Alan Adelman

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in San Francisco, California

Law Offices of Alan Adelman
Alan Adelman
Law Offices of Alan Adelman

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 1994

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Law Offices of Alan Adelman

39 Mesa St
Suite 209
San Francisco, CA 94129 Visit website


As founder of the Law Offices of Alan Adelman, Mr. Adelman is committed to representing clients in  San Francisco, Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. His practice focuses on representing employees in a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, unpaid wages, whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, defamation, disability accommodations, defamation and negotiating severance packages.    

For over twenty-five years, Mr. Adelman has focused his entire law practice towards helping employees understand and enforce their employment rights. Whether it involves an employee being discriminated against, terminated, or owed unpaid wages, Mr. Adelman works tenaciously to advocate on their behalf.  Mr. Adelman's successes include securing six-figure recoveries for well over a hundred employees, and results into the seven-figures. For his achievements, Mr. Adelman has earned an Avvo "Superb" rating.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Adelman is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Adelman provides pro bono employee rights services for the San Francisco Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower

  • 100% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1994, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Supervising Attorney - Legal Aid Society of San Francisco Workers' Rights Clinic, 2006 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 1997–2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005
  • Employment Law Center - Workers Rights Clinic, Supervising Attorney, 2006–present
  • Member of the State Bar of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2009–present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, 2012–present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2004 - Present
Educational Background:
  • University of New Hampshire, Exchange Program, 1986
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, B.A., Major: Psychology, 1987
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Case Notes, Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, September, 2005, Author
  • Employment Discrimination, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, 2006 - Present
  • Public Interest Law Service Award, Public Interest Law Foundation, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 - Present
  • AVVO - Superb rating of 10.0
Industry Groups:
  • Represents Exclusively Employees

Office location for Alan Adelman

39 Mesa St
Suite 209
San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: 415-906-3331


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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