Charles M. Louderback

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Louderback Law Group
 | 345 California Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-615-0200
Fax: 415-233-4775
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Founder of Louderback Law Group, Charles M. Louderback handles all areas of commercial and employment litigation and represents clients throughout the state of California. With over 30 years of trial experience, he has handled cases for employees including breach of contract, wrongful termination, violation of public policy, and discrimination based on national origin, age, race, gender and religion, along with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback graduated cum laude from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts in European history in 1976. In 1979, he obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Since then, he has handled business litigation matters such as contract actions, business torts, unfair competition, fraud, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and unlawful conversion of intellectual property.

Admitted to practice by the State of California and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Mr. Louderback is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Inns of Court, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has presented seminars to Hastings School of Law, Golden Gate University Law School, the University of Santa Clara Law School and Stanford University Law School.

He has been named a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Circle of the American Board of Trial Advocates and as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Louderback is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, 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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Charles Louderback

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers, since 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell /
  • SuperLawyers, Membership since 2002
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Circle, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Inns of Court
  • State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • YMCA, San Francisco
  • St. Vincent’s School for Boys
  • YMCA, Marin County
  • Marin Abused Women’s Services
  • Bay Club of Marin

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • In addition to his trial and litigation work, Mr. Louderback is a writer and teacher for lawyers and law students. His law review article “Standards for Limiting the Tort of Bad Faith Breach of Contract" was cited as authority by the California Supreme Court in both the majority and dissenting opinions in the landmark case of Foley v. Interactive Data and in many subsequent decisions by California Courts of Appeal. In addition, Mr. Louderback is a member of the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), teaching new attorneys how to conduct jury trials and engage in pretrial discovery. He has been a guest lecturer on trial practice and litigation strategy at Stanford University Law School, Hastings School of Law, University of Santa Clara Law School and Golden Gate University Law School.
  • “What Employers Should Know about the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act” Aspatore Special Report, July 2009


  • Mr. Louderback's trials have involved a number of widely publicized and high-stakes cases including Ericksen v. Los Altos Golf & Country Club, where he obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client involving the First Amendment and the Unruh Act, KS&A v. Xebec, a case of fraud and malice wherein Mr. Louderback achieved a multi-million dollar award on behalf of his clients, and the case of Hopkins v. Dow Corning which gained national publicity and recognition in the area of products liability after Mr. Louderback received a $7.3 million award on behalf of his client after a 7 week trial. Most recently, after a month long, high stakes jury trial, Mr. Louderback obtained a victorious defense verdict for his client facing claims of age discrimination and harassment and damages totaling $1,250,000 in Boswell v. Warehouse Demo Services, Inc., et al.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Louderback's trial record and relentless and successful pursuit of his clients' interests achieving victories before trial have produced the highest professional recognition and awards. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious group of trial attorneys allowing membership by invitation only based upon the trial experience of its members. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, resulting from the multi-million dollar trial verdicts obtained on behalf of his clients. Mr. Louderback has been a peer-selected member of SuperLawyers, recognizing the top lawyers in northern California, every year since its inception in 2002. He has for many years achieved an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest attorney rating possible, and is listed on the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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Office Location for Charles M. Louderback

345 California Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-615-0200

Fax: 415-233-4775

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Last Updated: 4/2/2019

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