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                          Guardian of Justice Sponsors

                          The Dolan Law Firm,  Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP, The Veen Firm

                          Partner of Justice Sponsor  

                          Bohbot & Riles, PC



SFTLA is Proud to Present our Member of the Month

Therese Lawless


Therese Lawless is a partner in the law firm of Lawless & Lawless where she practices employment law on behalf of employees. Ms. Lawless is a former president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member and past board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers' Association and the California Employment Lawyers' Association.

Ms. Lawless has practiced employment law exclusively on behalf of employees since 1988. She has litigated hundreds of employment and civil rights cases and has achieved substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. Ms. Lawless frequently lectures and speaks on employment law matters and has written numerous articles for professional publications.

Ms. Lawless earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1982. In 1986, she graduated Order of the Coif from George Washington University where she was an editor on the law review. Ms. Lawless clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson from 1986 to 1987. She then briefly worked for a large Boston law firm, Gaston& Snow, before deciding to join her partner and sister, Barbara Lawless, in San Francisco.

In 2000, Ms. Lawless was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association. She was a top ten finalist for the California Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in 2002.

Ms. Lawless has been named one of the top plaintiff employment lawyers in San Francisco by The Recorder legal newspaper for several years.  She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer annually since 2004.  For several years, she also has been named one of the top 50 Northern California female attorneys.  Lawless & Lawless also has repeatedly been named one of the top ten plaintiff employment law firms in San Francisco by The Recorder legal newspaper.

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SFTLA Events

Judges' Dinner Dance
October 9, 2015

Board Retreat
October 17, 2015

Mock Trial
November 7, 2015

Women's Caucus Holiday Party
December 3, 2015

Happy Hour Takeover
December 8, 2015

Holiday Cocktail Party
December 10, 2015


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