Madonna L. Devling

Partner

  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Madonna L. Devling is a partner in the Orange County office and is a member of the Employment and Labor Practice as well as the General Liability and Hospitality Practices. She also handles construction defect cases. Madonna has extensive experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts and has represented a wide variety of clients including hotels, grocery stores, manufacturers, schools, hospitals, insurance companies and religious organizations.

She handles a variety of matters including:

  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and other employment related claims and lawsuits
  • Administrative investigations and hearings before the EEOC, DFEH, California Unemployment Appeals Board, and California Labor Commission
  • Advice to employers on compliance with employment related laws and creation of employee handbooks
  • Litigation and mediation of personal injury claims including construction site and premises liability accidents
  • Defense of general contractors and subcontractors against construction defect claims involving residential, commercial and industrial projects

Publications

  • Editor, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Hospitality Newsletter
  • Editor, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP General Liability Newsletter
  • Punitive Damages in the Unintentional Tort Case, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP General Liability Newsletter, Spring 2007
  • The Advent of Mold Legislation in the United States, The Risk Management Letter, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 2002
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Employment Law Newsletter Contributor

Admissions

California

United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern District of California

Associations

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1992

University of New York College at Geneseo

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1989

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