Bruce J. Highman

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Highman & Highman
 | 870 Market Street, Suite 467
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-982-5563
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
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Bruce J. Highman has been lead counsel on a number of cases that have resulted in published precedent decisions, has participated in numerous trials, and has appeared as a guest lecturer on employment law issues. He is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Mr. Highman received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and his law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1981. After graduating from law school, he was selected, and served, as a law clerk to a justice of the Alaska Supreme Court in Juneau, Alaska. He entered private practice in 1982.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (100%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Bruce Highman

Admitted: 1981, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco 
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Bruce Highman has lectured on employment law topics at the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and Skyline College

Representative Clients:

  • Employment cases involving: 1) Sexual, racial, and sexual orientation harassment 2) Discrimination based on disability, medical leave, sex, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, and retaliation. 3) Violations of wage and hour laws, including but not limited to unpaid wages, overtime, missed meal and rest periods, failure to provide employees with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the employees to do it while seated, and retaliation for complaining about violations of wage and hour laws. 4) Retaliation for complaining about discrimination, for complaining about violation of wage and hour laws, for complaining about fraud, for complaining about safety, and for other whistleblower activities. 5) Qui tarn claims under the False Claims Act. 6) Fraud and breach of contract. 7) Assaultive conduct and intimidation by threat of violence in employment context.

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. with High Honors in Geography, 1977
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  • “Brilliant mind and intellectually creative attorney.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Bruce J. Highman

870 Market Street
Suite 467
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-982-5563


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Last Updated: 2/21/2018

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