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Jeannette A Vaccaro

Employment and labor Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   31 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 11 years
    Oregon - OR 14 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jeannette

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Practice areas

I'm an attorney dedicated to employee rights.  I practice all aspects of employment law and represent individuals in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle blowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, unpaid wages, and unemployment benefits.  I also assist executives with employment contracts and severance agreements.

I believe in providing my clients with the very best representation and do so with compassion and zeal.  My experience includes all phases of state and federal trial litigation as well as appellate work in state and federal courts.

Location

Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro
315 Montgomery St., 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Posted by Ana | May 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gem of a lawyer, hire her!!
A legal battle is definitely not an easy thing to go through. You definitely want someone that will advocate and fight for you, but also listen. She took the time to explain everything and go over our best options with this case. Jeannette is the most impressive and empathetic attorney I have ever encountered. She was true to her word, she did what was best for me as a client to resolve my case and it was a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend her. An attorney that cares and advocates the way she does is rare- a true gem!
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Blessing
I have always heard that when you retain an attorney; the worry of them not caring with the same passion as their client, can ruin a person's chances of gaining peace from the hardship they endured. But this is not the case with this attorney! She cared so delicately and passionately about making sure my hearts pain was her works gain. She has the heart of gold, and such a keen eye for law that putting trust in her is like trusting a best friend of long time colleague. Mrs. Vaccaro is throughout, dedicated, and most of all ALWAYS AVAILABLE for even the smallest concern, questions and basic motivating vent session (from client to attorney). AND SHE KNOWS HER (SUGAR HONEY ICE TEA). LOL "There is no reason to fear, when Mrs. Vaccaro is near."
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Posted by Christina | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment and Labor Law
Jeannette was very responsive to every question or concern I had throughout my legal proceedings. She was also personable and caring, not just about the results from the legal action but also my my family and well being. Not only did I feel like she worked hard for me I felt like she cared.
Posted by Cara | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better attorney!
I hired Jeannette after several professionals referred me to her. She guided me every step of the way until the case was resolved. I am happy with the results. Jeannette is genuine, considerate, and exceptionally competent. I'd hire here again in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A strategic, thorough, and proactive attorney, and supporting too.
Jeannette helped me with a discrimination and wrongful termination case which resulted in an outcome I was thrilled with. Jeannette not only managed the legal process strategically and doggedly which lead to an very favorable resolution, but she also helped restore my confidence as a professional person by guiding me to document what they did. Jeannette developed an excellent rapport with the co. outside counsel which helped create a productive negotiating environment. She also was very thorough in explaining options and risks so that I felt informed making decisions. I strongly recommend Jeannette - she's a terrific person and attorney.
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Posted by Stefy | August 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
You want Jeanette in your corner
I brought to Jeanette my case and she immediately made me feel that she was the right person for me to get my issue solved. Straight through, smart, fast, and efficient. We made a good team and whereas I feel she is a great attorney for anyone, I particularly encourage any woman that has a work-related issue to hire Jeanette. You want her in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
An Advocate for the Employee
Jeannette Vaccaro provided excellent advise and consul during a trying period of my career. I was wrongfully terminated and my former employer threatened to not pay my severance package nor provide cash payments for my company shares. Jeannette clearly explained my former company never provided proper accommodation for my disability and in fact was discriminating against me. With Jeannette's guidance, I was able to negotiate a settlement agreement that provided the payments I was due as well as protect my good name and career.
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Posted by Karen | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A voice with knowledge
There are times when your voice alone is not enough. Your knowledge is not enough. Jeanette spoke in my behalf. Jeanettes knowledge helped me obtain what was rightly mine.
Posted by Nicole | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Caring, And A True Professional That Gets Results!
I would highly recommend Jeannette to anyone who needs an employment law attorney. Jeannette represented me on a disability discrimination and unlawful termination case and she was fantastic. She laid out everything upfront for me - she explained in great detail the steps we would be following in order to have a successful outcome. There were no surprises between the two of us because she prepped me all the way. We worked very closely together on my case and I found Jeannette to be a very caring person who is passionate about her work, and a true professional. I know I had the best attorney for my case and I am grateful to have found Jeannette to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2020
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Incredible Service, Great Results
I hired Jeannette as my attorney on a complex and ambiguous case. I was being retaliated against in my former company. Jeannette was really incredible since the very beginning. Most lawyers want straightforward cases they can apply the letter of law and have a clear grasp of potential outcomes. My case was anything but that. After being declined by quite a few lawyers, I was very happy and at the same time relived Jeannette accepted my case. She was at the top of my list and had been recommended by 3 friends / acquaintances. It’s ironic that the top lawyer on my list and the one lawyer I thought would not take my case was the one who did! Throughout the entire ordeal Jeannette guided me and provided me with options and valuable information that allowed me to protect myself and my interests. All her pieces of advice kept me in the game, surviving an extremely hostile environment. It’s very clear to me that without her advice and hand-holding I would have been out of the job in a matter of weeks without any cushion on my way out. Her line of communication with me and other parties throughout my case was professional and always open. I had direct access to her to discuss urgent matters and, as mentioned above, obtained instant and valuable advice I could use immediately. I can’t express enough all my gratitude for her services, guidance, professional and personal efforts throughout my case.
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Posted by Kevin | December 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
THANKS
Jeannette was efficient and extremely knowledgeable. I have already referred to other friend. If she ever needs a reference I would happily vouch for her!
Posted by HLG | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal touch
Jeannette truly cares about her clients. During our initial consultation, she spent an hour evaluating the merits of my case. Most attorneys would normally spend no more than 15 minutes. This personal, hands-on approach was instrumental in the favorable outcome of my case. From start to finish, Jeannette personally handled all aspects of my case. I was never passed off to a junior associate. I have and will continue to refer friends and colleagues to Jeannette's firm.
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Posted by Mike | December 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Competent, and Caring
I was put in touch with Jeannette by a family friend who recommended I pursue my previous employer for unpaid wages. I was unsure what to expect as I had never been in a situation to want/need legal counsel. The first time I spoke with Jeannette, she spent 20 minutes with me on the phone, going over my situation. After our initial conversation, I later sent over all the documents I saved to support my case, and Jeannette took care of everything from there. Six months later, I am extremely happy with how my case turned out. Jeannette was not only professional and competent, but also caring and understanding. Jeannette is clearly passionate about what she does, and cares about her clients. Throughout my six months working with Jeannette, we set regular, scheduled phone calls to review any new information, and develop plans for resolution. The entire time I felt well taken care of, and confident in my case. I am extremely thankful I was put in touch with Jeannette, and cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by Jeff | September 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and strategic
I had a unique situation, whereby I had a great job offer at another company and although I needed to resign on short notice, I wanted, somehow, to extract an exit settlement from the current employer who was dissatisfied with my work. To make things more complicated, the new company had large contracts with the current employer and stipulated that I needed to leave on good terms. Ms. Vaccaro worked closely with me to develop and implement a strategy, which was very successful. I received a generous payment and the company held a party in my honor on the last day. The CEO made a very nice speech in the all-hands gathering and privately offered a letter of recommendation. Most lawyers can help you out when there's been a clear violation of law, it's a very special lawyer who is able to help you finesse a true win-win outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Strong Advocacy!
I hired Jeannette to represent me in a time sensitive and complex C-suite separation and transition matter. Jeannette was attentive, assertive, and collaborative. I appreciated her clarity, honesty, and advocacy. Her tenacity resulted in a better outcome for me. I look forward to working with her on my next employment agreement.
Posted by Troy | August 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, insightful, professional and friendly counsel
I couldn't have asked for better counsel. Jeannette is clearly very knowledgeable when it comes to company separation. She provided guidance and answered all my questions. Moreover, Jeannette is a pleasure to work with and I felt as though we partnered throughout the whole company separation and negotiation process. She ensured that I understood the more subtle aspects of each phase, patiently answered all my questions and dutifully reviewed with me all the material presented. I would strongly recommend Jeannette to anyone in the process of or potentially negotiation a company separation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Vice President
I hired Jeanette to review a complex severance agreement. Jeanette had considerable experience and understood different scenarios that could occur. She coached me on how to respond, helped me create an event timeline that helped me review and remember key facts and conversations, and prepared me for sequential meetings. She helped me navigate the complexity and determine an appropriate ask. We negotiated for significant additional monies based on documenting the circumstances. Overall, it was a great experience and money well spent. Thanks Jeanette!
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely effective and a joy to work with
Jeannette was fantastic to work with, from beginning to end. She knew what information to ask for, what questions to ask about what I provided, and what to dig for that I never would have thought of on my own. She kept me up to date on all relevant interactions and kept me in the loop on her strategy, which I also sincerely appreciated. Above all, it was obvious that she genuinely cared about me and my circumstances, and that she was PERSONALLY invested (not just financially) in helping me reach a positive resolution, which she did. I cannot say enough good things about the experience of working with her.
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Posted by Bill | February 27, 2018
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Complainant: age, race, and national origin discrimination
Ms. Vaccaro was one of two attorneys on my case which was won with very substantial damages. She excelled in all aspects: planned, researched, argued and cross-examined my case with expertise. In the hearings and in the strategy sessions, she showed dedication and even passion. Most specifically, she wrote an overwhelming closing brief!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jeannette is your advocate for employee rights!
I reached out to Jeannette because of unfair treatment I received at work after my return from maternity leave. She was genuinely concerned and raised productive questions to better understand my situation. I was impressed that (unlike other attorneys) she was not intimidated by the organization I worked for but was determined to pursue justice. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I was fortunate to have found her. She helped me through my situation with amazing follow-up!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Busse & Hunt
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Anderson & Anderson
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Settled out of court
  • Curran v. Schools of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco
  • Jury Verdict for Plaintiff on her Labor Code Claims

