Employers with operations in California—especially those based outside the state as well as emerging and startup companies—face unique challenges. California law often sets the national trend with employment law developments predating changes across the country.

With more than 130 attorneys in five office locations (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County and Sacramento), Jackson Lewis has one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the Golden State. We practice before all California federal and state courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court, as well as all California state and federal agencies involved in enforcing employment and labor law.

Awards and Accolades

Chambers USA 2015. Our clients say the California team “is responsive, knowledgeable about the law and other employment lawyers, judges and mediators, and thoughtful strategically.”

“Outstanding responsiveness, attention and follow up.”

“They are exceptional and price-competitive, and also work nationwide. Exceptional client resource materials.”

BTI Consulting Group. Recognized as a firm that “corporate counsel would most like to have by their side in head-to-head competition.”

U.S. News and World Report — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. First Tier Labor and Employment Litigation/ Employment Law/Labor Law.

Super Lawyers. More than 320 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in regional or state editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2015.

The Best Lawyers in America. 137 Jackson Lewis attorneys were recognized in  in 2016.

The Legal 500. The firm is listed in The Legal 500.

California Lawyer. Jackson Lewis is selected to California Lawyer‘s 2015 California 50 List, comprised of the Golden State’s largest law firms.

Our lawyers are also asked to speak to professional associations in the legal, human resources and general business space including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and its local California affiliates, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and its California chapters, the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and many more.