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Linda K. Adler

Partner
Linda K. Adler
Linda K. Adler, Partner

Linda Adler, Partner in LCW's San Francisco Office, represents clients in all matters pertaining to education, labor, and employment law. Well versed in the litigation process, Linda has successfully represented colleges and universities throughout California in disputes regarding employment and student matters. Prior to joining LCW, Linda represented colleges and universities before administrative agencies and in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials. In addition, Linda has served as general counsel for colleges without in-house legal departments.

Richard Bolanos

Partner
Richard Bolanos
Richard Bolanos, Partner

Richard (Rick) Bolanos has an exclusive practice representing California cities, counties, community college districts and special districts in labor relations services, representation in disciplinary proceedings, arbitration, mediation, fact-finding hearings, and administrative law proceedings. Rick provides oversight of complex personnel investigations and specialized advice and counsel concerning workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation matters. In addition, Rick is one of the firm's specialists in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) consultation and litigation.

Grace Chan

Associate
Grace Chan
Grace Chan, Associate

Grace represents educational institutions in all aspects of education and employment law. Grace works extensively in handling various employment and student issues, such as drafting employment agreements, employee handbooks, enrollment agreements and student handbooks, defending claims of alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disability accommodation issues, and advising on employee discipline, wage and hour issues, leaves, student discipline and expulsion, tuition disputes, and contract claims. 

Lisa S. Charbonneau

Associate
Lisa S. Charbonneau
Lisa S. Charbonneau, Associate

Lisa represents cities, counties, and special districts throughout the state in litigation, advice and counsel, and all other matters pertaining to labor and employment law, including investigations, public employee discipline, wage and hour compliance, the Public Safety Officers’ and Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights Acts, and labor relations.  She also works with the firm’s school clients on wage and hour and other education law matters. 

Abigail W. Clark

Associate
Abigail W. Clark
Abigail W. Clark, Associate

An associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's San Francisco Office, Abigail (Abby) Clark provides representation and counsel to public agencies, including cities, counties, school districts, fire districts, and special districts, as well as private educational institutions, in labor, employment, education and business and facilities matters.

Heather R. Coffman

Associate
Heather R. Coffman
Heather R. Coffman, Associate

Heather advises, negotiates, and litigates on behalf of a diverse portfolio of public sector clients. Her clients include counties, cities, public safety agencies, and public education instituations. Heather regularly advises and represents these clients in matters ranging from investigations, disciplinary matters, administrative proceedings, unfair practice charges, and litigation involving state and federal discrimination and harassment claims. In addition, Heather represents public agencies at the bargaining table. Heather also frequently trains clients on new legal developments and strategies to prevent litigation, enhance employee performance, and strengthen labor relations.

Kelsey Cropper

Associate
Kelsey Cropper
Kelsey Cropper, Associate

Kelsey Cropper is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Francisco Office where she provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to employment and education law.  Kelsey provides litigation support including researching, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery and preparing witnesses.  She has assisted clients in litigation of alleged disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower retaliation.  Kelsey also assists clients with employee grievances including appeal hearings and arbitrations.  

Morin I. Jacob

Partner
Morin I. Jacob
Morin I. Jacob, Partner

Morin Jacob is the Managing Partner of the firm's San Francisco office, and is a seasoned litigator who handles all facets of defense-side employment litigation, from pre-litigation through jury trial and appeal. Morin represents Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients on all labor and employment law, primarily working with Public Safety Departments, and also representing Cities, Counties, and Special Districts.

Juliana Kresse

Associate
Juliana Kresse
Juliana Kresse, Associate

Juliana Kresse 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.

Erin Kunze

Associate
Erin Kunze
Erin Kunze, Associate

Erin provides representation and legal counsel to Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients on a variety of labor and employment law matters in both the public and private nonprofit sector.  Erin regularly audits collective bargaining agreements and personnel rules to advise clients on current legal standards and best practices.  She additionally represents clients in labor negotiations and in labor disputes, providing legal counsel through mediation, arbitration and before administrative agencies.  

Awards & Involvement
Oct 2, 2018 Press Release
Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Los Angeles, CA – On May 28, 2018, Law360 published their annual

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

Fresno, CA (February,  2018) – We are excited to announce that LCW’s litigation victory on behalf of the City of Stockton has been named a “Top Verdict” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.  The matter was recognized as one of the most impactful defense verdicts

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Governor Brown Appoints LCW Attorney Erich Shiners to PERB Board

Governor Brown on Tuesday announced the appointment of Erich Shiners to the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Erich Shiners is an attorney in the Sacramento office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore where he serves the firm’s public agency clients including cities, counties and

Oct 1, 2017 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson

Los Angeles, CA - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson have been named Partners effective October 1, 2017.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

July 23, 2017 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has been named a best law firm for female attorneys again in the Law360 third annual Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys list published today. The list surveyed law firms across

May 4, 2017 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “Case of the Month”

LCW litigation victory on behalf of City of Stockton has been named the “Trials Digest’s Case of the Month.”

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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