Lee R. Feldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Feldman Browne Olivares, APC
 | 12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-984-1415
Fax: 310-207-8515
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Lee R. Feldman is a founding partner of the Feldman Browne Olivares law firm (formerly the Feldman Law Firm) in Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Feldman is staunch defender of workers' rights. He represents employees in labor and employment cases throughout California, aggressively litigating workers' claims to successful resolutions. In the past five (5) years alone, he has recovered more than $175,000,000 for California workers and their families in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements, including more than 30 judgments and/or settlements of $1,000,000 or more. Mr. Feldman has also been at the forefront of the #MeToo and #TimesUp! movements as panel counsel and lead counsel representing female sexual harassment victims on many high profile cases. He has recovered more than $110,000,000 in #MeToo settlements alone over the past three (3) years.  

    After graduating from Emory University, Mr. Feldman received his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 1991. He briefly gained experienced practicing labor and employment law in Philadelphia, and then relocated to California, where he quickly developed a reputation as an aggressive advocate for worker's rights. Mr. Feldman has been litigating employment cases through trial on behalf of California workers since 1994.

    Mr. Feldman's impressive track record has earned him the respect of his peers, who, in each of the past seven (7) years, have recognized him as one of The Best Lawyers in America*.  In each of the past seven (7) years (2013-2019) Mr. Feldman was also named by California's leading legal newspaper, the Daily Journal, as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in the state of California. Mr. Feldman was one of only 15-25 attorneys representing employees to be named to the Daily Journal list during those years. Less than 10 Plaintiff's attorneys have been named to the list in each of the last 7 consecutive years. Mr. Feldman's firm, Feldman Browne Olivares, APC, has also been named by U.S News & World Report as one of the Best Law Firms in America (Tier 1) in the field of Labor & Employment law every year since 2013.

    The team at Feldman Brown Olivares (formerly The Feldman Law Firm) understands that clients can feel powerless against large, impassive corporations. Mr. Feldman and his firm work tirelessly to achieve the best results possible against companies of any size, holding them accountable for the harm they cause California employees and their families. The attorneys at the Feldman Browne Olivares firm litigate every case like it’s their only case, giving each client the same treatment they would want for a member of their own family.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Class Actions


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Lee Feldman

    Admitted: 1994, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.leefeldmanlaw.com/lee_feldman.html


    • Listed in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers In America in Labor and Employment law. Named for four (4) consecutive years (2013-2016) as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal, California's leading legal publication. AVVO perfect "10" rating Feldman Browne Olivares firm named by U.S News & World Report to its list of Best Law Firms in America; awarded highest "Tier 1" ranking., Best Lawyers In America, Woodward/White, 2013
    • One of approximately 20-25 Plaintiff's-side employment lawyers named as the best in California, Daily Journal Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California, The Daily Journal, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Jane Doe v. Small Retailer ($750,000). This settlement was obtained on behalf of an epileptic plaintiff fired after having a seizure at work
    • Recieved a verdict of $5,500,000 in the case of Brim v. Local 501, $4,500,000 of which was for general, non-economic damages for emotional distress. The trial court added roughly $1,000,000 in fees and costs for a total judgment of $6,500,000. The case involved claims of retaliation and discrimination in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Also in 2012, we recovered more than $10,000,000 in additional verdicts and settlements on behalf of California employees discrimination, wrongful termination and wage/hour claims., 2012
    • Short-term employee v. Hollywood Corporation. ($500,000). Mr. Feldman obtained this settlement on behalf of a project manager fired when she was forced to take a pregnancy disability leave during her first year of employment and at an allegedly crucial time for the project
    • ROE v. Large Corp:  Claimant fired for taking FMLA. Lost wages total $65,000. Settled for $1,350,000 prior to trial.  
    • $2,250,000 settlement obtained on behalf of a sexual harassment claimant with no wage loss., 2013
    • John Doe v. Fortune 500 Company ($ 1,800,000.00) paid to employee who never made more than 25k a year before being fired after 18 months of employment. Claims were failure to accommodate disability and CFRA retaliation
    • Jane Doe v. Large Corporate Employer. ($1,200,000.00). Prior to hiring Mr. Feldman, Plaintiff had been negotiating a severance package worth between $50,000 and $75,000. After filing a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge, and taking numerous depositions, Mr. Feldman won a settlement of $1,200,000.00
    • John Doe v. Large Retailer ($850,000). Mr. Feldman obtained this settlement on behalf of a store manager fired while on a disability leave
    • Short-term employee v. Chain Store. ($675,000). The plaintiff was a six-week employee who had just $5,000 in lost wages and had never seen a doctor or therapist for emotional distress. Nonetheless, Mr. Feldman obtained an arbitration award of $450,000 in emotional distress damages alone. Including attorney's fees and cost, the recover was $675,000
    • ROE v. Fortune 500 Company:  Settled age discrimination claim for $1,400,000 before trial.
    • $1,250,000 settlement on behalf of an employee fired due to his age, 2014
    • Jane Doe v. ABC Corp:  Employee wrongfully fired in violation of FEHA; $80,000 in wage loss. Settled for $1,800,000.
    • Dudley v. SBC Communications. ($6,700,000) Mr. Feldman turned a single-plaintiff case for CFRA/FMLA violations into what is believed to be the first class action lawsuit seeking economic and emotional distress damages for violations of California's Family Rights Act. The case was ultimately settled for $6,700,000 and SBC agreed to change its policies to avoid future interference with employees' CFRA rights and maintain their privacy rights. In addition, thousands of employees suspended for CFRA absences were granted a paid day off
    • Jane Doe v. Nationwide chain ($1,250,000) paid on claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy
    • John Doe v. Small Corporation ($610,000). Mr. Feldman obtained this settlement, which was five (5) times the amount offered at the initial mediation, after taking numerous depositions across the country. The settlement amount was roughly ten (10) times the amount of the claim for lost wages
    • DOE v. Fortune 500 Company:  Employee fired in violation of FMLA resulting in $35,000 in wage loss plus emotional distress. Case Settled for $1,800,000.00 during trial.
    • $2,500,000 settlement on gender and age discrimination claim on behalf of an employee with roughly $200,000 in wage loss., 2014
    • Dudley v. SBC/AT&T;  FMLA class action settled for $6,800,000 prior to trial.
    • $2,550,000 settlement (plus reinstatement with guaranteed contract) post-trial settlement of Brim v. Local 501 IUOE case after the defendant filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy., 2013
    • Vo v. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (2000) 79 Cal.App.4th 440. The Court of Appeal affirmed an award of $470,000 in attorney's fees on a verdict of $37,500 because the employer had failed to make a reasonable settlement offer, thereby forcing Mr. Feldman to try a low-damage case and expend vast amounts in fees and costs. The Court of Appeals also awarded appellate fees, costs and interest, bringing the total award to more than $600,000
    • John Does v. ABC Corporation. ($1,712,000.00). Three employees claiming wrongful termination or constructive discharge. Two of the cases were dropped by another lawyer, who advised the clients to dismiss for a waiver of costs. The lawyer thought so little of the third client's case that he never filed the lawsuit. Mr. Feldman took over the two dropped cases, obtaining a settlement of $1,000,000.00. He filed the third case against the lawyer that had failed to file the lawsuit, obtaining a settlement of $712,000

    Educational Background:

    • Emory University
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    Office Location for Lee R. Feldman

    12400 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Phone: 310-984-1415

    Fax: 310-207-8515

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