Gayle L. Eskridge

Gayle L. Eskridge

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Torrance, CA

Eskridge Law
 | 21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 450
Torrance, CA 90503 5514
Phone: 310-303-3951
Fax: 310-303-3952
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    GAYLE L. ESKRIDGE, the principal of ESKRIDGE LAW, has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing individuals, corporations and partnerships, employees and employers, investors and developers, and municipalities. With broad litigation and trial experience, Ms. Eskridge has managed hundreds of cases and now dedicates her practice to employment, business and real estate litigation.

    In addition to being a Super Lawyer from 2012 to the present, Ms. Eskridge holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating identifies a lawyer or firm with very high to preeminent legal ability. The AV rating is a reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.  Ms. Eskridge has also been designated a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation every year since 2015.  Ms. Eskridge has also been designated a Martindale Hubbell Women's AV Preeminent Attorney every year since 2011.

    Ms. Eskridge has also been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is regarded – by both the legal profession and the public – as one of the most credible measures of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Inclusion in Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence in practice.

    Ms. Eskridge has also been designated a Top Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine. Ms. Eskridge has also been selected a California Top Ten Attorney in the Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes Division by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.

    Ms. Eskridge has been designated as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% in every year since 2011. She has also been designated one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California every year since 2012.

    Ms. Eskridge is an experienced, professional mediator certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolutions Services, Inc. Ms. Eskridge is also a Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superioir Court, a Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediator Panel, and professional member of the Southern California Mediation Association.  Ms. Eskridge is also on the American Arbitration Association Mediator and Arbitrator Panels, is a Senior Mediator and Arbitrator with Mediate.com, and is a Mediator with the Nationnal Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution.

    Ms. Eskridge is a former Chair and member (2012-2019) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, and was previously a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee.

    Ms. Eskridge is admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California, including all of the United States District Courts in California. Ms. Eskridge holds a Juris Doctorate degree from National University School of Law. Her legal studies were distinguished by three American Jurisprudence Awards - in Constitutional Law, Real Property Law and Remedies, and by an F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Award. During law school, Ms. Eskridge worked full time as a Senior Contract Administrator at a major aerospace company handling multi-million dollar contracts, both government and foreign.

    Ms. Eskridge has been a guest speaker on various legal topics for the South Bay Association of Realtors, the Financial Executives Networking Group, the Del Amo Rotary Club, the California Society of Medical Assistants, the Torrance Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations, and other organizations, and has provided seminars on legal issues to numerous businesses.

    Ms. Eskridge has had numerous legal articles published in the San Diego County Bar Asociation publication Dicta, The Lawyer's Magazine and the Los Angeles County Bar Association publication Update among other publications.

    Ms. Eskridge is the founder and President of Hercules Animal Rescue, Inc., a non-profit corporation committed to the rescue and protection of abandoned, lost, and feral animals. Ms. Eskridge has also done pro bono legal work for other non-profit animal protection organizations, such as Friends of Cats, Inc. and Emergency Animal Rescue, Inc. In addition to her animal protection work, Ms. Eskridge has done pro bono legal work for the Cancer Legal Resource Center of Los Angeles, and for victims of HIV and AIDS.

    White Papers

  • Links to Artilces published by Eskridge Law can be found by selecting "Articles" on the Eskridge Law website.

  • About Gayle Eskridge

    Admitted: 1988, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.eskridgelaw.net/profiles/gayle-l-eskridge/

    Honors/Awards:

    • American Jurisprudence Award - Real Property Law
    • Certificates of Excellence - Labor Law, International Law and Wills
    • F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Award
    • American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law
    • National University School of Law First Year Scholarship
    • Significant Contributions to Legal Scholarship Award
    • American Jurisprudence Award - Remedies
    • Certificate of Appreciation - San Diego County Bar Association

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the California Employment Lawyers Association
    • Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court
    • Member or the American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Panel
    • Associate Mediator with Mediate.com
    • Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee, 2007
    • Member or the American Arbitration Association Mediator Panel
    • Mediator with the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution
    • Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, 2012
    • Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediator Panel
    • Professional Member of the Southern California Mediation Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Provided pro bono legal services to Friends of Cats, Inc.
    • Founder and President of Hercules Animal Rescue, Inc., a non-profit corporation
    • Provided pro bono legal services for Emergency Animal Rescue

