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Mary E. Farrell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Farrell Law Group
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-449-3933
Fax: 916-449-3943
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Mary E. Farrell is a respected California litigator and the founder of the Farrell Law Group in Sacramento. With more than 28 years of experience in complex civil litigation matters, she has represented employers of all sizes in class action suits, individual employment disputes, business torts and mass tort cases. Encouraging prevention, Ms. Farrell helps her clients create effective litigation avoidance strategies in high-risk employment disputes. She has extensive experience handling matters involving harassment, retaliation, discrimination, whistleblower actions, wage and hour claims and trade secret litigation.

Mary was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016-2022 in the field of Litigation/Labor & Employment. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.

The Farrell Law Group was also selected for inclusion in The Best Law Firms in America for 2017-2022 in the field of Litigation/Labor & Employment. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Mary was also selected by her peers for inclusion in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers from 2015-2018 and the Sacramento Business Journal included Mary in their "Best of the Bar" recognition in 2017-2019.

Mary has also been a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a peer-selected, honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers you will find anywhere. Comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, LCA is an invitation-only collegial network of attorneys who are vigorously vetted for their skills, expertise and experience.

Ms. Farrell is an often-requested speaker on emerging employment law trends and is a member of numerous professional associations and a former executive committee member of the Sacramento County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

Ms. Farrell graduated with a bachelor's degree from California State Polytechnic University in 1990. In 1994, she earned her J.D. with Great Distinction from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. During law school, she was a member of the Traynor Honor Society and graduated Order of the Coif.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

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


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About Mary E. Farrell

First Admitted: 1994, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Executive Committee Member, Labor & Employment Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Association (SACTO)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • State Bar of California
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent Speaker on Employment Law Trends and Emerging Issues
  • Speaker for California’s DWC’s Educational Conference

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, UMMA Supper Club (Non-Profit Serving Homeless Teens in Natomas); Former Board Member, Junior Achievement; Former Committee Member, Sacramento Area Trade & Commerce Association


  • Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law
  • Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge School of Law

Educational Background

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.A., 1990
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Office Location for Mary E. Farrell

500 Capitol Mall
Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-449-3933

Fax: 916-449-3943

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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