Maria A. Bourn

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman, P.C.
 | 601 Van Ness Ave, #2052
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-766-9048
Fax: 855-545-8608
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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    Passionate about helping people who have suffered wrongdoing, Maria A. Bourn handles employment law and personal injury matters. She is the managing attorney of employment at the Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman, APC, taking cases in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco, California, as well as throughout Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.

    Licensed to practice since 2010, Ms. Bourn is determined to help clients through some of the most troubling situations they may ever face. Suffering a catastrophic accident or experiencing discrimination in the workplace could have emotional and financial impacts that are far-reaching. With an eye for detail, Ms. Bourn builds solid arguments on behalf of clients and has a history of returning compensation for their losses.

    Ms. Bourn has helped people with complex issues to seemingly simple disputes, such as being owed compensation for vacation time. Clients remark on her willingness to listen to them and provide honest feedback throughout the legal process.

    Complementing her work, Ms. Bourn is a member of The Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Mateo County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, The State Bar of California and the Palo Alto Area Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California.

    After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in 2005, Ms. Bourn earned a Juris Doctor in 2009 from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law.

    Outside her office, Ms. Bourn serves on the board of directors for the Golden Gate Regional Center, which helps people with disabilities.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Maria Bourn

    Admitted: 2010, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2017
    • Public Interest Certificate, John F Kennedy University- College of Law
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2018
    • Women in Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2016
    • Top 10%, Dean’s List, John F Kennedy University- College of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • San Mateo County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section, Co-chair
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • Chair of the Public Employees Committee, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2010
    • The State Bar of California, Member
    • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers’ Labor and Employment section, Co-chair
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • Co-chair of the San Francisco Barristers Club, San Francisco Bar Association, 2015
    • Member of Palo Alto Bar Association, 2010
    • All U.S. District Courts in California Awards
    • San Mateo County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • Member, San Mateo Bar Association, 2011
    • California
    • Palo Alto Area Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Golden Gate Regional Center, Board member, 2015
    • AIDS Legal Referral Panel

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Spoke on specific issues relating to arbitration versus litigation, Speaker, San Francisco Bar Association, 2016
    • Spoke on issues relating to privacy rights in employment litigation, Speaker, San Mateo Bar Association, 2016
    •  Scholarly article of obtaining discovery pre-litigation, Organizer and Speaker, Simple Ways to Obtain Discovery, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
    • Spoke on proven techniques in Public Employee cases, Speaker, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2015


    • Won a bench trial on behalf of a three week employee that was terminated after she told her supervisor she needed leave to attend basic training. Plaintiff was awarded $54,000 in damages, and we received $200,000 in attorney fees, 2016
    • Alberto v. Bridgeport Transportation: Jury verdict and attorney fee award of approximately $420,000
    • Escobar v. Jenny Craig: $450,000 arbitration verdict, 2016
    • Hall v. The Permanente Medical Group: Writ Victory maintaining venue in Alameda County. 
    • Moore v. The Regents: Published appellate court decision, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Oregon State University, Major: Biology, Honors: Top 1%, Outstanding Graduate of the Year, Honors: magna cum laude
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    Office Location for Maria A. Bourn

    601 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Phone: 415-766-9048

    Fax: 855-545-8608

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    Last Updated: 4/17/2020

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