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Best Employment Law Attorneys in California

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best employment law attorneys in California. To rank the top employment lawyers and other lawyers in California, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The best employment law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished employment lawyers currently practicing in California. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing employment law (but our list comes close).
Bruce James Highman
The Highman Law Firm
San Francisco, CA
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David Emilio Mastagni
Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Johnsen & Miller
Sacramento, CA
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Glicel E Sumagaysay
Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay
Walnut Creek, CA
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Aidin D Ghavimi
Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law
Los Angeles, CA
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Scott Cummings
Cummings & Franck, PC
Gardena, CA
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Shafiel A. Karim
Law Office of Shafiel A. Karim, P.C.
Signal Hill, CA
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Gerald Lawrence Sauer
Attorneys For Employees
Los Angeles, CA
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Jonathan Melmed
Melmed Law Group P.C. Employment Lawyers
Los Angeles, CA
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James Walter Michalski
Huntington Beach, CA
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Keith Andrew Custis
Custis Law, P.C.
Los Angeles, CA
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Employment Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) - The NELA is a national professional association of lawyers who represent employees against their employers and former employers in the areas of employment discrimination, illegal workplace harassment, wrongful termination, denial of employee benefits, and other employment-related matters. The National Employment Lawyers Association is the largest national association advocating for employees rights in the United States.
California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) - The CAAA is a nonprofit professional association that serves California's injured workers and the attorneys who represent them in workers' compensation cases. The California Applicants' Attorneys Association's goals are to provide fair compensation benefits to injured workers and their families. The organization also advocates for gender equality, immigrant rights, and government accountability in workers' compensation cases.
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) - The CELA is a nonprofit association of lawyers representing plaintiffs in employment law cases against their employers. Many of California's top employment law attorneys are members. The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) is an affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). The organization provides education and resources to practicing attorneys while advocating for labor issues that are in the interest of workers across California.

Specialty Certifications in Employment Law

State Bar of California
Workers' Compensation Law - Worker’s compensation is a system designed to manage workplace injuries. Attorneys that focus on workers' compensation law involves employees' rights, employers' defenses, and benefits provided for workplace accidents. Workers' compensation law includes activities before the state administrative agencies that regulate workers' compensation claims, as well as jury trials and appellate practice. An attorney seeking board certification in Worker's Compensation Law must demonstrate that within the applicable time period the attorney has substantially involved in the specialty practice area of the law.

California Government and Court Resources

California Attorney General

California Attorney General - California's Office of the Attorney General was created in 1850. The Attorney General oversees lawyers, officers, investigators, and law enforcement agencies. The responsibilities and duties are detailed in California's Constitution and state government codes. Also, the Officer is the head of the Department of Justice. Under the state Constitution, some of the responsibilities include safeguarding the public from criminals, support criminal investigations, and much more. One of the missions of the Attorney General's Office is to enforce and apply all of California's laws fairly and impartially.

California Judicial Branch

California Judicial Branch - In 1926, the Judicial Branch was created by the constitutional amendment. The power to govern is divided into the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Additionally, the power of the judicial branch is given to the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, and superior courts. The judicial branch interprets the laws of the State of California, protects the rights of individuals, "provides for the orderly settlement of disputes between parties in controversy," and determines the guilt or innocence of those accused of violating the laws.

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency - The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency oversees and coordinates various departments and entities related to labor and workforce development in the state. Its primary duties encompass the promotion of a fair and efficient labor market, ensuring compliance with labor laws, and advancing workforce development initiatives. The agency focuses on enforcing labor laws to protect workers' rights, including wage and hour regulations, occupational safety, and health standards. Additionally, it supports workforce development programs, job training, and employment services to enhance job opportunities and skill development for Californians.

California State Legislature

California State Legislature - The California State Assembly is the governing body responsible for making laws and overseeing the state's policies. It is a bicameral institution, comprising the State Assembly, which has 80 members serving two-year terms, and the State Senate, consisting of 40 members with four-year terms. The Legislature convenes to propose, debate, and pass legislation on a wide range of issues, including education, healthcare, transportation, and the state budget. Its primary duties involve crafting and passing laws that shape the governance and well-being of California.

Supreme Court of California

Supreme Court of California - California's Supreme Court is the state's highest court, consisting of one chief justice and six associate justices. The chief justice and the associate justices are appointed or nominated by the Governor. California's Constitution gives the Supreme Court of California jurisdiction in all cases imposing capital punishment within the state. It also has the authority to review decisions by the California Courts of Appeals and by the Public Utilities Commission (Cal. Const., art. VI, § 11). The court chooses cases that address legal matters that are significant and relevant in the state.

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