Barbara L. Giuffre

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Work Environment Law Group
 | 351 California Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-906-3753
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Barbara L. Giuffre is a co-founder of Work/Environment Law Group. Located in San Francisco, California, she focuses her practice exclusively on employment law, providing representation to prospective, current and past employees throughout the greater Bay Area. Ms. Giuffre has extensive experience in handling cases involving workplace discrimination that is prohibited under various state or federal statutes. These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Ms. Giuffre also has experience in assisting clients who have been the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, and she has been able to obtain favorable results in court or through negotiations. She has filed complaints with both the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Giuffre has helped people who were wrongfully terminated or otherwise retaliated against due to their whistleblowing activities as well, and she has negotiated severance agreements. Her successes have earned her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Giuffre majored in economics at Cornell University, and in 1981, she received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She then went on to attend the University of Virginia School of Law and was a member of the Virginia Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1985. After graduation, she clerked for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California before spending several years with a prestigious New York City law firm. Fluent in Spanish and Italian as well as English, she is admitted to practice in California and New York and before several federal district and appellate courts.

*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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee

Employment Litigation (50%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Barbara Giuffre

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.workenvirolaw.com/Attorney-Profile/Barbara-Giuffr...

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
  • Volunteer of the Year, San Francisco Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Employment Lawyers Association  
  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • California, 1992
  • New York, 1987

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Attorney, San Francisco Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program  
  • Mediator, Early Settlement Program of the San Francisco Bar Association
  • Panel Attorney, AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society's Workers Right Clinic

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Law Review: Virginia Law Review, 1983 - 1985

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, With Distinction, Dean's List, Graduating Senior Award, J.F. Kennedy Public Service Recognition Award, 1981
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Office Location for Barbara L. Giuffre

351 California Street Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-906-3753

 

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Last Updated: 3/27/2018

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