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Shelline Bennett

Partner
Shelline Bennett
Shelline Bennett, Partner

Shelline Bennett 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, and community colleges, as well as nonprofit organizations. She has an extensive litigation background in both federal and state courts.

Sue Cercone

Associate
Sue Cercone
Sue Cercone, Associate

An attorney in LCW's Fresno Office, Sue has over 20 years of litigation experience assisting educational institutions and public sector agencies in a variety of education and employment law matters. She has served as legal counsel to elementary, secondary and community college institutions for both the public and private sectors and has handled the defense of employers in actions brought by employees, former employees, applicants, and students. Sue has over 15 years of first-chair experience and has prevailed on behalf of clients in over 75% of the cases she has tried.

Kimberly A. Horiuchi

Associate
Kimberly A. Horiuchi
Kimberly A. Horiuchi, Associate

Kimberly Horiuchi works primarily in the Firm's Litigation and Public Safety practice groups where she represents public and private employers in employment litigation matters. Kimberly has considerable experience defending public entities against discrimination, retaliation, and section 1983 claims and has prepared for and tried cases in both state and federal court. Kimberly also has extensive experience in preparing for and conducting employee disciplinary appeals for both sworn and non-sworn employees. Kimberly has also litigated matters before the California Labor Commission.

Che I. Johnson

Associate
Che I. Johnson
Che I. Johnson, Associate

Che Johnson 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. Che has represented a wide array of public entities including, cities, counties, community college districts, and special districts across California. He has specific expertise in representing clients in labor negotiations and litigation, including civil litigation trials and administrative hearings before State agencies such as the Public Employment Relations Board and the State Personnel Board.

Jesse Maddox

Partner
Jesse Maddox
Jesse Maddox, Partner

Jesse Maddox is a partner in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's Fresno and Sacramento offices, and serves on the Executive Committees of the Firm's Litigation and Public Safety Practice Groups. Jesse is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, including litigation, counseling on employment matters, training and presentations, employee discipline, administrative hearings, and investigations.

Eileen O'Hare-Anderson

Partner
Eileen O'Hare-Anderson
Eileen O'Hare-Anderson, Partner

With over 20 years of experience in labor, employment, and education law, Eileen O'Hare-Anderson has an extensive background in the successful resolution of many employment, education-related, and business and facilities, issues. Her primary area of expertise is representing and advising community college districts in a general counsel role, in all phases of education-related matters, including general business issues.

Kim A. Overdyck

Associate
Kim A. Overdyck
Kim A. Overdyck, Associate

Kim Overdyck, an Associate in the Fresno office, advises LCW clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment, and education law. Kim brings her law enforcement and education background to the benefit of the firms education and public safety clients and handles both employee and student matters. Her experience encompasses such issues as grievances, terminiations, employee suspensions, and fitness for duty/accommodations. She has handled multiple restraining orders on behalf of colleges stemming from workplace violence and civil harassment and has conducted a number of Title IX investigations.   

Michael Youril

Associate
Michael Youril
Michael Youril, Associate

Michael provides representation and legal counsel to Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients in matters pertaining to employment and labor law.

Awards & Involvement
Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

Six LCW Attorneys Selected to the list of 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers

Six LCW Attorneys got selected to the list of  2017 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Judith Islas and Oliver Yee

We are pleased to announce that Judith Islas and Oliver Yee have been named Partners effective October 1, 2016.

Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

Four LCW Partners Have Been Named "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers" by the Daily Journal.

Four LCW Partners have been named California's "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers," by the Daily Journal

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

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

Seven LCW attorneys were selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

James E. Oldendorph Jr. Selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that James E. Oldendorph Jr. has been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers

May 16, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 15 Law Firm for Minority Attorneys

Law360 published its second annual The Top 100 Firms For Minority Attorneys list that surveyed law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce that LCW was listed in the #15 spot in this ranking. 

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 5 Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Law360 published its second annual 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys and The Best Law Firms For Female Partners. We are proud to announce that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the #4 spot in both of these categories.

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