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Attorney Profiles:

David P. Pogrel

David Pogrel

Dave Pogrel has exclusively represented workers in employment litigation and counseling since graduating from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1999. At Leonard Carder, Dave represents workers in class action and individual employment cases, with particular emphasis on wage and hour (including overtime, minimum wage, expense reimbursement), discrimination, retaliation and whistle-blower law. He has served as class counsel in dozens of wage and hour class and collective actions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pogrel was a partner in a plaintiffs' firm in Walnut Creek. Dave started his legal career as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, spending over five years supervising a direct legal services program representing low-wage workers with wage and hour claims and unemployment insurance appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • • Class Action - Plaintiff
  • • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • • Wage; Hour Laws -- Employee
  • • Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Litigation Percentage

  • • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • • California, 1999
  • • U.S. District Court, 1999
  • • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1999
  • • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • • J.D. - 1999
  • University of San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1995
    • • Major: Economics
  • University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Honors and Awards

  • • Super Lawyer -- Rising Star, 2009 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • • American Bar Association, Fair Labor Standards Act, Chapter Editor, 2006 - Present
  • • East Bay Community Law Center (Berkeley) - Advisory Board Member, 2010 - Present
  • • The Legal Aid Society, Guest Lecturer/Volunteer Supervising Attorney, 2005 - Present
  • • Berkeley Law Foundation, Board Member and Former Co-President, 1999-2007

Published Works

  • • Wage claims: A Guide for Advocates, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, 2001, 2006
  • • Unemployment Claims Appeals: A Guide for Advocates, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, 2004, 2006

E-mail: dpogrel@leonardcarder.com

   

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