out I would recommend him
Response from Neil Pedersen November 1, 2018
Thank you. Glad I could be of service to you. Good luck.
Posted by Tina | June 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This attorney actually cares and wants to help
I gave Me. Pedersen five stars because I asked one simple question and he took the time out to answer my question with great detail and information about labor laws and what I should do. He made sure I understood my rights and understood what my employer was doing wrong and what I needed to do to make him be held accountable or him breaking law I appreciate the fact that he took the time to write a detailed description of what my option are and what the laws are and I appreciate that thank you so much
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Response from Neil Pedersen July 6, 2018
Thank you. Reviews like this make the considerable time I spend answering questions all worth it. Good luck to you.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Severance agreement
Mr. Pedersen responded to my initial inquiry immediately and provided me with a very helpful response. I would have definitely retained his services however he was going out of town and my case was time sensitive.
Response from Neil Pedersen March 30, 2018
Thank you for your review. I wish I could have assisted you. Good luck to you.
Posted by Sheila | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Pedersen
I had heard about Mr Pedersen from someone close to me. He had won 2 of her previous cases. I looked all over for a lawyer who could help represent me with my case. After reviewing his emails and knowledge about the law I felt confident that Mr Pedersen would help me out. Not only did i feel that he was passionate and knowledgeable about his work; I also felt like he cared about me and my case and wanted to help me. I did not feel this way about the other lawyers that I had spoken with. Mr Pederson made me feel like I was in good hands and he helped resolve my case!
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Response from Neil Pedersen March 13, 2018
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It was my pleasure to serve you. Best of luck to you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Pedersen Law APLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Western State College Of Law
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Principal
  • Pedersen Law & Dispute Resolution Corp.
  • 2000 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • QuantumLink Corporation
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Principal
  • Pedersen & Black
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Ford & Pedersen
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Walker, Kendrick & Jackson
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor of Law
  • 1988
  • Western State University, Fullerton
  • B.S. of Laws
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Trousas v. Kim
  • Settlement for $2.1 million
  • Employee vs. A California City
  • Case settled for $495,000
  • Bertrand v. County of Riverside
  • Settlement in the amount of $1.05 million aggregrate
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • Special Advisor to the Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association Mentorship Program
  • Mentor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Mentorship Program
  • Mentor
  • 2008 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Summer Clerkship Program
  • Attorney Supervisor
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Peter M. Elliott American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2012 - 2012
  • ALM Publishing's SmartLitigator California Website
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Western State University Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Program Chair
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Orange County Bar Association, Resolutions Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Orange County Bar Association, Resolutions Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Program Chair
  • 1995 - 1995
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1994 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Section
  • 2016
  • Southern California Top Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2016
  • Top Employment Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2014
  • Wall of Justice Honoree
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2012
  • Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Western State College of Law
  • 2010
  • Special Appreciation Award
  • Orange County Bar Association Solo-Small Firm Section
  • 2010
  • "AV" Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Editor-in-Chief Law Review
  • Western State College of Law
  • 1988
  • Co-Valedictorian
  • Western State College of Law
  • 1988
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Publications

  • eNewsletter for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Section of the State Bar of California
  • The Wild, Wild West of PAGA Litigation
  • 2016
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News
  • Employment Law Changes That Affect Law Firms
  • 2016
  • Avoiding Employee Lawsuits - Rest Period Claims
  • Avoiding Employee Lawsuits - Rest Period Claims
  • 2016
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, March-April 2015
  • Time Management Tip - Managing Predictable Interrupters
  • 2015
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • Managing Client Expectations During the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • 2015
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • Time Capture and Recordation
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, November-December 2015
  • Risk Management for the Law Office Owner
  • 2015
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • Going Paperless: The Nuts and Bolts of Converting Your Office to a Digital Environment
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, September-October 2015
  • Legal Marketing - Have Your Elevator Speech Ready
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, July-August 2015
  • Avoiding Exposure to Wage and Hour Claims by Interns and Externs
  • 2015
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • Going Digital: Now is the Time to Convert Your Practice to a Paperless Environment
  • 2015
  • Newsletter of the California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Improving and Maintaining Cash Flow for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, January-February 2015
  • Time Management Tips - Enforcing No Interruption Times
  • 2015
  • The Bottom Line, official publication of the State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • There's A Thief In Your Office: The Hidden Cost of Non-Business-Related Internet Use and Texting
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, September-October 2014
  • Time Management - Let Technology Work For You, Not Against You
