Jayme L. Walker
Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases, as well as police misconduct, civil rights and serious personal injury, premises and products liability cases. She is part of the employment team at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer that has been named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. Ms. Walker is actively involved in the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and is a board member on the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Walker was named by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014. When she's not fighting for justice, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her husband, yoga, backpacking and cooking.
- Ms. Walker was co-trial counsel with J. Gary Gwilliam in a trial where the firm represented a small business owner against a major company in a contract dispute. The trial resulted in a verdict of over $11 million for the plaintiff.
- Ms. Walker, along with Randall E. Strauss, represented a former police department attorney in a whistleblower lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco and Chief of Police Greg Suhr. The case settled for $725,000.00 after pretrial motions and just before jury selection.
- Ms. Walker, along with Steven R. Cavalli, represented a family whose husband and father was killed in a bicycle accident due to roadway conditions in Oakland. The result was a $2 million settlement.
- Ms. Walker, along with J. Gary Gwilliam, represented a mother who lost her son in a random act of violence at an apartment complex in Sacramento. The apartment complex claimed that the shooters were 100% at fault. Despite the fact that the complex had notice of gang activity in the neighborhood it did not hire security. The case resulted in a settlement of $750,000.00.
- Ms. Walker has also been on the forefront of several cases that have resulted in significant confidential settlements.
- She represented 10 former insurance agents in an age discrimination case that settled just before trial after Ms. Walker defeated 10 separate summary judgment motions.
- She has represented 3 employees in race discrimination claims against a major bank in federal court. The case resolved just before trial.
- She represented another long time employee of a major bank in an age discrimination case that resolved just before trial.
- She has represented female attorneys in pregnancy discrimination claims against major law firms and African Americans in race discrimination claims against major technology companies.
Areas of Practice
- Employment Law
- Wrongful Termination
- Sex/Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Whistleblower Retaliation
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Civil Rights
- Police Misconduct
- 1983 cases
- Business Litigation
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
- How to Win a Summary Judgement Motion in Your Employment Case- The Verdict (2015)
- Effectively Using Jury Consultants at Trial- Contra Costa Bar Association (2012)
- The Crossover Relationship between Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Cases- Moderator, ACCTLA
Honors and Awards
- Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups
- Rising Star, California Super Lawyers, 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, Board Member
- California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
- National Employment Lawyers Association, Member