Geoff is an accomplished litigator, and the focus of his practice is complex state and federal litigation. Geoff routinely represents employers and individual managers/supervisors alike in collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code, alleged violations of Title VII, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Military and Veterans Code and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the California and United States Constitutions, the Peace Officers Bill of Rights Act, the Firefighters Bill of Rights Act, writs of mandamus and other Superior Court writs, injunctions and other wrongful discharge actions. Geoff has compiled a record of success for the firm's clients through law and motion, trial, settlement, and, when necessary, appeal.
While Geoff represents all types of employers, he has extensive experience representing law enforcement and fire agencies, including successfully prosecuting employee discipline and grievance matters involving these employees. Geoff also handles other administrative matters for firm clients, such as DFEH and EEOC charges, Public Record Act requests, alleged Brown Act violations and internal investigations, and he provides advice and counsel to firm clients on a host of legal issues.In addition to his work on behalf of our clients, Geoff co-authors the firm's monthly newsletters, Briefing Room and Fire Watch.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Geoff worked for a large litigation defense firm where he represented clients in products liability, tort and commercial litigation.
Geoff was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the field of labor and employment law in Law & Politics Magazine (e.g., Los Angeles Magazine) for five straight years, i.e., from 2004-08.
State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association