Matthew Kaufman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Westlake Village, CA

The Kaufman Law Firm
 | 4195 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: 818-990-1999
Fax: 818-338-6199
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Health Care (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    As an employment attorney at The Kaufman Law Firm, Matthew Kaufman represents clients in Los Angeles and Westlake Village. For over two decades, he has protected the rights of the worker in matters of labor and employment, elder abuse, discrimination, employment class actions, wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower and unpaid commissions. With extensive experience litigating in the courtroom, he has handled claims, appeals and trials along with class action lawsuits in the employment arena.

    Mr. Kaufman’s focus area and passion lie in representing employees with complaints about their employers. These are often gender, race and disability discrimination. As an advocate for workers when it comes to unpaid wage and unpaid commission issues, he is extremely familiar with the California Family Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Disability Leave law.

    Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Kaufman earned a Juris Doctor in 1993 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. In both federal and state court, he has appeared before the Labor Commissioner, and his clients range from minimum wage employees to high paid sales executives.

    With a focus on comprehensive, aggressive legal representation, Mr. Kaufman takes a personalized approach to every case. Every situation is unique and requires a different strategy, and with two decades of experience, he has the problem-solving ability to determine the best course of action. After a detailed discussion with his clients about their final goals, he is prepared to take the case as far as necessary to get the protection every worker deserves.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Elder Law
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 10%Health Care
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Matthew Kaufman

    Admitted: 1993, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.harriskaufman.com/attorney-profile/matthew-a-kau...

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Settlement Officer, Los Angeles Superior Court’s Settlement Program
    • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2000 – Present
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
    • California, 1993
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993 – Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Executive Editor, Loyola Law School, International Law Journal

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • A one half-million dollar settlement -- the insurance policy's limits -- in case where a dog threatened to bite a pool man.  The pool man hurt his knee.   , 2020
    • $650,000 in arbitration against FedEx Office and Print for disability discrimination.   The arbitrator awarded approximately $200,000 in damages, and thereafter the parties settled the remainder of the case.   , 2017
    • $750,000 paid on an ERISA case.  A Fortune 2000 tech company breached its obligations under its ERISA change of control plan.   , 2019
    • $1 Million settlement for sexual discrimination and retaliation.  In sum, a Fortune 500 company terminated a female employee for complaining about sex discrimination.   , 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Berkeley, California, B.A., Major: History, Minor: Rhetoric, 1989
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    Office Location for Matthew Kaufman

    4195 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362

    Phone: 818-990-1999

    Fax: 818-338-6199

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    Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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