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Tracy Catherine Lemmon

Employment and labor Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tracy

Learn Tracy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    90%
    Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution represents employees and small business employers with issues related to harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, severance, unpaid wages and other employment issues. Strong advocate for Equal/Fair pay for women and minorities.

    27 years, 750 cases

  2. Mediation
    10%
    Tracy Lemmon is a seasoned attorney/mediator, adept at bringing parties to a greater mutual understanding, appreciation and resolution of their issues.

    31 years, 100 cases

Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution is a different kind of law firm. UCLA Law and Duke graduate Tracy C. Lemmon blends over 15 years of civil ligation and 20 years of employment litigation and mediation experience to craft the best resolutions possible for her employee and small business employer Clients.   Ms. Lemmon handles cases involving workplace harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, severance and unfair employment practices. Ms. Lemmon champions the CA Fair Pay Act, and fights for equal pay for working women.  Her style is fierce advocacy fused with integrity and compassion. She provides strategic counsel based on a thorough, candid evaluation of the legal and non-legal issues intertwined in her Clients’ conflict, as well as the values placed thereon, for efficient and meaningful conflict resolution. Call or write today for a free phone consultation.

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Location

Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution
180 Grand Avenue
Suite 1380
Oakland, CA, 94612

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Posted by Michaele | December 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mike Monaghan PE
What an extraordinary lawyer and person Tracy Lemmon is! I had been quite reluctant to a lawyer to help me to fight an aggressive and toxic environment where I worked. After about 2-1/2 years of harrassment, I finally decided to reach out. I looked carefully because I wanted a quiet and fair attorney who would mediate and help me avoid court and trial. In my research I found Lemmon Law. Tracy has been my champion ever since. It was a very challenging case, but she stuck by me all the way. She is smart, respectful, forthright, and honest. Tracy never made a move without first discussing it with me and she was incredibly diligent in dealing with a problematic discovery process. At the end of the day, we prevailed much to my satisfaction, though we did nearly end up in court, we were able to settle the whole thing (as I said, much to my financial and personal satisfaction). If you need a lawyer to stand with you and fight for you while treating all involved with decency and respect, Lemmon Law, especially Tracy Lemmon is where you want to go.
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Posted by Cassandra | October 24, 2021
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SIMPLY THE BEST!
I WAS SURE I NEEDED AN ATTORNEY AND I FOUND A GREAT ATTORNEY. MY FORMER EMPLOYER OF OVER 25 YEARS HAD BECOME DRAINING AND UNBEARABLE TO SAY THE LEAST. I CONTACTED TRACY / LEMMON LAW AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS TRACY WAS ABLE TO SECURE ON MY BEHALF AND THANKS TO HER I’M IN A BETTER PLACE & MY FUTURE IS LOOKING A LOT BRIGHTER!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
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Great counsel and coaching paid off
I was unexpectedly terminated by my employer and given a lengthy document to sign, all of which protected and indemnified the company, but gave me nothing. Tracy reviewed the document and came up with issues that were illegal under California law and other issues that they weren't considering. The strategy was for me to do the corresponding and talking with her coaching and guidance, because if she responded directly on my behalf, they would lawyer up and it would get really expensive really fast. Tracy and I wrote a detailed response with many questions and challenges, signed only by me. My phone call to go over it didn't seem to go well, but the next day they came back with a dramatically different attitude and offer. I'm sure they ran it past their attorneys who saw that I had solid points coming from counsel. I was now provided a package that included compensation, an excellent outplacement service, keeping me as an employee while I searched for jobs and later on I will become a company retiree for life (which has benefits). I'm very grateful to Tracy for her counseling and kindness--and for being my secret weapon in the background who turned a terrible mess around into something that was as good as it could be.
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Posted by douglas | March 10, 2020
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I would never choose to work with anyone else!
I cannot recommend Tracy enough, she is kind, understanding and supportive. My situation was riddled with high anxiety and intense emotions and she did an amazing job of leading me through this process and supporting me along the way. I am so glad I was able to have her in my corner, I could not have asked for a better experience all things considered, and it is all thanks to her!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney!
Tracy knows the law and has a knack for true conflict resolution. Her professionalism and intelligence really helped boost my confidence. I came to her feeling distraught after losing my long-term job. She is a fantastic attorney and gets my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A poor situation made GREAT
I had consulted with Tracy several times over the course of a year while going through some questionable workplace issues. Each time we spoke she listened closely and was able to quickly assess my rights in the situation and a reasonable route to proceed. I later retained her when the situation escalated. Very methodically, she gathered all facts and presented my case in a way that offered a winning solution for both me and my employer. Personally and professionally this one of the more difficult times of my life. Tracy was always the voice of reason, my strongest advocate and reminded me that light was at end of this difficult tunnel. Tracy treated all parties with respect and dignity. This was instrumental in reaching a swift and fair resolution. Tracy is someone that I was proud and confident having represent me. She is incredibly bright, strategic and equitable. I have recommended her to several friends and former colleagues and will continue to do so. I can't thank her enough!
