Harvey C. 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 - 2019
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 at Pope, 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 ten (10) consecutive years (2007-2016), 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (70%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Defense

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Harvey Berger

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: www.popeberger.com/?page_id=51

Honors/Awards:

  • College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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
Find Me Online
Website - www.bwrllp.com
Office Location for Harvey C. Berger

401 B Street
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-880-3818

Fax: 619-236-9677

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Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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