San Francisco Labor and Employment Law


I gained a significant amount of my employment law experience working for employment law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006, I founded my law office in San Bruno after getting tired of the way large firms operate. Since then, I have helped hundreds of clients recover millions of dollars in damages and unpaid wages. I have also served as an adjunct professor of employment law at Stanford Law School.

As a lawyer who believes that client service comes first, I have an aversion to inefficiency, waste and overbilling. I also dislike the cookie-cutter approach many large firms take to employment law.

As a big firm-trained lawyer operating a small practice, I can provide the same level of service as a large law firm, but more efficiently and at a lower cost. Owning my own law practice also gives me the freedom to think outside the box. You want a lawyer who will adapt and adjust to the nuances of each situation, not just follow a "one-size-fits-all" approach.

Philosophy About Lawsuits

I believe that unnecessary litigation is the bane of employers and employees alike. An employment lawsuit can turn your life upside down; it is something you do not want to experience unless you absolutely have to. However, there are times when you may be forced to litigate because you have been treated unlawfully and/or unreasonably. In those situations, you have to fight, fiercely and effectively. My philosophy about litigation is therefore to do everything you reasonably can to avoid lawsuits, but if one is forced upon you through no fault of your own, then fight, and fight hard.

I represent both employers and employees in all types of labor and employment matters. While many firms choose to represent either employers or employees, I believe that representing both sides helps me better recognize, understand and address the root causes of employment disputes.

I handle issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment (including hostile environment harassment), retaliation and wrongful termination, employment and severance agreements, breach of contract, unpaid overtime and other wage violations, denied meal and rest breaks, breach of privacy, and trade secret and nondisclosure issues. I also provide handbooks, policies, counseling and training to help companies avoid such claims in the first place.

Nelson Law Group
Attorney Robert Nelson

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I offer a free case evaluation by telephone. Call 415-689-6590 (866-290-0424 toll free) or contact me, a San Francisco employment lawyer, online to talk about your case.