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Paul J. Bauer - Fresno, CA

5260 N. Palm AvenueSuite 400 Fresno, CA 93704

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Fresno Labor and Employment Law Lawyer

Overview

Paul J. Bauer has extensive experience consulting and representing employers in business and employment litigation, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, and many forms of discrimination. He has a proven track record for having lawsuits dismissed prior to trial.

He was named a Northern California Rising Star (2010-2013) by Super Lawyer magazine and received recognition as Northern California Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Paul J. Bauer has extensive experience consulting and representing employers in business and employment litigation, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, and many forms of discrimination. He has a proven track record for having lawsuits dismissed prior to trial.

He was named a Northern California Rising Star (2010-2013) by Super Lawyer magazine and received recognition as Northern California Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Mr. Bauer advises employers on labor compliance and litigation prevention measures. He trains employers on preventing harassment and other Equal Employment Opportunity issues in the workplace. Bauer has defended private and public employers against employment-related lawsuits before state and federal courts. He served as a policy consultant to former California State Senator Charles S. Poochigian, advising members on legislation affecting employers.

Mr. Bauer serves as the chair of the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, is president of the Central California Employment Round Table, and is the past president of Central California SHRM. He is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bauer is actively engaged in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for Valley Crime Stoppers, the Central Valley Business Incubator, the Fresno County Blue Ribbon Business Committee, and Fresno County Bar Association.

About Paul J. Bauer

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law 100%

Litigation

  • 60%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, 2014 - Present (Chair)
  • Central California Employment Roundtable, 2016 - Present (President)
  • Central California SHRM, 2014 - 2015 (Past President)
  • Fresno County Bar Association, 2011 - 2013 (Director)

Classes and Seminars

  • ADA and EEOC - benefits of physicals, EFA-STM, Emerge Diagnostics, 2017 - Present
  • "How to conduct a workplace investigation", Fresno Regional WIB, 2016 - Present
  • "Words and actions matter" Central CA Almond Growers, 2016
  • “Workplace violence prevention” eSolutions, Inc., 2016
  • “Respect and professionialism in the workplace” City of Fresno, 2015
  • “Wage and hour trends” Workforce Connection, 2015
  • “Terminations gone bad” Central CA SHRM, 2015
  • “Labor union saga” Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, 2014

Past Positions

  • Walter Wilhelm Bauer Attorneys At Law, Shareholder, 2010 - 2017
  • Dowling Aaron & Keeler, Associate, 2008 - 2010
  • Hogan & Klingenberger, Associate, 2006 - 2008
  • Jackson Lewis, Associate, 2004 - 2006

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1999
    J.D.
    Honors: Certificate, Government Affairs
    Law Review: Transnational Lawyer, Australia's New Era: The Shift in Negotiating Power, Contributing Writer, 1997 - 1998
  • California State University, Fresno, 1996
    B.A.
    Major: Public Administration
    Minor: Economics

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "The FEHA and Important Hiring Considerations", Fresno Bar Association, The Bar Bulletin, October, 2011
  • "Social Media and The New Wild West", The Law Journal, 2010

Office Information

Address

5260 N. Palm AvenueSuite 400 Fresno, CA 93704

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Paul J. Bauer

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 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

View the profile for Paul J. Bauer on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyer magazine, 2010 - 2013
  • Fresno Compact Business-School Partnership Award, 2010

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