Associations

  • San Francisco Barristers Club
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Marin County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2009
  • Best Brief
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2007
  • Best Oral Argument
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2007
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Publications

  • American Association for Justice: NLD Sidebar
  • Young v. UPS: New Life For Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
  • 2015
  • Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Coauthor, Equal Employment Opportunity: Enforcement
  • 2011
  • Interpreting Oregon Law, Oregon State Bar Publication
  • Coauthor, Chapter 1 "Text and Context"
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am thrilled to provide an enthusiastic endorsement for Jeannette Vaccaro, an exceptional attorney practicing employment law. Having been lucky enough to work alongside Jeannette at McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, I can personally attest to her unparalleled legal skills and the outstanding results she achieves for her clients. During our time together at McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, I had the opportunity to witness Jeannette's expertise in employment law firsthand. Her approach to handling complex legal matters is nothing short of impressive. One of Jeannette's greatest strengths lies in her ability to connect with her clients on a personal level. Her empathetic and compassionate approach not only puts her clients at ease during challenging times but also fosters a sense of trust that is crucial in attorney-client relationships. I wholeheartedly endorse Jeannette as a preeminent employment attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We are colleagues. She is an outstanding advocate, who is thoroughly knowledgable in the employment law field"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeannette is a ball of dynamic, kick ass energy. I would not want her on the other side of a case.... She's a straight shooter and very committed to employee rights. She's refreshing and brilliant!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have review many of her pleadings and can attest to the fact that they are outstanding. Her courtroom advocacy is also outstanding."
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San Francisco Employment and labor Lawyer Jeannette A Vaccaro
Jeannette A Vaccaro
Employment and labor Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation