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Don Sessions

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Mission Viejo, CA

Sessions & Kimball, LLP
23456 Madero, Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-3800900
Fax: 949-380-8283
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A constant source of support for workers whose rights have been infringed, Don Sessions handles employment law cases in his role as founding and senior partner at Sessions & Kimball LLP. He advocates for people in Mission Viejo and throughout Southern Orange County, California. Exclusively focusing on the issues that affect employees, Mr. Sessions routinely addresses matters such as discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Sessions has recovered awards that total in the millions of dollars. These come through arbitration, negotiations, settlements and litigation. For example, in a case in which a client suffered discrimination, Mr. Sessions tried to negotiate. When that was unsuccessful, he filed a class action lawsuit, which resulted in a seven-figure settlement for his client.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Sessions holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Widely published, Mr. Sessions has authored columns and law school books about employee rights. Additionally, national and local media often seek him for commentary. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, the Orange County Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in political science in 1973 from Brigham Young University, Mr. Sessions received a Juris Doctor in 1976 from Loyola Marymount University’s Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Sessions enjoys spending time with his wife and grown children, as well as playing basketball, tennis and the harmonica.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Don Sessions

First Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Win at Work” nationally syndicated column
  • The Los Angeles Times columnist on Employee Rights issues for a decade
  • The Orange County Register ongoing columnist
  • EEO BiMonthly columnist
  • The Orange County Register for a decade
  • Wrongful Termination Law (355 pages)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (354 pages)
  • "Employee Rights in California"
  • Western State University, College of Law, on Employment Law, Wrongful Termination Law, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Wage and Hour Law, and Negotiation, Adjunct Professor
  • Employee Rights in California (276 pages)
  • Employment Discrimination-Editor of ABA sponsored supplement to major treatise

Bar/Professional Activity

  •  National Employment Lawyers Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, International Membership Chair, 2004 - 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Orange County Chapter, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Chair, 2003
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Past Chair
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Past Chair
  • California
  • California Bar Association
  • California Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Deseret Business Association, President
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section, Chair, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Educational Background

  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 1971


  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  • “AV” (highest rating), Martindale-Hubbell, attorney-ranking organization
  • “Super Lawyer” in Employment Law, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Highest Ratings of “10.0″ (“superb”) with AVVO attorney ranking service
  • Perfect 10/10 rating, Online legal referral service Avvo
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • Named as one of California’s “Best Lawyers”, The Best Lawyers in America, featured in The Wall Street Journal, 2016
  • One of the best employee-rights attorneys in California
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Office Location for Don Sessions

23456 Madero
Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: 949-3800900

Fax: 949-380-8283

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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