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G. Samuel Cleaver, Esq

G. Samuel Cleaver, Esq

Sam Cleaver has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 2006 and has practiced almost exclusively in the area of employment and wage and hour law.  He received his law degree in 2006 from the University of Southern California.  He is admitted to practice before all California state and federal trial and appellate courts.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cleaver taught English to adults through the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Working daily with adults from a wide variety of occupations, Mr. Cleaver became very familiar with the challenges that California workers face as they work to provide for and secure a better life for their families. 

Following law school, Mr. Cleaver trained at Proskauer Rose, LLP, one of the “best of the best” management side employment law firms.  During this time he represented some of the most well-known companies in the world in their most sensitive employment litigation matters.  He also regularly advised the same companies on complying with California’s employment laws including spending time as in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 500 company.  This training and experience has provided Mr. Cleaver with invaluable insight into the way employers approach employee counseling, discipline and employment related litigation.  Before litigation, Mr. Cleaver is uniquely positioned to level the playing field for employees by advising employees on the employer’s likely goals and legal strategy behind them and how to best respond to the employer’s actions to preserve the employee’s legal rights and secure all the compensation, benefits, and damages the employer owes the employee. 

A fierce and passionate advocate on behalf of his clients, Mr. Cleaver has tried multiple cases to jury verdict, including serving as lead trial counsel.  He has also authored or co-authored appellate briefs in the California Court of Appeal as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  Mr. Cleaver is a tenacious and results oriented advocated.  In 2015 and 2016, his peers voted him a Super Lawyers Rising Star.  In 2016, Mr. Cleaver recovered over $1.5 million dollars for his clients. 

 


The Law Offices of G. Samuel Cleaver, provides legal services throughout California, including the cities of Los Angeles (L.A.), Glendale, Santa Monica, Burbank, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, and Irvine; Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Kern County and Fresno County; and the Inland Empire.



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