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Anthony J Sperber

About me

Before I was an attorney, I spent approximately 10 years in the restaurant industry.  I also started and ran a painting contracting company during college.  Even in those non-legal positions, I found myself advocating for others who did not have much of a voice.  Often these were low-level employees whose employers took advantage of because they were young, female, immigrants, or did not speak fluent English.


Since graduating from law school in 1998, I have worked on a wide variety of cases, and for an even wider variety of people and businesses.  Since starting my own firm in 2000, I have represented only small businesses and individuals--typically against wealthy and powerful corporations.  Although these defendants invariably have armies of lawyers and piles of money, I find that I can obtain justice for my clients through persistent and creative litigation.  On this website you will find some examples of my recent cases. 


Thank you for reviewing my profile.  If you would like to speak about a potential legal matter, please feel free to call me or send me an email.


Anthony Sperber 



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
    18 years, 145 cases
  2. Business: 10%
    16 years, 35 cases
  3. Libel: 10%
    16 years, 15 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Spencer Caswell Young

    I have a current client who worked with Anthony on another unrelated matter. The client informs me that their experience with him was great and that he achieved a great result with diligence and speed. My first boss back in 2005 spoke highly of him too. I look forward to meeting Anthony and hopefully working with him on a case some day.


    Spencer Young Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kurt Walter Dreger

    Anthony is an outstanding lawyer. His expertise in labor and employment matters is second to none. He has a calm and re-assuring style, putting his clients at ease during sometimes difficult times. He is a true professional in this important field.


    Kurt Dreger Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

A J Sperber Law Office Of

1808 Sixth Street,
Berkeley, CA, 94710-2003

Law Office of Anthony J. Sperber

1808 Sixth Street

Berkeley, CA, 94710-2003



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Super Lawyer of the YearSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Super Lawyer of the YearSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
2012 Super Lawyer of the YearSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Law Review Article of the YearUniversity of San Francisco School of Law1998
Public Interest Law CertificateUniversity of San Francisco School of Law, Public Interest Law Program1998
American Jurisprudence Award, ContractsBancroft-Whitney1997
Moot Court Award, Best Oral ArgumentUniversity of San Francisco School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLittler Mendelson1998 - 2000
Summer AssociateSimpson, Ahern & Garrity1997 - 1997
InternEmployment Law Center (San Francisco Legal Aid)1997 - 1997
Summer AssociateOakland City Attorney1996 - 1996
Intern, Bureau of Inter-American AffairsUnited States Department of State1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Litigation and Employment Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Libel Case Against Comedian & Book PublisherVictory - settlement
Biziorek v. Tiburon Strategic AdvisorsTrial Victory Against Financial Services Firm Represented by Morrison & Foerster
Gooden v. General MotorsSettlement after summary adjudication
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bender's California Labor & Employment BulletinRecent Developments in California Law on Mandatory Tip-Pooling2010
California Labor & Employment Law QuarterlyAn Employer’s Road Map Through Slander Law1999
University of San Francisco Law ReviewWhen Nondisclosure Becomes Misrepresentation: Shaping Employer Liability for Incomplete Job References1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992