Joan Herrington


  • 2006-2009 Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation
  • 1995 Certificate of Specialization, Labor and Employment Law (with distinction), Golden Gate University School of Law


  • California courts
  • U.S.D.C. (N.D. & E.D.)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal (9th Cir.)


  • State Bar of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association

Legal Work History

  • Owner, Bay Area Employment Law Office
  • Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Administrative Law Judge, Fair Employment and Housing Commission
  • Adjunct Professor of Disability Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Managing Attorney, Alameda Disability Law Office
  • Associate, Law Office of Cary J. Silberman

Publications include

  • "Your Right To A Smoke-Free Workplace" (Public Health Institute)
  • "Disability Rights’ Practice Guide" (American Lung Association)
  • Contributor: Chapter 12, "Leaves 0f Absence" "Employment Litigation" Practice Guide (The Rutter Group)

Seminars include

  • "Disablity 101" - 2014 CELA Conference
  • "Whistleblower Retaliation Claims" (June 14, 2008)
    California Regional Trial Lawyers Association Conference
  • "Deposing the Human Resources Director" (September 27, 2007)
    California Employment Lawyers Association Disability Seminar
  • "Workers with Disabilities and Illnesses" (November 12, 2005)
    State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section Seminar