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Posted by Don | March 3, 2018
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Lemmon is no lemon! :-)
I had a wonderful attorney-client experience with Tracy! Of course, no one really wants to see a lawyer -- but if you have to, especially around all things related to termination, severance, unemployment, etc -- Tracy is the one to see. She was directly available to engage from the onset, often adjusting her busy schedule to meet mine. When engaged, Tracy was a great listener -- validating my suggestions around next steps -- but also gently guiding me in different, if not better directions, when needed. Finally, with her coaching and guidance -- we were able to improve the size of my severance package, both in time and dollars. Could not be more satisfied with Tracy Lemmon's efforts -- and I know you will be more than satisfied, too.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
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Data Scientist
Tracy helped me through an awkward separation with my employer. Tracy was prompt, thorough, knowledgeable, and reassuring. It was great to have her by my side throughout the process.
Posted by Ramona | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
She's the Best!
After questionable termination and what I felt was an insulting severance offer, I decided to hand the issue over to a professional. Tracy was on top of it from the beginning...she took care of everything for me in a very positive and professional manner -- negotiated with the attorney representing my ex-employer and coached me through it. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Monita | December 20, 2017
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The BEST Employment Lawyer in San Francisco!
Tracy is the best employment attorney I have worked with! She is the epitome of professionalism and sensibility. She does NOT make false promises but is rather pragmatic in what she can deliver; then she actually delivers it! I had to deal with an abrupt termination to a job offer before I could start the post, and I thought all was lost. But I spoke with Tracy in conjunction with several other attorneys BUT Tracy stood out. So I retained her and she was able to resolve the matter amicably and with a reasonable settlement in a less than 3 months. I think Tracy can easily have charged me at least 50% more than she did, as her fees were super reasonable for the level of work she delivered. Ms Lemmon was super supportive during the entire ordeal and the advise and expertise she provided to me during a difficult period was second to none! So if you have a pesky, difficult issue with employment, I highly recommend Ms Lemmon. Monita
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Posted by Michael | December 13, 2017
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Excellent Employment Attorney
My sister and brother are both attorneys, and when I had an employment issue, I asked each of them for a referral. Separately, both immediately recommended Tracy. And now I know why. She's professional, communicates well, really listens and does a thorough job of obtaining facts so she's fully prepared prior to negotiation, gives an honest opinion and sets realistic expectations, uses her experience and strong negotiation skills to help get you the best possible outcome, represents you as if you were family, and even follows through after everything is signed to make sure all the terms of agreement are adhered to and you receive what you were promised. She's also conscientious about not running up hours and making sure she's providing high value services. A number of times, we had to deal with an antagonistic attorney representing the company, and Tracy not only settled down the attorney so we could negotiate and find common ground, but also made sure we had language in the settlement agreement that truly represented my interests and provided me protections and peace of mind. In the past, I'd been on the company side of human resources and negotiating to mitigate company risk and cash outlays and only represented company interests. Now that I found myself on 'the other side' I felt fortunate to have Tracy representing me. Some of the terms Tracy negotiated on my behalf, quite honestly, I was surprised that she was able to obtain for me, given they are typically hard lines that companies almost never agree to in a settlement. If you ever find yourself needing a masterful employment law attorney, then Tracy is who you want in your court.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
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Hard working, honest lawyer.
I hired Tracy for a pregnancy and gender discrimination / wrongful termination issue. The case was a difficult one, and took longer than we both expected, but she dug her heels in and worked extremely hard to get me the results I wanted. Tracy always had my best interests in mind, and took the time to explain next steps and my options / next moves during the case. I never felt in the dark or out of the loop- I was always in control of the situation with her helpful guidance. She ended up getting me the settlement I wanted, within the time frame I had hoped for. I would not hesitate to work with her again, or to refer her to any family or friend. She truly cares about her clients and getting them the justice they deserve.
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Posted by Barbara | September 22, 2017
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Superb Professional
Tracy Lemmon was my attorney in a difficult wrongful termination action. Tracy's powerful representation and compassionate personal support resulted in a satisfying settlement. Without Tracy, I could not have seen this action to conclusion. Cost-effectiveness and vigorous client advocacy are hallmarks of Ms. Lemmon's practice. Tracy Lemmon is the advocate and attorney every client deserves.
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Posted by Paige | August 19, 2017
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A True California Employment Law Expert!
