JENNIFER S. MCGEORGE | Senior Associate

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P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E: jmcgeorge@tharpe-howell.com

JENNIFER S. McGEORGE is a trial and transactional lawyer with more than a decade of experience representing public and private employers in a wide variety of employ­ment and public law matters. Ms. McGeorge specializes in litigating class action and individual lawsuits alleging claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest period violations, the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), and various other wage and hour issues, as well as disputes alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and breach of contract.

Ms. McGeorge has secured numerous verdicts and decisions in favor of employers, including as lead counsel in state and federal court trials, through summary judgment or other dispositive motions, in matters before the State Labor Commissioner and other administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations. Ms. McGeorge has written and argued Writ Petitions before California Courts of Appeal, and is a zealous advocate for her employer clients.

Ms. McGeorge’s practice includes advising employers in human resources and personnel mat­ters, such as employee discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, discrimination issues, employee benefits, drug testing, and collective bargaining agreements. She also conducts workplace investigations and drafts employment con­tracts, severance agreements, employment policies, and employee handbooks.

Prior to joining Tharpe & Howell, LLP, Ms. McGeorge served as a Deputy and Assistant City Attorney for several California cities. In this capacity, she prosecuted City Code violations, litigated nuisance abatement and civil lawsuits, opposed motions seeking Peace Officer personnel records, and advised various City departments, including Police and the Department of Housing and Dan­gerous Buildings.

Ms. McGeorge received her B.A. degree in Political Science from UCLA in 1999, and her J.D. degree, with a concentration in intellectual property, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2002. During law school, Ms. McGeorge was the Chief Arti­cles Editor for The Transnational Lawyer, received Honors in Trial Advocacy, and was a member of the McGeorge Law Review, wherein she authored a published article which received the Stauffer Charitable Trust Award for excellence in legal writing and analysis.

Practice Areas

Education 

J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2002
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

Memberships 

American Bar Association
Sacramento County Bar Association

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

All California U.S. District Courts

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