Steven Rubin

With more than 37 years of legal experience, Steven M. Rubin has devoted his career to advocating for the rights of individuals in the workplace. A distinguished attorney, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and earned his law degree from USC Law Center in 1979, becoming a member of the State Bar of California.

Over the course of decades, Steven has vigorously represented his employee clients in all areas of employment law. Clearly, his true passion lies in defending the rights of employees. As a result, he founded his own employment law practice in Los Angeles in 1995, exclusively dedicated to representing employees facing challenging situations.

Throughout his career, Steven has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of employees in both state and federal courts across California. He has been involved in groundbreaking cases, including bringing a leading workplace wage and hour case before the California Supreme Court.

Steven’s areas of expertise encompass a wide range of employment issues, such as wrongful termination, disability and cancer discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and wage-hour disputes. He has a remarkable track record of securing substantial cash settlements for his clients, often reaching agreements through skillful negotiation early in the process, sparing them the protracted stress of trial and appellate litigation. Some recent settlements are listed here

One of Steven’s notable strengths is his adept handling of arbitrations under various providers, such as AAA, ADR, and Jams. He is also well-versed in mediation and innovative approaches to alternate dispute resolution. His unique ability to bring employers to the table for early negotiations has proven highly effective in resolving workplace disputes efficiently and confidentially.

Steven’s firm proudly represents a diverse clientele, from corporate executives and highly paid professionals to individuals working in a myriad of occupations. What unites them is that they have suffered from whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA/disability discrimination, and other workplace wrongs and biases.

Among his specializations, Steven is recognized for his expertise in wage and hour cases, particularly those involving “misclassification” claims, where large groups of employees seek unpaid overtime and missed breaks. Additionally, he is a strong advocate for individuals facing disability discrimination issues, often focusing on cases involving failure to accommodate.

An ethical and compassionate attorney, Steven goes the extra mile for his clients, enlisting the services of expert economists and forensic psychologists to support their claims. Whenever possible, he secures statements from credible third-party witnesses to strengthen liability claims before litigation begins, ensuring favorable outcomes.

Beyond his legal practice, Steven is an active member of esteemed professional associations, including the California Employment Lawyer’s Association, the National Employment Law Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Bar.

In his personal life, Steven is a dedicated husband and father of two. While he is passionate about the law, he also enjoys balancing his life with skiing adventures, leaving the law books behind from time to time.

Steven M. Rubin has earned a reputation as a tenacious and skilled advocate for employee rights as explained here. His unwavering commitment to his clients, strategic approach, and ethical standards distinguish him as a leading figure in employment law. Offering contingency fee representation, he continues to fight tirelessly for the rights of individuals in the workplace.

  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Wrongful Termination Claims
  • Workplace Harassment Claims
  • Contract Review and Litigation
  • Severance Negotiation
  • Fraud Claims
  • Discrimination Claims:
  • Race/national orgin
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Privacy Rights Claims
  • Medical Leave Claims
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower Claims
  • Partnership Disputes and Dissolutions
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Disputes
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    J.D. – 1979
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa 1976
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association