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, July-August 2014
  • Time Management - Managing Your Phone To Make Yourself More Efficient
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, May-June 2014
  • Time Management - Handling Paper Efficiently
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, March-April 2014
  • Time Management and Meetings
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, January-February 2014
  • Time Management - Efficient Use of Your Workspace to Save Time and Money
  • 2014
  • Worker's Compensation Quarterly (CBA)
  • FEHA Red Flags: Common Employer Violations of California's Disability Discrimination Laws
  • 2013
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • A Message from the Guest Editor
  • 2013
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • MCLE Self-Study Article: The Attorney as Employer: The Law Regarding Employee Privacy in Social Media Posts
  • 2013
  • California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section's E-News, November-December 2013
  • Time Management Tip-Make a List, Work the List
  • 2013
  • Western State University Law Review
  • Attorney Fee Awards in FEHA Claims
  • 2012
  • The Bottom Line (California Bar)
  • Plugging the Leak: Employing Efficient Intake Practices to Avoid the Loss of Valuable Time
  • 2012
  • The Gavel
  • Attorney Fee Awards in FEHA Claims: The Lodestar Analysis
  • 2012
  • Inside the Minds: Establishing a Successful Solo Practice
  • Operating Successfully in a Solo or Small Firm Environment: What Lawyers Need to Know Before Striking Out on their Own
  • 2011
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • Behind the Scenes: Solo & Small Firm Section
  • 2009
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • Representing an Insured: Avoiding Insurer Reimbursement Actions
  • 1994
  • Western State University Law Review
  • Effective Closing Argument
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Employment Law Symposium
  • New Developments in Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Law
  • 2016
  • 25th Annual Placer County Bar Association MCLE Mountain Retreat
  • Managing the Paperless Environment
  • 2016
  • Event sponsored by Western State College of Law
  • Hit the Ground Running: Practical Advice for the Novice Attorney
  • 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association Bridging the Gap
  • Employment Law
  • 2016
  • National Law Foundation CLE video
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2016
  • Loyola Legal Rights Disability Center
  • The Paperless Office: Using Technology to Make Your Office More Efficient and Mobile
  • 2015
  • California State Bar CYLA Practical Skills Symposium
  • Making Good Client Choices
  • 2015
  • War Stories: Experienced Attorneys Recount Interesting and Inspriational Career Events
  • War Stories
  • 2015
  • Western State College of Law
  • Hit the Ground Running: Practical Advice for Novice Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Webinar sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association
  • The Attorney-Client Contract: The Intersection of Ethical Obligation, Risk Management and Client Retention Strategies
  • 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association Bridging the Gap
  • Employment Law
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Summit
  • Time Management for the Busy Attorney
  • 2015
  • California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Summit
  • The Paperless Law Office: Using Technology to Maximize Efficiency and Profit
  • 2015
  • Western State College of Law Phi Alpha Delta Society
  • Wine, Cheese and Judge's Pet Peeves
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Annual Conference
  • Honing Your Client Intake Skills to Avoid Practice Challenges
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Annual Conference
  • Management Tools to Create Effective Law Office Employees
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Summit
  • The Paperless Office: Using Technology to Make Your Office More Efficient and Mobile
  • 2014
  • State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Summit
  • Honing Your Client Intake Skills to Avoid Practice Challenges
  • 2014
  • Western State College of Law
  • How To Hit the Ground Running: Practical Advice for New Attorneys
  • 2014
  • OCBA College of Trial Advocacy
  • Workshop Judge - Opening Statements
  • 2013
  • OCBA College of Trial Advocacy
  • Workshop Judge - Closing Arguments
  • 2013
  • Labor & Employment Law Seminar Sponsored by The Seminar Group
  • Disability Discrimination Update
  • 2013
  • California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Summit
  • Preparing for Your Client's Deposition
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Trying the Insurance Bad Faith Case: Creating and Developing Themes for the Case
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The Intersection of Workers Compensation and the Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • 2013
  • Law Teaching for Adjunct Faculty Conference
  • Becoming an Adjunct Law Professor
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association Bridging the Gap
  • Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Webinar sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Intake Practices: Efficient and Effective Methods to Identfy Keeper Clients
  • 2013
  • Western State College of Law
  • Ten Things You Should Know Before Opening Your Own Firm
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Lunch Meeting
  • Recent Developments In Employment Arbitration
  • 2012
  • Annual OCBA Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Section Seminar
  • Opening and Maintaining Your Law Office
  • 2012
  • August OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section monthly meeting
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2012
  • Life Cycle of an Employment Case
  • Impact of Employment Arbitration Agreements on Litigation Analysis
  • 2012
  • November monthly meeting of the OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Bringing Your Firm Into the 21st Century: Using Technology to Maximize Efficiency and Profits
  • 2012
  • Webinar sponsored by State Bar Solo/Small Firm Section
  • Your Client’s Deposition: Preparation Tips and Strategies
  • 2012
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Venturing Out
  • 2012
  • September OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section monthly meeting
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Building a Successful Solo or Small Firm
  • 2012
  • Western State College of Law
  • Practicing Professionalism
  • 2011
  • October OCBA Labor and Employment Law Section lunch meeting
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2011
  • September OCBA Labor and Employment Law Section lunch meeting
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2011
  • DFEH/UCI Summer Employment Clinic
  • Representing Employee Clients
  • 2011
  • Life Cycle of an Employment Case
