Jayme L. Walker

Location: Oakland, California
Phone: 510-832-5411
Fax: 510-832-1918
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Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in a wide array of cases ranging from employment issues, sexual harassment and assault, negligent supervision in schools, catastrophic personal injuries, and civil rights abuses.  She specializes in fighting for fair treatment in the workplace, holding government accountable for civil rights abuses and police misconduct, wrongful death and injuries caused by defective products, and representing victims of sexual violence at work or in school.  She has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court and recovered millions of dollars for her clients in settlements.  Ms. Walker frequently advocates for policy changes and reforms brought to light by her cases.  She is part of a 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 plaintiffs and consumer rights advocacy groups, including the Consumer Attorneys of California, American Association for Justice, Public Justice, California Employment Lawyers Association and was the 2021 President of the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. She has been named by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star every year since 2014 and has been named by U.S. News and World Report Best Women Lawyers as One to Watch.  When she's not fighting for justice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, playing music, gardening, and reading. 

Notable Cases

  • Bauer v. City of Pleasanton, 2021, $5.9 million settlement for the wrongful death of Jacob Bauer due to excessive force by Pleasanton police officers.  Mr. Bauer was a mentally ill man who was restrained in a prone position by police which caused him to asphyxiate.  The settlement resulted in both monetary compensation for the family and a seat at the table with the Chief of Police to discuss reforms to how the Department dealt with the mentally ill.  
  • Doe v. Berkeley Unified School District, 2022, Represented a young woman sexually assaulted by a classmate.  Case resulted in significant settlement and walkouts by Berkeley High Students which led to significant reforms with how Berkeley High School dealt with peer sexual harassment.  
  • 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 and awarded punitive damages against two individual police officer defendants. 
  • 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. 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