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 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 moreRead 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. Read lessRead less
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.
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.
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
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 lessRead less