Jennifer M. Misetich

Jennifer M. Misetich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Cochran, Davis & Associates, P.C.
 | 36 Malaga Cove Plaza, Suite 206
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Phone: 310-373-0900
Fax: 310-373-0244
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jennifer Misetich is a trial lawyer and civil litigator and primarily handles Labor and Employment matters, as well as the defense of comprehensive general liability claims. She has experience in handling litigation cases in both state and federal court as well the court of appeals and arbitrations. She routinely counsels employers on a broad range of employment matters, including preparing and updating employee handbooks, developing policies and procedures, and handling termination of employees. Her article on California's paid sick leave law was published in Los Angeles Lawyer in September 2015, entitled "A New California Law Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Nearly All Employees."

In 2018, Jennifer was named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Labor and Employment Law.  Only 2.5% of attorneys in California are selected for this honor, which is reserved for attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Her legal studies were distinguished by high grades in Legal Drafting, Trial Advocacy, Business Planning and Venture Capital Financing, and Remedies. She had the honor of serving as Chief Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and clerked for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder in the United States District Court. She also authored portions of a published legal treatise on California community property law. In addition to these activities, she served as an Office of Admissions Student Host, Academic Support Program Mentor, and Income Tax Assistance Program Volunteer. During her second and third years of law school, she gained significant legal experience working for a civil litigation firm in Redondo Beach, California.

Prior to law school, Jennifer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Anthropology. She was among the top ranked students in her class at UCLA, graduating summa cum laude. She was on the Dean's list every quarter, received College and Departmental Honors, and was recognized for Excellence in Research for her senior thesis.

Aside from practicing law, Jennifer enjoys a good game of poker, musical theater, discovering and trying out new recipes, and traveling.

 

About Jennifer Misetich

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.cochranlaw1.com/index.php?option=com_content&view...

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2018 in Labor and Employment Law, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in California who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Lawyers Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Bruin Professionals

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article on California's paid sick leave law was published in Los Angeles Lawyer in September 2015, entitled "A New California Law Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Nearly All Employees"
  • Presented to claims administrators in Dallas, Texas - "The Great Divide - When is There a Duty to Divide the Claim File Between Coverage and Defense and California Fair Claims Practices Certification", 2018
  • Scheduled to speak on a panel entitled, "Call Me Caitlyn, Not Bruce: Navigating the New Transgender Landscape in Healthcare, Business, and Employment Claims" at the CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, 2019
  • Presented sexual harassment seminars to multiple California companies in compliance with Government Code section 12950.1, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully settled a lawsuit involving improper release of cremated remains on behalf of a mortuary, 2017
  • Successfully settled a complaint brought before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against a collections agency for a very nominal amount, 2017
  • Successfully settled an employment matter on behalf of a plumbing company immediately after the lawsuit was filed, where the plaintiff claimed discrimination, harassment, and various wage and hour violations, including employment misclassification, 2018
  • Successfully settled for a nominal sum a lawsuit on behalf of a landlord sued by plaintiffs who claimed inhabitable conditions during their tenancy, 2018
  • Successfully settled a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a motor vehicle accident for a small sum, where the plaintiff claimed significant injury to her back and neck and a complete inability to work, 2017
  • Successfully settled a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a car accident that occurred at approximately 5 mph, where the plaintiff claimed significant injury and lost wages, 2018
  • Successfully settled a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of two post-production entertainment companies, where a former employee claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment and discriminated against based on her age, 2018
  • Successfully settled a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a large construction contracting/management firm, 2017
  • Successfully settled a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a social services company that assists developmentally disabled adults, 2017
  • Successfully settled for a small sum a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of an acupuncture and chiropractic billing company, where a former employee claimed she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for making complaints of discrimination and harassment, 2018

Transactions:

  • Handles high-risk terminations on behalf of several employers
  • Prepares employee manuals and other employment-related documents for various employers across a variety of industries

Educational Background:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D.), 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., summa cum laude), 2007

Industry Groups

  • Employers
  • Insurance
Office Location for Jennifer M. Misetich

36 Malaga Cove Plaza
Suite 206
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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Last Updated: 1/22/2019

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