About Attorney Genie Harrison 2018-01-16T11:23:35+00:00

About Trial Attorney Genie Harrison

California employment and victim’s rights lawyer Genie Harrison is widely recognized as a fierce advocate for victims of all forms of sexual assault, sexual abuse, employment harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Genie brings personal attention to each case and fights hard for justice. She has the respect of the legal community and has earned her place at the top of her field, and she brings her exacting standards to each case.

Genie represents victims because she believes that you deserve justice.

About Employment and Sexual Harassment Attorney Genie Harrison:

California Lawyer Genie Harrison

Genie Harrison
Trial Attorney

Email: genie@genieharrisonlaw.com
Phone: (213) 805-5301
Fax: (213) 805-5306

Best sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison 2018 Super Lawyers

Genie Harrison is honored to be listed as the second highest ranking lawyer on the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Top 10 attorneys list, her third consecutive year named to this prestigious list.

The results Ms. Harrison has obtained speak for themselves – both in terms of compensation obtained for her clients and in terms of the systemic change she has created to better the lives of thousands who will never know her name, but whose lives are better as a result of her work.

Ms. Harrison has been acknowledged with rare distinction: she has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers List in Plaintiff’s Employment litigation for ten years in a row (2009-2018), for which only 5% of all attorneys in the state qualify in any single year. For three years in a row, 2016-2018, Genie Harrison has been listed on the list of Top 10 Super Lawyers in Southern California and for 2018 Ms. Harrison will be ranked #2 on that prestigious list. She has been listed as one of the Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers from 2016-2018, and has been listed as one of the Top 50 Southern California Women Super Lawyers.

Ms. Harrison is one of only two women lawyers in the state of California named by the Daily Journal as one of the state’s Top Labor & Employment lawyers for seven years (2009-2013, 2016-2017). Ms. Harrison has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, as has her law firm, for her work in Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation.

Ms. Harrison gives of her time and expertise generously each year teaching litigation and trial skills to other lawyers through her volunteer work on boards and committees of various trial lawyer organizations, and through publishing articles locally and nationally. Significantly, she serves in the following capacity for various organizations:

  • Currently the 2nd Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’ (CAALA) Executive Committee. CAALA is the nation’s largest local association of plaintiffs’ trial attorneys. In 2021, Ms. Harrison will be President of CAALA – she will be the fifth female president of the organization in it’s 70th Anniversary year. She has served on the Board of Governors since 2008 and has co-chaired then chaired CAALA’s Education Committee and its Annual Las Vegas Convention for three years. 
  • From 2008 through 2017, Ms. Harrison has served as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee (LACBA).
  • Honorary member of the Board of Trial Lawyers Charities.

Genie Harrison is an outstanding advocate for plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases. She does this work because she believes that you deserve justice.

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Genie Harrison In The News:

December 20, 2017 — Genie Harrison’s Comments in Washington Post on the USA Gymnastics Confidential Settlement Agreement with McKayla Maroney: CLICK HERE>

December 13, 2017 — Genie Harrison Interviewed by Los Angeles Times About Sexual Harassment in Sacramento. For more, CLICK HERE>

December 9, 2017 — Genie Harrison on TV Show IN FOCUS: Defining Sexual Harassment. CLICK HERE for videos>

December 6, 2017 — Sandeep Kehal Filing Suit Against Harvey Weinstein. For the story in the LOS ANGELES TIMES CLICK HERE>

December 6, 2017 — Genie Harrison Law Firm Client Sandeep Rehal, Harvey Weinstein’s Former Assistant, To Sue for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Gender Discrimination. For the story in the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, CLICK HERE>

December 6, 2017 — Weinstein’s former personal assistant, is filing suit against Harvey Weinstein. For Sandeep Rehal’s feature story in THE NEW YORK TIMES, CLICK HERE>

November 28, 2017 — Genie Harrison Testifying at California Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment in Sacramento VIDEO HERE>

November 28, 2017 — ABC RADIO SYDNEY Interview with Genie Harrison Regarding Harvey Weinstein Charges LISTEN HERE>

November 10, 2017 — Genie Harrison Interviewed by REFINERY 29 about Louis C.K. Sexual Harassment Cases READ MORE>

November 9, 2017— Genie Harrison Interviewed by HUFFINGTON POST About Title IX Case at Princeton READ MORE>

 November 8, 2017 — Genie Harrison Law Firm named by U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT and BEST LAWYERS as a “Tier 1 Law Firm” READ MORE>

