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Eric H. De Wames

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Irvine, CA

Sullivan Law & Associates
19800 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-565-2793
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed in California Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

In the state of California, Eric H. De Wames represents clients in employment law matters. Managing partner of Michael Sullivan & Associates, LLP, he manages the following legal issues with a focus on the retail and restaurant industries: wage and hour, claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, class actions, and wrongful termination. In state and federal labor regulations, he counsels managers, business owners and human resources professionals and is experienced in helping them before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other government agencies.

Mr. Wames attended the University of California, Davis, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in the state of California, he has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

While in law school, Mr. Wames was given the Witkin Academic Excellence Award. He is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Defense Research Institute Defense Bar, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Professionals in Human Resources Association.

A passionate advocate for his community, Mr. Wames also serves on the Leadership Council for the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He is fluent in Spanish and English and has achieved hundreds of successful verdicts throughout his career.

* 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
  • 100%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012

About Eric H. De Wames

First Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Torts, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Witkin Academic Excellence Award, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • Traynor Honor Society Award, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • AVVO 10 Rating
  • California Super Lawyer Rising Star Award, Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles Leadership Council

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Professionals In Human Resources Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • DRI Defense Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of California at Davis, B.S. in Psychology, cum laude, Dean’s List (1994-1998), 1998
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Office Location for Eric H. De Wames

19800 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-565-2793

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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