Adams, Christine M.Firm/Organization:
510 State Street, Suite 265
Santa Barbara, California - 93101
Phone: 805.845.9630 / Fax: 805.845.9634
CA State Bar Number: 200395
Date of Admission To State Bar: 1999
Area of Practice:
- Civil litigation
- Class Action
Christine M. Adams is an experienced and aggressive employment litigation attorney. She represents employees along California's Central Coast who have been harassed or discriminated against at work because of a disability, pregnancy, their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race or ethnicity.
Ms. Adams also aggressively pursues the vindication of "whistle-blower" claims for employees who have been retaliated against for objecting to unlawful conduct in the workplace, refusing to do something illegal or assisting others who have complained about unlawful conduct. She also represents employees who have been denied meal and rest breaks or who have not received the proper compensation for their work, where an employer denies an employee overtime compensation, has a "use it or lose it" vacation time policy, or breaches the terms of an employment contract.
Ms. Adams obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of its Law Review. She is nationally published and admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the California Employment Lawyers Association, where she serves on the Diversity Committee. She proudly serves as employment counsel in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Arroyo Grande, Ventura, Santa Maria, Atascadero, Pismo Beach and Oxnard.
Ms. Adams has advised and represented clients in all aspects and stages of employment disputes, including pre-complaint, informal negotiations, administrative hearings and jury trials. On the employee side, she has seen great success bringing claims for sexual harassment, hostile work environment, unpaid overtime and other wage related disputes, wrongful termination, disability discrimination and breach of contract claims. She is also available to analyze employment contracts or severance packages. Her former clients will gladly speak to you about how they felt being represented by a caring, yet aggressive attorney.
Employer clients of Adams Law gain the benefit of an attorney who is able to see where a business may be subject to employment law claims and knows how to prevent them. Ms. Adams believes that proper training of human resource and managerial personnel is key to preventing employment claims and is available in an on-going or as-needed basis to train your employees. Protecting the assets of the business you worked hard to grow is important.
Ms. Adams is adept at writing comprehensive employment handbooks and employment contracts and monitoring compliance with state and federal employment laws, which can often prevent the types of claims frequently brought by employees.
Employment law is complex and requires an attorney who understands that law and who will aggressively pursue your rights while providing you with individualized service and compassion. Ms. Adams has dedicated her career to practicing labor and employment law.