Sara Zimmerman is an associate in the firm’s Irvine office. Her practice includes representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law, with a focus on defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate a disability, failure to engage in the interactive process, and wage and hour issues on both an individual and representative or class basis. She also represents employers before administrative agencies, including the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Sara has experience resolving matters at all stages, ranging from pre-litigation demands to mediation to successfully obtaining a defense verdict at trial. She prides herself on having an adaptable, flexible, and case and client specific approach to defending employers.
In 2014, Sara earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. While in law school, she was an award-winning member of the school’s Moot Court team and competed throughout the country.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
“Anxiety, Stress, and PTSD: HR's ADA Accommodation and Performance Management Roadmap,” BLR Webinar
- Chapman University School of LawJ.D. 2014, cum laude
- Loyola Marymount UniversityB.A. 2011, cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California