Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, a boutique worker’s rights firm, has now expanded its ranks by adding two more accomplished employment attorneys to its roster – Wendy Musell and Rebecca Kagin. Both women will be joining the firm as Of Counsel.
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, with offices in Oakland, has championed justice and fairness for California workers for the last decade. Their representation has included employees in individual lawsuits and class actions, from the Oakland Raiderettes class action against wage theft to Tyann Sorrell’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the former Dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, and from a dishwasher’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Denny’s to defending #MeToo silence breaker Pamela Lopez in a defamation claim brought by the disgraced California State Assemblyman she accused of sexual assault.
Wendy Musell, who is immediate past President of the California Employment Lawyer’s Association, has distinguished herself as a leading attorney in the field of whistleblower protection, representing government and private employees who call out corruption in the workplace. Wendy will spearhead the firm’s new federal employment law practice. “I am thrilled to be joining a firm I have long admired for its commitment to worker justice,” says Musell. “They are deeply committed to worker rights and have the experience, history of success and fighting spirit to make lasting change,” added Musell.
Rebecca Kagin, who has been representing workers for almost two decades, is recognized as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North Bay. She and LVBH have a long-standing relationship as co-counsel on many cases. Kagin says “It is a privilege to join a team that I know can rally forces to tackle a wide range of injustices faced by workers. This team hears its clients, sees its clients, and fights for them every step of the way with skill and passion.”
In honor of adding Ms. Kagin and Ms. Musell to the firm, LVBH has kicked off a $10,000 fundraising campaign — the “Champions Match” — to benefit two organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (whose mission is to work for racial justice, equality and an inclusive society) and FAIR Foundation (whose mission is to promote diversity within the plaintiffs’ employment bar.)
The firm’s pop-art inspired announcement of its expansion, with donation links for the Champions Match, is available here. For further information regarding the firm and its newest members, visit www.levyvinick.com or call Sharon Vinick at 510-318-7702.