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Shannon Jenkins, Partner

Ms. Jenkins is an employment defense attorney. Consistent with the firm’s legacy of excellence representing businesses, she works with all sizes of employers and executives in business litigation and employment-related disputes. She guides employers through individual and class action cases, administrative judicial forums including the Labor Commissioner, the Employment Development Department (EDD), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alternative dispute resolution. She successfully defends sexual and other harassment claims, alleged discrimination assertions, breach of employment, confidentiality unfair competition and trade-secret agreements (including prosecution to protect employer rights), wage and hour disputes, breach of confidentiality agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination and all manner of related tort and contract claims.

Her pro-active representation includes preventive services such as required sexual harassment training, payroll practice auditing and drafting/review of employer documentation including all pre-hire/hire/post-hire forms. She offers seminars and trainings to keep business at the cutting edge of compliance. She is unique among lawyers in that she offers (through her firm) the TLD Law Plus Plan to employer clients, which allows them telephone or e-mail access to her for a reasonable, flat quarterly fee.

Representative clients, industries and occupations include manufacturing, banking, software, construction, hospitality, staffing, medical and veterinary practices, trucking and all manner of professional services firms. Ms. Jenkins is proud to represent these clients in common issues they face while also understanding and meeting their individualized and particularized needs. Ms. Jenkins strives to solve employer problems utilizing an appropriately aggressive approach balanced with principles of fairness, diversity and inclusion both in the clients’ workplace and in her practice.

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RECOGNITION & AWARDS

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner & Featured Speaker, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner & Featured Speaker, Southern California Filipino Veterinary Medical Association
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner, Orange County Medical Association
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner, Riverside County Medical Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Oregon (B.A., 1992, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key Honor Society)
  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton (J.D. 1996)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 1997
  • S. District Court, 1997

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