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Stephanie Rubinoff is a founding partner of Horowitz & Rubinoff, located in Oakland, California.  Ms. Rubinoff has practiced employment law exclusively on behalf of employees since 1987.  Her practice encompasses a wide range of employment claims, including discrimination (on the basis of race, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender, age, disability, and religion), wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation (for, e.g., whistleblowing or protesting discrimination), denial of family or medical leave, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, and wage and hour violations (e.g., failure to pay overtime compensation).  Representing both public and private employees, Ms. Rubinoff's services include representation both before and during litigation, ranging from advice and settlement negotiations prior to the initiation of a lawsuit through trial and appeal.  Ms. Rubinoff has been awarded an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. 


The firm represents clients in state and federal court and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 25%
    35 years
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    35 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    35 years
  4. Employment: 25%
    35 years



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  • Arthur William Lazear

    Stephanie worked as an associate for my former partner and I for a number of years in the 1980s, early in her career. She was a fast learner, a tireless advocate and a compassionate counsel to her clients. Following her employment with my firm, Stephanie went on to become partner at Horowitz & Rubinoff, and since that time has carved out a significant legal career of her own. Her work on Mize-Kurzman v. Marin Community College District did much to further define the protections as they apply to workers who believe that a wrongdoing has occurred. A true champion of worker’s rights. I would give her my highest recommendation.


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Horowitz & Rubinoff

1440 Broadway Suite 607
Oakland, CA, 94612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
American Jurisprudence AwardLawyers Co-operative Publishing Co. and Bancroft Whitney Co.1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/AttorneyHorowitz & Rubinoff1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1981 - Present
Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Phil Linza v. The Diamond Center, et al.$3.2 million following unanimous jury verdict and appeal.
Mize-Kurzman v. Marin Community College District (2012) 202 Cal.App.4th 832.Settlement following plaintiff's successful appeal.
Baker Pacific Corp. v. Suttles, et al. (1990) 220 Cal.App.3d 1148.Confidential settlement following the plaintiffs' successful appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - BerkeleyLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceExhausting Administrative Remedies in the Public Sector2005