Whistleblower Protection

We protect whistleblowers who protect the public.  Our clients have protected school children from potential harm by unfit teachers, made life difficult for crooked cops and politicians, and made health clinics safer for the low-income people they serve.

Last year we won a $3.1 million jury verdict for whistleblower Kathleen Carroll against the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing which fired her for reporting huge backlogs of potential teacher misconduct cases, nepotism, and favoritism to the Bureau of State Audits.  The auditor later assigned to the agency called it one of the “worst-run” state agencies she had ever investigated.  News about this case

In 2015 we successfully represented whistleblower Lawanna Preston, resulting in a $613,302 jury verdict against the City of Oakland.  Ms. Preston was fired in retaliation for objecting to a City official’s request that she falsify documents and for complaining that officials improperly negotiated and willfully violated union contracts.  News About this case