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Ferber Law provides legal representation and expert guidance on Employment Law, Labor Law and Business Law to a wide range of clients across California. We offer a personal, holistic approach to your individual and business goals to deliver the ideal solution for you. Our active and practical approach ensures our clients understand their legal options and are empowered to fulfill their requirements according to California law.



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Our mission at Ferber Law is to provide the vital legal assistance, support and training your business needs to function efficiently and productively while meeting all relevant legal requirements. Our goal is to get to know your business like you do, in order to provide accurate, honest and expert advice that delivers the best solution to your problems.


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  • WHO WE HELP

Integrity – We believe that honesty and respect are the best ways to build trust with our clients. We exemplify this by getting to truly know and understand your business so we always represent your best interests.

Committed – We believe that commitment is a key component of any successful partnership. That’s why our team of expert attorneys is always here to provide you with the best service – whether it’s as simple as answering a question about an employee situation, or coordinating a complete plan and approach to litigation.

Tenacious – We believe that strength, endurance and diligence is critical to legal success. Our expert knowledge, determination and motivation to achieve the best possible results exemplifies this belief, and has helped us achieve ideal outcomes for employers and businesses across California.

Community – At Ferber Law, we believe in giving back, strengthening and supporting the community we are a part of. Our team embodies the community spirit through our enriching service to a wide range of local charities, schools and public agencies.

We provide a personal, holistic approach to your individual and business goals to deliver the ideal solution for you. Our active and practical approach ensures our clients understand their legal options and are empowered to fulfill their requirements according to California law.

It’s always worthwhile to take care of the human resources in your business and understand your legal obligations before issues arise. While the costs of covering your legal requirements might seem daunting, investing in compliance and proper training from the outset helps to avoid even more costly and lengthy legal proceedings further down the road.

At Ferber Law, we make it a priority to get to know your business or individual situation personally, in order to better represent your needs. Our team of highly skilled and experienced business lawyers is always available to assist in advice, training, transactions and all litigation matters, so you get the help you need, when you need it. Our team uses a collaborative approach, so our clients benefit from the combined knowledge of our diverse team, so you can always talk to the right professional when you need assistance.

Ferber Law assists businesses and executives in negotiations and all phases of litigation in federal, state and administrative proceedings. At Ferber Law, our highly skilled business and litigation attorneys aim to provide alternative dispute resolutions wherever possible, and expertly guide you through negotiation, mediation and/or trial as necessary.

Michelle R. Ferber has been recognized for excellence by Martindale Hubble, earning the highest rating of AV for legal ability, adherence to ethical standards, and professional reliability and diligence, as well as being rated a California Super Lawyer for having achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

For expert legal advice on all areas of employment law, labor law, business law and litigation across California, contact Ferber Law today for clear, personal and professional legal guidance.

About Ferber Law Offices in Danville



MICHELLE R. FERBER

MICHELLE R. FERBER

Managing Shareholder

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Areas of Practice

Michelle is an employment and business lawyer, defending employers in actions involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and business torts. Michelle is a highly skilled trial attorney and regularly appears before various state and federal governmental agencies. Michelle’s experience includes jury and bench trials, arbitrations, appellate arguments in both state and federal court and the defense of wage and hour class action lawsuits.

In addition to her litigation practice, Michelle regularly advises clients on employment law issues in the workplace, including the proper handling of termination and discipline decisions, workplace accommodation issues, and leaves of absence. Michelle provides her clients with all the advice and litigation expertise they need to stay current and compliant in the ever-changing landscape of employment laws and regulations, while recognizing the balance of business realities and economics.

Michelle’s practice includes representation of clients throughout the state. In February 2016, she joined the firm of Nemecek & Cole as an Of Counsel attorney. Nemecek & Cole is recognized as a preeminent business litigation Southern California law firm. This relationship allows Michelle the flexibility to effectively represent her clients, regardless of geographic location.

Michelle also has extensive experience in the appellate arena in both state and federal court.  Her experience includes oral arguments before the California Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Michelle has also authored many appellate briefs and writs, resulting in both published and unpublished decisions and orders in favor of her clients.

Michelle has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for both her legal skills and ethical standards. Michelle’s client base includes retailers, restaurants, medical and dental providers, trucking and moving companies, contractors, architects, attorneys, and non-profit organizations.

Professional & Community Activities

Originally from Southern California, Michelle moved to Danville in 1997. Since that time, she has become involved in both the legal and local community. Michelle is a past officer and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. She was previously recognized as the 2015 “Board Member Extraordinaire.” She is a past President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Section and former Secretary of the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Women’s Section. She is a former Vice-President of Beth Chaim Congregation, and was an integral part of the process of building its first permanent home in Danville. Michelle also served at Dougherty Valley High School as its founding attorney mock trial coach and as founding member of its Athletic Boosters Association.

Michelle currently serves as a volunteer for Contra Costa County Superior Court as a Discovery Facilitator. She is a graduate of the Contra Costa County Leadership Program and is an active member of various chambers of commerce and ProVisors.

Education

Michelle is a 1987 graduate of California State University, Northridge, where she majored in Journalism and wrote for the college newspaper. She received her J.D. in 1990 from Southwestern University School of Law, receiving various awards for excellence in academics and writing. In law school, Michelle served as an extern for the Honorable Arthur Alarcon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Speaking Engagements

Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Dynamex—the Landmark Employment Decision that May Impact Your Law Practice

LISC Bay Area HR Roundtable
– “Trends in Employment Law

California Internship & Work Experience Association
– “Avoiding Wage and Hour Pitfalls – Are Your Unpaid Internships Compliant with Federal and State Laws?

Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council
– “Midyear Legislative Update/Hot Topics

California Trucking Association
– “Annual Employment Law Update and Immediate Impact of Dynamex Decision

Contra Costa County Bar Association
– “Annual Employment Update

JFK University Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership
– “Two Entrepreneurs Walk Out of a Bar – Identifying HR and Bias Issues

 

JONATHAN R. BABIONE

JONATHAN R. BABIONE

Senior Associate Attorney

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Areas of Practice

Mr. Babione concentrates his practice on employment, business, and other civil litigation. He practices in a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims, in the state and federal courts, as well as the office of the Labor Commissioner. He also provides advice, counsel, and training in all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employee handbooks, company policies, and severance agreements, as well as providing sexual harassment and anti-bullying training. Other areas of practice include complex tort litigation and construction defect defense.

Professional & Community Activities

Mr. Babione is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, including membership in the Barristers/Young Lawyers Section. He is also a member of the Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court and of the Diablo Business Referral Network.

Mr. Babione also enjoys coaching his two sons’ baseball, soccer, and basketball teams in the Tassajara Valley Little League, Mustang Soccer League, and YMCA, respectively.

Education

Mr. Babione is a 2005 graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received his J.D. in 2009 from Golden Gate University School of Law.

Representative Speaking Engagements

Diablo Business Referral Network
-“Breakfast with a Lawyer”
-“Employment Law Seminar”
-“Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements”

JENNIFER R. LUCAS

JENNIFER R. LUCAS

Associate Attorney

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Areas of Practice

Ms. Lucas has been litigating in both state and federal court for more than fifteen years. In addition to practicing employment law, she has significant experience in corporate law, insurance, surety, construction, real estate, probate, trusts, and public entity law.

Professional & Community Activities

Ms. Lucas is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. She is mom to three elementary-aged sons, and in her precious few moments of free time, she enjoys reading, running, and working on home renovation projects.

Education

Ms. Lucas graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998 with degrees in English and Theatre. She received her J.D. in 2003 from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was an editor for USF’s law review, and was a moot court semi-finalist.

STEPHEN L. MOSES, ESQ.

STEPHEN L. MOSES, ESQ.

Associate Attorney

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Stephen brings over twenty years of experience counseling clients in business litigation and business transactions in the United States, and internationally. In particular, Stephen’s practice focuses on representing clients involved in trade secret and non-compete disputes in both state and federal courts, and advising clients on the protection and distribution of intellectual property, construction contracting, commercial transactions and business entity formation and regulation. Stephen is licensed to practice in California and New York.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Stephen received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington in 1994. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997 with a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in International Law. He was admitted to practice in California and New York in 1998, and has appeared in state and federal court in both states. In 2012, he obtained a certificate in mediation from the nationally recognized Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School in 2012, and since then served as a panel mediator in both Contra Costa County Superior Court and Alameda County Superior Court.

CONNOR M. DAY

CONNOR M. DAY

Associate Attorney

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Connor concentrates his practice on business, construction, employment and other civil litigation in state and federal courts.  His practice includes various business matters, including real property disputes, business separation disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and contract disputes. Connor also regularly advises clients on various construction related matters for both private and public works projects, including mechanic’s lien rights, stop notice rights and claims under the Public Contract Code and Government Code.

Connor is admitted to practice before all California courts, including the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Connor is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and has been recognized as one of Northern California’s “Rising Stars” in the respected legal publication of Northern California Super Lawyers for the years 2013-2018.

 

Connor and his wife live in Pleasant Hill with their two kids.  Connor is an active member in the community and serves as the Secretary and Parade Chair of the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission.  In his spare time, you can find Connor coaching his kids’ soccer and baseball teams, volunteering at his kids’ school or hitting the links.

EDUCATION

Connor graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2000 and received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2004.

JULIE GIAMMONA

JULIE ANN GIAMMONA

Of Counsel

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

With almost 30 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment matters, Julie Ann Giammona is a passionate and zealot advocate for business owners. Julie Ann defends employers against wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and wage and hour issues in state and federal courts, at administrative hearings, and at arbitrations and mediations. Her analytic and strategic mind allows Julie Ann to immediately spot issues and build a comprehensive plan to affect resolution. In addition to defending litigation cases on behalf of employers, Julie Ann also provides advice and counsel to employers regarding leaves of absence, compliance with wage and hour issues, discipline and termination process, drug testing, and workplace violence issues. Because of her compassion and personal investment in her client’s experience, Julie Ann quickly establishes trust with clients. Julie Ann believes treating others with dignity, respect, and honesty is the key to a lasting relationship.

Joining Ferber Law as Of Counsel, Julie Ann brings with her years of experience from one of the largest multi-national, global law firms that exclusively represents employers. After leaving the “big firm” atmosphere, Julie Ann opened her own office, continuing in her representation of employers. Julie Ann recently relocated back to the East Bay, her childhood home. She is excited to be a part of the ever-changing landscape of California employment law.

Julie Ann may be reached at our new Brentwood office at 925-529-5390 or  jgiammona@ferberlaw.com.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Julie Ann is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a director on the Northern California Employment Roundtable Board. She is actively involved in health advocacy in her community, often assisting others in obtaining access to critical health care and medication. Education is another love of Julie Ann, and she has spent countless hours assisting families in home schooling their children due to medical illness or crisis.

EDUCATION

Julie Ann graduated from California State University, Northridge, Summa cum Laude, in 1984, with a major in Sociology. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Order of the Coif, in 1990.

Representative Speaking Engagements

California Trucking Association
– “2018 Employment Law Update” via Webinar

Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

“2019 Employment Law Update”

Antioch Chamber of Commerce

“2019 Employment Law Update”