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.