Robert J. Bekken

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Laguna Beach, CA

Bekken Law Group
 | 668 N Coast Hwy, Suite 514
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 714-668-2412
Fax: 714-668-2490
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of and the managing partner at the Bekken Law Group, Robert J. Bekken has a deserved reputation as a leading labor and employment law attorney. His firm is based in Laguna Beach, and he represents clients throughout Orange County and other parts of Southern California. Mr. Bekken has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1991, and he is also admitted to practice in Georgia.

    Mr. Bekken has primarily represented employers throughout his career, and his clients come from various industry groups, including construction, technology, health care, hospitality, retail, transportation, manufacturing, education and the public sector. He has defended them against claims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other alleged acts of retaliation, trade secret misappropriation, various types of employment and workplace discrimination, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes and several other types of matters.

    In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Bekken has appeared on behalf of his clients before several state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Employment Development Department. He is very proactive in helping companies to avoid litigation through his preparation and review of employee manuals, hiring and termination practices, and training sessions. Held in high esteem by his fellow members of the bar, Mr. Bekken has earned an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for the superb quality of his professional endeavors. He is a 1976 graduate of Emory University School of Law and a frequent speaker on subjects related to his practice area.

    *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
    • 60%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005

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    About Robert Bekken

    Admitted: 1991, California

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia
    • California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Laguna Beach School Power 
    • Bureau, Board Member of the Year
    • Board of Directors, Newport Beach of Visitors & Convention  
    • Emerald Bay Community Association - Member of the Year 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, National Automobile Dealers Association, Resort Committee of the American Hotel and Motel Association, National Meeting of Trade Association Executives. PHIRA State Convention and numerous chapters of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO)

    Educational Background:

    • Albion College, Albion, MI, BA,1973

    Industry Groups

    • and waste removal and disposal services
    • automobile services
    • college and secondary education
    • Construction
    • Convenience Stores
    • Dairy
    • Distillery
    • Distribution
    • Forestry
    • Healthcare
    • Hospitality
    • Manufacturing
    • Public Sector
    • Religious Organizations
    • Retail
    • Senior Living
    • Ski Resorts
    • Technology
    • Trucking
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    Office Location for Robert J. Bekken

    668 N Coast Hwy
    Suite 514
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Phone: 714-668-2412

    Fax: 714-668-2490

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    Last Updated: 3/15/2021

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