Attorney Profiles

Lawless & Lawless - California Workplace Rights Attorneys

Sisters and partners Barbara Lawless and Therese Lawless have more than 75 years of California employment law experience between them. They are established leaders in the Bay Area employment law bar. They are also highly accomplished trial attorneys. Contact Lawless & Lawless for additional information regarding your employment law matter.

Barbara Lawless has practiced employment law in California for 35 years. She is a 1972 graduate of the University of California's Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley, and has written and lectured extensively on wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and other employee rights issues for 25 years. A past President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, she has also served on the Executive Boards of the California Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Therese Lawless has practiced with her sister Barbara since 1988. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and is a 1986 graduate of George Washington University School of Law, where she was a law review editor. She later clerked with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Named San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2000 by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, she later served as that organization's President.

Emily McGrath is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While in law school, Ms. McGrath served as an Executive Editor for the International and Comparative Law Review, a Constitutional Law teaching assistant, and a research assistant for one of her professors. Ms. McGrath also extern with Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero.

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