Quality, Experienced Legal Advice You Can Trust

Whether you are an employer concerned about fair implementation of labor laws and employment policies or an employee who has concerns about a situation in your workplace, one thing is the same: You depend on experienced legal advice to help you understand your rights and, in a legal dispute, vigorously defend those rights.

For more than three decades, attorney Denise Eaton May has been a tireless advocate for clients throughout the Bay Area facing a complex and often confusing legal system. Understanding that clients need a compassionate but zealous lawyer who can achieve results, she has learned over her 30 years in legal practice how to tailor her counsel to reflect the diverse needs of businesses and workers in California.

Denise Eaton May is also available to mediate a wide array of disputes, offering a cost-effective way to create tailored resolutions that truly work for both parties.

Helping Clients Succeed Is More Than A Job; It's Our Passion

"I became an attorney during an important time for our country's civil rights movement, and few areas experienced substantial change more than workplace relations. From my earliest days as a lawyer, I have been committed to helping promote fair workplaces in which businesses and their employees alike can thrive and succeed and to aggressively representing our clients when legal disputes do arise." — Denise Eaton May

Ms. Eaton May graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the UC Davis School of Law. Before going into private practice, she worked as a deputy attorney general for the California Office of the Attorney General, gaining extensive familiarity with state and federal labor laws and significant trial, arbitration and mediation experience.

She also served as general counsel to the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association (ACERA), human resources (HR) director of Alameda County and assistant HR director of Contra Costa County. She has been a member of the following legal organizations:

  • The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • The California Public Employer Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)
  • The County Personnel Administrators Association of California (CPAAC)
  • The International Public Management Association (IPMA)
  • The California Association of Black Lawyers
  • The California Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association

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