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Genie Harrison - Los Angeles, CA

523 W. 6th StreetSuite 707 Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Updated: 08/04/2020

Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Overview

Trial attorney Genie Harrison is recognized by opposing counsel and her peers as a dogged advocate on behalf of her clients. Ms. Harrison provides aggressive representation in every case she litigates and she is truly a resource for her clients as they are navigating the disconcerting waters of employment troubles.

Where possible, Ms. Harrison relishes the opportunity to bring institutional change, which she has been fortunate to accomplish a number of times in her career...

Trial attorney Genie Harrison is recognized by opposing counsel and her peers as a dogged advocate on behalf of her clients. Ms. Harrison provides aggressive representation in every case she litigates and she is truly a resource for her clients as they are navigating the disconcerting waters of employment troubles.

Where possible, Ms. Harrison relishes the opportunity to bring institutional change, which she has been fortunate to accomplish a number of times in her career. This type of change makes working conditions better for all employees, not just her direct clients, and Ms. Harrison loves knowing that those who are not her clients have benefitted from her efforts. After all, helping others is the reason Ms. Harrison became an attorney in the first place.

Ms. Harrison focuses her practice on plaintiff's employment, civil rights and wage and hour litigation, including in individual and multi-plaintiff cases, as well as in class actions. Ms. Harrison has obtained settlements and verdicts, including through working with other attorneys in trial, in excess of $66 million for her clients.

Employment cases do not often result in seven figure verdicts or settlements, but Ms. 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 six years in a row (2009-2014), 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).

Ms. Harrison also 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:

  • As member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles ("CAALA") since 2008. CAALA is one of the most prominent local trial attorney organizations in the state. Ms. Harrison served as the Vice-Chair of CAALA's Education Committee in 2013, is currently the Chair of its 2014 Education Committee, and has Co-Chaired CAALA's Annual Las Vegas Convention three out of the past four years.
  • From 2008 through 2014, as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee.
  • During 2008, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

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.

About Genie Harrison

Practice Areas

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Failure to Prevent Harassment, Discrimination or Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association ((NELA))
  • California Employment Lawyers Association ((CELA))
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Board of Governor (CAALA))
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Board of Governor (CAOC))
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Major: International Business

Pro Bono Activities

  • Employment CRASH programs, 2011 - 2012

Classes and Seminars

  • 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 Advocay 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

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Genie Harrison

Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Genie Harrison on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, - 2014
  • Elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, - 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Plaintiff's Employment Litigation, 2009 - 2012
  • Daily Journal's List of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2009 - 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2009 - 2010
  • Top 20 Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2011 - 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America in Employment Litigation – Individuals, - 2011
  • Top 100 Women Litigators in California, Daily Journal, - 2010
  • Top 50 Women Litigators Southern California Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2011
  • Top 75 Women Litigators in California, Daily Journal, - 2008
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California, 2007 - 2010
  • Finalist for the CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, - 2008
  • Nominated for 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
  • Nominated for California Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year Award, - 2002
  • Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forums
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating

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523 W. 6th StreetSuite 707 Los Angeles, CA 90014

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