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Fisher Phillips Bolsters San Diego Office with Addition of Robert D. Wilson III as Partner


SAN DIEGO (Oct. 17, 2018) – Fisher Phillips announces the addition of Robert D. Wilson III as a partner in its San Diego office.

Robert represents employers in state and federal courts and before all California administrative law agencies (including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Department of Fair Employment and Housing) handling various employment matters, including the defense of wage-and-hour, business expense reimbursement and unfair business practice claims. He specializes in the defense of complex “bet-the-company” wage-and-hour class actions and California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative actions involving California’s wage-and-hour laws and claims made by employees under both the California Labor Code and the FLSA, including in other states. 

Additionally, Robert routinely defends employers and supervisors in individual employment matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, maritime injury, retaliation and individual wage-and-hour claims. He routinely advises and counsels clients on their obligations arising under federal, state and local labor laws, and regularly performs workplace trainings, investigations and audits.

“Robert’s substantial litigation experience informs his workplace investigations, and he applies this keen insight in his analysis of the evidence, potential exposure and resolution options – all of which are of great benefit to our clients across industries,” said Christopher C. Hoffman, regional managing partner of the firm’s San Diego office.

Robert joins the firm from Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP in San Diego. In 2017 and 2018, he was selected to the San Diego Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in San Diego” awards, with a distinction in Employment Law.  Robert earned his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University (2001), where he served as Note and Comment Editor for the Albany Law Review, and his B.S. in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship with Honors, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University (1998).


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