Jeffrey Rager

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Torrance, CA

The Rager Law Firm
 | 970 W 190th Street, Suite 340, Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: 310-527-6994
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

At the Rager Law Firm, Jeffrey Rager is an employment law attorney who is passionate about representing the rights and best interests of those in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Rager’s practice is focused on cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage fraud, hostile work environments, overtime violations, denial of medical and retirement benefits, and wrongful termination.

By holding entities and companies accountable for their poor employment practices, Mr. Rager aims to lighten the burden on society by discouraging further bad actions. The Daily Journal named Mr. Rager as a Top California Labor and Employment Lawyer in 2016. For his work preserving the current jury system and fostering civility within the legal profession, he was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Rager attended the University of San Diego, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. In 1996, he graduated from Loyola Law School with his Juris Doctor. Currently he is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

In 2018, Mr. Rager won a jury trial against Kaiser Permanente, a large health care company. He is an active participant in the legal community as a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. As a Super Lawyer, he has been recognized for his professional achievement during his more than 20 years of experience in representing employees.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Employment Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Jeffrey Rager

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer” from 2012-2018.  In 2016, Mr. Rager was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers.  In 2016, Mr. Rager was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate Rank.  ABOTA is an organization limited to experienced trial attorneys whose mission is to foster civility in the profession and to preserve the jury system.  In 2018, he was recognized as Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California by Super Lawyers.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mr. Rager is a member of American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, National Employment Lawyers, and California Employment Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • California, 1996
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, California Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active member of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Charities., 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • There is no guarantee that good facts will result in victory. Different jurors, with the same set of facts, will reach vastly different conclusions. Why? Jurors have different belief systems that influence how they process the evidence. We accept facts that are consistent with our belief system, while rejecting those that conflict with it. Thus, the goal of voir dire is to learn the jurors’ belief systems., Author, Effective Voir Dire for the Employment Case, Advocate Magazine, 2019


  • Loveless v. Kaiser Permanente - Jury verdict for employee who proved that she was retaliated against for raising protected complaints.  The verdict totaled $1,228,721.96., 2019
  • Wascher v. Kaiser Permanente:  $1,750,000 plus punitive damage findings Description:  Wascher claimed the three primary complaints he raised were that there was a lack of timely access to surgery for cancer patients; that general surgeons were doing complex cancer cases they were not qualified to perform; and that there was no comprehensive cancer care program at Kaiser Orange County. Despite Wascher's complaints, he claimed that SCPMG management brushed off his concerns and terminated him., 2015
  • Renshaw-Bodnar v. City of Long Beach - On September 3, 2019, Mr. Rager resolved the case of 21-year employee.  Ms. Renshaw-Bodnar had an impeccable performance record.  In June 2017, she reported racial discrimination and was terminated six months later., 2019
  • Lave v. Charter Communications, LLC, No. RIC1508865, $1,046,347.55., 2017
  • O'Connor v. Corona Regional Medical Center:  $1,630,344.00.  The jury found that Ms. O’Connor had been retaliated against for raising patient care issues in the OB/GYN Department and defamed., 2011
  • Jordan v. City of Long Beach:  $1,519,679.00.  The jury found that The City of Long Beach Failed to Accommodate Ms. Jordan and fired her in Retaliation for complaining of discrimination., 2014


  • Chaugle v. Tenet Healthcare:  $3,458,331.00.  Dr. Chaugle was cardiothoracic surgeon who objected to open heart patients being placed in the general intensive care unit. The jury found that Dr. Chaugle was retaliated against for patient advocacy, and made punitive damage findings., 2011

Educational Background:

  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles; University of San Diego (B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 1993; Loyola Law School (J.D., 1996); Extern, Los Angeles District Attorneys’ Office; Extern, Honorable Samuel L. Bufford, United States Bankruptcy Court; Admissions: Admitted 1996, California, U.S District Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
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Office Location for Jeffrey Rager

970 W 190th Street, Suite 340
Torrance, CA 90502

Phone: 310-527-6994

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Last Updated: 3/31/2020

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