Employment Litigation

Panic is Not a Strategy

When an employee files a claim against your company or compromises your trust, Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz, Hogan & Martin takes over the burden of seeking justice.  We efficiently gather evidence to develop a sound strategy, then seek resolution as efficiently as possible.  While we may pursue a negotiated settlement, we are equally skilled at pursuing trial if necessary.

As a result of our decades of experience trying cases in Southern California and our knowledge of California procedure, out-of-state attorneys call us to serve as local counsel on employment law matters.  In these situations, we communicate clearly with lead counsel to ensure they remain informed throughout the process.

Our broad-ranging experience resolving employment matters include:

Successfully represented an insurance brokerage in prosecuting claims of breach of fiduciary duty relating to employee embezzlement and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Employee had stolen  confidential client information.  After two-month jury trial, jury rendered $1.1 million verdict in favor of client.  Obtained judgment against the employee as well as her new employer for misappropriation of trade secrets.