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Gary Raymond Basham

Wrongful termination Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   25 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Wrongful termination
    25%
    Gary has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California.

    36 years, 750 cases

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    Gary has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California.

    36 years, 500 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    20%
    Gary has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California.

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Sexual harassment
    20%
    Gary has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California.

    36 years, 500 cases

  5. Class action
    15%
    Gary has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff PAGA and Class Action employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California.

    20 years, 30 cases

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Gary R. Basham is the founding shareholder of the Basham Law Group, where he exclusively practices employment law and related litigation. Gary is well-known among judges and peers for his expertise, professionalism and ethics. Gary has earned AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. Gary advises clients on numerous workplace law issues and has extensive experience in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair business practices claims before federal and state courts and agencies throughout Northern California. Gary also regularly defends companies against disability equal access claims in state and federal courts.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Location

Basham Law Group
8801 Folsom Blvd., Suite 280
Sacramento, CA, 95826

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
After a year of working with Gary my case was finally settled. Throughout the whole process he kept me informed of everything going on. I always felt confident in the end and it went beyond my expectations. He was knowledgeable enough to see issues in my case that I did not consider resulting in a benefit for me.
Posted by Alexa | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Gary believed in me and my case and immediately went to work. He handled the case perfectly to ensure the best possible outcome. So thankful to him for how everything turned out and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Michaela | February 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
10/10 Best employment lawyer you’ll find.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gary a few times over the last four years and he has never let me down. I had unfortunately entered an industry that had no idea how to treat their employees or follow CA labor laws in various ways and he pulled through winning every single case for me. 5/5 wins and if I have any other issues in the future I know who I’m calling. He is very helpful in explaining and outlining everything and is very upfront and real about the possible outcomes of the situations on hand. Very responsive and overall a super nice guy to talk to overall.
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Posted by Erin | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and Professional
I needed someone to review and respond to my case fairly quickly. Gary was so professional and moved the process along very timely and with great efficiency. He kept me up to date on what was happening and all my options throughout the whole process which gave me peace of mind and the transparency was very much appreciated. Gary was able to win my case and get me the necessary outcome based on the facts and the law. My experience was so wonderful, I have already reach out for his consultation on another situation. Would highly recommend Gary and his firm.
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Posted by Diana | August 2, 2022
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Forever grateful
Gary Basham made a difficult situation easier, he was readily available to assist me and help me understand legal jargon and advocated for me to the best of his abilities. I am thankful for everything he has done for me and the time invested in my case. I would strongly recommend Gary to anyone in need of assistance and his legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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Above and beyond
I want to express my gratitude. First off, if you have to take litigation head on, it’s stressful and frankly overwhelming. I was initially hesitant on seeking council for my matter. After doing my homework and shopping out a lawyer to represent me, I started out with my consultation here. Afterwards, I realized that I didn’t need to search any further. I was greeted professionally and personably. My case was taken into serious consideration. This attorney takes pride in his work. He guided me comfortably through the whole process. Taking the nerves down and building confidence along the way. I have already recommended other clients to this service. But, I would like to tell the web that anyone seeking this council, will be treated with respect and will have the opportunity to be heard sincerely. The rest will be history from there. So if you’re seeking representation for your situation, give your story a chance to be heard right here. I know I’m glad that I came to the right place. Did I mention he won my case?! Well, he did. Kudos! Thank you for all you’ve done! Sincerely, A. Client
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Read!! Choose Gary Basham.
I used Gary Basham and his firm to go after an old employer for reasons of my own. After consulting with the firm they accepted my case and we become the process. It took a little while to get to an agreement. But Gary did an excellent job putting together all the arguments and facts of the case. Everything was perfectly laid on and organized and you can tell he definitely took time to do some great work. At first I had doubts like is he really going to help me or put in the work. And when I saw how much he had put together and how well he did in the court. Everything paid off, the wait the doubt it was all worth it in the end. Gary’s very busy with Multiple cases don’t get discouraged if you don’t here from him for a little bit you can trust that even if you are speaking daily he is putting in the work daily. I supplied the documents I could and he handled the rest there was very little that I actually had to do. But in the end we got to a mediation and Gary did an excellent job wording and using the facts to win us the mediation and achieve a settlement and finally end the case. I would definitely use Gary Basham and his firm again if I ever need to.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO HANDS DOWN!!!
I was being cheated out of my own money from my employer, I didn’t know what steps I needed to take in order for me to regain my hard earned funds, so I took about 15 minutes out of my day & posted the just of my situation on AVVO’s website. Gary Basham was the first employment attorney to reply to my thread, he explained in-depth detail of the laws my employer had broken & my naturalized rights I was entitled to as a w2 contracted employee. He also sent me his contact information & provided me with a free consultation to go over every single fact of the case. There after, this great man picked my case up on a contingency plan & no money out of my pocket. 5 months later, my employer settled the case in my favor. I was completely satisfied with all steps he took to have this matter consolidated in a fast manner. I would recommend him to any employee being wronged by their employer. IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE A CASE, DON’T HESITATE & GIVE HIM A CALL NOW !!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied!
After reading the reviews by others, there was no question about giving Basham law group a call for a consultation. I met with Gary Basham a few days later. Unsure how, or if I wanted to go through with the lawsuit. Mr. Basham answered all my questions and explained the process thoroughly. Gary made me feel comfortable the whole way through. He made himself available at all times possible between court. There was no pressure at all during the entire process. I never imagined I'd be on either side of a lawsuit. Having knowledgeable lawyers on your side definitely puts your mind at ease. In the end we settled in mediation. I'm very pleased with the outcome and glad it's over! Big thanks to Gary, and his team at Basham law group.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Jackson was very kind and listened to my concerns. He explained to me the pro's and con's and gave me a realistic idea of what to expect. He was always available to answer my questions and always gave me his honest opinion, I was pleased on the outcome of my case and would not hesitate to hire him again if needed in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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Gary in action
Watching Gary in action on my case was truly an experience ill never forget. I was honored to have him in my corner, he fought for me and explained everything in detail, on the big day i was nervous, when Gary came into the room he laid all my fears to rest. The end result he secured was better than I expected. I walked away and felt justice had been served. I will recomend Gary for years to come. He is the real deal.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer!
I needed help with a contract I wasn't aware I was under that was prohibiting me from taking another job closer to home that would be better for my family. Gary was quick to call and respond in email. He gave me excellent advice and was helpful in supplying me with a list of options I had. I was so impressed with him and how helpful he was and how honest he was. If I ever need legal advice on employment issues I will not hesitate to call him and hire him. I will also recommend anyone needing help call him!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
The lawyer was very knowledgeable and thorough. He took the time to answer all of my questions making certain I understood the implication and legalities. This call might saves me to go into expensive litigation and long drawn out legal processes. I was very happy with the result, and would like to thank the professional for taking the time in speaking with me. Thanks again,
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Was good . Thanks
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Gary Basham took the time needed to answer all my questions .He is very helpful and would recommend him to anyone needing legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Look no further for an employment lawyer! Gary made the entire process easy and as stress free as possible. He was able to use the facts of my case and his extensive knowledge of employment law to strongly represent me and secure a result that met my expectations. I will recommend and use Gary and the Basham Law Group for any employment related matters in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2015
Putting My Faith in Gary Basham Paid off
I was distraught and upset when I first talked with Gary. I felt I had been terminated unfairly and had been retaliated agianst by my employer. A friend of mine had recommended I at least talk to a lawyer for some professional advise. Gary listened to my situation and was able to discern that I did have a case and what I needed to get my case started. Gary Basham and his colleagues are top notch. They listed to me and told my story accurately and with intregrity. They didn't over inflate the billing and kept great records during my case. They supported me through out the process. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Gary Basham and his associates.
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Posted by Tonya | March 13, 2015
one of the best
Gary is the greatest lawyer that I have ever came in contact with. He won my case for me and I didn't think I even had a chance in hell but him and Nathan Jackson helped me in more ways then they know it don't pass them up their for the little people that have been told that they have no case.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Knowledge + Skill + Experience is Key!
There are many knowledgeable attorneys in this area to choose from, however it is the performance and skills of the Basham Law Group including their knowledge that I was fortunate enough to benefit from due to an employment dispute this past year. When the need arose to seek legal counsel, I searched for a law group with experience, 25 years experience was a real plus. From the first consultation with Gary Basham and his legal staff, I knew I was sitting in front of a skilled and ethical law group and they did not disappoint. Every call and I mean every call was returned immediately. Every detail of the case was explained until complete understanding on my part. I concurred with all of their advice and they were spot on in their directions. Obviously, I sincerely recommend Basham Law Group, you will be extremely pleased with them as well.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Employer Abuses
Having had an issue with wrongful treatment by an employer, I did not know where to turn until I found Gary Basham. He expeditiously handled my case, kept me informed throughout the entire process, catered to my comfort level, and produced a better outcome than I had expected. If you have any issue with employer abuse whether it be about wrongful payment, improper treatment, or any issue, he is the man to contact. If you have any reservations or insecurities regarding your case, he is happy to do exactly what you are comfortable with, while outlining every course of action open to you, all at the best price I could find. After my case was handled, my only regret was that I hadn't contacted him earlier.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Basham Law Group, Inc.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Basham Parker LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman
  • 2001 - 2006