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Professional Responsibility, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 1991
    • Malicious Prosecution, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3, 1991
    • Professional Responsibility, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 8, 1991
    • Legal Malpractice Actions, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10, 1991
    • Professional Responsibility, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIX, No. 2, 1992
    • Professional Responsibility, Editor's Page, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIX, No. 6, 1992
    • Motions for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict, Dicta, Vol. XXXVIX, No. 8, 1992
    • Intertwining of the Medical and Legal Communities, San Diego Physician, Guest Editorial, April, 1992
    • Death of a Sole Practitioner: Planning for the Event and Administering the Aftermath, COUNTY BAR UPDATE, Vol. 33 No. 11, November, 2013
    • Settlement Agreement Provisions That Purport to Restrict an Attorney’s Right to Practice Law, County Bar Update, Vol. 34 No. 3, March, 2014
    • Attorney’s Duty in Releasing Former Client’s File, COUNTY BAR UPDATE, Vol. 34 No. 11, November, 2014
    • Attorneys Have a Duty to Adequately Communicate with Their Clients – No Excuses, County Bar Update, Vol. 35 No. 4, April, 2015
    • Malpractice Action by One Client Destroys Attorney-Client Privilege of Jointly Represented Client, County Bar Update, Vol. 35, No. 6, June, 2015
    • Preserving Former Clients' Confidentiality in Successive Representationn of Clients with Conflicts of Interest, County Bar Update, August, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $50,000 settlement for a female employee who was sexually harassed by a co-worker. This settlement was obtained within a few months, without filing a lawsuit, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW assisted the buyers of a residential property in forcing reluctant sellers to proceed with closing escrow, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a settlement of $159,000 on behalf of an employee who was harassed and discriminated against based on her physical disabilities and on her age, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a settlement of over $250,000 on behalf of tenants of two apartments which were damaged by water, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $203,000 settlement for an employee who was discriminated against based on his age and race, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW assisted several clients in obtaining their unemployment compensation benefits, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a claim regarding allegations of damage to real property, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully defended an unlawful detainer action, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $172,500 settlement for an employee who was terminated by a hospital in retaliation for whistleblowing, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $125,000 pre-litigation settlement on behalf of an accountant who was harassed and discriminated against because of his age and disability, 2013
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a pre-litigation settlement of $50,000 on behalf of an employee who was retaliated against for whistleblowing, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress case for $45,000 on behalf of its employer client, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a pre-litigation settlement of $40,000 for a Filipino client in a race discrimination case, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a settlement of $40,000 for a client who was harassed and discriminated because of her age, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $125,000 settlement for an employee who was terminated for whistleblowing, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $240,000 settlement on behalf of a public employee who was discriminated against because of his age and disability, 2013
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a five-plaintiff wage and hour case for only $5,900 per plaintiff, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a real estate fraud case on behalf of its client (the defendant), 2018
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a judgment of $479,341 in a shareholder derivative action, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $44,000 judgment in a business litigation matter after only a few months of litigation, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $105,000 settlement on behalf of a client in a case involving breach of an employment contract, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $106,000 pre-litigation settlement on behalf of a client who was forced to quit his job due to being retaliated against for whistleblowing, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a pre-litigation employment claim on behalf of its client (the employee), 2018
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $55,000 settlement for an employee who was terminated for complaining about wage and hour violations, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully prevented the owner of commercial property from being criminally prosecuted related to land use violations, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained $130,000 on behalf of a client who had been forced to quit his job due to violation of wage and hour laws, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $145,000 settlement on behalf of an employee who was terminated after complaining about age and disability-based discrimination and harassment, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained settlements totaling $251,0000 for an employee who was terminated from joint employers in retaliation for reporting racial harassment, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $28,000 settlement for an employee who was denied meal breaks.  (This took only a couple weeks to achieve), 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled an ADA access claim brought against one of its retail business clients for only $4,000, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a breach of contract and fraud case among owners of a company, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $180,000 settlement for an employee who was terminated in retaliation for reporting racial harassment and other illegal activity which was occurring in the workplace, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $90,000 settlement on behalf of a client who “blew the whistle” on safety issues which impacted the general public, 2013
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained $375,000 on behalf of its clients in a shareholder derivative action, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a pre-litigation claim of disability discrimination and harassment, and wage and hour violations, of $7,500 on behalf of its employer client, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a pre-litigation settlement of $ 165,000 for a client who was terminated because of his age, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a settlement of $77,000 for a client who was sexually harassed and then terminated because of her gender, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $220,000 settlement for an employee who was terminated based on his age, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a wage and hour case brought against a law firm for only $7,500 very early in the litigation, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained reinstatement for a client who had been terminated from a major university, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a pre-litigation settlement of $700,000 in a wage and hour claim brought on behalf of a caretaker who was an undocumented immigrant, 2017
