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Barbara A. Lawless

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lawless, Lawless & McGrath
354 Pine Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-391-7555
Fax: 415-391-4228
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee
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Representing those in the San Francisco Bay Area facing legal issues of employee and employment law, Barbara A. Lawless is a founding partner at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath. She handles cases of sexual harassment, wrongful termination and employment discrimination, representing employees. Admitted to practice by The State Bar of California since 1972, she has over four decades of experience and knowledge earned inside and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Lawless shares her insights into the employment law through lectures and seminars given to the Labor And Employment Law Section of the State Bar, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the California Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkley Law. 

A member of The State Bar of California, The Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Ms. Lawless has spent years advancing her professional knowledge and experience. She has worked as a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California since 1992, for eight years as a board member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and as president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

During her tenure as a skilled attorney, Ms. Lawless has published several pieces of writing and been awarded the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the AAJ’s Distinguished Law Firm Award.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

Articles about Barbara A. Lawless appearing in Super Lawyers

About Barbara A. Lawless

First Admitted: 1972, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lawless-lawless.com/Attorney-Profiles/Barbara-A-L...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • California Lawyers Association, Member, Board, 1990 - 1998
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1993
  • California, 1972  
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board, 1992 - Present
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1990 - 1998

Honors/Awards

  • SuperLawyers, 2013  
  • Distinguished Law Firm Award, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the AAJ

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Wrongful Termination From Employment", CTLA Forum, April, 1982
  • "Wrongful Discharge, The Employees Duty of Good Faith", Trial, December, 1982  
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1988 - 1996
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1998
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1982
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1991 - 1996
  • Moderator and Lecturer, CTLA Wrongful Termination Program, 1990 - 2000
  • Moderator and Lecturer, "Effective Jury Trial Techniques for Wrongful Discharge and Discrimination Cases", Labor or Employment Law Section of State Bar  

Educational Background

  • Marymount College, B.A., 1968
  • London School of Economics  

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Office Location for Barbara A. Lawless

354 Pine Street
Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-391-7555

Fax: 415-391-4228

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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