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PATTEN
Smith Patten is a California employment law firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco formed by experienced trial attorneys as an employment law and business litigation boutique. Founding attorneys Spencer Smith and Dow Patten have tried cases in State and Federal Courts in California and throughout the United States.

When faced with an adverse employment action, such as termination, sexual harassment, or being passed over for a promotion, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately. Smith Patten can provide you with a candid assessment of your situation and your options with no cost consultations. Often we are able to negotiate a resolution to your situation prior to any complaints being filed in court or with administrative agencies. If litigation is necessary, we will represent you aggressively and vigorously. In addition to handling cases on behalf of individuals, we also handle multi-plaintiff and employment class actions.

In forming Smith Patten, Mr. Smith and Mr. Patten assembled a team of lawyers that offer clients the best of both worlds: big firm legal talent with small firm flexibility and innovation.

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July 21, 2014: Pryor v. United Airlines: Smith Patten files appeal on behalf of African American Flight Attendant who received racially hostile death threats in company mailbox.
 
July 7, 2014: Smith IV, et al. v. United Airlines et al.: Defendant United Airlines Files Second Motion To Dismiss Claims of Minority Ramp Servicemen Not Being Paid For Working Out of Class.
 
June 27, 2014: Johnson v. United Airlines: Court rules that African American Pilots and Operation Supervisors can move forward with their claims of race discrimination.
 
June 9, 2014: Bonillas v. United Airlines: Plaintiff requests additional briefing on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment after Defendant serves in excess of 6000 comparator documents after the close of discovery.
 
May 14, 2014: Boardmoor House Inc. v. Regional Center of The Eastbay: Settlement reached in case involving African American vendor alleging discrimination in assignments of consumers.
 
April 30, 2014: Ingram v. PG&E: Plaintiff alleges that his Supervisors forced African Americans out of Martin Substation through unfair disciplinary practices. When Plaintiff requested information about his Supervisors' reasons for disciplining African Americans unfairly, PG&E's counsel instructed the Supervisors not to answer the questions. As a result of PG&E's counsel's obstruction of discovery the Court denied PG&E's Motion for Summary Judgment.
 
April 21, 2014: Veloz v. PG&E et al.: Plaintiff files Opposition to PG&E's Motion For Summary Judgment. Plaintiff alleges that PG&E utilized PG&E corporate security for illegal surveillance every time he requested FMLA leave.
 
February 28, 2014: Henry v. UCSF: Smith Patten files appeal of District Court ruling that a supervisor hanging a noose in the workplace did not constitute race harassment.

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