Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC

Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC
  • Established in 2010
  • Firm Size 2
  • Resolving High-Stakes Employment Law Disputes
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 (33)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (6)
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About this firm

Resolving High-Stakes Employment Law Disputes For Employers

Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC is a premiere employment litigation defense boutique in Southern California. We are highly-regarded for our focused, aggressive representation of employers. When the stakes are high, we are at the top of the short list of "go-to" firms for employers.

Our firm breaks apart high-stakes employment law disputes and resolves them strategically, cost-consciously and with integrity. Our attorneys are experts in California's complex body of employment law and thought leaders in emerging tactics in employment litigation.

California Pizza Kitchen, the Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurant group, the Taste and Tortilla Republic restaurant group, Jerry's Famous Deli, Inc., Hugo's restaurants, Soho House West Hollywood and Cecconi's restaurant are some of the employers who have entrusted us with their legal challenges.

We practice in the full range of employment law disputes under federal and California law, including wage and hour suits (unpaid wage, overtime, meal and rest break claims, etc.), claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful termination suits, disability accommodation disputes, etc. We defend employers in actions brought by individual employees or former employees and actions brought as representative or class actions.

We represent clients in many industries, and have particular expertise in these sectors:

• Hospitality - restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels, catering, etc.

• Professional Services - law firms, medical practices, accounting firms, engineering firms, etc.

• Technology & Media

• Wholesale and Retail - apparel, consumer products, etc.

Whether you're an employer confronting a lawsuit or arbitration, a federal or state agency investigation, or the need to take high risk personnel actions, we offer you sophisticated, strategic legal representation.

Locations (1)

Areas of Practice (33)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Human Resources Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination Defense

People (2)

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (33 reviews)
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas by a Partner on 10/11/13 in Business Litigation

    Jeff is an extremely intelligent, strategic, effective, and careful lawyer. I have worked with him and admired him for many years. Nothing gets past him. He cares about his clients tremendously. His work is superlative. He gets the best possible... Read more

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    Jeff is an extremely intelligent, strategic, effective, and careful lawyer. I have worked with him and admired him for many years. Nothing gets past him. He cares about his clients tremendously. His work is superlative. He gets the best possible results efficiently and cost-effectively. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas by a Member on 09/20/13 in Employment Law

    An excellent lawyer with a complete command of his field of law. An effective advocate for his clients and a consummate professional with colleagues, whether aligned with his clients or in opposition to them.

    An excellent lawyer with a complete command of his field of law. An effective advocate for his clients and a consummate professional with colleagues, whether aligned with his clients or in opposition to them. Read less

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Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (6 reviews)
  • 100% (6 recommendations)
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.7/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Matthew David Taggart on 05/21/16 in Labor and Employment.

    Mr. Taggart is extremely meticulous, very knowledgeable in his area of expertise, and committed to providing the best solutions for his clients, both financially and procedurally.

    Mr. Taggart is extremely meticulous, very knowledgeable in his area of expertise, and committed to providing the best solutions for his clients, both financially and procedurally. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC on 07/01/15 in Labor and Employment.

    Jeffrey and his team were on top of a complicated legal issue which I faced. He cited case law that backed up my situation, fought for me and was thoroughly detailed in his correspondence with me. I always felt at ease with him and that he was on my... Read more

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    Jeffrey and his team were on top of a complicated legal issue which I faced. He cited case law that backed up my situation, fought for me and was thoroughly detailed in his correspondence with me. I always felt at ease with him and that he was on my team from the first meeting. Jeffery backed and supported me through a most difficult time in my life. Read less

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