Alan Adelman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Offices of Alan Adelman
 | 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-906-3331
Fax: 415-358-4060
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Offices of Alan Adelman, Mr. Adelman is committed to representing clients in  San Francisco, Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. His practice focuses on representing employees in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, unpaid wages, whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, defamation, disability accommodations, defamation and negotiating severance packages.    

For over twenty years, Mr. Adelman has focused his entire law practice towards helping employees understand and enforce their employment rights. Whether it involves an employee being discriminated against, terminated, or owed unpaid wages, Mr. Adelman works tenaciously to advocate on their behalf.  Mr. Adelman's successes include securing six-figure recoveries for well over a hundred employees, and a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a disabled client who was wrongfully terminated. For his achievements, Mr. Adelman has earned an Avvo "Superb" rating.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Adelman is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Adelman is a member of The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers Organization.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Adelman provides pro bono employee rights services for the San Francisco Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (80%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Alan Adelman

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage:


  • AVVO - Superb rating of 10.0
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 - Present
  • Public Interest Law Service Award , Public Interest Law Foundation, Golden Gate University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers Organization, Member, 2015
  • Member of the State Bar of California, 1994
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, 2012–present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 1997–2003
  • Employment Law Center - Workers Rights Clinic, Supervising Attorney, 2006–present
  • State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2009–present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Supervising Attorney - Legal Aid Society of San Francisco Workers' Rights Clinic, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Employment Discrimination, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, 2006 - Present
  • Case Notes, Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, September, 2005, Author

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, B.A., Major: Psychology, 1987
  • University of New Hampshire, Exchange Program, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Represents Exclusively Employees
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Office Location for Alan Adelman

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3340
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-906-3331

Fax: 415-358-4060

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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