CORFEE STONE & ASSOCIATES (CSA) is the leading law firm in Northern and Southern California that exclusively practices 3 niche areas of the law:
1. Any and all facets of employment law (Defense and Plaintiffs)
2. ADA/handicap accessibility law (defense only)
3. Fair Housing Law (Federal and California State)
We limit our practice to civil rights litigation, including, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, fair housing tester law, violation of ADA/Title 24 access codes, and more. We have extensive knowledge of federal and state accessibility codes and do not need to rely on non-attorney ADA experts. We also know the law, statutes, case interpretations, civil procedures, and the exemptions and regulations with respect to the ADA/Title 24 codes.
Corfee Stone & Associates handles complex litigation, class actions, appeals and administrative law relative to our three areas of practices. Not one of our attorneys has less than 15 years of experience. Quality representation is our priority.
As to employment law, we are the only law firm that occasionally represents employees, which makes CSA unique in that it has the competitive advantage of expert knowledge and experience with strategy for both sides. It is essential for you to retain counsel that knows compliance issues and litigation practices from both angles. We can easily anticipate theories, approaches, strategies and arguments from opposing counsel, because we have the experience of practicing from his or her point of view. We have also represented a California state court that was sued for discrimination. The State selected our firm from a list of many and was rewarded with a very positive result.
As to administrative cases, we have represented employers before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Cal/OSHA, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (for serious and willful claims/Labor Code 132a claims).
Employment Law. One area of our practice includes employment law advice, defending wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, violations of public policy, unfair competition, wage and hour disputes, and other similar employment-related lawsuits. We advise as well as defend against ADA disability discrimination claims, requests for reasonable accommodations, substance/alcohol abuse and testing matters, privacy issues, federal and state family leave law, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, and more. CSA also advises employers regarding policies and practices to encourage positive employee relations in order to potentially avoid litigation.
ADA Handicap Access. Corfee Stone & Associates provides advice regarding handicap accessibility to owners and operators of businesses, landlords, and tenants. We have significant knowledge regarding state and federal disabled access codes, including, but not limited to, restrooms, parking lots, path of travel issues, and interior/exterior access and can survey your building for compliance with these codes. See our case list for a sample of the types of businesses we have represented. We also handle ADA issues regarding leases between landlords and tenants. See our “In the News” articles regarding the ADA.
Fair Housing Law. CSA defends homeowner associations, apartment housing owners/tenants, and others, regarding tenant and/or homeowner issues. We have successfully defended, advised and trained housing accommodations in the area of fair housing law.
By exclusively focusing on these three areas of law and acquiring special knowledge of the commonalities between these civil rights disciplines, we can offer our clients creativity and insight into the most effective legal positions it takes to win cases.
Ms. Corfee has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She is licensed to practice in all courts in California. She previously worked for two federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and has also published case law. Ms. Corfee has represented the State of California, Fortune 500 businesses, and multiple smaller businesses as well.
CORFEE STONE & ASSOCIATES
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CASES BY INVITATION ONLY.
P.O. Box 1098
CARMICHAEL, CALIFORNIA 95609
6503 Grant Ave., Carm., CA 95608
TELEPHONE: (916) 487-5441
FACSIMILE: (916) 487-5440
By appointment only via telephone (916) 487-5441.