About Attorney Genie Harrison 2017-11-03T00:55:19+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.

California Lawyer Genie Harrison

Genie Harrison
Trial Attorney

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

About Employment and Women’s Rights Lawyer Genie Harrison

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 in 2017 was ranked #3 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, Ms. Harrison serves in the following capacity for various organizations:

  • Currently the Treasurer 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. Ms. Harrison 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.

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: (Click on each association listed below for additional information)

GENIE HARRISON IN THE MEDIA:

Sexual harassment story in The Washington Post

In The Washington Post, Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney, Genie Harrison, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment settlements.

November 2, 2017 – by Danielle Paquette

CLICK HERE for the entire story in the Washington Post.

Dr. Drew Interviews Genie Harrison About Hollywood Sexual Harassment Cases

October 31, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – Genie Harrison is going to be back on KABC 790 AM radio today to continue a discussion with Dr. Drew about the recent sexual harassment and abuse cases that are rocking Hollywood’s elite.

CLICK HERE to hear a replay of the KABC 790 AM radio show. CLICK HERE for more information on Dr. Drew.

Dr. Drew Interviews Genie Harrison About Harvey Weinstein and Sexual Harassment Law

October 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – Dr. Drew will be interviewing Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison about Harvey Weinstein and what goes on in sexual harassment settlement negotiations, why victims sign confidentiality clauses, statues of limitations, individual and company liability, etc.

CLICK HERE for more information on Dr. Drew and CLICK HERE for more information on KABC 790 AM and to live stream the show.

Variety Interviews Genie Harrison About Harvey Weinstein and the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse Claims Against Him

October 10, 2017 – by Brent Lang and Gene Maddaus

The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: From Indie Powerhouse to Hollywood Pariah

CLICK HERE for the entire story at Variety.com.

Genie Harrison’s Law360 Article About DeVos’ Rollback of Title IX Protection Guidelines.

September 27, 2017 – By Genie Harrison. “The Truth About Rolling Back Obama-Era Title IX Guidelines” CLICK HERE for the story.

Genie Harrison Named to the 2018 Super Lawyers TOP 10 LIST

Super Lawyers Top 10

September 21, 2017 – 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.

Genie Harrison Gives Expert Analysis at Law360.com on Questions After Charlottesville Demonstration

August 22, 2017 – By Genie Harrison. “California Employer Questions After Charlottesville” CLICK HERE for the story.

Genie Harrison’s Analysis of FBI Director James Comey’s Hearing at Law360.com

June 12, 2017 – “Comey Hearing Parallels What Fired Employees Face in Court” by Genie Harrison
CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LAW360.COM >

LA Times Seeks Genie Harrison’s Expert Opinion On Uber Sexual Harassment Case

June 7, 2017 – “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 >

Genie Harrison’s Analysis of FBI Director James Comey’s Firing on Law360.com

June 6, 2017 – “When Your Boss Isn’t Decent Enough to Say, ‘You’re Fired’” by Genie Harrison
CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LAW360.COM >

Genie Harrison in June 2017 Issue of Angeleno Magazine

Los Angeles lawyer Genie Harrison in Angeleno MagazineJune 1, 2017 – Genie Harrison is honored to have been included in Angeleno Magazine’s June 2017 issue featuring Angeleno’s Power Players, profiles of business people who are some of the best influencers and contributors in Los Angeles. CLICK HERE to see Genie Harrison’s profile in the digital edition of Angeleno.

Genie Harrison Interviewed by The Independent About Sexual Harassment

April 12, 2017 – “Sexual Harassment Laws Leave Gap for VCs, Founders” by Reed Albergotti, The Independent  CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY >

Genie Harrison Ranked #3 by Super Lawyers Magazine

January 26, 2017 – Genie Harrison was named among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Southern California for the second year in a row. This year, she was ranked #3 on the Top 10 list. Genie was also named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Southern California. CLICK HERE for the complete list in the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine.

Call (213) 805-5301 to schedule a consultation. Se habla español.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

Recent Awards and Honors:

Why do these logos matter?

Click on each logo to learn more about our accomplishments.

Top attorney Genie Harrison

About Trial 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 LIST of Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2016, 2017 and 2018

Genie Harrison was named among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Southern California for the third year in a row. 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. Genie has also been named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Southern California for the sixth straight year. CLICK HERE for the complete list and the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California. The 2018 Issue will be distributed starting January 2018.


Listed in The Best Law Firms of America 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. Ms. Harrison was selected to this list in 2015 – 2017. CLICK HERE FOR BEST LAWYERS© PROFILE >>>


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.


10.0 AVVO Rating

www.avvo.com


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 (2008)

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.


The 2015 Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement. Each year the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents™ acknowledges and honors only those lawyers who have demonstrated remarkable skill and ability in jury trials. Those awarded join an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar cases – a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State, will achieve the distinction of being awarded each year in any given Practice Specialty. Genie Harrison won this prestigious award in 2014 and 2015. For more information about the Litigator Awards, CLICK HERE >>>
The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.
Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. (laborandemploymentcollege.org)
“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)
MORE TESTIMONIALS

Seminars and Articles

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 Articles by Genie Harrison.

  • 10/05 – CELA’s Annual Conference, Presenter – “Employment Law 101 – Discovery”
  • 12/05 – Los Angeles Employment Lawyer – Barrett S. Litt and Genie Harrison, “Statutory Damages in Class Actions”
  • 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
  • 1/11 – AAJ article — “Will Consumer and Employment Class Actions Survive SCOTUS?”
  • 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)
  • 2/12 – The Advocate – “On Being the Best Trial Lawyer One Can Be”
  • 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;”
  • 7/15 – The Advocate- “Empowering and Inspiring Your Inner Trial Lawyer;”
  • 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
  • 4/12/17 – “Sexual Harassment Laws Leave Gap for VCs, Founders” by Reed Albergotti, The Independent, Genie Harrison Interviewed by The Independent About Sexual Harassment  CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY
  • 6/5/17 – CAALA’s Fourth Annual Plaintiffs Trial Academy – Presenter- “Plaintiff’s Case in Chief;”
  • 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 on 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
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AT LAW360.COM >
  • 9/2/17 – CAALA’s 2017 Annual Conference – Speaker:  “Closing Argument Demonstrations.”
  • Trial attorneys Genie Harrison, Browne Greene, Arash Homampour, Carney Shegerian, Jack denove and Carl Douglas
  • Los Angeles employment lawyer Genie Harrison
The Genie Harrison Law Firm is Consistently Recognized by the California
Legal Community as a Leading Plaintiff’s Law Firm in These Practice Areas:

WRONGFUL TERMINATION >

DISCRIMINATION >

RETALIATION/WHISTLEBLOWER >

SEXUAL HARASSMENT >

SEXUAL ABUSE OR RAPE >