At Boxer & Gerson, LLP, our ties to the labor movement stretch back to before our founding in 1977, and it is safe to say our firm has never lost touch with its labor roots. The current firm was an outgrowth of a leading labor law firm that included Joseph Grodin, who later went on to become a Justice of the California Supreme Court.
Senior partner Stewart Boxer, whose wife is United States Senator Barbara Boxer, has a long history as a staunch union advocate. Senior partner Michael Gerson has served as an advisor to many unions on workplace issues.
Advocacy and Involvement
Over the years, we have worked with many of Northern California’s major labor unions to advance the rights of workers. Our support staff are members of Teamsters Local 856, and our firm has a commitment to patronize union businesses whenever possible.
Our firm has remained focused on advocating for California workers and their families through effective trial advocacy. Whenever the need arises, firm leaders have worked closely with the California Labor Federation and other union organizations to provide input on workers’ compensation reform and other legislation affecting California workers.
We also support pro-union candidates for political office, provided they meet qualifications important to their constituency.
A Collaborative Approach
Our workers’ compensation attorneys assist injured workers to obtain medical treatment, temporary disability payments, and other benefits before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Union members who suffer serious injury or death because of dangerous machinery, subcontractor negligence, vehicle accidents, or other third party causes can turn to our personal injury trial lawyers for expert assistance.
Boxer & Gerson, LLP works cooperatively with many of Northern California’s largest unions, advising business agents, stewards, and other union leaders on employment law and workers’ compensation. Our lawyers are available free of charge to conduct workshops for the staff and members of Bay Area locals. Many of our attorneys and staff members were themselves raised in union families, and we are pleased to participate in union picnics, luncheons, conferences, and other union-sponsored events.
Linking the Labor Movement
If you are a union business representative interested in arranging a speaker or finding out how Boxer & Gerson can help your members, please contact Managing Partner John Harrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to provide links to many union websites, listed below. If you would like to add a link to your union website, please send an email to email@example.com.
We also invite unions to link our website to yours. This will make it easy for your members to access the hundreds of pages of important legal information we have compiled here for their benefit. If you link to our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.