Leslie Levy brings a lifelong passion for social justice to her employment discrimination law practice. In addition to representing employees, her record includes pioneering lawsuits against sexually harassing landlords and perpetrators of violence against women and children. Leslie has also successfully brought suit against BART […]
The partners of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP have, collectively, represented plaintiffs in employment cases for almost a century. Our current practice reflects our commitment to helping employees remedy problems that have occurred in the workplace. We represent employees in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
As a child, Sharon's favorite retort to any perceived injustice (no matter how large or small) was "that's not fair." Her parents jokingly told her that she should be a lawyer, and by the age of 10, she decided to do just that. By the time she entered law school, Sharon had decided that she wanted to be a "civil rights lawyer," although […]
Darci Burrell’s dedication to advancing the rights of society’s less powerful is equaled only by her devotion to the rule of law. An unyielding advocate for her clients, Ms. Burrell’s innovative legal work has expanded the bounds of civil rights law. She is particularly noted for the novel application of “aiding and abetting” […]
Over two decades ago, Jean Hyams left a successful career in high technology marketing to pursue her dream of becoming a civil rights lawyer. Jean believes that employers who institute good management practices can put a stop to discrimination, retaliation and harassment in the workplace. When they don't, it is the job of […]
Katherine, who is an associate with the firm, was the first recipient of the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP law fellowship for talented new lawyers committed to pursuing a career representing workers. An Honors graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, she served as a law student extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Ryu […]
Hilary can relate to her hard-working clients, having held countless minimum wage jobs prior to becoming an attorney. She has worked in restaurants in both the front and back of the house, in retail sales, as a hotel receptionist, a parking valet, and in the seasonal ski industry. She knows firsthand how hard it can be for workers living paycheck to paycheck[…]