Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Consumer Attorney of the Year
The Consumer Attorneys of California have named Genie Harrison the 2022 Consumer Attorney of the Year for her work getting justice for the victims of Harvey Weinstein.
Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison won justice for survivors of sexual abuse by prominent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. She represented his personal assistant Sandeep Rehal in her harassment and retaliation case against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, along with several other victims who suffered sexual abuse.
The explosive news articles that brought Weinstein’s actions against many women to light and contributed to the #MeToo movement regarding workplace sexual harassment relied on Rehal and Genie as sources. Rehal’s case was the only employment case filed against Harvey Weinstein or his studio, The Weinstein Company, and was significant leverage in getting compensation for all of his victims. After The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy, Genie’s exceptional work achieved a settlement for victims.
The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) awarded Genie for her work to win justice for the survivors of Weinstein’s abuse.
The Consumer Attorney of the Year Award is given to those who have significantly advanced the rights or safety of California consumers by achieving an outstanding result in a case.
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Joe Posner Award
In October 2022, the California Employment Lawyers Association awarded Genie Harrison the organization’s highest honor, the Joe Posner Award.
CELA established the Joe Posner Award in honor of CELA co-founder Joe Posner. This award is given each year to that individual who has best demonstrated one or more of Joe’s inspiring qualities. The qualities we believe best represent Joe include:
• Tireless commitment to the betterment of the plight of workers and the expansion of the their rights
• Selfless services to the employee rights’ community
• Promotion of collegiality amongst the employment bar
• Unwavering efforts to further the education of his/her colleagues, opposing counsel and the judiciary
CELA is a statewide organization of over 1,200 California attorneys who devote the major portion of their practices to representing employees in individual employment cases and class actions, including cases involving unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblowing.
Genie Harrison and the Genie Harrison Law Firm are listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the field of Employment Law — Employment Law, Individuals, Litigation – Labor & Employment from 2012 – 2022.
For 2022, Ms. Harrison has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employment Law in Los Angeles. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
SUPER LAWYERS HONORS
Genie Harrison is listed on the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers Top 10 attorneys list for the eighth straight year.
Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers (2016-2023).
Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers (2016-2023).
Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers (2010-2011, 2015-2023).
Southern California Super Lawyer, Plaintiffs Employment Litigation (2009-2023).
BEST LAW FIRMS
The Genie Harrison Law Firm was recently listed in The Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report for the fields of Employment Law for Individuals and Labor and Employment Litigation.
DAILY JOURNAL HONORS
Top 100 Lawyers across all categories of law (2018-2022)
Top Labor & Employment Lawyers (2009-2013, 2016-2022)
Top Women Lawyers (2009-2013, 2015-2022)
The Daily Journal is a newspaper focused on law and business in California.
Whistleblower retaliation attorney Genie Harrison with with her client, firefighter Tennie Pierce.
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.