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Lawrence A. Organ – Founding Principal, Trial Attorney

Larry fights for his clients each day to get the justice they deserve. His focus is on trial, and he positions each case he takes to ensure that his clients receive the justice they deserve. Larry has tried 31 cases including sex and race harassment, race and age discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower cases. In a multi-plaintiff sexual harassment case against Ralphs Grocery Company, Larry won a jury verdict worth more than $30 million for his six grocery clerk clients.

In a race harassment case against Dillingham Construction Company involving a hangman’s noose, Larry recovered over $2.2 million dollars for his African American client. In a whistleblower/retaliation case, Larry won over $5.5 million dollars against a software company. In another sexual harassment case, a jury awarded $6.85 million to four young women against a movie theater chain. In a whistleblower patient-safety case, he won a $335,000 jury award. Larry secured a $2.1 million settlement in a wage and hour case on behalf of 6000 home care workers. In an FLSA retaliation case in 2016, Larry won a jury verdict of over $380,000 when the lost wages were only $3,000.

Attorney Lawrence A. Organ - Oakland; San Anselmo Sexual Harassment LawyerLarry began his legal career working for the US Government in the Honors Program for new attorneys. After that, he worked for a well-known civil rights firm in San Francisco named Rosen, Bien & Asaro. He then worked as co-counsel with one of the leading civil rights trial attorneys in the state. He opened his own firm in 2005. Prior to working as a civil rights attorney, Larry attended Duke University School of Law where he graduated with honors. Prior to that, he received a master’s degree in political science from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California Berkeley.

Areas of Practice

50% Sexual Harassment
25% Sex, Race, Disability and Age Discrimination
25% Retaliation/Whistleblower/Wrongful Termination

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

California, 1994
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996

Education

Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
J.D. – 1994
Honors: Chair, Moot Court Board
Honors: Editor, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
M.A. – 1988
Major: Politics
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
B.A. – 1984
Honors: Chair, Undergraduate Assembly
Honors: President, UPSA
Honors: President, Young Democrats

Published Works

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY, AAJ TRIAL, 2014

Representative Cases

Weeks v. Baker & McKenzie, 63 Cal.App.4th 1128 (1st Dist. 1998)
Gober v. Ralphs, 137 Cal.App.4th 204 (4TH Dist. 2006)
Green v. Dillingham Construction, 101 Cal.App.4th 418 (1st Dist 2002)

Classes/Seminars

CELA Trial College, CELA, 2015 – Present
CELA Workshop on Focus Groups, CELA, 2012 – Present

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers – Employment Litigation, 2010 – 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2005 – Present
American Association of Justice, Member, 2002 – Present
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
Equal Justice Society (EJS)
The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
Delegate to the Conference of California Bar Associations

Past Employment Positions

Law Offices of Philip E. Kay, Associate/Co-counsel, 1996 – 2005
US Department of Transportation, Honors Attorney, 1994 – 1995

Pro Bono Activities

General Civil Rights Cases, 2005 – Present
Civil Rights Forum, 2003 – Present

Languages

English

Fraternities/Sororities

Pi Sigma Alpha

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