• Biography

    Tamara Devitt is experienced in counseling and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly defends employers against claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour claims, including class actions and complex litigation.

    She advocates for employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitration and pre-litigation negotiations, and in administrative tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner.

    Tamara also advises and counsels employers on compliance, including hiring, discipline and termination practices, wage and hour issues, misconduct investigations (i.e., harassment, workplace violence, embezzlement), leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities, policies and procedures and employment agreements.

    She regularly conducts management training and lectures on labor and employment issues.

    Tamara joined the firm from a national labor and employment boutique, where she exclusively represented management and also served as a regional managing partner. Before becoming an employment lawyer, Tamara worked for nine years in human resources, where she handled employee relations, leaves of absence and benefits.

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015-2019; Employment Law - Management, 2016-2018; Labor Law - Management, 2017-2019.
    • Nominee for Women in Business, Orange County Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2010.
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2000
    • B.S.C., Marketing, DePaul University, 1993
  • Admissions

    • California
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California