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My practice primarily focuses on employment and commercial counseling and litigation and prosecution of civil rights violations.  In 2001, I earned my J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where I was a member of Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity.  In 1997, I received a B.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University where I was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society.  I am currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. 

I litigate employment matters such as wrongful discharge and termination claims; benefits litigation involving wage and hour issues, unpaid commissions, vacation pay, and severance pay; ERISA litigation; contract and labor disputes; unfair competition and trade secrets; sexual harassment; and retaliation cases.  I have tried cases in superior court, federal court, arbitration and administrative proceedings.  I have defeated more than a dozen summary judgment motions. 

I counsel clients on every facet of the employer-employee relationship, such as hiring practices, the establishment of personnel policies, compensation issues, and layoffs and terminations.

Prior to working with Pierce & Shearer LLP, I was an associate at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP where I practiced employment and business litigation.  I am admitted to practice in both Arizona and California. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 80%
  2. Insurance: 10%
  3. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Pierce & Shearer LLP

2200 Geng Road
Suite 230
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200205/24/2016
AZAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice200305/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPierce & Shearer LLP2006 - Present
AttorneyDillingham & Murphy, LLP2005 - 2006
AttorneyEngelman Berger P.C.2003 - 2004
AttorneyAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Arizona2003 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Litigation CommitteeCo-chair2014 - Present
California County Bar Association Labor and Employment SectionMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Phi Delta Phi, International Legal FraternityMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Amerman v. Stuft PizzaBench verdict for Plaintiff
Xatori, Inc.Company acquired
Recargo, Inc.Ongoing
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesThings to Consider before Signing a Severance Agreement2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001