Jahmal T. Davis
Jahmal chairs the labor and employment section at Hanson Bridgett. He is a trial lawyer who specializes in employment law, representing public and private employers in state and federal employment litigation. His litigation and trial work encompasses all aspects of employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation and wrongful termination. Jahmal also has significant experience assisting clients with respect to state and federal wage-and-hour laws. He represents numerous employers in cases involving alleged wage-and-hour violations under both the FLSA and California law.
Jahmal's practice includes defending employers with regard to administrative claims, regulatory actions, and audits by state and federal taxing authorities, such as the California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the Internal Revenue Service. Jahmal also represents employers in union-initiated grievance arbitrations.
Jahmal provides preventive advice and training to clients, and he conducts internal investigations of employment-related disputes. His preventive advice and counseling includes reviews and audits of employer policies and practices. Jahmal has conducted numerous exempt/non-exempt classification audits for large and small employers.
Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Jahmal developed substantial trial experience as a staff attorney for the Alameda County Public Defender's office. He has also developed a wide range of civil litigation experience by representing public and private sector clients in matters involving health care litigation, commercial disputes and insurance defense.
Areas of Focus
Admissions and Courts
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2014)
Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Section, Member
California Minority Counsel Program, Member
Legal Services for Children, Children's Legal Advocacy Award (2008)
Lemke v. Sutter Roseville Medical Center (2017) Third District Court of Appeal Case No. C078983
Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Medical Foundation, (2015) 237 Cal. App. 4th 78