Karl Gerber

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Karl Gerber has fought, in Superior and Federal Court, more than 1,700 cases filed on behalf of employees who had problems at work including discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, denial of disability leave, denial of pregnancy leave, denial of Family Medical Leave Act rights, unpaid commissions, and every type of employment law case you can imagine. Mr Gerber’s clients include employees from all types of industries, at all levels, ranging from workers earning less than minimum wage to employees earning more than $1,000,000.00 a year.

Karl Gerber has been voted as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011, 2012 which is a designation based upon other lawyers voting and then verification by Super Lawyer. Less than 5% of the attorneys nationwide achieve this status of receiving enough votes from other lawyers and judges to be designated a Super Lawyer.


KARL GERBER, born Westwood, California, October 25, 1969; admitted to California bar, 1993, California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 1995, U.S. District Court Southern District, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1996; State Bar of Texas 2010, District of Columbia Bar 2010, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers 2010.


EDUCATION:

California State University, Northridge (B.A. 1990); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1993).

EMPLOYMENT:

Principal, Employment Lawyer’s Group (2008-Present) 3-4 Staff Attorneys in California, 3-9 Of-Counsel Attorneys in California & Elsewhere, Nationwide, Pro Hac Basis & Plaintiff Employment Law Expert Witness Services With 8-85 Law Firms (2008-2011), Co-Counsel Office Massachusetts (2010-Present); Founder & Managing Partner, Danz & Gerber (1994-2008), Statewide Leader in Employee Lawsuits, Multiple Office Operation, 6-12+ Attorneys Throughout California, Appellate, Law & Motion, Trial Work, Brief Editor; Law Offices of Karl Gerber (1993-1994). During Career, Handled Over 1,700 Separate Superior Court, Federal District Court, and Arbitration in California & Multiple Appeals.

FICTION WRITING:

Novels: Novels: Modem Stud (2014); Does This Make My Butt Look Big? (2007); Angelenos Ain’t Lizards aka Legend of the Lizard People (2006); Short Stories: Hallway (1989); Eggie (1990); Odd Client (1994); Dullard (1995); Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000).

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS:

“Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997; “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997; “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999; “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wetset Gazette, Fall 2000; “Federal and State Discrimination Law are Diverging,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 7, 2003; “The Late 2003 Amendment to Labor Code Sections 1102.5 and 1106 are Salutary,” Matthew Bender California Labor and Employment Bulletin, August 2004; "Labor Code Sections 2699 & 2699.3 Traps for the Weary & Burden to All," San Fernando Valley Bar Notes, February 2005; Internet Content Writer of More Than 400 Web Published Articles on Labor Law Including “California Employees Are Paid to For Sleeping” (2011), a NOLO Publication

MEMBER:

State Bar of California (Member, Labor Section); California Employment Lawyer’s Association; Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

AWARD & RANKINGS:

2010, 2011, 2012 Superlawyer (only 5% of the bar is so voted); Dean’s List During College 5 out of 8 Semesters; Unfair Competition Book Award 1992.

RECENT MEDIA INTERVIEWS ON EMPLOYMENT LAW:

Channel 17 Bakersfield, Channel 29 Bakersfield, Daily Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Recorder, Sacramento Bee, Shrm, and the Wall Street Journal

PRACTICE AREAS:


CLASS COUNSEL & PAGA WORK:

Approved class counsel on three complex class actions in 2017, three non-class PAGA approved settlements in 2017, 1 PAGA settlement in 2018

PUBLISHED CASES:

Pinedo v. Premium Tobacco, 85 Cal.App.4th 774, 102 Cal.Rptr.2d 435 (2000); Boonyarit v. Payless Shoesource, Inc., 145 Cal.App.4th 1188 (2006); 1Young v. Exon, 167 Cal.App.4th 1467 (2008); Sparks v. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, 207 Cal.App.4th 1511 (2012); Alamo v. Practice Management, 219 Cal.App.4th 466 (2013); Vasquez v. v. Franklin Management, 212 Cal.App.4th 819 (2013). SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: 36th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (MCLE Provider), November 16, 1997; Leftjaw, Labor Code Section 2699 (MCLE Provider), Fall of 2005; Lorman Group, Prevailing Wage Law in California, September 10, 2014 in Bakersfield (MCLE Faculty).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

36th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (MCLE Provider), November 16, 1997; Leftjaw, Labor Code Section 2699 (MCLE Provider), Fall of 2005; Lorman Group, Prevailing Wage Law in California, September 10, 2014 in Bakersfield (MCLE Faculty).

TRIAL EXPERIENCE:

45/46 wins for all binding arbitration and jury trials first-chaired

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