Employment Lawyers of Southern California

More than 50 years of combined experience litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and other employment disputes.

Who We Are

Employment Lawyers of Orange County, Los Angeles & San Diego

Barritt Smith LLP was formed in 2004 and has been representing employers, employees and executives since then. At Barritt Smith LLP, we practice only employment law. We bring more than 50 years of combined experience prosecuting and defending litigated disputes in many areas, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, breach of employment contracts, and violations of trade secret laws. We work in courts throughout California and have litigated cases in a variety of other states. We offer top firm quality for good rates or on a contingency fee basis (for employees). We take our work very seriously and try to take ourselves not so seriously.

The Kinds of Claims We Handle

We handle wrongful termination claims, discrimination claims of all kinds, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, trade secrets claims and other employment-related claims. Additionally, Doug Barritt offers consulting services to executives who require advice and counsel regarding employment agreements or other employment-related matters

Our Case Results
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Summary Judgment Granted in Wrongful Termination Case Doug Barritt obtained summary judgment in Orange County Superior Court against an employee suing his client for wrongful termination, negligence, implied contract and other claims.
Convinced Them to Walk Away Paul Miner convinced three plaintiffs to walk away from their discrimination claims after he skillfully demonstrated the claims were meritless.
Defense Verdict at Jury Trial Doug Barritt obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial against employees suing his client for fraud and breach of contract.
A Win at the Labor Commissioner Paul Miner prevailed at the Labor Commissioner using a novel defense to paying overtime premiums to a well-paid professional.
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Meet the Team

Meet our team of experienced California attorneys and professionals who are working hard and getting results.

Doug Barritt

Partner & Founder

Perry Smith

Partner & Founder

Paul Miner

Senior Litigation Attorney

Carley Millian

Employment Litigation Attorney

Danielle Hash

Employment Litigation Attorney

Rachel Van

Employment Litigation Attorney

Carie Watson

Employment Litigation Paralegal / Client Relations

Paul Lee

Legal & Marketing Assistant

Paul Miner

Senior Litigation Attorney

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