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Bruce J. Highman

 

About Bruce

Bruce J. Highman has been lead counsel on a number of cases that have resulted in published precedent decisions, has participated in numerous trials, and has appeared as a guest lecturer on employment law issues.

Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and his law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1981. After graduating from law school, he was selected, and served, as a law clerk to a justice of the Alaska Supreme Court in Juneau, Alaska. He entered private practice in 1982.

Bar Activity

  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, California Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

Employment Cases Involving: 1) Sexual, Racial, National Origin, And Sexual Orientation Harassment 2) Discrimination Based On Disability, Medical Leave, Sex, Age, Race, National Origin, Sexual Orientation, Religion, And Retaliation. 3) Violations Of Wage And Hour Laws, Including But Not Limited To Unpaid Wages, Overtime, Unreimbursed Expenses, Missed Meal And Rest Periods, Failure To Provide Employees With Suitable Seats When The Nature Of The Work Reasonably Permits The Employees To Do It While Seated, And Retaliation For Complaining About Violations Of Wage And Hour Laws. 4) Retaliation For Complaining About Discrimination, For Complaining About Violation Of Wage And Hour Laws, For Complaining About Fraud, For Complaining About Safety, And For Other Whistleblower Activities. 5) Qui Tam Claims Under The False Claims Act. 6) Fraud And Breach Of Contract. 7) Assaultive Conduct And Intimidation By Threat Of Violence In Employment Context.

Super Lawyer from 2004 – Present

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Louis A. Highman

 

About Louis

Louis A. Highman has more than 35 years of experience. Louis has argued in the California Supreme Court, has tried numerous cases to successful conclusion, and has served as a guest expert on employment issues on television and radio. Louis received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, graduating with highest honors and as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1969. He received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) in 1974. After graduating from the law school, he worked for San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation as a legal aid lawyer before going into private practice in 1977.

Practice Areas

Employment cases involving: 1) Sexual, Racial, National Origin, And Sexual Orientation Harassment. 2) Discrimination Based On Disability, Medical Leave, Sex, Age, Race, National Origin, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Retaliation. 3) Wrongful Discharge Against Public Policy, e.g., Retaliation For Complaining About Discrimination, For Complaining About Unlawful Activities, For Complaining About Violation Of Wage And Hour Laws, For Complaining About Safety Issues, And For Other Whistleblower Activities. 4) Violations Of Wage And Hour Laws, Including But Not Limited To Unpaid Wages, Overtime, And Missed Meal And Rest Periods. 5) Assaultive Conduct And Intimidation By Threat Of Violence In Employment Context. 6) Fraud, Breach Of Contract.
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Alice S. Highman

 

About Alice

Alice Highman joined Highman & Highman in 2018. She is deeply committed to fighting for workers’ rights and represents employees in a wide range of disputes. Alice received her law degree. from Harvard Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where she studied film production and international relations.

Bar Activity

  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

Employment cases involving: 1) sexual, racial, national origin and sexual orientation harassment; 2) discrimination based on disability, medical leave, sex, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, and retaliation; 3) violations of wage and hour laws, including, but not limited to, unpaid wages, overtime violations, and missed meal and rest periods; 4) retaliation for complaining about discrimination, violations of wage and hour laws, safety, and other whistleblower activities; and 5) wrongful discharge against public policy.