Bruce J. Highman

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in San Francisco, California

Highman & Highman
Bruce J. Highman
Highman & Highman

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: Stanford Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023
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Highman & Highman

582 Market St
Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


Bruce Highman received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and his law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1981. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to a justice of the Alaska Supreme Court in Juneau, Alaska. He then entered private practice in 1982 where his specialty is representing employees in employment cases.

He has successfully represented employees in both trials and settlement negotiations. He has been a speaker on employment law topics, including at the annual convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and at the Bar Association of San Francisco, Benajmin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Skyline College. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. He has had a number of published precedent decisions.

Mr. Highman's many years of experience representing employees in employment cases, has included without limitation, cases involving: (1) wrongful termination; (2) discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination based on disability, medical condition, sex, pregnancy, race, age, religion, sexual orientation and marital status; (3) retaliation, including but not limited to retaliation for whistleblowing or for bringing complaints about discrimination, harassment, unsafe working conditions, or cheating or defrauding customers, clients or investors; (4) family or medical leave; (5) harassment, including but not limited to harassment based on sex, disability, race, sexual orientation and age; (6) fraud; (7) qui tam claims under the False Claims Act; (8) libel and slander; (8) invasion of privacy; (9) workplace violence; and (10) breach of contract.

Mr. Highman also has many years of experience representing employees in wage and hour cases, including without limitation in cases involving: (1) unpaid wages, commissions, and expenses; (2) missed meal and rest periods; (3) overtime violations; (4) minimum wage violations; and (5) cases where employees are not allowed to sit.   


Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1981, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Bruce Highman has lectured on employment law topics at the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and Skyline College
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, California Lawyers Association.
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. with High Honors in Geography, 1977

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Bruce Highman has a brillant mind due to his creative application of statutes and case law, and scholarly appreciation of the history of workers' rights. He is highly respected also as a thoughtful and civil opponent.”

“His contribution to the field of employment and labor law is not only his knowledge, experience and diligence, but also his willingness to assist and encourage less experienced attorneys and his example of integrity and concern for clients' well being. ”

Office location for Bruce J. Highman

582 Market St
Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-569-0770


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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