Tracy is a rare find. She has the unique combination of having practiced law both in-house for corporations in addition to having her own private practice. She took the time to understand the case; provided very clear and objective advice and recommended a number of options to allow me to pursue a successful wage claim with my former employer. Tracy is detailed and writes very compelling communications chock full of facts, details and specific requests. She knows her stuff and specializes in representing individuals (not corporations). I am please to say that my case was settled before we had to go to the Labor Board or Arbitration. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome--and attribute her advice and counsel to the success of my outcome.
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Posted by Melissa | April 24, 2017
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Tracy Lemmon's Integrity
I simply cannot say enough about Tracy Lemmon Law. She is always professional and has the client's bests interest in mind at all times. Her compassion is hard to find and especially with the combination of her knowledge and ethics. She is straight forward and doesn't like to waste anyone's time. She most definitely is not the kind of lawyer that drags things out in order to bill more hours. At the same time she will take the time and walk you through things that need explanation and never make you feel like you're not a part of the process. If anyone has questions they want to ask me about Tracy Lemmon Law I'm happy to give you more insight to what an outstanding attorney she is and she can truly fight for you. Private message me if you want more information.
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Posted by Chip | March 15, 2016
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Review of Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution
Tracy Lemmon & Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution made what could've been a laborious and uncomfortable process into a smooth experience. Throughout her firms representation of my case, Tracy was able to listen to my needs, carefully navigate the challenges, help define the goals, and achieve those goals. She focused on my expectations, allowing us to partner together to find a fair and just resolution with my former employer. Throughout the process, I could tell she viewed litigation as an opportunity for her client to define and preserve their legal rights. She helped me achieve my goals with a former employer that was in clear violation of California Labor Laws. I highly recommend Tracy to anyone who feels they are not receiving fair treatment from their current or former employer.
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Posted by Amy | February 9, 2016
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Effective and compassionate attorney
Ms. Lemmon is an outstanding and compassionate attorney. For those who don't like conflict to begin with (like me!), Tracy has a fantastic way of making the conflict resolution process as frictionless as possible. She approached my situation not as a conflict, but first and foremost as a conversation that focused on fairness for all parties. In this way, she was able to guide the process to a favorable and swift outcome, all the while playing the secondary role as therapist! I couldn't recommend Tracy more enthusiastically.
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Posted by Peter | October 6, 2015
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Tracy is the best attorney I could have hoped for!
I needed help getting an adequate settlement from an insurance company. The insurance company offered a totally inadequate amount, and wouldn't budge despite months of communications and paperwork, before Tracy got involved. Ms. Lemmon developed a strategy to exert leverage on the insurance company, took over all communications with them, and filed suit to back up her settlement strategy. Once the lawsuit was filed, Tracy took charge and used the court filing as leverage to get a more reasonable offer from the insurance company. I didn't know how to handle this negotiation in the face of the insurance company's stonewalling, but Tracy handled it perfectly. Tracy won me a settlement more than *four* times bigger than the original offer. Now _that_ puts a smile on my face. Tracy is the kind of fighter & advocate you want on your side.
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Posted by Rob | December 9, 2014
Highest Recommendation
I recently had the good fortune of enlisting Tracy’s legal advice on a work-related issue. Her analysis was definitive and razor-sharp, and included an assessment of the interpersonal, human dimension of the problem—something many attorneys aren’t sensitive to. Tracy proposed a course of action I hadn’t thought of, one that led to a positive outcome rather than bridges burned. I couldn’t be happier to recommend Tracy for her exceptional legal skills, boundless energy, and unflaggingly positive attitude.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
Highly Recommended
It is my privilege to recommend Ms. Tracy Lemmon as your attorney. Ms. Lemmon's superior knowledge of the law, and expert guidance saved me from potential disaster. Attorney Lemmon recognized my urgent need for counsel, and immediately crafted a winning strategy that gave me the upper hand. Ms. Lemmon was extremely responsive to my phone calls and emails. Her caring, yet professional attitude, her sense of justice , and her expertise are a winning combination of attributes. Attorney Lemmon is serious about the true meaning of her profession, and is a steadfast advocate for justice. I strongly encourage you to consider Ms, Lemmon as your attorney. I believe you will be extremely pleased with her work.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution
  • 2012 - Present
  • House Counsel for Employment Cases
  • Bragg & Kuluva (Chubb Insurance)
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Principal
  • Lemmon Disppute Resolution Services
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • The Louderback Law Firm
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • Morgenstein & Jubelirer, LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Litigation Associate
  • Howrey & Simon
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Renaissance Center
  • Business Planning/Entrepreneurship
  • 2012
  • Community Boards
  • Advanced Mediation
  • 2004
  • Rosenberg Mediation
  • Certified Legal Mediator
  • 2002
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Duke University
  • undergraduate
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Edwards v. BP West Coast Products
  • Substantial settlement for two truck drivers

