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Samuel Barry Rudolph

Employment and labor Attorney at Hayward, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Now over 30 years of practice in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, civil rights, whistleblower retaliations and wrongful terminations of all kinds. Mediations in Labor and Employment and related Civil Rights disputes.

    32 years

  2. Mediation
    Mediation of disputes in labor and employment, civil rights, insurance, and other areas.

    10 years

  3. Civil rights
    As related to the employment arena.

    32 years

  4. Discrimination
    All areas of job discrimination relating to employment, including harassment and retaliation.

    32 years

I have over 30 years of successful experience in trying and settling employment cases of all types, including all bases of discrimination, harassment and retaliations.  We represent numerous employees who have been victims of disability and medical leave violations, including whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation.  We have recentily expanded our services to include mediation services in labor and employment and related civil rights.  

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Samuel B Rudolph, Attorney at Law
22310 City Center Drive, #2123
Hayward, CA, 94541


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Professional, & Understanding
I was very impressed with both Mr. Rudolph's depth of knowledge as well as his professionalism and kindness. This was quite a convoluted mess of a case, one with several outside hearings going on at the same time, sometimes interfering with the matter at hand, but once Mr. Rudolph took the time to research the validity of my concerns, he never wavered in his confidence and trust in me. He figuratively then literally stood by my side as my advocate the entire time, most impressively during mediation where I tended to get a bit heated. This case is just now coming to a close (1yr, 7 months since filing) with my desired results. The charged party used delay tactics in order to have me give up. Mr. Rudolph dealt with each delay in a calm manner, letting them know his client (me) would not back down, and finally resulting in a satisfactory settlement agreement. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Victor T. | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to Work with
I approached Mr. Rudolph for a potential labor violation case. He ended up taking the case and we were successful. He put in many hours of work into my case. He is very thorough and confident. I appreciate all he has done. He has helped me close a chapter in my life.
Posted by Tina | October 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied - Excellent Attorney - I Highly Recommend!
Samuel Rudolph was always there for me. Always steadfast and intent on the case, he delivered the goods to my complete satisfaction. A top notch attorney, Mr. Rudolph was able to bring a stressful lawsuit to a happy ending. I can now move on with my life in happier, healthier and more productive ways. --Tina
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Review of Samuel Rudolph
My case invoved employment issues regarding the FMLA and Dsability Act. Mr. Rudolph was very professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, quick to respond, reasonablein his fees,, and was very detailed in his work. He was compssionate. He worked diligently and did extra research on these acts and also worked with the DEFH to reach a positive outcome. He was easy to work with and sougnt other colleagues as needed to further providing a positive outcome. He was very well informed and explained everything he would doing. I would recommend him to others.
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  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Judge pro tem
  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Samuel Rudolph & Associates
  • 1992 - 2015
  • Assistant Professor
  • San Jose State University
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Instructor
  • Chabot College
  • 1985 - 1994
  • Extern / Clerk
  • Supreme Court Of California
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Department Of Justice Civil Division
  • 1982 - 1982
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1985
  • California State University, Hayward
  • M.P.A.
  • 1978
  • San Francisco State University
  • M.A.
  • 1975
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A.
  • 1969
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Torres v. Webster
  • Settled
  • Lopes v. St. Rose Hospital, Sisters Hospital
  • settled
  • Lopes v. St. Rose Hospital, Sisters Hospital
  • settled
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  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mediation Certificate Training
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2015
  • 20 Year Anniversary Plaque
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Magazine for Northern California Plaintiffs' Attorneys
  • 2008


  • Employee Rights Quarterly
  • Courts of Private Justice
  • 2002
  • San Francisco Barrister Law Journal
  • Clear and Present Danger: Holmes is Alive and Well in Current First Amendment Law
  • 1994
  • University Press of America
  • The Philosophy of Freedom: Origins of the Bill of Rights
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Public Sector Employment Law and Litigation
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam Rudolph is a knowledgeable, experienced advocate who works tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Sam Rudolph for many years through our mutual membership in the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). He is an exceptionally caring attorney who makes sure his clients receive exceptional representation through his thoughtfulness, empathy, and years of experience. Quite simply, he's a good man and a good attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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