Barbara L. Giuffre

Top rated employment & labor attorney in San Francisco, California

Work Environment Law Group
Barbara L. Giuffre
Work Environment Law Group

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Employment litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1992

Education: University of Virginia School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Work Environment Law Group

351 California Street Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


Barbara L. Giuffre is a co-founder of Work/Environment Law Group. Located in San Francisco, California, she focuses her practice exclusively on employment law, providing representation to prospective, current and past employees throughout the greater Bay Area. Ms. Giuffre has extensive experience in handling cases involving workplace discrimination that is prohibited under various state or federal statutes. These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Ms. Giuffre also has experience in assisting clients who have been the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, and she has been able to obtain favorable results in court or through negotiations. She has filed complaints with both the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Giuffre has helped people who were wrongfully terminated or otherwise retaliated against due to their whistleblowing activities as well, and she has negotiated severance agreements. Her successes have earned her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Giuffre majored in economics at Cornell University, and in 1981, she received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She then went on to attend the University of Virginia School of Law and was a member of the Virginia Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1985. After graduation, she clerked for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California before spending several years with a prestigious New York City law firm. Fluent in Spanish and Italian as well as English, she is admitted to practice in California and New York and before several federal district and appellate courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee, Employment litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment law - employee, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation

  • 50% Employment & labor: employee
  • 50% Employment litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Panel Attorney, AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society's Workers Right Clinic
  • Volunteer of the Year, San Francisco Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Law Review: Virginia Law Review, 1983 - 1985
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992  
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • California, 1992
  • California Employment Lawyers Association  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • New York, 1987
  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, With Distinction, Dean's List, Graduating Senior Award, J.F. Kennedy Public Service Recognition Award, 1981
Industry Groups:
  • ANY

Office location for Barbara L. Giuffre

351 California Street Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-906-3753


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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