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Richard J Vaznaugh

About Richard Vaznaugh

About me

After my first year in law school, I clerked for an employment lawyer and worked intensively on a pregnancy discrimination case for a terminated factory worker. That was more than 20 years ago and ever since I have focused my practice on representing workers from executives to rank and file in claims against their employers.


I maintain a limited case load to make sure each case gets the attention it deserves and I am highly specialized, so you can be sure you have the right lawyer to take on  your civil employment dispute for settlement or trial. I try to make a real and positive difference for each client by honest advice and throwing myself vigorously on your side. 




Although my family in the Bay Area goes back four generations, I was born in Brussels, Belgium. My father is a San Francisco native who grew up in a family of union workers in Daly City. He graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School and the University of California, Berkeley before joining the U.S. State Department. As a result of my father's diplomatic career, I traveled frequently as a child and lived in several countries.


On the hand, my mother immigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina in her twenties. Her father was a lawyer and professor of maritime law. His example inspired me to law from an early age and to keep up my Spanish skills.


At 18, I returned to the Bay Area to attend the University of California, Berkeley and then, UC Hastings College of the Law. 


When not at work or in court, I spend most of my free time with my wife and kids.  I  have managed several soccer teams at Claire Lilienthal public elementary school in San Francisco. And, I also enjoy bicycling, politics, restaurants, and travel (but only for vacation).

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