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Jeffrey E. Beeson

Jeffrey E. Beeson practices in all aspects of employment and labor law.


For over 25 years he has provided counseling and litigated all types of employment discrimination cases, wrongful terminations, wage and hour claims, employee benefits, occupational safety and health issues, employment contract disputes, fraud, defamation, and other employment related matters. Throughout his legal career he has represented clients on a national basis and has litigated cases in over a dozen states, in many federal district courts and before state appellate courts and federal circuit courts of appeal.

Mr. Beeson has extensive experience with labor-management relations, union organization issues, disputes under collective bargaining agreements and injunctions or other litigation over workplace strikes and picketing. He has also handled a broad range of cases before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Beeson has also represented small and large companies in a variety of business litigation matters including contract disputes, construction claims, contractor terminations, fraud, unfair competition, interference with contracts, and a range of commercial construction project disputes.


Lanahan & Reilley, LLP
August 2002-May 2006 Santa Rosa, CA

Partner with 60+ attorney firm with offices throughout Northern California. Headed the Employment and Labor Law practice group. Counseled and represented employers and employees in many diverse employment matters and litigation including wage and hour claims, employment discrimination, employment contract issues, trade secrets, non-competition covenants, wrongful termination, safety, disability discrimination and access claims, independent contractor matters, drafting executive employment agreements and employment policies and traditional labor law matters. Created and presented the Employer’s Edge Quarterly seminar series on employment law topics as well as other training and educational seminars on various employment law topics.

Law Office of Jeffrey E. Beeson
January 2000-August 2002 Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA

Solo practice providing counseling and litigation in labor, employment, and construction matters. Practice limited to select clientele including national industrial contractor with $300 million+ in revenues and the sixth largest insurance company in the U. S.

Fox and Grove, Chartered
July 1998-December, 1999 Managing Partner of San Francisco, CA office
October 1986-June 1998 Partner and Associate in Chicago, IL office

30+ attorney law firm with a national practice primarily in labor and employment law. Experience included all types of employment discrimination cases, strike injunctions, labor arbitration, wage and hour laws, occupational safety and health issues, employee benefits, breach of contract actions for employment and labor contracts, and counseling clients facing union organization. Extensive experience with the National Labor Relations Board including dozens of administrative hearings for both unfair labor practice and union representation cases. Counseling in the labor and employment law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Litigation throughout the United States in numerous state and federal courts, arbitration, administrative agencies, and arguments before the United States Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts.

  • United States Steel Corporation (now USX)
    June 1982-October 1986 Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL

    Attorney in 140+ Attorney corporate law department
    Duties included counseling and litigation in all aspects of employment law, labor law, employment discrimination, employment-at-will and employee benefits. Litigation responsibility included trials before federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and administrative agencies including National Labor Relations Board. Successful cases included a defense verdict after six -week jury trial in United Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel, Federal District Court, N.D. Illinois over a $200 million breach of contract claim from union’s challenge to company’s decision to halt construction of new facility.


  • National Law Center George Washington University Wash., D.C.
    Juris Doctor Degree with Honors May 1982

  • University of Delaware Newark, DE
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with Honors June 1979
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Honors June 1979

Bar Admissions

  • California    Illinois    District of Columbia    Pennsylvania

  • Many Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals

Representative Presentations, Seminars, Teaching Experience

  • Employer’s Edge Quarterly Seminars on various employment law topics

  • Employee Discharge and Documentation in California, Lorman Education Services

  • Wage and Hour Law Update in California, Lorman Education Services

  • Preventing the New Wave of Backlash Lawsuits Avoiding Liability When the Wrongdoer Sues You, Personal Management Association

  • Employee Leasing and the Joint Employer Issue

  • Update on Key Workplace Issues to NAII Human Resources Conference

  • Lecturer at Sonoma State University on Labor Law

Other Affiliations

  • Sonoma County Council on Aging Board Member


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  • (f) 707.857.3422











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