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Wilmer J. Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in South Pasadena, CA

Wilmer Harris Law
715 Fremont Avenue, Suite A
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: 626-441-4129
Fax: 626-283-5770
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed in California Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee (80%), Civil Rights (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in greater Los Angeles, California, along with South Pasadena, Pasadena and Long Beach, Wilmer J. Harris is the founder of Wilmer Harris. His law practice is focused on the following legal issues: sexual orientation discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, employee misclassifications and independent contractors, whistleblowers, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour class actions, and employment compensation, contracts and severance negotiations.

At Stanford University, Mr. Harris graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and honors in Humanities before he attended law school. At the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, he earned his Juris Doctor in 1990, and received several honors, including the following: Moot Court and Remedies, American Jurisprudence Awards in Excellence and Order of the Coif.

Mr. Harris has recovered several judgments and settlements of more than $1 million, and many multimillion-dollar wage and hour settlements. He is a regular speaker for the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. In 2016, he received a Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo in Employee Law, and he currently has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

For several years, Mr. Harris served on the California Employment Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors, and as an Executive Committee member of the California State Bar Labor & Employment. For one year, he was also Chair of the latter, and has spent his decades long career fighting for the rights of the workers and representing them in court.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Assault, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


18 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004

About Wilmer J. Harris

First Admitted: 1990, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Employment law issues for the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association and California Employment Lawyers Association, Speaker

Educational Background

  • Stanford University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Economics, with Distinction, and Honors in Humanities & Phi Beta Kappa


  • Super Lawyer, 10+ Consecutive Years, Labor and Employment Law
  • Selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine
  • UCLA School of Law, Moot Court and Remedies
  • UCLA School of Law, American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence
  • UCLA School of Law, Order of the Coif

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, California State Bar Labor & Employment Executive Committee, 2005-2013
  • California Employment Lawyers Association and Disability Rights Legal Center, Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2007-2014
  • Chair, California State Bar Labor & Employment Executive Committee, 2010-11
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Office Location for Wilmer J. Harris

715 Fremont Avenue
Suite A
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Phone: 626-441-4129

Fax: 626-283-5770

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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