Karen J. Sloat

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Karen J. Sloat is an AV-Rated (Preeminent) attorney with over 30 years of experience in various types of law, and in three states (California, Colorado, and Hawaii). Ms. Sloat’s current law practice in Indian Wells, California focuses on labor and employment law; transactions and contracts; and litigation in a number of areas and venues. Ms. Sloat represents a variety of clients, including for profit and non-profit businesses and individuals.

Professional Recognitions

AV Preeminent Attorney (Highest Possible Peer-Review Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards) by LEXIS NEXIS Martindale-Hubbell (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Top Lawyer – as recognized by Palm Springs Life magazine – 2012-2016

“Superb 10.0” – highest AVVO.com attorney rating

Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers – 2015 by the Los Angeles Times

Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2009-Present

Areas of Practice (65)

  • Employment Law
  • Transactions / Contracts
  • Nonprofit Corporation Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Non-Profit Represention
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Gambling
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
760-469-4814  Phone
(760) 779-1313  Phone
University Attended:
College of William & Mary, B.A., Theatre Arts, 1980
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1989, Hawaii; 1994, Colorado (Inactive); 1987, California
State Bar of California 1987; State Bar of Colorado 1994; Hawaii State Bar 1989; President, Desert Bar Association 2016-2017; Trustee, Desert Bar Association 2008-Present; Member, Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court 2007-Present; Member, Bench-Bar Coalition of the State Bar of California 2015-2016; Co-Founder, Coachella Valley Women Lawyers; Member, California State Bar/Labor and Employment Section; Member, Desert Communities Employer Advisory Council; Member, Christian Legal Society 2017-Present; Member, Indio, CA Chamber of Commerce; Member, Palm Desert, CA Chamber of Commerce; Member, Rancho Mirage, CA Chamber of Commerce.

Peer Reviews

Indian Wells, California

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