November 4, 2017 — Genie Harrison’s LOS ANGELES TIMES Interview on Kevin Spacey Sexual Harassment Cases READ MORE >

November 2, 2017 — THE WASHINGTON POST Discusses Confidentiality Agreements for Victims of Sexual Harassment with Los Angeles Attorney Genie Harrison READ MORE>

October 31, 2017 — DR. DREW Interviews Genie Harrison about Hollywood Sexual Harassment Cases AUDIO HERE>

October 24, 2017 — DR. DREW Interviews Genie Harrison on Nondisclosure Agreements AUDIO HERE>

October 16, 2017 — DR. DREW Interviews Genie Harrison on Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Cases AUDIO HERE>

October 10, 2017 — VARIETY Interviews Genie Harrison About the Sexual Harassment and Abuse Claims Against Harvey Weinstein READ MORE>

October 6, 2017 — LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS with Genie Harrison on DeVos Ruling Rolling Back Enforcement of Title IX Guidelines READ MORE>

September 26, 2017 — Genie Harrison at LAW360.COM on DeVos’ Rollback of Title IX Protection Guidelines READ MORE>

August 22, 2017 — Genie Harrison Gives Expert Analysis to LAW360.COM on Charlottesville Demonstrators READ MORE>

August 8, 2017 — LOS ANGELES TIMES Interviews Genie Harrison About Sexual Harassment Case at Google READ MORE>

July 19, 2017 — Genie Harrison Recognized as Top Labor & Employment Lawyer by DAILY JOURNAL READ MORE>

June 12, 2017 — Genie Harrison’s Analysis at LAW360.com on FBI Director James Comey’s Hearing READ MORE>

June 7, 2017 — LOS ANGELES TIMES Seeks Genie Harrison’s Expert Opinion On Uber Sexual Harassment Cases READ MORE>

June 6, 2017 — Genie Harrison Gives Expert Analysis on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey at LAW360.COM READ MORE>

April 12, 2017 — Genie Harrison Interviewed by THE INFORMATION on Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley READ MORE>

About Attorney Genie Harrison’s Awards and Honors:

In recognition of her accomplishments, Ms. Harrison has received or been nominated for all of the following:

Super Lawyers Top 10

Genie Harrison Named to the 2018 Super Lawyers TOP 10 LIST for the third straight year.

Genie Harrison is honored to be selected again to the Top 10 List of Super Lawyers in Southern California. This is Genie’s 3rd straight year on the Top 10 List where she is also being recognized on the Top 50 Women’s List. For 2018, she will be ranked #2 on the list our of hundreds of Super Lawyers honored. For 2017, she was ranked #3 on the list. This is Ms. Harrison’s 10th straight year as a Super Lawyer.

Top Super Lawyers

CLICK HERE for the complete list and the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California. The 2018 Issue will be distributed starting January 2018.

Best Lawyers Best Employment Law Firm 2018

The Genie Harrison Law Firm is Listed in The Best Law Firms of America  for 2018

The Genie Harrison Law Firm was recently listed in The Best Law Firms in America 2018 in the field of Employment Law — Employment Law, Individuals, Litigation – Labor & Employment. This is the fourth straight year of being included on this prestigious list of the best law firms in America. CLICK HERE FOR BEST LAWYERS© FIRM PROFILE >

Attorney Genie Harrison AVVO 10.0 rating

Top attorney Genie Harrison

Listed in The Best Lawyers of America for 2012 – 2018

Genie Harrison was was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Employment Law — Employment Law, Individuals, Litigation – Labor & Employment. Ms. Harrison has been selected to this list from 2012-2018. CLICK HERE FOR BEST LAWYERS© PROFILE >>>


Daily Journal’s List of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Ms. Harrison has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California for 2017. She is one of only two women in the entire state named to this list for five years in a row. In 2008 she was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 Women Litigators in California.


Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.


Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by The American Trial Lawyers Association

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.


Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California Women’s Caucus (2011)


Nominated for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

Tennie Pierce v. City of Los Angeles. The incident shook the foundations of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Tennie Pierce, a 19-year veteran of the LAFD, was the victim of racial harassment and retaliation, including being fed dog food mixed with his spaghetti. Tennie’s resulting lawsuit, along with several other high-profile cases, exposed the abusive and discriminatory atmosphere of the LAFD. As a result of these suits, an audit was performed by the city’s controller. It found that 87% of African Americans and 80% of women were aware of or had experienced some form of discrimination while at the department. As a result of the lawsuit and the high-profile focus upon racial discrimination in the Department, embattled LAFD Chief, William Bamattre, resigned. Douglas L. Barry was appointed as acting Chief, the first African-American in the Department’s history to assume the job. After much publicity, Tennie’s case was settled. In 2008, Genie Harrison was nominated for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

More About Attorney Genie Harrison:

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

EDUCATION:

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1992
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois,
    B.S., International Business, 1989

MAGAZINE AND NEWS ARTICLES

Ms. Harrison frequently offers her expertise to other attorneys and the media. Here is a partial list of articles by and about Genie Harrison.

  • 1/11 – AAJ article — “Will Consumer and Employment Class Actions Survive SCOTUS?”
  • 2/12 – The Advocate – “On Being the Best Trial Lawyer One Can Be”
  • 7/15 – The Advocate- “Empowering and Inspiring Your Inner Trial Lawyer;”
  • 6/6/17 – “When Your Boss Isn’t Decent Enough to Say, ‘You’re Fired’” by Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison’s Analysis of FBI Director James Comey’s Firing for Law360.com CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LAW360.COM >
  • 6/7/17 – “Uber won’t name and shame the alleged harassers it fired, and it doesn’t have to” by Tracey Lien, LA Times  CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LATIMES.COM >
  • 6/12/17 – “Comey Hearing Parallels What Fired Employees Face in Court” by Genie Harrison for Law360.c0m.
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LAW360.COM >

SEMINARS AND SPEAKING EVENTS

Ms. Harrison frequently teaches and lends her expertise to other attorneys at events and seminars throughout California. Here is a partial list of seminars and speaking events by Genie Harrison.

