South San Francisco: 650-615-4860

Walnut Creek: 925-322-8889

Paul V. Simpson

Director Attorney

Paul V. Simpson Location: South San Francisco, California
Phone: 650-615-4860 Ext. 112
Fax: 650-615-4861
Email: E-mail Me

Mr. Simpson has been engaged in the practice of employment law since 1978. Before entering private practice he served as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In private practice he has effectively represented clients in state and federal courts, before the NLRB, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Division of Labor Standards (DLSE), and a myriad of other state and federal agencies. He has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell national lawyers rating service’s highest rating for legal ethics and effectiveness.

As a strong advocate of preventive counseling, Mr. Simpson has worked with numerous companies to develop and implement policies and practices that safeguard against employment litigation. He also advises and represents employers in disputes involving unfair competition and theft of proprietary information and company property. Mr. Simpson also advises California employers regarding union-management issues including union organizing issues, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration representation.

Mr. Simpson has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts. A partial listing of federal court cases in which he acted as lead attorney is set forth below. He has also successfully argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California state courts of appeals.

An effective communicator, Mr. Simpson has lectured on labor and employment law topics before many industry and professional associations, including California Continuing Education of the Bar, Alliance of Chief Executives, Engineering & Utility Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors of California, the Industrial Claims Association, Employers Group; Associated Builders and Contractors, American Bar Association Construction Law Section, Lumber Merchants Association, and the Institute of Business Law. His public service has included appearances as a guest radio and television commentator discussing legal workplace issues.

He is co-author of Lowest Responsible Bidder: A Guide to Merit Shop Construction (Executive Enterprises, 1987); A Contractor's Guide To Prevailing Wage Law In California, (2000 Edition); and a contributing author of the Construction Lawyer's Guide to Labor & Employment Law (American Bar Association 2001).

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Employment Law
  • 20% Labor Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Lowest Responsible Bidder: A Guide to Merit Shop Construction (Co-Author), Executive Enterprises, 1987
  • A Contractor's Guide To Prevailing Wage Law In California, 2000
  • Construction Lawyer's Guide to Labor & Employment Law, (Co-Author) , American Bar Association, 2001

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Labor And Employment Law, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Labor And Employment Law, Alliance of Chief Executives, Engineering & Utility Contractors Association
  • Labor And Employment Law, Associated General Contractors of California
  • Labor And Employment Law, Industrial Claims Association, Employers Group
  • Labor And Employment Law, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Labor And Employment Law, American Bar Association Construction Law Section
  • Labor And Employment Law, Lumber Merchants Association
  • Labor And Employment Law, Institute of Business Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Associated General Contractors, Legal Advisory Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn, Partner, 1988 - 1995
  • Thierman, Simpson & Cook, Partner, 1982 - 1988
  • Brown & Mason

Our Locations

Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 950
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Map and Directions

Tel: 650-615-4860
Fax: 650-615-4861


2175 N. California Blvd, Suite 710
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Map and Directions

Tel: 925-322-8889
Fax: 925-322-8890


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