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Erik J Christensen

Employment and labor Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Wage and hour litigation, including complex and class action matters. Includes representation of clients not paid all wages owed to them, not given their proper meal and rest breaks, not provided with sick leave, or paid wages owed when fired

  2. Wrongful termination
    Discriminatory practices including: failure to provide accommodations for disabilities, harassing and terminating employees based upon age, race, disability, and gender/pregnancy

  3. Business
    Business mergers and sales; drafting employment contracts; drafting corporate governance documents; arbitration agreements; meal & rest break waivers.

Erik represents employers in California and D.C., providing services that include litigation, drafting contracts, resonding to government investigations like OSHA and the Labor Commissioner, and generating corporate policies and handbooks.


Erik is an associate at Littler Mendelson, the top-ranked labor and employment law firm in the world.  He is also graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he was a judicial extern at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, and he was a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience also includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps., from which Erik draws his rigor and precision while representing his clients. Erik has also worked extensively in the business start-up world of San Francisco and he brings that knowledge and enthusiasm to his practice.

Erik holds CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, in Negotiation and Settlement. He also holds degrees in Social Psychology, Criminology, and Conflict Resolution from UC Irvine.

Licensed for 5 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/01/2022

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

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LIttler Mendelson, P.C.
1255 Treat Blvd #600,
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597


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Posted by Michael | December 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I was having employment issues and Erik helped me draft a letter to request my employment records. I appreciate his great advice.
Posted by Cristina | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer with a Heart
I hired Erik to help with formulating a new corporate shell and contracts for my expanding established business and navigating challenges and negotiations with a current partner in the business. I experienced Erik to be a man with a truly caring heart, sharp intelligence, and honest ambition. He has all the training and experience needed to be fast and effective, the courage of a soldier to stand for justice, the rare gift to translate all the technical jargon very clearly, and the warmth to make the experience as enjoyable as possible (for such things as one needs to hire a lawyer for.) I cannot imagine anything Erik could have done better during our first contract, and continue to work with him to expand my business.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Christensen Law Offices
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Junior Partner
  • Diamond Baker Mitchell, LLP
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Judicial Extern
  • California Supreme Court
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Golden Gave University School of Law
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Judicial Extern
  • California First District Court of Appeal
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Non-Commissioned Officer
  • U.S. Army Jag Corps
  • 2001 - 2007
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • UC Irvine
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2010
  • UC Irvine
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2010


  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Resolution Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star in the Field of Employment Law
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Negotiation & Settlement
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Negotiation & Settlement
  • Witkin
  • 2013

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Walnut Creek Employment and labor Lawyer Erik J Christensen
Erik J Christensen
Employment and labor Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 5 years