Lawless & Lawless - California Workplace Rights Attorneys
Sisters and partners Barbara Lawless and Therese Lawless have more than 50 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.
Lisa Mak joined Lawless & Lawless in 2012. Ms. Mak is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Ms. Mak externed for Administrative Law Judge Anne Beytin Torkington in the Department of Labor, served as a Clinic Counselor at the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, and conducted research at the Center for WorkLife Law with Distinguished Professor of Law Joan C. Williams.
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The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Lawless & Lawless represent employees in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, wrongful or retaliatory discharge cases, sex discrimination and glass ceiling claims, and other employee rights matters. Our California employment discrimination attorneys serve clients throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno, Modesto, the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County, Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Solano County.