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William S. Waldo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Bononi Law Group, LLP
301 North Lake Ave, Suite 820
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 213-553-9200
Fax: 213-553-9215
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney William S. Waldo is a highly experienced trial lawyer in Los Angeles, California. Handling plaintiffs and defendants in a widerange of legal disputes, Mr. Waldo emphasizes the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. His clients have ranged from individual employees to Fortune 500 corporations, and he has successfully represented clients in jury trials where the amounts in dispute have exceeded $200 million. He has handled a wide range of issues, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistleblowing, wage disputes, and discrimination or harassment claims. He has also handled jury trial litigation involving issues such as breach of commercial contract, leases, lease guarantees, trade secret theft and protection, and unlawful interference with business operations.

Mr. Waldo has lectured extensively throughout the United States on topics that include jury trial litigation of wrongful discharge and other employment claims. He is widely recognized as a leader in the area of employment litigation. He practices with the firm Bononi Law Group, LLP.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Defense


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2023

About William S. Waldo

First Admitted: 1977, California

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Educational Background

  • Georgetown University, A.B., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Class Valedictorian, 1973


  • Chambers USA, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Highest Peer Review "AV" Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Magna Cum Laude, The University of Michigan Law School

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectures, Jury Trial Litigation of Wrongful Discharge and other Employment Claims, Sexual Harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act
  • "Wrongful Discharge Suits; Judiciary Playing with Fire", Los Angeles Times
  • "Wrongful Dismissal Cases Will Still Have Their Days in Court", Los Angeles Times
  • "Lost Cause and Found Defense: Using Evidence Discovered After an Employee's Discharge to Bar Discrimination Claims", The Labor Lawyer
  • "Renewed Affirmative Action Enforcement is Imminent", Personnel Journal

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, State Bar of California
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Office Location for William S. Waldo

301 North Lake Ave
Suite 820
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 213-553-9200

Fax: 213-553-9215

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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