Vanessa Celeste Deniston is an experienced and forceful senior associate attorney representing individuals in employee rights and personal injury cases from the Oakland office of the law firm Dolan Law Firm PC. Her practice areas include nursing home abuse & neglect, civil rights, litigation, wrongful termination, brain injury, sexual harassment, employment & labor, and discrimination.
She is passionate and energetic in her practice and uses superior legal skills to guide her clients successfully through the legal process. He routinely helps people with limited resources and offers her valuable services to them.
Her clients include employees seeking fairness, people who suffered life-threatening injuries, or family members grieving the loss of a loved one. She provides the best representation to a variety of clients in the court of law and ensures to bring justice for them.
She has successfully handled personal injury cases related to auto accidents, slip and falls, sexual assault and other negligence-related injuries. She tries to understand her clients personally to build trust and successfully advocate their cases. By learning about the long-term goals of her clients, she helps them to achieve them.
She is an expert in all phases of civil litigation from case investigation, pre-litigation settlement negotiations, drafting & filing the complaint, fact discovery, preparing experts, motions, mediation, and settlement or trial.
In her employment law practice, she has successfully negotiated several six and seven figure settlements for employees. She has fought cases against several major corporations in the U.S. including Walt Disney Company, Sutter Health, Rite-Aid Corporation, Kellogg Company, American Honda Motor Company, Chevron Corporation, Lufthansa Cargo, A.G., and CVS Caremark.
Vanessa Deniston frequently represents employees in cases concerning whistleblowers, wrongful termination, Labor Code violations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation over disability, race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, a genetic condition, marital or veteran status, and gender identity.
She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts with honors in History and Literature from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 2007. She went on to attend the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II in Los Angeles while in law school.
She was also the President of the Suffolk University Law School ACLU. She earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010 and obtained the license to practice law in California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in the following years. She is also a member of the Northern and Central District Courts of California.
She has obtained the membership of American Association for Justice, California Employment Lawyers Association, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and its Diversity Committee.
Vanessa Celeste Deniston has also served as a Pro Bono Attorney in the Consumer Law Project and assisted the Commercial Law team in pursuing and working up financial elder abuse cases for indigent clients.
She is an avid traveler with a keen interest in other cultures, histories, and experiences, and loves meeting new people, seeing different places and learning from individuals in all walks of life.
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