Trial attorney Genie Harrison is recognized by opposing counsel and her peers as a dogged advocate on behalf of her clients. Ms. Harrison provides aggressive representation in every case she litigates and she relishes the opportunity to bring institutional change where possible.
Ms. Harrison focuses her practice on employment and civil rights litigation. Results in some of the many cases Ms. Harrison has litigated include:
Lee v. City of Los Angeles -- $6.8 million judgment on behalf of African-American lesbian firefighter who suffered discrimination, harassment and retaliation against the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Bressler v. City of Los Angeles -- $2.5 million judgment on behalf of Los Angeles Fire Department Captain who suffered retaliation after reporting harassment and discrimination against subordinate;
Pierce v. City of Los Angeles -- $1.490 million settlement of racial harassment and retaliation case on behalf of African- American firefighter;
$2.5 million settlement in unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest break class action;
$695,000 settlement in age discrimination case;
$270,000 settlement in same-sex sexual harassment case;
$250,000 settlement in pregnancy discrimination case;
Ms. Harrison co-counseled a 7 month federal Fair Housing Act trial that resulted in a $22,500,000 verdict.
Ms. Harrison has been acknowledged by her peers as an outstanding trial attorney and has received the following awards and nominations:
Southern California Super Lawyers, Plaintiff's Employment Litigation (2009, 2010)
Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in California, Daily Journal (2009, 2010)
Top 100 Women Litigators in California , Daily Journal (2010)
Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers (2010)
Top 75 Women Litigators in California , Daily Journal (2008)
The American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California (2007-2010)
Finalist for the CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year Award (2008)
Nominated for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (2008)
Nominated for California Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year Award (2002)
Ms. Harrison is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forums
Ms. Harrison is an active member of various attorney associations, including:
Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, Executive Committee
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors
Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Governors (2009)
California Employment Law Attorneys, Technology Committee.
Bears, Bullies and Victimizers Beware This Feisty Lawyer
Tenacious Attorney Fights for L.A. Firefighter's Cause
Ms. Harrison handles all types of cases from single plaintiff matters to class actions.
Wage and Hour Law
Disability Discrimination and Access Issues
Areas of Practice:
Civil Rights Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1992 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1989 B.S., Bachelor of Science Major: International Business