Joseph R. Lordan


  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Joseph R. Lordan is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Lordan practice is concentrated on:

  • Employment Practices - all aspects of employment and labor litigation representing public entities and corporations of all sizes, as well as their management and employees in employment-related lawsuits, encompassing numerous areas including: claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation based on race, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, and religion; wage and hour issues; wrongful termination litigation; invasion of privacy; trade secret misappropriation; and risk management counseling. Mr. Lordan provides preventive counseling to employers regarding all employment practices, including drafting and auditing employee handbooks, preparing employment agreements, auditing exempt/non-exempt status, and evaluating termination decisions.


  • Authored “Supreme Court Sides with Wal-Mart in Denial of Class Action Certification” for Lewis Brisbois Newsflash, 2011.
  • Authored “COBRA Premium Reductions Extended” for Employment Practices Quarterly, a firm publication.

Published Decisions

Gilbert Garrido v. Raytheon Company 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6257 (9th Circuit, April 7, 2015) (unpublished). On July 29, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a California District Court, Central District ruling granted a full summary judgment in favor of our client, Raytheon Company. 

Professional Presentations

  • Speaker, Lewis Brisbois Employment Law Seminar – Annual Employment Law Update, 2010-2014.
  • Authored Lewis Brisbois Annual Case Law Updates, 2010-2013.
  • Speaker, GCLA (Greater California Livery Association) Employment Law Seminar - “Wage and Hour 101,” 2011.
  • Speaker, GCLA General Meeting– “Labor Law Compliance,” Multiple Occasions 2012-2014.
  • Organizer and Sole Presenter, GCLA “Wage and Hour Roundtables,” 2013.
  • Speaker, Wage and Hour Update, GCLA Northern California General Meeting, February 2014.
  • Presenter, “Wage and Hour Practices and Pitfalls - Ignorance is NOT Bliss!” at the International LCT Trade Show, Las Vegas, February 2016.



United States District Court, Central District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court, Northern District of California


  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Member: California Department of Real Estate - Real Estate Broker

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in: Patent Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Interviewing Counseling & Planning.
  • Award of Excellence issued by the Greater California Livery Association, December 2013


Pepperdine University School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

Pepperdine University School of Law

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificate in Dispute Resolution

University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and American Studies

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