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Trial attorney Genie Harrison is recognized by opposing counsel and her peers as a dogged advocate on behalf of her clients. Ms. Harrison provides aggressive representation in every case she litigates and she is truly a resource for her clients as they are navigating the disconcerting waters of employment troubles.

Where possible, Ms. Harrison relishes the opportunity to bring institutional change, which she has been fortunate to accomplish a number of times in her career. This type of change makes working conditions better for all employees, not just her direct clients, and Ms. Harrison loves knowing that those who are not her clients have benefitted from her efforts. After all, helping others is the reason Ms. Harrison became an attorney in the first place.

Ms. Harrison focuses her practice on plaintiff’s employment, civil rights and wage and hour litigation, including in individual and multi-plaintiff cases, as well as in class actions. Ms. Harrison has obtained settlements and verdicts, including through working with other attorneys in trial, in excess of $66 million for her clients.

Employment cases do not often result in seven figure verdicts or settlements, but Ms. Harrison has obtained a number of seven figure results. She has also co-chaired two trials that resulted in eight figure judgments. Of course, Ms. Harrison has also represented countless employees in cases that resulted in five and six figure outcomes as well. In fact, some of her most satisfying cases are modest in dollar value, but immense in human value. In those cases, her clients often keep their jobs, make up for the harm they suffered, move on with their lives and avoid the drain on their lives that comes from being involved in litigation. The results Ms. Harrison has obtained speak for themselves – both in terms of compensation obtained for her clients who have been harmed and in terms of the change she has created.

Ms. Harrison has been acknowledged with rare distinction: in addition to being named to the Best Lawyers list for plaintiff's employment litigation since 2012 and to the Best Law Firms list since 2014, she has been named to Southern California's Top 10 Super Lawyers list (2016-2017), the Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers list (2016-2017), the Top 50 Southern California Women Litigator Super Lawyers list (2010, 2011, 2015-2017), and Southern California Super Lawyers in Plaintiff’s Employment litigation for eight years in a row (2009-2016) and is one of only two women lawyers in the state of California named by the Daily Journal as one of the state’s Top Labor & Employment lawyers for six years (2009-2013, 2015-2016).

Ms. Harrison also works to advance the trial skills of plaintiffs’ counsel through her volunteer work on boards and committees of various trial lawyer organizations, through her training and speaking at numerous conferences throughout the state over the year, and through writing various published articles. Significantly, Ms. Harrison has served in the following capacity for various organizations:

  • As the 2017 Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (“CAALA”) Treasurer. CAALA is the nation's largest local trial bar organization and Ms. Harrison will be its fifth female President in 2021.
  • From 2008 through 2017, as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee.

Genie Harrison is an outstanding advocate for plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases. She does this work because she believes that you deserve justice.

Contact & Links
  • 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 707
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • English
  • Santa Clara University, Doctor of Law (JD), graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1992
  • CAALA - Past President 2021
  • CAOC - Officer
  • CELA - Womens Commitee

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employment Law - Individuals
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Los Angeles (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • 2023 Lawyers of Distinction Recognizing Excellence in Labor Law

    2022 The Consumer Attorney of the Year Award

    Rehal v. Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company et al. Jane Doe v. Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company et al.

    Given to a plaintiff's lawyer who achieved a significant result in a case that assisted consumers or changed consumer law for the better in California.

    2022 Joe Posner Award

    2021 CAALA Presidency

    2021 Consumer Attorney of California Woman Consumer Advocate

    2021 Founding Justice Partner Resolve Law Los Angeles

    2019 Women of Influence Awards

    2017 IAOTP Top Female Attorney

    2013 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Presidential Award

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union


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