Harvey Berger is a founding partner of the firm. For over 30 years Harvey has represented individuals, insurance companies, small businesses and billion dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation.
Many of his clients have stayed with him for over a decade. His specialty is employment law, both representing employees, and defending employers, in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and labor commissioner hearings. He also provides personnel advice and counsel to avoid litigation.
He was also selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America each year from 2008-2017 through Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, he was selected as one of San Diego’s Best Lawyers each year from 2008-2017.
In 2016, Harvey was selected by the San Diego Business Journal as Best of the Bar. He was also given the title of 10 Best 2016 for Client Satisfaction, Labor & Employment Law Division by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.
As a result of a practice representing both employees and employers, Harvey is able to anticipate opposing counsel’s strategies and far more effectively represent his clients. He is also able to easily interact with opposing counsel, while known as an aggressive and outstanding advocate for his clients.
Harvey Berger obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and a Masters in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 1976. After working for several years as a personnel manager and labor relations consultant, Harvey graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.
Harvey is Secretary of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the HR Committee, of The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (2014 – present).
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