Law Offices of Rebecca G. Kagin Selected for Sonoma Magazine’s Lawyers of Excellence Two Years in a Row – 2021 and 2022
Rebecca G. Kagin is proud to announce that her office has been included in Sonoma Magazine’s lawyers of Excellence list for two years in a row – 2021, the inaugural year for the selection, and 2022.
"Sonoma Magazine is proud to spotlight the many accomplished attorneys of our community in this list of Lawyers of Excellence. Recommended and chosen by their peers, these lawyers exemplify the exceptional legal talent available throughout the Sonoma County region.
Sonoma Magazine partnered with a third-party research, data collection and verification firm to conduct a survey of licensed lawyers in our region, soliciting their peer recommendations of lawyers by practice area. All names collected were tallied and then vetted with state regulatory board information and other data sources to produce the 2022 Lawyers of Excellence list. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding lawyers, and no one can pay to be included.
With more than 2,500 lawyers practicing in our five-county region, we recognize this list represents a small sample of excellent lawyers available to our readers for their business and personal needs. Lawyers of Excellence is meant to serve as an informal local guide to lawyers who are recommended by those in the know, other lawyers."
Rebecca G. Kagin named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list
Rebecca G. Kagin is proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row she has been selected for the prestigious 2022 Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine. She was also nominated a Rising Star for two years, so this is her eighth year being recognized.
Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the Super Lawyers recognition. And no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from multiple practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Berkeley Unified School District Custodians Speak Up Against Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
Rebecca G. Kagin and Jean K. Hyams are proud to represent four female custodians who have filed two different lawsuits in Alameda County Superior Court speaking up against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. It is our honor to represent those who speak up for themselves and in the process make change in support of equity and equality in the workforce. All people deserve to go to work and be free of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation based on who they are.
Rebecca Kagin, who co-chairs California Employment Lawyer’s Association’s Immigrant Employee Rights Committee, designed and moderated the continuing legal education seminar “Advocating for Our Essential Workforce During the Pandemic” on August 11, 2021. Speakers addressed how to protect our essential workforce during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the rights of immigrant workers. The seminar covered job protected leave, wage replacement for those impacted by Covid 19 and related issues, protections against discrimination and retaliation based on Covid 19 and related issues, and issues related to employer mandates of the Covid-19 vaccine. As a rising leader within CELA, Ms. Kagin collaborated with IERC committee members, her co-chair, and CELA’s staff to produce this CLE. In her Sonoma County and Oakland based practices, Ms. Kagin represents immigrant and other workers in claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and whistleblowing, among other issues.
Rebecca G. Kagin joins Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, LLP, a Boutique Workers Rights Firm, as Of Counsel, September, 2020
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, with offices in Oakland, has championed justice and fairness for California workers for the last decade. Their representation has included employees in individual lawsuits and class actions, from the Oakland Raiderettes class action against wage theft to Tyann Sorrell’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the former Dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, and from a dishwasher’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Denny’s to defending #MeToo silence breaker Pamela Lopez in a defamation claim brought by the disgraced California State Assemblyman she accused of sexual assault.
Rebecca Kagin, who has been representing workers for almost two decades, is recognized as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North Bay. She and LVBH have a long-standing relationship as co-counsel on many cases. Kagin says “It is a privilege to join a team that I know can rally forces to tackle a wide range of injustices faced by workers. This team hears its clients, sees its clients, and fights for them every step of the way with skill and passion.”