Jeff’s practice as an attorney is the product of his commitment to civic participation, personal integrity, principles of fairness and justice, and a passion to speak truth to power. He has represented employees in class actions and PAGA representative actions against large employers, and he also has represented consumers in class action litigation against financial institutions. Jeff is informed in his legal work by real-world experiences as a former newspaper reporter and editor covering community affairs, labor disputes, courts, local government, and breaking news. Jeff’s clients know that their voices will be heard.
After spending 15-plus years with newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and The Fresno Bee, Jeff went back to school to study law, then graduated ranked No. 7 in his class from UCLA School of Law. He was a senior editor of the UCLA Law Review, which also published his work. He was a judicial extern for the Hon. Consuelo Bland Marshall, United States District Court, and for the Hon. Sandra R. Klein, United States Bankruptcy Court, both in the Central District of California. After law school, Jeff joined a large, national law firm where he made an early decision to join the employment law group, then represented employers in litigation defense and giving advice and counsel. His defense background provides valuable perspective in representing employees now.
Jeff also volunteers for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where he is a member of the Board of Governors and past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee. Jeff has been a presenter or moderator of numerous CLE panels on employment law issues.
Jeff is a father who enjoys spending weekends with family and friends. He enjoys travel and has fond memories of living in England and Germany, as well as extended travel throughout Europe, Mongolia, and North America. He has practiced mindfulness meditation since 2004. A Wisconsin native and UW-Madison graduate, he still tends to cheer for the Badgers.