About Attorney Genie Harrison 2017-03-14T00:11:10+00:00

About Genie Harrison

California Employment Lawyer Genie Harrison is an outstanding advocate for
plaintiffs in employment cases, all forms of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment,
sexual assault, sexual abuse and civil rights cases.

She does this work because she believes that you deserve justice.

Lawyer Genie Harrison

Genie Harrison
Lead Trial Attorney

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

Genie Harrison Ranked #3 on 2017 Super Lawyers Top 10 List

January 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 list. Genie was also named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Southern California, marking her fifth appearance on that list. CLICK HERE for the complete list and the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California.

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)

  • Trial attorneys Genie Harrison, Browne Greene, Arash Homampour, Carney Shegerian, Jack denove and Carl Douglas
  • Los Angeles employment lawyer Genie Harrison
  • Attorney Genie Harrison on phone

About Employment and Sexual Harassment Lawyer Genie Harrison

Employment cases do not often result in seven figure verdicts or settlements, but Los Angeles employment attorney Genie Harrison has obtained a number of seven figure results. She has also co-chaired two trials that resulted in eight figure judgments. Of course, Ms. Harrison has also represented countless employees in cases that resulted in five and six figure outcomes as well. In fact, some of her most satisfying cases are modest in dollar value, but immense in human value. In those cases, her clients often keep their jobs, make up for the harm they suffered, move on with their lives and avoid the drain on their lives that comes from being involved in litigation.

The results Ms. Harrison has obtained speak for themselves – both in terms of compensation obtained for her clients who have been harmed and in terms of the change she has created. 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 nine years in a row (2009-2017), for which only 5% of all attorneys in the state qualify in any single year, and 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 five years in a row (2009-2013), and also in 2016.

In 2016 and 2017, Genie Harrison was listed on the list of Top 10 Super Lawyers in Southern California. Most recently, she has been ranked #3 on that prestigious list.

Ms. Harrison works to advance the trial skills of plaintiffs’ counsel through her volunteer work on boards and committees of various trial lawyer organizations, through her training and speaking at numerous conferences throughout the state over the year, and through writing various published articles. Significantly, Ms. Harrison has served in the following capacity for various organizations:

  • Ms. Harrison is a fierce advocate of employee rights, devoted to representing plaintiff representation, and is actively involved in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the nation’s largest local association of plaintiffs’ attorneys. She has served on the Board of Governors since 2008. Ms. Harrison has Co-Chaired CAALA’s Annual Las Vegas Convention three out of the past four years. In September 2015, Ms. Harrison was elected to the 2016 Executive Committee and currently serves as its Treasurer. In 2021, she will become the President of the 2,500-member organization.
  • From 2008 through 2014, Ms. Harrison has served as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee (LACBA).
  • During 2008, she served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).

Ms. Harrison was also honored to volunteer her time to work with the Los Angeles County Superior Court on its Employment CRASH programs in 2011 and 2012. Experienced plaintiff and defense employment lawyers in the Los Angeles area were called upon by the Los Angeles County Superior Court to serve as Settlement Officers to assist the Court in resolving employment lawsuits. Ms. Harrison served as a Settlement Officer for the LASC’s Employment CRASH programs in both years of the program – 2011 & 2012. Ms. Harrison is proud that she and her co-Settlement Officers, who were defense attorneys, worked together to help litigants resolve the cases on which she served as a Settlement Officer.

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.

You are not powerless. You just need someone to help you.

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About Genie Harrison’s Awards and Honors

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

Genie Harrison was named among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Southern California for the second year in a row. For 2017, she was ranked #3 on the list. Genie was also named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Southern California, marking her fifth appearance on that list. CLICK HERE for the complete list and the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California.
Genie Harrison was named to the Super Lawyers “Best of the Best” List of Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. CLICK HERE FOR SUPER LAWYERS TOP 50 LIST>>>
Genie Harrison was was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Employment Law — Employment Law, Individuals, Litigation – Labor & Employment. Ms. Harrison has been selected to this list from 2012-2017. CLICK HERE FOR BEST LAWYERS© PROFILE >>>
The Genie Harrison Law Firm was recently listed in The Best Law Firms in America© 2016 in the field of Employment Law — Employment Law, Individuals, Litigation – Labor & Employment. Ms. Harrison was selected to this list in 2015 and 2016. CLICK HERE FOR BEST LAWYERS© PROFILE >>>
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)
For eight straight years (2009-2016), Ms. Harrison has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyer’s list in Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation. Recognition is given to the top 5% of employment lawyers in Southern California. In 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016, Ms. Harrison was also named one of the Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers.
Ms. Harrison has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California for the years 2009-2013 and again in 2015 and 2016. 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.
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.
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.
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.
  • Angeleno Magazine featuring lawyer Genie Harrison
  • Angeleno Magazine December 2016 cover

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”

Why we are the best employment law firm for you:

Our employment law practice is devoted exclusively to plaintiff representation and to enforcing employee rights. We will work relentlessly to restore your power and dignity.

Primary Areas of Practice:

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Harassment at Work
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault & Rape
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Protected Leaves of Absence
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Severance Negotiations

Recent Awards and Honors

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