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors
  • 1984

Associations

  • Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sacramento Human Resource Management Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Local Committee Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • SAHRA Legal Update
  • Employment Law Legal Update
  • 2013
  • Contra Costa EAC Seminar
  • Wrongful Termination Claims
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Gary
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gary without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Gary is a very intelligent attorney, and a skilled and experienced litigator. I fully endorse."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gary Basham. He gives back to the community by posting excellent legal answers in Avvo for people who have asked for advice on their case. A valuable member in the legal industry."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to write this endorsement on behalf of Mr. Basham. Mr. Basham is an experienced attorney with a diverse legal background. His responses on Avvo are relevant, respectful, and helpful."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as one who is a specialist in their field and highly recommend."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gary Basham. Has a history of providing accurate legal answers on Avvo. Respected by clients and peers in the legal field."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Class action Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Basham is bright and dedicated to his profession and it's evident by his contributions to Avvo and the legal community. He is articulate and knowledgeable, a pleasure to have on the forum."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gary Basham. His experience is clear based on his excellent legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gary Basham. Provides thoughtful legal answers on Avvo to help people looking for assistance. A respected member in the legal field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Basham has been given the highest rating possible ("Preeminent") by Martindale-Hubbell, which like Avvo ranks attorneys through a stringent peer review process. In other words, he's been vetted as a great lawyer at the top of his field."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gary Basham. Provides outstanding legal answers on Avvo for individuals seeking advice. An asset to the legal profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His experience and knowledge are made apparent in his answers and other contributions that he provides to the Avvo community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Basham demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in experience in employment law. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Gary earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Sacramento Wrongful termination Lawyer Gary Raymond Basham
Gary Raymond Basham
Wrongful termination Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available