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Fitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley LLP

1221 Broadway 21st Floor

Oakland, CA, 94612-1823

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    21 years, 300 cases

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten Defense Verdicts in CaliforniaDaily Journal Newspaper2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley LLP1995 - Present
Judicial externCalifornia Court of Appeal1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember2002 - Present
State Bar of California, Section on Employment and Labor LawMember1996 - Present
Fred Finch Youth CenterBoard member and board chair1998 - 2008
Alameda County Bar Association, Subcommittee on Labor Law LegislationMember1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Major Hospital Clientdismissal
Technology Companyaward for defendant/client
Large environmental nonprofitJudgement for defendant/client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law FlashPaid Family LeaveN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Managing Employee Leaves of AbsenceFMLA, CFRA, PDL, ADA, Workers' Comp.2010
2010 Employment Law Update2010 Employment Law Update2010
Annual Employment Law Update2010 Employment Law Update2009
Western Region Conference for Goodwill IndustriesHR updateN/A
Institute for Paralegal EducationLegal writing for paralegalsN/A
Council on Education in ManagementDiscrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, leaves of absence, privacyN/A
Contracts for physiciansContracts for physiciansN/A
California Medical Group Management AssociationWage & Hour UpdateN/A
Bay Area Human Resources Executive CouncilWage & Hour UpdateN/A
Annual meetingWage & Hour updateN/A