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.
Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:
5.0/5.0 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... Read more
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.
5.0/5.0 on 07/31/13
Jeffrey Thomas is an amazing attorney he is reliable, he legitimately cares about resolving problematic situations with minimal risk and cost and is... Read more
Jeffrey Thomas is an amazing attorney he is reliable, he legitimately cares about resolving problematic situations with minimal risk and cost and is an expert in navigating through complex legal issues, all the while making the process simple and understandable for clients. Jeff and his firm handled a business matter on my behalf and I was very happy with the end result. Jeff and his firm also regularly advise me on employment law issues. Jeff is truly an asset to have.
5.0/5.0 on 07/01/15
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 h... Read more
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.
5.0/5.0 on 06/30/15
Highly recommend Thomas Employment Law Advocates to handle your Labor related concerns. The team really helped me sleep better at night as they kept me informed on progr... Read more
4.8/5.0 on 07/04/15