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $50,000 settlement for an executive who was terminated when his division was dissolved. This settlement was obtained within a few months, without filing a lawsuit, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $130,000 pre-litigation settlement for a client in a stock dispute involving convertible debentures, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained reinstatement plus $10,000 in lost wages on behalf of a client who had been wrongfully terminated, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a wage and hour class action with over 500 class members for less than $400,000, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a wage and hour case against its client (the employer) despite being retained only weeks before trial, 2018
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $100,000 settlement for a corporate vice president who was discriminated against and harassed based on her sex. This settlement was obtained within a few months, without filing a lawsuit, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW represented a client in the sale of her tree trimming business, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a pre-litigation settlement of $136,000 on behalf of an employee who was retaliated against for whistleblowing, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a partition action on behalf of its client (the defendant), 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW represented several employers with high-risk terminations, 2018
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $25,000 settlement for an employee who had been terminated for complaining about sex discrimination. This settlement was obtained within a couple months, without filing a lawsuit, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of a teacher who was harassed and discriminated against because of his race and retaliated against for whistleblowing, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW convinced an insurance company to pay $235,000 to resolve a case on behalf of one of its real estate clients, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW represented a veterinary practice in the successful purchase of its office building, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $225,000 settlement for an employee who was sexually harassed by her supervisors, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $300,000 settlement on hehalf of a female welder who was sexually harassed at work.  (This settlement was obtained in only a couple months), 2012
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a partition action on behalf of its client (the plaintiff), 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a pre-litigation claim of disability discrimination and harassment for $8,500 on behalf of its employer client, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $250,000 settlement for an employee who was retaliated against after he reported that a supervisor was harassing other employees based on their race, 2008
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained settlements totaling $15,500 from two defendants, and a default judgment of over $600,000 from a third defendant in a real estate fraud case, 2013
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $46,000 pre-litigation settlement on behalf of a client based on age, sex, and sexual orientation discrimination, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a sexual harassment case for $18,000 on behalf of its employer client, 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW was successful in several unemployment appeals before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained settlements totaling $68,000 for a female employee who was sexually harassed at a medical office, 2010
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a mistrial in a matter involving an 11,000 acre ranch, and obtained a favorable settlement involving the transfer of certain property shortly afterward, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $136,000 pre-litigation settlement on behalf of a medical administrator who was retaliated against for whistleblowing concerning patient care issues, 2013
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled a sexual harassment case for only $45,000 very early in the litigation, 2015
    • ESKRIDGE LAW settled a disability discrimination lawsuit against its client (the employer) in only a few months, 2018
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a $207,000 settlement for an aerospace company employee who was discriminated against and harassed based on her sex, 2009
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully defended the owner of commercial property regarding ADA access issues, 2011
    • ESKRIDGE LAW obtained a settlement of $165,000 on behalf of an employee who was harasses and discriminated against based on his age, 2014
    • ESKRIDGE LAW successfully settled an action claiming real estate fraud on behalf of its client (the defendant), 2016
    • ESKRIDGE LAW prepared employee manuals and other employment documents for numerous employers, 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • E. Sidoine Flashcargo Corp.
    • Energy Service Partners, Inc.
    • Velur Holdings, LLC
    • Creative Direct Marketing Group, Inc.
    • Golden State Resources, Inc.
    • Velur Land Investments, Inc.
    • Bill Ferrell Co.
    • Performance Wheel Company, Inc.
    • Yam Chao Corporation
    • Groovy Kind of Lab, LLC
    • Harbor Animal Hospital, Inc.
    • LaLiebre Orchard, LLC
    • Rennolds International, LLC
    • Cal-Golf, Inc.
    • Torrance Pathology Associates
    • West Coast Aerospace, Inc.
    • Evergreen Real Estate Group
    • Vantage Home Health Care Services, Inc.
    • Angels Gate Cultural Center, Inc.
    • Friends of Cats, Inc.
    • Velur Investments II, Inc.
    • Visser's Florist, Inc.
    • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
    • Velur Staffing, LLC
    • Alliance Financial Investment, LLC
    • Empower Community Day Program, LLC
    • Jasyd, LLC
    • 7-Eleven Franchises
    • Hexadyne Corporation
    • Structured Cable Technologies, Inc.
    • South Bay Association of Realtors, Inc.
    • Eco Systems, LLC a/k/a Elevate Energy
    • Total Corporate Solutions, Inc.
    • Harbor Area Gang Alternatives Program, Inc.
    • Extreme Service, Inc.
    • Velur Investments, Inc.
    • Bleu Products, Inc.
    • HBL Search
    • Velur Properties, LLC
    • MGH Corporation
    • Noribachi Corporation
    • Prestige Real Estates Associates, Inc.
    • Beverly Hills Surgical Specialists, Inc.
    • Samundar Dey Canarey LLC
    • Velur Enterprises, Inc.
    • Coast Dermatology Medical Associages, Inc.
    • Torrance Pathology Group

    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri -- Kansas City (B.A. -- With Honors), 1982
    • National University School of Law (J.D.), 1988

    Industry Groups

    • American Arbitration Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America
    • California Employment Lawyers Association
    • Judicial Appointments Committee Of The Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • National Institute For Advanced Conflict Resolution
    • San Diego County Bar Association
    • South Bay Bar Association
    • Southern California Mediation Association
    • State Bar Of California
    • Women Lawyers Association Of Los Angeles
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    Office Location for Gayle L. Eskridge

    21250 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Suite 450
    Torrance, CA 90503 5514

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    Last Updated: 8/4/2020

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