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  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%

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  • April Kang Seo

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    April Seo Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Denise E Chambliss

    I have worked with Jennifer Protas on many trust and estate litigation matters over the past two years. She is quite knowledgeable and experienced in these matters, and her litigation skills developed in her employment matters are very invaluable.

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    Denise Chambliss Trusts Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Unsung Hero AwardSanta Clara County Bar Association2013
Barrister of the YearSanta Clara County Bar Association2011
Order of the CoifMcGeorge School of Law2007
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2007
Witkin Award for Employment LawMcGeorge School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Gender and the LawMcGeorge School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Sexual Orientation and the LawMcGeorge School of Law2006
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2006
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2005
Witkin Award for Legal Writing and ResearchMcGeorge School of Law2005
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderHoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.2016 - Present
Senior AssociateHoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.2007 - 2015
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leadership San JoseMember of Class of 20152014 - 2015
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Civil Practice CommitteeMember2013 - 2013
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Diversity CommitteeChair2012 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Executive Committeemember2011 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Diversity Committeemember2010 - 2016
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Board of TrusteesTrustee2010 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Judiciary Committeemember2010 - 2014
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Finance Committeemember2010 - 2010
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Law Related Education Committeemember2009 - 2009
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Sectionmember2009 - 2009
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Strategic Planning Committeemember2009 - 2009
Santa Clara County Bar Association, LGBT CommitteeCo-chair2009 - 2010
Santa Clara County Bar Association, LGBT Committeemember2008 - 2012
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMember2007 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defense of breach of contract claim against insurerSummary judgment in favor of client insurer
Defense of Indemnity ActionObtained judgment of dismissal of $5 million indemnity action
Class action wage and hour lawsuit on behalf of motel and its ownersNegotiated favorable settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
McGeorge Law ReviewDivesting From "The Apartheid of the Closet": Toward an Enriched Legal Discourse of Sexual and Gender Identity2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of ArizonaEnglish and Creative WritingOther - Bachelors2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law SeminarAdvanced Leaves of Absence2016
Employment Law SeminarAnnual Employment Law Update2016
CBIZLeaves of Absence2016
Bozzuto InsuranceLeaves of Absence2016
NCHRA Legal COnferenceAdvanced Leaves of Absence2015
HFJA SeminarThe Internet Was Yesterday Where is your Business Today and Where is it Going Tomorrow?2015
Employment Law SeminarAnnual Employment Law Update2015
Business Law CommitteeEmployment Law Update2015
ISACA ConferenceBay Area Regulations2014
Employment Law SeminarSuccessfully Closing the Deal: Navigating the Employment Issues in M&A Deals2014
Employment Law SeminarThe Year in Review and Preview--2014 Annual Employment Law Update2014
Brown BagEliminating Bias2014
Employment Law SeminarEasier Said Than Done: Telling Your Employees How They Are Doing and Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation2013
Employment Law Seminar2013 Annual Employment Law Update2013
Employment Law SeminarMISSION POSSIBLE: Protecting Your Company's Top Secrets and Other Crown Jewels2013
Employment Law SeminarEmployee Relations: Past, Present & Future2012
Employment Law SeminarMaking Leaves of Absence Less Acronymonious2012
Employment Law SeminarAvoiding Expensive Mistakes in Interviewing, Hiring, Reviewing and Terminating Personnel2011
3-in-1 MCLEElimination of Bias2011
Employment Law Seminar2010 California Employment Law Update2010
Employment Law SeminarLeaves of Absence 101: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup!2010
Employment Law Seminar2009 California Employment Law Update2009
Employment Law SeminarDealing with Difficult Situations: Managing Workplace Absences Caused by Difficult Personal Circumstances2009
Employment Law SeminarIs Your Company in Compliance with Current California Wage and Hour Laws?2009
Employment Law SeminarWhat New Businesses Need to Know About Employment Law2008
various clientsAB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention TrainingN/A
clientsFair Housing TrainingN/A