About LCW

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore serves as trusted advisors to public agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits across California.  Our legal experts provide client focused services as trusted advisors in litigation, labor relations, negotiations, employment, education, business, and construction. LCW delivers vital web-based and live training to clients , proactively helping them avoid problems.  Leveraging decades of expertise, we conduct impartial workplace investigations for California’s businesses.

Our Firm

In 1980, six experienced attorneys, dedicated to employment law and labor relations, founded Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. In the years since, LCW has grown to become California’s leading management-side labor, education, and employment law firm.

Specializing in one of the most dynamically evolving areas of law, we understand that localization is key. That is why we built our practice with a commitment to serving the unique needs and requirements of California’s public sector. In five offices across the State, LCW’s growing team of attorneys concentrate on every aspect of labor, education, and employment law, and are consistently at the forefront of this ever-expanding field.

At Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, our services reach beyond the realm of representation. We are pioneers in the preventative education space; providing extensive training and support to help our clients institutionalize best practices and comply with the law in more practical and meaningful ways.

More than
Just Lawyers
At LCW, our mission extends beyond the provision of outstanding legal service. Our firm is a reflection of the diverse communities that we serve, and we strive to operate with the same values and ideals as our clients. We regularly give our time and talents, as legal professionals as well as citizens, to improve our communities and contribute to the common good. Over the years, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has been recognized numerous times for our community involvement, legal achievements and our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are proud to consistently place in the top five of Law360’s annual Best Law Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys list.
Leaders in
Client Education
At Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, we believe that effective representation does not begin and end in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. We pride ourselves on supplying our clients with the foremost tools and training to mitigate the risk of adversary proceedings from the start. Through the creation of Employment Relations Consortiums, LCW has revolutionized the training and development field; providing ongoing support to more than 800 of California’s public agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations through workshops, events, monthly newsletters, and our online catalog of extensive training materials.
Like the diversity of our State, at LCW we appreciate that every client and every case is unique. Our proactive approach to representation, and our extensive understanding of California labor, employment, and education law, guarantee peace of mind for our clients when navigating some of the toughest legal scenarios. This passion and commitment to our craft has earned Liebert Cassidy Whitmore the honor of working with more than 85 percent of California’s municipalities, counties, and community college districts, along with hundreds of special districts, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
Creative &
Aggressive Advocates
Just as Liebert Cassidy Whitmore led the way in education and prevention, we are proud of our record as a renowned litigation firm. Thanks to our unparalleled expertise within our field, LCW’s team of talented attorneys have a long track record of successful advocacy in every type of legal proceeding our clients may encounter. From court and jury trials, to litigation before a wide array of regulatory and administrative boards; when legal trouble does arise, LCW is the firm you want on your side.

What Sets Us Apart

California’s public agencies, nonprofits, and educational institutions’ needs are as unique and varied as our State. We understand these specialized needs and have dedicated our entire practice to serving these organizations to the highest standard. Representing mission-driven organizations is not just a part of our practice – it is our practice.

We're Proud to Partner with Associations Across California, Including:

California Police Chiefs Association
Community College League of California
California City Management Foundation
California Special Districts Association
California Independent Schools Business Officers Association
Institute for Local Government
League of California Cities
National Association of Independent Schools
National Business Officers Association

Firm History

LCW launches its 36th Consortium – dedicated to California Nonprofit Organizations.
LCW celebrates four decades of providing legal and training services to public agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations across California.
The 35th Consortium launches, bringing the LCW renowned training program to more than 800 public agencies and nonprofit organizations across California.
LCW increases its management team by two - adding its first Labor Relations Director and first Litigation Manager.
First client webinar debuts. In the following ten years, LCW provides an additional 1,200+ webinars.
Liebert Cassidy and Whitmore, Johnson & Bolanos join to become Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.
Liebert Cassidy and Whitmore, Johnson & Bolanos start “dating” by holding an employment law conference that will continue to grow and educate public sector managers for years to come.
Whitmore, Johnson & Bolanos forms.
The firm establishes itself as a leading wage and hour firm as Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority determines that the FLSA applies to public agencies.
Liebert Cassidy & Frierson forms.
Unwavering Commitment to Diversity
LCW is proud to have one of the most diverse attorney rosters in the state of California. Our commitment to diversity is reflected across our organization, from hiring to partner promotion and everywhere in between. We believe that to effectively represent organizations as diverse as our clients, that diversity must be reflected in our firm as well.