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 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.