Harvey Berger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Diego, CA

Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
 | 401 B Street, Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-880-3818
Fax: 619-236-9677
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Harvey C. Berger is a partner atHTTP://bwrllp.com Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP, a San Diego law firm focusing on employment law and civil litigation. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Harvey has represented individuals, small businesses and billion-dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation, but with a particular emphasis on employment law. As part of this practice, Harvey represents both employees and employers in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and labor commissioner hearings. Harvey also provides employment law and compliance advice to employers, and he is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association.

    Harvey holds a B.A. in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a M.S.M. degree in management from M.I.T. Sloan School, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is frequently speaks on wage and hour issues and other employment topics at legal seminars and at SHRM conferences, and teaches through the Center for International Legal Studies in Europe. He is on the Board of Directors of the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

    Harvey has repeatedly been peer voted as one of the area's ten best employment law attorneys (San Diego Daily Transcript), one of the area's 10 best attorneys (San Diego Daily Transcript 2015) is one of very few attorneys who have been named a San Diego Superlawyer for twelve (12) consecutive years (2007-2019), and has received numerous other professional honors.  Recently he was voted into the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Attorneys.

    Harvey holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell,

    *AV Preeminent is a certification mark used in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures. Martindale-Hubbell provides a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Personal Injury - Defense, Class Actions, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Harvey Berger

    Admitted: 1982, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.bwrllp.com


    • College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRIS) 2009 - 2011, Chairperson 2012, 2013
    • San Diego County Bar Association
    • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
    • Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Section, San Diego County Bar Assn., 2012, 2013
    • American Bar Association
    • Society for Human Resource Management
    • American Association for Justice
    • State Bar of California
    • California Employment Lawyers Association, member Wage and Hour Committee
    • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Lawyers Club of San Diego

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Secretary, Chair of the HR Committee, Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Foodbank, 2014
    • Harvey taught Arbitration and Litigation in Latvia as a volunteer in 2010, and the same subjects in Hungary in 2011 and Poland in 2013. He also taught Mediation at an international syposium in Salzburg, Austria in 2015.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Chapter Editor for a leading book on USERRA., Chapter Editor, The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2009


    • Over $50 million recovered for clients.

    Educational Background:

    • MIT Sloan School of Management,  M.S. in Management, 1976
    • State University of New York, Stony Brook - B.A. in Economics, 1974
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    Office Location for Harvey Berger

    401 B Street
    Suite 2000
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-880-3818

    Fax: 619-236-9677

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    Last Updated: 1/21/2020

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