  • Trial attorneys Genie Harrison, Browne Greene, Arash Homampour, Carney Shegerian, Jack denove and Carl Douglas
  • Los Angeles employment lawyer Genie Harrison
  • Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison at CAOC
  • CAALA 2017 Convention
  • 10/05 – CELA’s Annual Conference, Presenter – “Employment Law 101 – Discovery”
  • 8/07 (est.) — Tom Girardi’s “Champions of Justice” Radio Program
  • 9/07 — CELA’s Annual Conference, Presenter – “Making the Pain Real: Emotional Distress Damages”
  • 11/07 – CAOC Annual Convention – “I’d Rather Be a Hammer Than a Nail ‘Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights!’” – “Who Let the Dogs Out” and What Happened After They Fed Alpo to the Fire Fighter
  • 5/08 – LACBA’s Labor & Employment Section Annual Retreat, Presenter – “Elimination of Bias – Wishful Thinking or Real Progress”
  • 5/08 – CAALA’s Voir Dire Methods for the Plaintiff Lawyer Seminar, Presenter – “Voir Dire in Employment Cases”
  • 11/08 – CAOC’s Annual Convention, Presenter – “Identifying Actionable Sexual Harassment Claims”
  • 5/09 – The 2009 Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Retreat, Moderator of “Judicial Perspectives” Panel
  • 8/09– The 23rd Annual Jack Daniels/Los Angeles ABOTA Trial School, Presenter – “Insider’s Perspective”
  • 9/09 — CAALA’s Annual Las Vegas Convention, Presenter – “Developments in Employment Class Actions and Wage & Hour Claims”
  • 10/09 — CELA’s Annual Conference – Special Skills Seminar – Mock Trial Opening Statement Demonstration
  • 4/10 – CAALA’s Voir Dire by the Masters
  • 9/10 – Co-Chair of CAALA’s Annual Convention
  • 3/11 – NELA’s Trial Advocacy for the Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer program. “Using Your iPad to Try the Case.”
  • 9/11 – Co-Chair of CAALA’s Annual Convention – Moderator of three panels (Demonstrative Evidence & Technology; Law & Motion; Commercial Torts)
  • 3/12 – 15th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney 2012, Presenter – “What the New Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Cases”
  • 3/12 – 32nd Annual LACBA Labor & Employment Symposium, Presenter – “Vexatious Litigation: Tackling the Tough Topics in Discovery Disputes”
  • 4/12 – CAALA Webinar, Moderator – “Taking Depositions of Psychological Experts”
  • 9/12 – CAALA’s Annual Convention – Presenter — “Investigating Employment Cases Before Discovery”
  • 10/12 –CELA’s Annual Conference, Presenter – Special Skills Seminar on Focus Groups
  • 11/12 – Presenter – CAOC’s Annual Conference – “Law & Motion Basics”
  • 2/13 – Co-Chair & Moderator – CAALA & ASCDC – New Court Procedures Seminar
  • 5/13 – LACBA Labor & Employment Section Annual Retreat, Moderator – “Ethics in Employment Law Cases”
  • 6/13 – Presenter – BHBA “Proving and Defending Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Litigation”
  • 9/13 – Co-Chair of CAALA’s Annual Convention & Moderator “Science of Persuasion” Panel
  • 2/14 – LACBA Labor & Employment Section Annual Symposium — Speaker & Moderator “Working With Transgender Clients and Co-Workers”
  • 3/14 – CAALA’s Annual Trial Skills for the New Attorney, Presenter — “The Trial Part 1”
  • 4/14 – CAALA’s Inaugural Plaintiffs Trial Academy, Teacher — “Trial Preparation, Strategy & Tactics”
  • 9/14 – CAALA 2014 Annual Conference — Master Speakers – Speaker “Empowering and Inspiring Your Inner Trial Lawyer” — sole woman trial lawyer on panel with Browne Greene, Jack Denove, Carl Douglas, Carney Shegerian and Arash Homampour (800+ audience members);
  • 10/14 – CELA Annual Conference — Speaker — “Obtaining Larger Damage Awards”
  • 2/15 – CAALA-Trial Technology Seminar — “Using PowerPoint Presentations in Trial”
  • 3/15 – CAALA”s Annual Trial Skills for the New Attorney — Presenter “Summary Judgments”
  • 5/15 – CAALA’s Second Annual Plaintiffs Trial Academy — Presenter — “Plaintiff’s Case in Chief”
  • 9/15 – CAALA 2015 Annual Conference — Speaker: “The California Family Rights Act & Pregnancy Disability Leave Law” Moderator: Master Speaker Session “The Road to Trial Success From The Masters”
  • 1/16 – Pepperdine Law School, “Employment Law Dispute Resolution Basics”
  • 3/9/16 – LACBA Labor & Employment Law Section – Annual Symposium – Speaker — Technology in Trial
  • 5/10/16 – CAALA’s “How to Start, Build & Run Your Practice” Roundtable Discussion
  • 5/25/16 – CELA’s Diversity Leadership Summit – Keynote Speaker
  • 6/8/16 – CAALA’s Third Annual Plaintiffs Trial Academy – Presenter- “Defendant’s Case in Chief”
  • 9/3/16 – CAALA 2016 Annual Conference – Speaker: “Preparing Plaintiffs for Direct and Cross Examination”
  • 11/12/16 – CAOC’s Annual Convention – Speaker: “Gender Discrimination in the Law”
  • 3/17 — CAALA’s Annual Trial Skills for the New Attorney – Speaker “The Trial Part II – Procedures, Presenting Evidence, Preparing Witnesses, Direct and Cross Examination”
  • 4/6/17 – Association of Workplace Investigators – Speaker “Conversation With” Series
  • 6/5/17 – CAALA’s Fourth Annual Plaintiffs Trial Academy – Presenter — “Plaintiff’s Case in Chief”
  • 9/2/17 – CAALA’s 2017 Annual Conference – Speaker:  “Closing Argument Demonstrations”
  • 11/2/17 — CAOC Annual Conference — Speaker: “For Women Jedis: Women In The Courtroom”

Genie Harrison speaking at CAOC

Genie Harrison was honored to speak at the 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) conference alongside Amy Fisch Solomon and Sonia Chopra on CAOC’s Annual Conference panel entitled “For Women Jedis: Women In The Courtroom.” Genie gave an inspiring and educational speech about her keys to winning at trial. Her entertaining presentation incorporated storytelling elements from Game of Thrones — sorry for the spoilers — and inspired with a cool mashup of Daenerys Targaryen clips and her “Faith in Myself” speech.

Click on the YouTube video above of Daenerys’ speech so you can be inspired too.

This episode of Master Practice by Power Liens and Verdict Videos features Genie Harrison, founder of the Genie Harrison Law Firm. A survivor of sexual abuse herself, she is widely recognized as a fierce advocate for victims of sexual abuse, employment harassment and discrimination.

Click the YouTube video about to watch her story.

“Simply put, Genie Harrison has exceeded every one of my expectations.
I found her to be extremely knowledgable,
but most importantly, she is a fighter and protects her clients.”

— THOMAS (RETALIATION CLIENT)

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