Our Experience – Intro
Our attorneys have successfully handled over 500 wage and hour class and PAGA actions in every major county and federal court in California. No matter the industry, the size of your company, or the cost at stake, our extensive experience and unique approach makes us one of the most strategic and highly sought-after firms in the state.
The Best Strategy in the State
Medina McKelvey is one of the most strategic firms handling wage and hour defense in California. Their mediation briefs are some of the best and most creative I have seen. They know how to get cases resolved efficiently and are a pleasure to work with.
— Prominent California Class and PAGA Mediator
I have conducted a number of mediations with the Medina McKelvey law firm. I have always found them to be thoroughly prepared and well versed on the case facts and applicable law, particularly in regard to wage and hour class actions, collective actions, and PAGA claims. They work tirelessly on behalf of their clients and are professional and courteous in their dealings with the mediator and opposing counsel. They are a pleasure to work with.
— Retired Judge and Prominent Class Action Mediator
Our Experience – Why Choose Us
The Medina McKelvey Advantage
Focus on You
We are a client-centered law firm. We partner and collaborate with you to give you the most strategic and best options for your organization. We take on the burdens of legal actions and projects and simplify the process so that you can focus 100% on your business.
Best In Class Client Service
With fewer billable hour requirements than traditional law firms and a lean structure and approach, Medina McKelvey makes client service the top priority. Our attorneys are not your typical overworked and stressed-out lawyers who can’t make the time to call you back or keep you up to speed. We build in time to carefully strategize and keep you informed at every step, while working efficiently throughout the process.
Premium Legal Team
Our firm consists of carefully selected legal professionals at the top of their game who are trained in building relationships and strengthening businesses. There are no weak links or inexperienced associates here. You can count on a team of highly trained professionals who understand business, risk management, and conflict resolution who are devoted to providing you with innovative legal guidance.
Medina McKelvey has revolutionized the way employment protection and compliance are thought about and achieved. Our firm does not handle compliance or lawsuit prevention piecemeal, but instead has developed an entire system and approach for getting you out of litigation and better protected for the future.
Our Experience – Past Cases
Successful & Notable
Our Experience – The Cases
Because we have an efficient system and approach for vanquishing litigation and protecting clients from future lawsuits, we have served hundreds of organizations of all sizes and types in multiple industries throughout the entire state. Rather than give you a list of representative matters, we provide you with what our clients are actually saying.
Defended roofing company in class action and PAGA representative action alleging unpaid wages and other Labor Code violations.
Helped manufacturing company defend and negotiate favorable individual settlements with over 50 employees to eliminate a proposed class action and PAGA action.
Helped Bay Area media company defend and reach favorable individual settlements with over 30 individual employees to extinguish proposed class and PAGA action.
Point-of-Sale Technology Company
Successfully assisted company specializing in point-of-sale technology obtain dismissal in federal court of case for unpaid wages and unreimbursed business expenses.
Defended large Central Valley food manufacturer in class action involving several hundred employees alleging unpaid on-call time and missed meal and rest breaks.
Industrial Concrete Fabrication Company
Helped large industrial concrete fabrication company reach a favorable resolution in a timely and cost-effective manner — saving the company tens of thousands of dollars.
National Promotion Company
Defended national promotional company facing penalties and liabilities involving over 1,000 independent contractors.
Helped resolve class and PAGA actions for several national transportation companies involving thousands of driver/owner-operators.
Represented numerous California-based security companies in wage and hour class/PAGA actions and in providing advice, counsel, and training on wage and hour and other employment issues.
Represented national mortgage companies in class and PAGA lawsuits involving bonus and overtime issues, delivering below-market settlements in each case.
Resolved contentions class and PAGA action involving hundreds of employees on meal/rest break issues for large non-profit community healthcare organization.
Helped several large financial institutions resolve wage and hour class and PAGA actions and developed and implemented compliance and training programs for managers and employees.
Worked and working with numerous restaurants on wage and hour compliance issues, resolving single-plaintiff claims, and settling class and PAGA actions.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
At my company, it’s not enough just to be good enough. I look to Medina McKelvey to innovate alongside us, providing reasoned and practical advice that not only helps us to prevent lawsuits, but also helps to reinforce our culture and mission to ‘do it right, do it once.’ I appreciate their creativity in finding solutions that fit our goals.
— Owner/President of Large California Transportation Company
Medina McKelvey helped us resolve several PAGA actions on short notice and then helped our HR team improve our policies and practices to prevent…lawsuits in the future. We like that the lawyers at Medina McKelvey understand both the law and business and can come up with creative solutions in California’s challenging legal environment.