Associations

  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Certified Workplace Investigator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Community Boards
  • Chair of the Advisory Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Renaissance Center Alumni Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, Employment and Solo/Small practice committees
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member, Employment Law and Mediation Committees
  • 1997 - Present
  • Community Boards
  • President of the Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 5.0/5.0 Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2012 Excellence in Board Leadership Award
  • Community Boards
  • 2012

Publications

  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • Mediating With Insurance Companies
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • The Mediation Society Monthly Meeting
  • Mediating with Insurance Companies
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracy Lemmon is an experienced, intelligent advocate for her clients. We have referred many potential clients to her. Call her! I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tracy is tough! We once went against each other & she won! She's like a dog with a bone, she won't let go until justice is achieved. She's on the "right" side now and I'd definitely look to her for help if i were in need. I endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was co-counsel with Tracy on an unusually complex, long-running and difficult employment age-discrimination case against a law school. She impressed me at every stage with her knowledge, personal and considerate attention to the client, careful planning, reasoned and forceful advocacy, and clear communication with all parties. I'd happily work with her again and she'll be my first choice if I ever need an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tracy is an aggressive, seasoned and brilliant advocate in employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Tracy whole-heartedly. She is one o f the best and I work with her frequently, and she always delivers for her clients!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracy is a member of my business networking group and I have happily referred potential clients to her. I know that she will take good care of them. Tracy is a great listener and has strong problem-solving skills. She works hard to get the best results for her clients and is a fierce negotiator. She is my go-to Employment lawyer."
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