Jayme L. Walker

Top rated Civil Rights attorney in Oakland, California

Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer
Jayme L. Walker
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Employment Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 2010

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2023
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Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612 Visit website


Partner Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases, as well as police misconduct, civil rights and serious personal injury, premises and products liability cases. She is part of the employment team at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer that has been named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. Ms. Walker is actively involved in the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and is a board member on the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Walker was named by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014. When she's not fighting for justice, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her husband, yoga, backpacking and cooking.


Practice areas

Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Construction Accident, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 40% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.giccb.com/Our-Firm/Jayme-L-Walker-4918709.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Food from the Bar competition for the benefit of Alameda County Community Food Bank 
  • Morse v. County of Merced, Eastern District of California, Judge Dale Drozd - $526,649 verdict for 19 year old wrongfully arrested and accused of gang murder. The jury awarded Plaintiff Morse $498,300 against the County. On May 8, the jury ordered two individual officer Defendants to pay $17,855 and $10,494 in punitive damages to Morse for reprehensible conduct., 2018
  • Avery v. McKee - Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Paul Bernal, $814,043 Verdict for Plaintiff injured in auto accident.  Plaintiff had pre-existing injuries that were exacerbated and ultimately required a cervical fusion and lumbar fusion , 2019
  • Represented 4 employees of Kaiser who alleged they were discriminated against based on their work related injuries and requests for medical leave.  Case resulted in a confidential settlement.  , 2018
  • Jane Doe v. City of Brentwood.  Represented a police officer that accused her supervisor of sexually assaulting her.  Case settled for $1 million. , 2020
  • Represented a young woman who worked for Wells Fargo bank and was raped by her supervisor.  Case resulted in a confidential settlement , 2020
  • Doe v. San Francisco Unified School District.  Represented a young boy who was sexually assaulted by a classmate.  Case resulted in a substantial settlement , 2019
  • O'Haire v. City and County of San Francisco.  Represented a former police department attorney in a whistleblower lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco and Chief of Police Greg Suhr.  O'Haire had recommeded Suhr be terminated when she was an internal affairs attorney.  When he became Chief, he promptly fired her. The case settled for $725,000.00 after pretrial motions and just before jury selection, 2015
  • Represented 10 former insurance agents in an age discrimination case that settled just before trial after Ms. Walker defeated 10 separate summary judgment motions
  • Meet Partner, Jayme Walker of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, Meet Partner, Jayme Walker, Plaintiffs, Employment Law, Civil Litigation, , 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Tips for Attorneys Dealing with Stress , Author , “Just Breathe, Attending to Mental Health in the Time of Covid” , The Verdict Magazine , Lawyers, 2020
  • Finding liability for sexual assaults that do not occur at work , Author , “Making Employers Accountable for Sexual Predators Who Act Outside the Workplace” , Forum Magazine, Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers, 2020
  • Effective motions in limine pre-trial motions , Speaker , Motions in Limine , National Employment Lawyers Association 2016 Conference , 2016
  • How to effectively conduct electronic discovery , E-Discovery for Plaintiff's Lawyers, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • Speaker , E-Discovery for Plaintiff's Lawyers, CELA, 2015
  • Jayme Walker was recognized on 8-7-23 as the 2023 Member of the Year by the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (https://acctla.org/ ), Member Of The Year, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Rising Star, California Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Jayme Walker was recognized on 8-7-23 as the Member of the Year for 2023 by the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • California
  • Board Member, Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Office location for Jayme L. Walker

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-823-0323


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2023

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