Mr. Abernethy is a senior associate at Weintraub Tobin in Northern California. Ryan has successfully represented clients in all areas of employment law including the defense of claims involving workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, trade secrets infringements and class actions. He also regularly counsels clients regarding compliance, risk management, policy preparation and training.
In addition to his employment law practice, Ryan has successfully litigated business, consumer, insurance, contractual, and personal injury disputes, among others. He has obtained defense verdicts in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. He has also obtained positive results for his clients through arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was the senior associate in a civil defense firm in the Sacramento Area. He also practiced in the Labor & Employment department of a global employment-focused firm in San Francisco. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He is admitted to practice before all California courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all U.S. District Courts.
Mr. Abernethy was chosen to the 2017 Northern California SuperLawyers Rising Stars list. According to SuperLawyers, only 2.5 % of attorneys in Northern California receive this prestigious honor.
Published Works: The Employer, Lexis, 2009-2010: Trade Secrets & Statutory Rights
|Attorney||Weintraub Tobin||2017 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Costa Law Firm||2012 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Littler (San Francisco)||2009 - 2012|
|The Employer, Lexis Nexis Publishing||Trade Secrets & Statutory Rights||2010|
|The Employer, Lexis Nexis Publishing||Trade Secrets & Statutory Rights||2009|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Arizona State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|