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Barbara A. Lawless

Barbara A. Lawless

San Francisco, California

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Termination Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Sexual Harassment

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Marymount College
    • B.A. - 1968
  • London School of Economics

Published Works

  • "Wrongful Termination From Employment", CTLA Forum, April, 1982
  • "Wrongful Discharge, The Employees Duty of Good Faith", Trial, December, 1982


  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1988 - 1996
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1998
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1982
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1991 - 1996
  • Moderator and Lecturer, CTLA Wrongful Termination Program, 1990 - 2000
  • Moderator and Lecturer, "Effective Jury Trial Techniques for Wrongful Discharge and Discrimination Cases", Labor or Employment Law Section of State Bar

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Law Firm Award, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the AAJ
  • SuperLawyers, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board, 1992 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association, Member, Board, 1990 - 1998
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1993
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1990 - 1998
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
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201 California Street, Suite 350

San Francisco, CA 94111

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