Jill P. Telfer

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Telfer Law
 | 331 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-446-1916
Fax: 916-446-1726
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

As the founding partner of Telfer Law, Jill P. Telfer is dedicated to representing victims of workplace discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. She seeks justice for her clients in their workplace cases in the Sacramento area and across Northern California.

Ms. Telfer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1985. She earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University in 1989. In law school, she earned the American Jurisprudence Award in both intellectual property and trial practice. She became admitted to practice in California in 1989.

After working for several law firms, Ms. Telfer formed Telfer Law, formerly known as the Law Offices of Jill P. Telfer, in 1997. She has been an active member of a number of plaintiff attorney associations, including the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, for which she is a past president, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Ms. Telfer has been widely recognized for her skill and ethics. In 2004, she was awarded Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, becoming the first woman to receive the award. She also won the Morton Friedman Humanitarian Award in 2010 from the CCTLA. In 2010 Ms. Telfer was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California Women's Caucus, and she was a finalist for the CAOC Street Fighter of the Year Award in that same year. In 2013, she was listed as one of the Top Ten Animal Defenders in the nation by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. She additionally holds a rating of Distinguished* from her peers through Martindale-Hubbell.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Employment & Labor (100%): Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Jill Telfer

Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage: http://telferlaw.com/attorney-bio/


  • Advocate of the Year, CCTLA, 2004
  • Super Lawyer, Law and Politics, 2012-2013
  • Barrister, Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court, 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Intellectual Property and Trial Practice
  • Advocate of the Year Nominee, Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014-2015
  • America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders, Animal Legal Defense Fund, 2013
  • Top 75 Employment Lawyer, California Daily Journal Newspaper, 2011
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year by CAOC Women’s Caucus, 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) Street Fighter of the Year, Finalist
  • Mort Friedman Humanitarian Award, Capitol City Trial Lawyers (CCTLA), 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CAOC, Board of Governors, Former Member
  • CCTLA, Past President
  • California Employment Lawyer’s Association (“CELA”), Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • California, 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ripples of Hope, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2005
  • Effective Discovery Tips To Get Through Trial, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2005
  • The Assaults on the Punitive Damage Award, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2004
  • The ABC’s of Disability Discrimination Cases, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, Co-author David M. deRubertis, The Forum Vol. 34, No. 6, p. 27, 2004
  • Nine Steps to Effectively Litigate Against A Corporate Giant, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2003
  • Cost Effective Measures To Enable Justice For All, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2003
  • We Must Protect Those Who Protect Us, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2003
  • While the U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Protections Provided to Disabled Employees, California Law Comes to the Rescue, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, 2003
  • The Litigator, CCTLA, Editor
  • Lecturer, CCTLA
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of The Bar (“CEB”)
  • Lecturer, CAOC
  • Lecturer, CELA

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, Bachelor’s of Arts, Major: Political Science, With Honors, 1985
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Office Location for Jill P. Telfer

331 J Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-446-1916

Fax: 916-446-1726

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Last Updated: 2/7/2019

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