Jennifer Lipski

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

JML Law, A.P.L.C.
 | 5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-610-8800
Fax: 818-610-3030
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner with JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation, in Woodland Hills, California, attorney Jennifer Lipski focuses her practice primarily on employment law and advocating on behalf of employees who experienced a serious violation of their rights as workers on the job.

    Leading the firm's law, motion and appellate department, Ms. Lipski has achieved notable success fighting to protect the rights and entitlements of those dealing with workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination, and other serious workplace grievances.  She also currently has two cases pending in the Supreme Court of the United States, with oral argument scheduled for April 1, 2020.

    Ms. Lipski's interest in employment law arose from her own personal experience working while she was pursuing her undergraduate degree at The University of Arizona. She saw firsthand how her employer did nothing to protect its own employees, so she took it upon herself to research employment law and empower herself with her employer in order to protect her own rights as an employee. So impassioned was Ms. Lipski on this topic, she used sexual harassment as the subject of her honors thesis.

    Attending the university on a Provost Scholarship, Ms. Lipski graduated cum laude from The University of Arizona in 2007, where she also earned the President’s Award for Excellence for her outstanding academic achievements.

    She then attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010. The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

    Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Ms. Lipski also gives back to her community and those less fortunate through her involvement with Habitat for Humanity and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Born to immigrant parents, Ms. Lipski's first language was Polish, and she remains able to converse in Polish.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Class Actions, Appeals

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Jennifer Lipski

    Admitted: 2010, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jmllaw.com/attorney/jennifer-a-lipski.shtml/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Up-and-Coming 50: 2020 Women Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Up-and-Coming 100: 2020 Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Up-and-Coming 100: 2019 Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Up-and-Coming 50: 2019 Women Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Up-and-Coming 50: 2018 Women Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Rising Star - 2016 to the present.   Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017
    • Member: California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Member: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2015
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2011
    • California state Bar, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Habitat for Humanity

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • How to navigate various complications presented by workers’ compensation claims, SSDI and EDD claims, labor board claims, and bankruptcy claims, when preparing for mediation of an employment law case, Co-author, Common pitfalls and landmines in mediating employment claims, The Advocate Magazine. (Advocate is the largest magazine in the United States for plaintiffs' trial attorneys. Advocate is owned by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and published for the benefit of plaintiffs' trial attorneys in , 2019
    • Allocation of settlement proceeds and the tax consequences must be understood when negotiated with institutional defendant.   In addition to all of the other factors one has to be prepared for in the mediation process, allocations of settlement proceeds and their tax consequences must be understood and often negotiated with institutional defendants. Many large defendants are aggressively attempting to reduce recoveries of plaintiffs and their counsel by insisting on draconian tax withholding and characterizations of settlements. This article will provide an overview of the different types of damages the settlement may allocate payments between, the tax consequences of those allocations, and the best ways to maximize the net settlement proceeds and minimize the negative tax consequences to your client.   ***NOTE that tax laws changed not long after the article was published, and some of the information in the article may no longer be accurate. Clients should always consult a tax attorney or certified tax professional for professional tax advice pertaining to the taxation of any settlement or judgment they obtain., Co-author, Tax considerations in settling the case at mediation , The Advocate Magazine. (Advocate is the largest magazine in the United States for plaintiffs' trial attorneys. Advocate is owned by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and published for the benefit of plaintiffs' trial attorneys in , 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Unpublished appellate opinion (Opinion dated Dec. 27, 2017) in Merritt v. Equinox Fitness Woodland Hills Inc., et al., Appeal No. B266534.  I briefed the appeal and argued it before the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, Division Three.  Except for affirming the trial court's summary adjudication on Plaintiff's request for punitive damages, the appellate court reversed the trial court's judgment in all other respects, i.e., Plaintiff's causes of action for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and declaratory and injunctive relief.  The reversal revived Plaintiff's case and the matter was remanded to the Los Angeles County Superior Court to be set for trial., 2017
    • Unpublished appellate opinion (Opinion dated Sept. 28, 2017) in Estrella v. BT Catering, Appeal No. B280601 - Successfully briefed and argued before the Second District Court of Appeal.  The appellate court affirmed the trial court's order denying Defendant relief from the default judgment.  The appellate court also affirmed the trial court's finding that Plaintiff's statement of damages provided sufficient evidence to support the damage award, and that any "mistake or surprise" was the result of Defendant BT Catering's counsel's litigation strategy.  Judgment was affirmed for our client, Plaintiff Hector Estrella., 2017
    • Unpublished appellate opinion (Opinion dated Aug. 18, 2016) in Tran v. Integra LifeSciences, et al., Appeal No. G051620 - I successfully argued before the Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal for the appellate court to affirm the trial court's denial of Defendants/Appellants' Motion to Compel Arbitration.  The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order and the case was remanded back to the superior court for litigation., 2016
    • Unpublished appellate decision (May 26, 2015): Barry v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc., Appeal No. B252275.  I wrote the briefs for the appeal and then argued before the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, Division Two.  The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's judgment entered following the trial court's order granting the defendant's motion for summary judgment.  The Court of Appeal found that Plaintiff had presented a triable issue of fact as to whether the defendant's stated reason for the termination of Plaintiff's employment was pretextual, therefore, the trial court's order granting summary adjudication of Plaintiff's causes of action for disability discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and wrongful termination in violation of public policy., 2015

    Educational Background:

    • University of Arizona, Honors: cum laude, Honors: President's Award for Excellence, Honors: University's Provost Scholarship - 2007
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    5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    Phone: 818-610-8800

    Fax: 818-610-3030

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