Jayme L. Walker

Partner
Location: Oakland, California
Phone: 510-832-5411
Fax: 510-832-1918
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Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases, as well as police misconduct, civil rights and serious personal injury, premises and products liability cases. She is part of the employment team at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer that has been named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. Ms. Walker is actively involved in the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and is President of the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Walker has been named by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star every year since 2014. When she's not fighting for justice, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her husband, yoga, backpacking and cooking.

Notable Cases

  • Avery v. McKee; Trial 2019, Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Paul Bernal, $814,043 Verdict for Plaintiff injured in auto accident.  Plaintiff had pre-existing injuries that were exacerbated and ultimately required a cervical fusion and lumbar fusion
  • Morse v. County of Merced; Trial 2018, Eastern District of California Judge Dale Drozd - $526,649 verdict for 19 year old wrongfully arrested and accused of being involved in a gang murder.  The jury awarded Plaintiff Morse $498,300 against the County. On May 8, the jury ordered two individual officer Defendants to pay $17,855 and $10,494 in punitive damages to Morse for reprehensible conduct; 2018
  • Settlement 2020; Jane Doe v. City of Brentwood, Represented a police officer that accused her supervisor of sexually assaulting her.  Case settled for $1 million
  • Confidential Settlement 2020; Represented a young woman who worked for Wells Fargo bank and was raped by her supervisor.
  • Settlement 2019, Doe v. San Francisco Unified School District  Represented a young boy who was sexually assaulted by a classmate.  Case resulted in a substantial settlement2019
  • Confidential Settlement 2018; Represented 4 employees of Kaiser who alleged they were discriminated against based on their work related injuries and requests for medical leave.  
  • Allmed Systems v. Healthtronics, Inc., Trial 2011, Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Robert McGuiness, Ms. Walker was co-trial counsel with J. Gary Gwilliam in a trial where the firm represented a small business owner against a major company in a contract dispute. The trial resulted in a verdict of over $11 million for the plaintiff.
  • Ms. Walker, along with Randall E. Strauss, represented a former police department attorney in a whistleblower lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco and Chief of Police Greg Suhr. The case settled for $725,000.00 after pretrial motions and just before jury selection.
  • Ms. Walker, along with Steven R. Cavalli, represented a family whose husband and father was killed in a bicycle accident due to roadway conditions in Oakland. The result was a $2 million settlement.
  • Ms. Walker, along with J. Gary Gwilliam, represented a mother who lost her son in a random act of violence at an apartment complex in Sacramento. The apartment complex claimed that the shooters were 100% at fault. Despite the fact that the complex had notice of gang activity in the neighborhood it did not hire security. The case resulted in a settlement of $750,000.00
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sex/Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Civil Rights
  • Police Misconduct
  • 1983 cases
  • Business Litigation
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
  • J.D.
  • How to Win a Summary Judgement Motion in Your Employment Case, The Verdict (2015)
  • E-Discovery for Plaintiff's Lawyers, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • "Making Employers Accountable for Sexual Predators Who Act Outside the Workplace", CAOC Forum Magazine, 2020
  • Just Breathe, Attending to Mental Health in the Time of COVID" The Verdict Magazine, 2020
  • Speaker, Effectively Using Jury Consultants at Trial- Contra Costa Bar Association (2012)
  • Moderator: The Crossover Relationship between Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Cases ACCTLA
  • Speaker, E-Discovery for Plaintiff's Lawyers, CELA Conference 2015 
  • Moderator: The Mindful Lawyer:  A discussion of mindfulness practices to assist with anxiety, work life balance and substance abuse, CAOC Annual Conference 2016
  • Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of a Whistleblower Case; Hawaii CAOC Conference 2016
  • Speaker, Pretrial and Post-trial Motions; NELA Conference 2016
  • Moderator, Maximizing the Process and Results of Alternative Dispute Resolution, CAOC Annual Conference 2019
  • Speaker, ACCTLA Annual Diversity Panel, 2019
  • Speaker, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, Sexual Harassment in Education: A US and global comparative examination of harassment of students, staff and faculty at schools, colleges and universities:  "When the harassment complainant is an employee of a school or university: Title VII or Title IX?" (January, 2021) 
  • The Recorder, Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups
  • Rising Star, California Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2021
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers:  Ones to Watch
  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2021 President
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 2021 Board Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Public Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California

  • J.D.