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Barbara A. Lawless - San Francisco, CA

354 Pine StreetFourth Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

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Updated: 07/22/2020

San Francisco Wrongful Termination Law Lawyer


Barbara A. Lawless has over 35 years of experience representing employees who have been discriminated against or wrongfully terminated from employment. Ms. Lawless graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1972 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. Ms. Lawless immediately went into private practice representing plaintiffs in employment cases. Prior to law school, Ms. Lawless attended London School of Economics and obtained her Bachelors Degree from Marymount College...

About Barbara A. Lawless

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Termination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Family and Medical Leave Claims
  • Defamation


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972

Other Affiliations

  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Member)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Member)
  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 1992 - Present (Member, Board)
  • California Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1998 (Member, Board)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Member)
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present (President)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1998 (Board Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982 - Present
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1988 - 1996
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1998 - Present
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1982 - Present
  • Chair, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Wrongful Termination Seminar, 1991 - 1996
  • Moderator and Lecturer, CTLA Wrongful Termination Program, 1990 - 2000
  • Moderator and Lecturer, "Effective Jury Trial Techniques for Wrongful Discharge and Discrimination Cases", Labor or Employment Law Section of State Bar


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1972
  • London School of Economics
  • Marymount College, 1968


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • "Wrongful Termination From Employment", CTLA Forum, April, 1982
  • "Wrongful Discharge, The Employees Duty of Good Faith", Trial, December, 1982

Office Information


354 Pine StreetFourth Floor San Francisco, CA 94104


  • 415-391-4228


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Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
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  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Barbara A. Lawless on Super Lawyers


  • Distinguished Law Firm Award, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the AAJ
  • SuperLawyers, 2013 - Present

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