Barritt Smith LLP Employment Lawyers

We guide employers, employees and executives through litigated employment disputes and in an effort to avoid such disputes.

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Who We Are and What We do

Doug Barritt has nearly 25 years of employment litigation and employment law advice and counsel experience. Perry Smith began representing employees more than twelve years ago after a couple years of representing employers exclusively.  Paul Miner is nearing a decade of employment litigation and advice and counsel experience and Carley Millian has recently joined the firm as a UCLA Law graduate and new member of the bar.  Barritt Smith LLP has been representing employers, employees and executives for more than a decade.  We work in courts throughout Southern California.  We offer top firm quality for significantly lower rates or on a contingency fee (for employees).  We take our work very seriously and try to take ourselves not so seriously.

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

Paul Miner is the only one of three brothers not to become a cop and he speaks Cape Verdean Creole. Carley Millian and her husband just rescued their first dog. Her dad is a veterinarian, so that helps. Doug Barritt worked as a teen making pizza’s in his dad’s pizza restaurant — a place still making fantastic pizza in Whittier, CA. Perry Smith wrote a song that hit the top ten of the American Idol songwriting competition. More

Summary Judgment in Wrongful Termination Case

gavelDoug Barritt obtained summary judgment against an employee who brought a wrongful termination claim in Orange County Superior Court.  Doug has obtained summary judgment for employers multiple times throughout his career, even though such is a rare feat in the current litigation environment.

$400,000 Settlement in Disability Discrimination Case

gavelPerry Smith obtained a $400,000 settlement for an employee who was denied medical leave and terminated because of a request for accommodation for the employee’s disability.  The result was obtained without litigation.

*Results are unique to the facts of each case and, therefore, a result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another.

Winning on the Papers*

We take great pride in our successful law and motion and appellate practices.

Appeal of Decision on Motion to Compel Arbitration

Perry Smith prevailed on an employer’s appeal of the trial court’s decision to deny its Motion to Compel Arbitration.  Perry has prevailed on appeal four out of his six appearances before the California Court of Appeal.

Summary Judgment in Wrongful Termination Case

Doug Barritt obtained summary judgment in a wrongful termination case brought in Orange County Superior Court.  Doug Barritt has obtained summary judgment in multiple cases. This has become a rarity in employment litigation, but Doug continues to have success.

Motion to Compel Discovery

Paul Miner prevailed on a discovery motion and obtained not only the substantive relief sought, but sanctions against the opposing party and counsel for their conduct.  Paul is skilled at avoiding discovery disputes, but continues to have success when a party is simply unwilling to cooperate in the manner required by law.


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