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Christine Marie Adams

also known as Adams Employment Law

About me

Christine M. Adams is an experienced and aggressive employment rights attorney. She represents employees along California’s Central Coast who have been harassed or discriminated against at work because of a disability, pregnancy, their gender, marital status, race or ethnicity, or who have been retaliated against or wrongfully terminated. She also represents employees who have been denied meal and rest breaks or who have not been paid overtime, lost vacation earned as a result of a “use it or lose it” vacation time policy, or where an employer breaches the terms of an employment contract.


Ms. Adams also pursues the vindication of “whistleblower” claims for employees who have been retaliated against for objecting to unlawful conduct in the workplace, refusing to do something illegal or assisting others who have complained about unlawful conduct.


Ms. Adams obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of its Law Review. She is nationally published and admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and the California Employment Lawyers Association. She proudly serves employees in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Maria, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande, Pismo, and San Luis Obispo.


Ms. Adams has advised and represented clients in all aspects and stages of employment disputes, including pre-complaint, informal negotiations, administrative hearings and jury trials. Her former clients will gladly speak to you about how they felt being represented by a caring, yet aggressive attorney.


Employment law is complex and requires an attorney who understands that law and who will aggressively pursue your rights while providing you with individualized service and compassion.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


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



Contingent (35-45%)

Payment types:

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    Christine is very helpful in her answers and is an excellent attorney. I have no hesitations in referring her clients.


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    I endorse Christine because of her reputation in the community and for the work she has done for clients of mine outside of my area of expertise.


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Contact info

Adams Law
510 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2012
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEmployment Law1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client vs Telecommunications CompanyResolved
Client vs Insurance Marketing AgencyResolved
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
County Bar Sponsored EventKnow Your Legal Rights at Work2006