A former Employment Law defense lawyer, Attorney Heather Davis possesses unique experience which she utilizes to her clients’ benefit. A fierce litigator with extensive courtroom experience throughout the United States in state and federal courts, Ms. Davis is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of her clients.
Ms. Davis was one of the few attorneys who helped to develop law regarding claims brought under the Private Attorney General Act, Cal. Lab. Code § 2699 et seq.A proficient legal advocate, Ms. Davis has obtained millions for those who have been wronged by their employers.
Lawyer Amir Nayebdadash is a founding partner of Protection Law Group. A knowledgeable Employment Attorney, Mr. Nayebdadash is a seasoned negotiator and highly skilled trial lawyer who has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.
When not vigorously fighting to protect the rights of Plaintiff Employees, Amir spends time with his family and friends, travels, plays chess, follows international football, and enjoys craft beers and patronizing eclectic restaurants.
As a former partner and co-chair of its national class action practice group at a prominent employment defense firm, Attorney Carlos Jimenez possesses extensive experience that he utilizes to his clients’ benefit. During his time as an employment defense attorney, Mr. Jimenez’s practice focused on defending employers in California wage and hour class action and PAGA matters, and contributed to the superior courts efforts to streamline class action and PAGA action case management. With this unique experience and insight, along with his extensive courtroom experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Jimenez is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of employees in the workplace.
Mr. Jimenez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. As a first generation Mexican American, Mr. Jimenez was raised in a blue-collar family, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Jimenez is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts, and the California Court of Appeals.
An Associate Attorney with PLG, Mr. Clapp represents employees across a broad range of industries. He focuses exclusively on class action litigation involving missed meal breaks, rest breaks, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and employee misclassification. Mr. Clapp has extensive experience managing wage and hour litigation from intake, law and motion practice including summary judgment and class certification, and discovery including taking and defending depositions. Mr. Clapp also leads the firm’s settlement and approval practice where he prepares matters for resolution by analyzing data and damages, briefing, then preparing preliminary and final approval papers for class action settlements.
Mr. Clapp attended the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating cum laude and serving as the managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as treasurer of Indiana chapter of Phi Delta Phi, a national scholastic legal honors society. Mr. Clapp is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts.
Ms. Gamino is an Associate Attorney with PLG. She is dedicated to defending and protecting employee’s rights, particularly in class and representative wage and hour actions. She also has experience representing employees across a broad range of other employment matters, including discrimination, harassment in the workplace, retaliatory matters, and wrongful terminations. Ms. Gamino leads the firm’s law and motion practice where she has successfully prepared numerous discovery motions, motions to remand, and motions for summary judgment as well as defeated numerous motions to compel arbitration. Ms. Gamino has also assisted in several published appellate decisions championing employee rights.
Ms. Gamino attended California Western School of Law. During her last semester in law school, Ms. Gamino served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Richard E.L. Strauss, at the San Diego Superior Court. Ms. Gamino graduated with a Labor & Employment Law Concentration with Honors in June 2016. Ms. Gamino is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts and California Court of Appeals.
Ms. Tojo is an Associate Attorney with PLG and advocates for employees across California. She focuses exclusively on representing employees in their labor and employment disputes. Ms. Tojo has broad experience in case management from initial intake through trial. She has conducted and defended numerous depositions. She also has extensive experience resolving matters through mediation and negotiating settlements at all stages of the case. She is passionate about her clients and achieving the highest results on their behalf.
Prior to joining PLG, Ms. Tojo’s practice focused solely on representing plaintiffs in their retaliation, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims as well as wage and hour disputes.
Ms. Tojo earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Jimenez is a Junior Associate Attorney with PLG. Mr. Jimenez is devoted to ensuring employees’ rights are protected in the workplace, specifically in class and representative wage and hour actions. Mr. Jimenez has experience in other employment matters such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. Prior to joining full time, he worked as a law clerk for PLG along with various other public organizations and private law firms in employment law, special education law, and immigration law.
Prior to transitioning to the legal field, Mr. Jimenez worked as a teacher in public, private, and charter schools. He is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County. Mr. Jimenez attended Southwestern School of Law. Mr. Jimenez is admitted to practice law in all California State Courts.
Mr. Tan is an Associate Attorney with PLG. Skilled in fostering positive and trusting client relationships, Mr. Tan is a seasoned and compassionate attorney with extensive experience in litigation, legal drafting and case management in both California and the Philippines from initial client intake, to discovery and law and motion, up to trial.
Before joining PLG, Mr. Tan has represented a wide-range of plaintiffs in personal injury cases as well as employees in their discrimination, harassment, retaliation and unlawful termination cases and has represented defendants in some criminal cases in California and prosecuting a few criminal cases in the Philippines.
Mr. Tan earned his law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and practiced law in the Philippines before immigrating to California in 2008 to be with his wife. He is fluent in Tagalog and speaks some Ilocano. Mr. Tan is licensed practice law in all California State Courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Putri graduated cum laude from the University of Indonesia, the country’s top law school. Ms. Putri has earned her Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) with certificates in transnational, business, technology, and entrepreneurship laws. During law school, Ms. Putri was a senior editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and a co-founder & co-director of the Association for International Students of Law. Ms. Putri is currently the Director of Membership Development of the National Womxn of Color Collective (NWOCC). Ms. Putri is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. Putri is admitted to practice law in all California State Courts.
As an Associate Attorney for PLG, Mr. Burton has a passion for the field of employment law and helping employees obtain compensation and achieve justice when they are subjected to illegal conduct in the workplace. Mr. Burton understands the difficulties employees face when they are being harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against, or not paid in accordance with the law and has made it his mission to combat such conduct.
Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Burton represented a wide range of plaintiffs in personal and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Burton was also general counsel for a large real estate employer in California. Mr. Burton earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. He moved back to the area to be close to his family. Mr. Burton is licensed to practice law in all California State Courts, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California.