  • Impact of Employment Arbitration Agreements on Litigation Analysis
  • 2011
  • OCBA College of Trial Advocacy
  • Workshop Judge – Closing Arguments
  • 2011
  • April Orange County Employment Lawyers monthly meeting
  • The Mock Trial Experience
  • 2011
  • Annual OCBA Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section Seminar
  • Opening Your Own Firm: Opening and Maintaining a Law Office
  • 2010
  • Western State College of Law
  • Metters v. Ralphs Grocery: a case study
  • 2010
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Business Law
  • 2010
  • OCBA Solo & Small Firm Section March monthly meeting
  • The 21st Century Law Firm – Technology in the Law Office
  • 2010
  • Annual OCBA Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section Seminar
  • Opening Your Own Firm: Opening and Maintaining a Law Office
  • 2009
  • OCBA Solo & Small Firm Section August monthly meeting
  • Organizational Skills for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner
  • 2009
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Business Law
  • 2009
  • Annual OCBA Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section Seminar
  • Opening Your Own Firm: Opening and Maintaining a Law Office
  • 2008
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Business Law
  • 2008
  • From J.D. to ESQ., Transitioning from Law Student to Lawyer
  • From J.D. to ESQ., Transitioning from Law Student to Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Annual OCBA Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section Seminar
  • Opening Your Own Firm: Opening and Maintaining a Law Office
  • 2007
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Business Law
  • 2007
  • Practice Area Forum
  • Employment Law
  • 2007
  • OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Time Management for the Busy Fee Arbitrator
  • 2007
  • Western State University Business Law Forum
  • Finding the Right Attorney Job
  • 2006
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2006
  • Practice Area Forum
  • Employment Law
  • 2006
  • OCBA Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Section monthly meeting
  • Time Management for the Busy Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2005
  • OCBA Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Section monthly meeting
  • Identifying and Dealing with Problem Clients
  • 2005
  • OCBA Solo/Small Firm Section lunch meeting
  • Technology in the Law Office, a roundtable discussion
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (114)
Given (38)
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Neil's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to endorse Mr. Pedersen as one the most knowledgeable and experienced employment law attorneys. Mr. Pedersen is an aggressive litigator and a strategic negotiator. He cares about his clients and always takes time to explain the nuances of all of the aspects of the employment law litigation. He generously devotes his time to AVVO answering almost all the employment law questions in a timely manner."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pedersen is a true expert in employment law. I have learned a lot from him by reviewing his responses to questions in Avvo, which are always consistent and on the mark. Neil is a powerful mentor to other attorneys engaged in employment law practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and highly recommend this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on Avvo."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pedersen generously gives his time to Avvo users. Without fail, his responses are informed, nuanced, and erudite. He is an impressive talent in the law, and I strongly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil Pederson is a trusted advisor. He is thoughtful, diligent, and compassionate. He is consistently rated highly by all who review him. Recommend without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It's hard to find a good employment plaintiff's attorney and even harder to find one who cares so passionately about his clients. Neil Pedersen is such a lawyer. I endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has helped clients denied the right to work with outstanding results. He is an expert on FEHA. If you are disabled and you can do your job but your employer is attacking you, Neil is your answer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to employment law, California is a mystery to an out of state lawyer. That's why I never answer questions from California. At the same time, I READ the answers the California attorneys give, and Mr. Pedersen's answers are always clear, concise, and reflective of a solid understanding of California's unique employment laws. Mr. Pedersen is the ONLY California attorney that I will routinely agree with on a California question. His answers are also the way I am trying to learn a little more about California employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pedersen consistently provides solid advice to those seeking more information about California employment law. Any client, or potential client, that consults him will receive trustworthy guidance."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the honor and privilege of have Neil as a professor while in law school. From my experience, Neil is an empathetic, knowledgeable, and zealous advocate. I would highly recommend Neil Pedersen to any person who has an employment law issue."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Other
"Neil Pedersen is one of the foremost authorities on Law Practice Management and Employment Law in California. His work ethic is tireless both in and out of the office. His involvement on this site is truly remarkable, as he has devoted hundreds of hours of time to offering free legal advice and information. It was my pleasure to learn from him at Western State University, where he teaches as an adjunct professor. I am confident that I am a better lawyer for learning under him."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pedersen's commitment to client care and just outcomes is outstanding. His mastery of employment law issues is impressive. The thoughtful, though and helpful responses that he provides to the Avvo community is similarly exemplary. I endorse this lawyer. WM"
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pederson is a cogent and experienced attorney that brings a wide breadth of knowledge to the legal community."
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Neil is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Pedersen is an exceptionally erudite and experienced attorney with years of practice and many satisfied clients. His answers are profound, have solid legal grounding and never lack substance, always tailor-made and responsive to the client's needs."
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Westminster Discrimination Lawyer Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
Discrimination Attorney
Westminster, CA
Licensed for 33 years