On July 19, 2017, Jean Hyams was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 75 labor and employment lawyers in the State of California. Jean was selected on account of her outstanding work as a litigator, as well as her leadership of the California Employment Lawyers’ Association (“CELA”), a 30-year old professional organization that promotes workers’ rights and assists employee-side attorneys. CELA provides a powerful counterweight for workers’ rights attorneys as they go to battle against wrong-doing employers who are represented by large national law firms with extraordinary resources. As President and Chair of CELA, Jean has worked tirelessly to increase diversity within the organization, lobby in favor of legislation benefiting workers, and steer CELA as the organization lobbies the California legislature, promotes worker-friendly public policy, and advocates in the courts through an active amicus program. In addition to her work on behalf of CELA, Jean maintains an active caseload and successfully represents workers in lawsuits to redress the violation of her client’s rights.