Our Attorneys

All of our lawyers can tell you what is discrimination, what is overtime, how to calculate overtime, what is Family Medical Leave Act coverage, what is disability discrimination, and what employment law that we are committed to.
  • Karl Gerber
  • Ann Guleser
  • Eric Palmer

Karl Gerber

EDUCATION:

  • California State University, Northridge (B.A. 1990); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1993).

FICTION WRITING:

Novels: Angelenos Ain’t Lizards aka Legend of the Lizard People (2006); Does This Make My Butt Look Big? (2007); Short Stories: Hallway (1989); Eggie (1990); Odd Client (1994); Dullard (1995); Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000).

karlLegal Publications:

  • “Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997;
  • “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997;
  • “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999;
  • “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wetset Gazette, Fall 2000;
  • “Federal and State Discrimination Law are Diverging,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 7, 2003;
  • “The Late 2003 Amendment to Labor Code Sections 1102.5 and 1106 are Salutary,” Matthew Bender California Labor and Employment Bulletin, August 2004;
  • “Labor Code Sections 2699 & 2699.3 Traps for the Weary & Burden to All,” San Fernando Valley Bar Notes, February 2005.

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Principal, Employment Lawyer’s Group (2008-Present) 3-4 Staff Attorneys in California, 3-4 Of-Counsel Attorneys in California, Nationwide, Pro Hac Basis & Plaintiff Employment Law Expert Witness Services With 85 Law Firms;
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Danz & Gerber (1994-2008), Statewide Leader in Employee Lawsuits, Multiple Office Operation, 6-12+ Attorneys Throughout California, Appellate, Law & Motion, Trial Work, Brief Editor;

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • State Bar of California (Member, Labor Section
  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • State Bar of Texas 2010
  • District of Columbia Bar 2010
  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers 2010

AWARDS & RANKINGS:

  • 2010, 2011, 2012 Superlawyer (only 5% of the bar is so voted);
  • Dean’s List During College 5 out of 8 Semesters;
  • Unfair Competition Book Award 1992.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS ON EMPLOYMENT LAW DURING:

  • Newsweek, The Recorder, Sacramento Bee

PUBLISHED CASES:

  • Pinedo v. Premium Tobacco, 85 Cal.App.4th 774, 102 Cal.Rptr.2d 435 (2000);
  • Boonyarit v. Payless Shoesource, Inc.,145 Cal.App.4th 1188 (2006);
  • Young v. Exon, 167 Cal.App.4th 1467 (2008);
  • Sparks v. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, 207 Cal.App.4th 1511 (2012);
  • Alamo v. PMIC, WL 4450006 (9-24-12).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • 36th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (MCLE Provider), November 16, 1997;
  • Leftjaw, Labor Code Section 2699 (MCLE Provider), Fall of 2005.

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Ann Guleser

karlBar Admissions

  • California – 2000

Languages

  • Armenian
  • Turkish

Experience

  • Danz & Gerber – 2006 – 2008
  • Employment Lawyers Group – Present
Ann Guleser of the Employment Lawyers Group appeared before Division 8 of the 2nd Appellate District on Vasquez v. Franklin Management, an appeal of a sustained demurrer on whether it was intolerable for a $10.00 an hour employee to quit because his employer refused to reimburse him for unpaid mileage that had the effect of bringing his hourly wage down below minimum wage. The court commented that failing to pay mileage reimbursements to a $10.00 hour employee was, “Terrible.” Appellant/Plaintiff’s Counsel was told to sit down so the other side could explain their argument why the situation was not intolerability. They argued that the Plaintiff quit over not receiving reimbursements. The other justices chimed in to say, “Exactly, that is why it was intolerable. He quit.” The court believed that it was intolerable under these facts whereby a lack of reimbursements brought the average hourly wage below minimum wage. They stated that if this involved an executive maybe not, but this was not an executive. If the appellate court decides not to publish Vasquez v. Franklin Management, the Employment Lawyers Group will file papers that this opinion indicating that California Labor Code Section 2802 regarding employee reimbursements qualifying as a public policy justifying wrongful termination or constructive wrongful termination (being forced to quit) should be published.

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Brett Gunther

brett gunther

Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Education:

  • J.D. California Western School of Law, San Diego California
  • B.A. University of California at San Diego.
Brett M. Gunther has represented employees for several years. His work included a major class action trial in San Diego Superior Court against Apple on behalf of their retail employees. He enjoys playing the guitar and reading fiction. He is a Dodgers and Padres fan.

To speak with an employment law attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.