Seven LCW Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Category: Press Release
Date: Jul 8, 2016 11:25 AM

July 8, 2016 - Two Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Partners have been selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers. Fresno Partner Shelline Bennett and San Francisco Partner Richard Bolanos have been recognized in the category of Employment & Labor Law. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Also, five LCW attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Northern California Rising Stars. Gage DungyJoy ChenLisa S. CharbonneauChe Johnson, and Juliana Kresse have been recognized for their Employment & Labor law work. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers

Shelline Bennett, the Managing Partner of the Firm's Fresno office, has been selected to this list for her work in employment & labor law for the eleventh time. Shelline has represented management in labor and employment law matters for over 20 years.  She has worked with both private and public employers, including cities, counties, special districts, housing authorities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations.

This is the seventh time that Richard Bolanos has been selected to Northern California Super Lawyers. Rick has an exclusive practice representing California cities, counties and special districts in labor relations, negotiations, representation in disciplinary proceedings, arbitration of grievances, investigations, mediations, fact-finding hearings and specialized representation in an investigation of employee discipline, harassment, and discrimination matters. 

Rising Stars

Gage Dungy, Partner in the Sacramento office of LCW, has been selected to this list for the seventh consecutive year. Gage provides management-side representation and legal counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law throughout the State of California.  This includes both private sector and public sector employers, including cities, counties, and special districts, hospitals, businesses, and packing houses, among others.

This is the first time that Joy Chen has been selected to Northern California Rising Stars. As an attorney in the Firm's San Francisco office, Joy provides advice and counsel to clients on issues pertaining to labor, employment law, and litigation. She defends employers against claims of wrongful termination and discrimination and advises on issues such as hiring, firing, discipline, and disability/medical leave.

Lisa S. Charbonneau, Attorney in the Firm's San Francisco office, has been selected to this list for the fifth consecutive time. Lisa represents and advises Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law. She represents clients in employment litigation throughout the state and advises clients on issues ranging from state and federal wage and hour law compliance to the interactive process to the mandates of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Che Johnson, Attorney in the Fresno office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, has been selected to this list. Che counsels and represents clients in all aspects of labor relations and employment law including complex negotiations and collective bargaining issues, wage and hour disputes, employee discipline, claims of discrimination and harassment. He has represented a wide array of public entities across California.

Juliana Kresse, Attorney in the Firm's San Francisco office, has been selected to this list for the fourth consecutive year. Juliana provides representation to the firm's clients in employment and education law. She has represented clients in California State and Federal courts and is well versed in all aspects of the litigation process including taking depositions, drafting motions, and preparing witnesses for trial.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates them for being honored in their work!

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