Don Sessions

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Mission Viejo, CA

Sessions & Kimball, LLP
 | 23456 Madero, Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-427-6999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

A constant source of support for workers whose rights have been infringed, Don Sessions handles employment law cases in his role as founding and senior partner at Sessions & Kimball LLP. He advocates for people in Mission Viejo and throughout Southern Orange County, California. Exclusively focusing on the issues that affect employees, Mr. Sessions routinely addresses matters such as discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Sessions has recovered awards that total in the millions of dollars. These come through arbitration, negotiations, settlements and litigation. For example, in a case in which a client suffered discrimination, Mr. Sessions tried to negotiate. When that was unsuccessful, he filed a class action lawsuit, which resulted in a seven-figure settlement for his client.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Sessions holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Widely published, Mr. Sessions has authored columns and law school books about employee rights. Additionally, national and local media often seek him for commentary. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, the Orange County Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in political science in 1973 from Brigham Young University, Mr. Sessions received a Juris Doctor in 1976 from Loyola Marymount University’s Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Sessions enjoys spending time with his wife and grown children, as well as playing basketball, tennis and the harmonica.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Don Sessions

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://job-law.com/don-d-sessions/

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of California’s “Best Lawyers”, The Best Lawyers in America, featured in The Wall Street Journal, 2016
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • Perfect 10/10 rating, Online legal referral service Avvo
  • “Super Lawyer” in Employment Law, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • One of the best employee-rights attorneys in California
  • Highest Ratings of “10.0″ (“superb”) with AVVO attorney ranking service
  • “AV” (highest rating), Martindale-Hubbell, attorney-ranking organization
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Orange County Chapter, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Chair, 2003
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 1999
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section, Chair, 1998
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Past Chair
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Past Chair
  • Deseret Business Association, President
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, International Membership Chair, 2004 - 2010
  • California Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  •  National Employment Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Orange County Register for a decade
  • EEO BiMonthly columnist
  • The Orange County Register ongoing columnist
  • The Los Angeles Times columnist on Employee Rights issues for a decade
  • “Win at Work” nationally syndicated column
  • Employment Discrimination-Editor of ABA sponsored supplement to major treatise
  • Employee Rights in California (276 pages)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (354 pages)
  • Wrongful Termination Law (355 pages)
  • Western State University, College of Law, on Employment Law, Wrongful Termination Law, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Wage and Hour Law, and Negotiation, Adjunct Professor
  • "Employee Rights in California"

Educational Background:

  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 1971
Find Me Online
Website - www.job-law.com
Office Location for Don Sessions

23456 Madero
Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: 949-427-6999

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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