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Laurel Haag

Laurel Haag

Laurel Haag, co-founder of Buchsbaum & Haag, is an experienced litigator whose practice is exclusively devoted to representing employees in all areas of employment law matters. She routinely handles employment lawsuits involving claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, including misclassification, unpaid overtime and meal/rest period violations, PAGA, class actions and whistle-blowing matters. Ms. Haag has obtained millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

Early on in her career, she worked at a large law firm on the management side. While it has proven to be a useful experience, it never felt quite right. She made the switch to a plaintiff's employment law firm, where she worked for many years before co-founding Buchsbaum & Haag. Advocating for employees' rights has been her true calling. At 9 months pregnant, she won her first jury trial with law partner, Brent Buchsbaum. Over the years, the clients and their stories have cemented Ms. Haag's love of employment law and for helping those in need.

Results

$25M
Settlements and Verdicts
$100K
Plus Punitive damages jury verdict for false imprisonment of former Costco employee
$1.17M
Jury Verdict for wrongful termination suit against the City of Pasadena

Background

Ms. Haag received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. During her time at UCLA, she taught an undergraduate course on Sexual Harassment. Ms. Haag received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego where she graduated summa cum laude in 1997.

Results

$500k
AC v. Confidential
$575k
BV v. Confidential

Honors + Affiliations

2014-2022 Super Lawyer
2015-Present Los Angeles Magazine Top LA Women Lawyers
2010 – 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star
Los Angeles Country Bar Association – Employment Law
California Employment Lawyers Association
Lorman Professional Legal Educator

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