Tim Reed's legal practice is focused on the defense of employers in legal disputes in state court, in federal court, and before administrative agencies.

Tim has spent his entire legal career representing employers both in the courtroom and before administrative agencies in defense of a wide range of employment law claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, and wage and hour claims. To help employers avoid costly employment law litigation and administrative agency compliance issues, Tim regularly provides his clients with preventive counsel regarding workplace policies and personnel management issues.

Tim has resolved numerous matters to the satisfaction of clients in various industries, including by disposing of claims at summary judgment, obtaining favorable rulings from administrative agencies such as the California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and successfully engaging in mediation.

In light of the constantly evolving employment law landscape, Tim devotes much of his time to keeping abreast of emerging legislative and legal developments that impact his clients’ employment practices. Tim has co-authored numerous articles published in The Daily Recorder covering a breadth of employment law issues.

During law school, Tim completed an externship for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Tim also worked as a legal intern for General Electric. Prior to law school, Tim served as a Judicial Administration Fellow for the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento through the prestigious Capital Fellows Program.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment filed on behalf of national healthcare company in race/national origin discrimination, retaliation, and harassment case.
  • Obtained summary judgment filed on behalf of restaurant in medical condition discrimination and wrongful termination matter.
  • Drafted successful motion to dismiss contract dispute matter on behalf of sports agency.
  • Deposed IT professional plaintiff in discrimination and retaliation matter and elicited testimony that resulted in nuisance value settlement.
  • Engaged in successful pre-litigation mediation of sexual harassment claim on behalf of international electronics company.
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2019 Class of Fellows
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