— CEO of Northern California Credit Union
Our company found itself caught up in several different class action and PAGA lawsuits with over 4,000 employees potentially involved and our biggest customer as a co-defendant. After a bad experience with a well-known national law firm, we hired Medina McKelvey. Their lawyers helped us assess our risk, develop a resolution plan, and execute on a resolution strategy that was a big win for our business. We appreciate the firm’s clear communications, thoughtful strategy, business-focused solutions, and expertise in negotiations. We would gladly refer them to any business and plan on using them if needed in the future.
— Owner and/or CEO of Large International Staffing Company
I started my petroleum transport business with a single truck and we’ve now grown to a fleet of over forty trucks. When we were hit out of nowhere with a wage and hour lawsuit, it was devastating. As I look back on the process, Medina McKelvey explained what was happening, provided a roadmap for moving forward and walked me through each step of the process. Their professionalism and communication was excellent and I would have zero hesitation working with them again.
— Owner of Petroleum Transport Company
Our Experience – Giving Back
Our mission is to bring peace to our clients, but also to give back, engage with, and uplift our communities. As a firm, we are committed to sharing our profits with charitable organizations to fight hunger, poverty, and human trafficking.
Outside of work, our lawyers serve on nonprofit boards, volunteer in churches or community groups, and represent charitable organizations on a pro bono basis. Giving back isn’t just our culture — it’s who we are and it’s how we serve best.
One of our biggest passions is serving the hungry in our own backyards. In 2014, we started the Lawyers vs. Hunger campaign to address this pressing issue and make a positive impact.
Every year, we team up with other law firms to match donations and provide thousands of meals to those in need.Learn More at lawyersvshunger.com
Another organization close to the firm’s heart is Agape International Missions (AIM). “Agape International Missions works holistically to end trafficking by protecting girls, rescuing the exploited, and empowering survivors.” As of today, they have rescued over 1,500 survivors, and helped to provide a home, schooling, and employment to each and every girl they rescue.
Medina McKelvey partners with AIM financially, provides pro bono legal services, and has traveled to Cambodia to help support their amazing work across the globe.Learn more at aimfree.org/our-fight
Medina McKelvey is a platinum sponsor of The Alliance: Defending the Cause, which is a network of agencies, nonprofits, community members, businesses, and churches working together to protect kids and strengthen families. Their mission is to ensure that all children grow up in a safe, loving family and that local families have access to the resources and support needed to create a healthy, interconnected community.
Locally, The Alliance partners with organizations around the Greater Sacramento Area. They also provide coaching and online resources to individuals, organizations, and churches across the United States.Learn More at defendingthecause.org
Our Experience – Press & Awards
Recognition in the World of Law
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Awarded to Alex Medina, Brandon McKelvey, Tim Nelson, Doug Leach & Kyle Owen
Best of the Bar
Best of the Bar simplifies the process of finding a great lawyer. All attorneys selected are nominated and then vetted by a panel of their peers. Best of the Bar is a reliable list of lawyers compiled by professionals who have worked extensively with — and even against — one another.
Awarded to Alex Medina & Brandon McKelvey
Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers list
Sacramento magazine contracted with Professional Research Services to ask area attorneys to recommend.
Awarded to Alex Medina, Brandon McKelvey & Tim Nelson
Sacramento Business Journal 40 Under 40
The Sacramento Business Journal honors 40 young professionals under the age of 40 each year who excel in their professions and contribute to the community.
Awarded to Alex Medina & Brandon McKelvey
United States District Court: Eastern District of California
Alex Medina Speaks on Ethical Billing Practices at Annual Judicial Conference
Alex Medina was a featured panel speaker at the annual conference for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, addressing federal judges and lawyers on ethical and effective billing practices for attorneys.
The Knowledge Group
Brandon McKelvey Speaks at TKG’s LIVE Webcast
The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, features Brandon McKelvey as a speaker on their webcast entitled Wage and Hour Class Action Settlements: Calculating Damages and Ensuring Court Approval LIVE Webcast.Read Press Release
Sacramento Business Journal
Two lawyers make leap to form boutique litigation defense firm
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Ex-DLA Piper, Seyfarth Shaw Attys Launch Litigation Boutique
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The Case For New Practices
Among private law firms, a dam is about to break. According to research by two Los Angeles legal marketing experts, 96 percent of leaders at the country’s biggest 100 private practices are…Read More
Lawyers vs. Hunger
Brandon McKelvey Interviews with Radio Station KAHI About Lawyers vs. Hunger Charity
Brandon speaks about Medina McKelvey’s passion for giving back to the community and urges other law firms to match donations and provide thousands of meals to those in need.Listen to the Interview
The Knowledge Group
Alex Medina Presents to The Knowledge Group
Alex Medina presents a webinar entitled Employee Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers: Recent Developments and Next Steps for Employers.View Presentation
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