The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch represents clients throughout Oakland, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County, California in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including serious personal injury, business law, employment matters, and mediation.
We focus much of our practice on representing clients in a wide array of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, products liability, construction site accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice. We have particular expertise handling complex cases that involve catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths. Please see our personal injury page for more information about our expertise handling these cases.
We represent plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes, including contract, real estate, labor and employment, and lease disputes. In addition to handling general business litigation and commercial disputes, we serve our clients in an advisory role, counseling them on employment and other practices with the hopes of helping them avoid future litigation. Please see our business law page for more information about our expertise handling these cases.
We represent employees in employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee and the termination breaches the employment contract or is against the law. This includes situations of discrimination, retaliation, the employee refusing to commit an illegal act, or the employer failing to follow its own set termination procedures. The California Labor Code provisions addressing termination are extensive and complex; therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands the intricacies of this area of law.
Both California and federal law prohibit discrimination or harassment in the workplace on any grounds, including gender, religion, race, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation. We are passionate about fighting for clients who have been discriminated against or harassed. In a reported California Appeals Court case, we took on one of the country's preeminent labor & employment litigation law firms, successfully arguing that "staring" in the workplace could constitute actionable sexual harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
We are committed to finding the best possible solution to our client's legal problems. To accomplish this, we often utilize alternative dispute resolution methods to achieve a more expeditious, cost-effective result. In addition to representing our clients in a variety of mediations, Mr. Fuerch is a trained mediator with the knowledge, negotiating skill and experience necessary to encourage parties to come to a mutual resolution.
Regardless of the matter with which our clients need assistance, we are here to help. By providing individualized service, open communication, and personal attention to every client, we can provide our clients with the best legal representation possible. To schedule a consultation, contact the Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch or call us at (925) 463-1073.