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Stacy Y. North

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Berman North LLP
228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-770-1484
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stacy Y. North is a partner with Berman North LLP law firm in Palo Alto, California. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 18 years of legal experience, Ms. North provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater San Francisco and San Jose metro areas and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Plaintiff employment law claims involving workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, unequal pay violations, whistleblower claims and employer retaliation, wage and hour disputes, trade secret theft, employment agreements and contracts, and other related matters

· Business litigation involving breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, unfair competition, defamation, insurance coverage disputes, fraud, and other serious issues

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Ms. North routinely counsels commercial clients and employers on a wide range of legal matters, including executive compensation packages and severance agreements, wage and hour audits, start-up issues and entity formation, and other important areas that affect her clients' companies. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, she keeps her clients' rights and interests at the forefront of her efforts as she works tirelessly toward the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding service to her clients, Ms. North has earned many top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award in 2014.

A leader in her field, Ms. North has contributed to Avvo's Legal Guides, and she is currently a member of the executive committee for the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. She also serves as co-chair of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association's Litigation Committee, and she is a member of The State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Section, the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Palo Alto Area Bar Association and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

A 1997 graduate of Arizona State University, Ms. North obtained her Juris Doctor in 2001 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She holds her licensed to practice in Arizona as well as California, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

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


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Stacy Y. North

First Admitted: 2002, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • California and Arizona
  • Member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar Association 
  • Member of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association 
  • Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association 
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California

Educational Background

  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1997
  • Phi Delta Phi - legal honors fraternity, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Consulting attorney for Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), 2020
  • Handing asylum appeal on behalf of woman and her minor child., 2020
  • Arizona Civil Liberties Foundation (2003) 


  • Obtained judgment in favor of biotech company in labor commissioner retaliation action field by former C-level employee, 2019
  • Negotiated a $730,000 settlement on behalf of a former Naval Postgraduate School professor alleging sex harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. , 2016

Industry Groups

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
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Office Location for Stacy Y. North

228 Hamilton Avenue
3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 650-770-1484

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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