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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
James Van is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's Fresno Office where he provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to employment law and litigation. James has experience drafting pleadings, discovery requests, and pre-trial motions.