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    Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

    We are a full-service Labor, Employment and Education law firm.

    Statewide Experts | Customized Solutions

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  • We've Got You Covered

    LCW offers a variety of preventative resources that can help you stay on top of the ever-changing laws.

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  • Preventative Trainings

    LCW attorneys conduct over 800 presentations throughout a year.
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  • Labor Relations Certificate Program

    Education combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of core areas.

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  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act

    LCW attorneys well-versed in the nuances of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on California employers.

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  • Audit Services

    Audit Services

    LCW has extensive experience assisting employers to audit their policies and practices to ensure compliance with the law and best practices.

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  • Business, Construction, and Facilities

    Business, Construction, and Facilities

    LCW represents and advises private education clients on a broad spectrum of issues relating to business, construction, and facilities.

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  • Employment Law

    Employment Law

    We work closely with employers to provide advice in areas such as hiring, wage and hour, discipline, and performance.

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  • Investigations


    LCW attorneys provide all types of investigation-related services and have overseen hundreds of investigations since the Firm's inception.

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  • Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

    Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

    LCW negotiators successfully negotiated thousands of labor agreements on behalf of our clients.

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  • Litigation Services

    Litigation Services

    LCW defends clients in federal and state court litigation and has earned a reputation as a results-oriented, successful and efficient litigation firm.

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  • Private Education

    Private Education

    LCW specializes in working with the full range of California nonprofit educational institutions.

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  • Public Education

    Public Education

    LCW provides general counsel, labor and litigation advice and assistance to a variety of educational institutions.

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  • Public Safety

    Public Safety

    LCW has had the privilege of representing public safety agencies for many years, proudly earning their trust and respect.

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  • Retirement, Health & Disability

    Retirement, Health & Disability

    LCW provides representation, advice, and counsel to employers on a wide spectrum of matters relating to retirement, health, and disability.

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  • Wage & Hour

    Wage & Hour

    Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is proud of its role as a leading wage and hour/Fair Labor Standards Act firm.  

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News & Knowledge

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Nov 22, 2017 Tips from the Table

Use of Supposals, Packaged Supposals & Proposals

LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

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Governor Brown Appoints LCW Attorney  Erich Shiners to PERB Board
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Governor Brown Appoints LCW Attorney Erich Shiners to PERB Board

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Feb 15, 2018 Tips from the Table

Grievances & Statute of Limitations Provisions For Contract Violations

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Jan 4, 2018 Special Bulletins

ACA Reporting Relief – Written Statement to Covered Individuals Now Due March 2, 2018; Good Faith Penalty Relief Extended

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Dec 21, 2017 Published Articles

Richard Whitmore Celebrates 50 Years Practicing Law

In 1967, Lyndon B. Johnson was the President, a gallon of gas cost 33 cents, and the world’s first heart transplant was successfully completed. 1967 also marked the year that Richard (Dick) Whitmore passed the California State Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law on December 21. 

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Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

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Mar 20, 2018 Blog Posts

Agency Policy Bars Lawsuit: Employee Must First Exhaust Internal Agency Process

In 2009, Santa Barbara County, like many public agencies in California, faced a budget shortfall for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. In response, the County determined the need to lay off 35 employees, including employee Shawn Terris.   Terris endeavored to exercise bu

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Who Are We?

Six attorneys, who had extensive experience in, and a passion for, representing public sector management in the areas of employment law and labor relations, got together and started our firm in 1980. 

Over the years we grew that practice to become California's preeminent public management employment law firm with over 80 attorneys in five offices.  Some years ago we added an education law specialty to our practice to meet the needs of our school and college clients. 

We invite you to explore our website, where you will learn more about who we are, what we do and how we do it.  We welcome your comments and suggestions and thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.

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Please contact Cynthia Weldon, Director of Marketing & Training, 310.981.2000.