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California's Largest Employee Only Law Firm


Stephen Danz and Associates is California's major state-wide employee-only law firm with attorneys and offices throughout the state. The main office is in Brentwood (Los Angeles).  We also have offices in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Pasadena, Irvine, San Diego (Mission Valley and Carlsbad), Fresno, and the firm has a presence in San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and the Bay Area. Each client is represented by an experienced associate who handles the day to day work associated with each case, and by Steve Danz himself who serves as senior attorney on the case.

Our reputation as litigators means employers take us seriously. We generally file our lawsuits immediately instead of wasting your time with endless "settlement demand" letters. As it takes about a year to resolve most of our cases through the courts (or if you have signed a binding arbitration agreement), we like to get the clock running and keep the defendants under pressure.

Once the lawsuit is filed, discovery requests will pour out of our office and defendants will be required to produce all documents and witnesses relevant to your lawsuit.

Stephen Danz and Associates

Over 30 years of trial & settlement experience

Stephen Danz and Associates is California's largest employee only, statewide law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Mid Wilshire, Manhattan Beach, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno, Irvine, Santa Rosa, Brentwood (West LA), Beverly Hills, San Bernardino.  Our firm is dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers. Our attorneys represent employees and workers in class actions, wrongful termination cases, discrimination (age, sex, race, national origin, and physical or medical condition) and harassment cases, wage disputes, overtime pay cases, and rest and meal period cases.  We also handle whistle-blower cases and pregnancy discrimination.

Our experienced lawyers have represented thousands of employees throughout the State of California and have won numerous trials and arbitrations on their behalf. If you think you have a possible claim please contact our office immediately.

We provide free initial consultations and there are no attorneys' fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf. We promise a return call within one hour or sooner!

Whistle Blower Recoveries*:

Pfizer, Inc . paid $2.3 Billion for illegal kickbacks and illegal marketing of drugs such as Lipitor, Viagra and Celebrex;

Eli Lilly & Co paid $1.415 billion for promoting drugs for unapproved purposes;

GlaxoSmithKline paid $750 for selling adulterated drugs;

Purdue-Frederick co paid $634.5 million for illegal misbranding of Oxycontin;

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for overcharging customers $160 million;

Smithkline Beecham Clinial Laboratores, $325 million for charing the government for tests that were not performed.
Merck  paid $650 million for kickbacks and Medicaid Best Practice violations.

University of Phoenix paid 67.5 million for violations of student loan regulations.

Walgreens paid $120 million for improper drug testing

Companies agreeing to these enormous fines are not limited to health care, although that is certainly the largest by category in the last few years. Chevron has paid $95 million; Mellon Bank, 16.5 million; United Technologies, $150 million.

Sisters of the Sacred Heart, $3.5 Million Hospital Billing Fraud.

*Not all from Stephen Danz & Associates


  • Client Endorses

    I was able to buy a franchise and start my own business thanks to your hard work and six figure settlement in my discrimination and wrongful termination case. Your hard work on my behalf, always being available to answer my questions about “what's next”, where most reassuring. I have recommended you to several potential clients and will continue to do so. Thank you, Danz & Associates! Read On

  • Thank You Letter

    Mr. Danz and Ms. Porter, Thank you very much for your legal assistance a few weeks back. The problems I was encountering at work were having an extremely adverse affect on every aspect of my daily life. Relationships with my fiance, friends, and family were growing increasingly tense, and my overall daily outlook was grim as a consequence of not being able to see any viable options to remedy the situation. Your willingness to write, speak over the phone, and meet with me was extremely generous. Furthermore, the way in which you treated my family and I was overwhelming. In a calm, compassionate, and sincere fashion, you were able to explain to us very clearly several meaningful options in which to resolve the conflict I had with my employer. On the drive home from meeting with both of you, I felt for the first time in a long time, a sense of relief and renewed ablility to enjoy the moment. Your confidence and professionalism in all of my interactions with you allowed me to trust you completely when advice was offered. I wrote a forceful letter to my employer that was as closely in line with the advice you gave I as could create. On the same day that I emailed said letter, I recieved a reply from my employer that demonstrated very clearly that I had his attention. Immediately after, I recieved verbal and written reassurances that the matter was being dealt with promptly. Within three weeks I was in the shop, and two weeks after that I my application for the opening at a closer location was accepted. Every part of what I was asking for was granted, and then some. I would love to fly you both to Hawaii for an all expense paid vacation, but my wife would kill me as we are still in the “postponed” phase of our honeymoon due to lack of funds. At the moment, I give you my most sincere appreciation. I understand that you are both business persons, and had the issue gone to trial or arbitration, much money could have been made. At no time though, did I sense that your motivation was driven by a desire to win money. You both seemed genuinely driven by a desire to help someone who did not readily see how to help himself. That to me is the definition of love and compassion. Thank you for treating my wife, daughter, and I with such love and compassion. I apologize for it taking so long to get the above thanks to you. My tardiness is in no way an indication that I take this issue lightly. My tardiness IS the result of wanting to dedicate adequate time to compose a thank you that reflects the sincerity and magnitude of my gratitude. One last thing. Mr. Danz, do you remember mentioning that I was hired as a form of advertisement for the company? You said it would be a way for them to show potential new-hires that one of the top Universal Technical Institute students works for us. Turns out you were dead on. I was asked two weeks ago if I was okay with being interviewed for an upcoming story regarding the company, and that I was one of two people in the entire company chosen. I thought you might get a kick out of that. Thank you very much. Read On

  • Client Appreciation

    I can't say enough good things about Stephan Danz & Associates. Our case was particularly challenging, one that would likely have frightened off less skilled attorneys. Steve personally addressed our case, guiding us calmly through every step and ensuring that the process was civil and dignified. In the end, Steve negotiated a tremendous settlement for my co-plaintiff and me. Although more than five years have passed since our case began, I continue to send clients to Steve and his impressive team of attorneys. Read On

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