Kelly Tuffo

Kelly Tuffo Associate

Kelly Tuffo advises cities, counties and other public sector employers on all aspects of employment relations, conducts workplace investigations, and represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and mediation and arbitration of grievances.

She also acts as chief negotiator for clients in labor negotiations with their employee organizations representing numerous types of employees, including mid-managers, probation officers, police, dispatchers, attorneys, nurses, teachers, In-Home Support Service (IHSS) workers, as well as miscellaneous employees.

Kelly conducts management training programs on a variety of employment law issues, including discipline, performance evaluation, leaves of absence, and harassment and discrimination prevention.

Prior to joining our San Francisco office, Kelly was a labor relations representative for a private sector company. In that role, she coordinated contract negotiations, represented the company in arbitrations, negotiated and handled grievances and conducted investigations. She also has experience in community mediation for a public sector entity.

While in law school, Kelly interned at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, Labor Division, and was a judicial extern for a Federal District Court Judge.

Kelly also spent four years in Africa where she spent two years as an academic director for a study abroad program and two years as an International Training Consultant for a United Nations Agency.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • MA, University of British Columbia

NEGOTIATIONS

City of Redwood City - IAFF.

City of Los Banos - Police, Fire and Dispatchers Units.

City of Cotati - Police Officers Association and Police Management Units.

City of Millbrae - Fire, Police, Teamsters and Sanitation Workers Units.

City of Daly City - Teamsters (3 tables), Secretaries Association, ECDPSA, Operating Engineers Local 39 and Plant Maintenance Association.

Sonoma Library District - SEIU.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • MA, University of British Columbia

"Top Women Attorneys in Northern California," San Francisco Magazine, 2013

Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of Employment & Labor Law, 2013-2015

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • MA, University of British Columbia

May 4, 2016

Understanding the Backstory Behind A Proposal

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Oct 7, 2015

Using Brainstorming to Reach Agreement

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • MA, University of British Columbia

8 February 2018
Consortium Trainings

Maximizing Supervisory Skills for the First Line Supervisor

San Mateo County ERC Menlo Park
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14 November 2017
Customized Trainings

Retaliation in the Workplace

ERMA Lathrop
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23 October 2017
Customized Trainings

Embracing Diversity

Bay Area Air Quality Management District San Francisco
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25 September 2017
Customized Trainings

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation and Ethics in Public Service

Bay Area Air Quality Management District San Francisco
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20 September 2017
Customized Trainings

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

City of Sunnyvale Sunnyvale
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29 August 2017

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • MA, University of British Columbia

Contact Us

General Inquiries

info@lcwlegal.com

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Media Inquiries

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

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