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We specialize in representing employees and employers with labor and employment issues with particular expertise in California, involving non-compete clauses, customer with questions about wage and hour, wrongful terminations, veterans and uniformed services rights in all In addition, the team has considerable expertise in training and public presentations in a variety of areas, sexual harassment prevention training, conducting internal investigations, The Ten Most Common Mistakes Employers Make and other topics customized for your particular needs.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    39 years, 8.13 thousand cases
  2. Contracts: 30%
    39 years, 8.15 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 30%
    39 years, 4.1 thousand cases



Hourly ($300-550/hour), contingent (25-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I have referred cases to Mr. Griego for several years and will continue to do so. I would recommend Mr. Griego for your employment matter.


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Contact info

Phillip J. Griego and Associates

95 South Market Street Suite 520
San Jose, CA, 95113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appreciation for 20 years of serviceBlue & Gold Committee, Exchange Club of San Jose, California2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalPhillip J. Griego & Associates1978 - Present
Associate AttorneyChristopher Schaller & Associates1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - Present
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
Silicon Valley Employment Lawyers Association.Member1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Seamans v. Structural Dynamics Research Corp.Judgment for the plaintiff for unpaid commissions, interest, attorneys fees and costs. Sustained on appeal to the 9th Curcuit.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section 2015 NewsletterSick Leave for All California Employees2015
Amicus Brief for Clairmont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence for United States Supreme CourtElk Grove Unified School District vs Michael Newdow2004
Amicus Brief for Clairmont Institute, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence for New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate DivisionBoy Scouts of America and Monmouth Councel vs James Dale2000
Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Volume 4,“Do Mandatory Drug Tests Invade An Employee’s Privacy?”1988
In Brief, Santa Clara County Bar Association newsletterDo Mandatory Drug Tests Invade An Employee's Privacy?1987
Santa Clara County Business JournalCan Employers Offset Against An Employee's Final Check1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
California State University, San Jose State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Managing Employees In A Complex WorldLabor and Employment2015
Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce10 Honest Mistakes Employers Make2014
Managing Employees In A Complex WorldLabor and Employment2014
Managing Employees In A Complex WorldLabor and Employment2013
Managing Employees In A Complex WorldLabor and Employment2013
Senior Corps of Retired ExecutivesManaging Employees In A Complex World2012
Managing Employees In A Complex WorldLabor and Employment2012
"10 Honest Mistakes Employers Make"Labor and Employment Law2008
"Legal Update: Employee Terminations Without Litigation in California"Labor and Employment Law1999
"Wage and Hour Law, 1998 Update for California Employers"Labor and Employment Law1998
"Looking Inward: A Guide to Eliminating Bias in The Law Office"Labor and Employment Law1992