Cynthia Gitt

Brown Gitt Law Group ALC

Los Angeles, California 90001

626-993-6790

Business, Class Action, Disability, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Sexual Harassment, Unfair Competition, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination


Cynthia Gitt received her B.A. degree from Wheaton College. In 1971, she received her J.D. degree with honors from George Washington University Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Gitt was a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1974 and in San Francisco from 1974 to 1975. Thereafter, she was an assistant professor of law and director and litigator on behalf of the EEOC-funded Employment Discrimination Clinic at Wayne State University Law School from 1975 to 1977.

Ms. Gitt entered private practice in 1978 and was an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius (1978-1984), a partner with Ford & Harrison (1984–1991) and a shareholder and Of Counsel to Epstein Becker & Green (1991–2006) before co-founding Brown Gitt Law Group LLP in June 2006. She has represented employers and high level employees in all aspects of single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action labor and employment litigation, companies and individuals in business litigation and security-related disputes.

Ms. Gitt also conducts workplace investigations, issues reports, and testifies for employers. She supervises investigations by outside investigators, and litigates their effectiveness in defense of claims of harassment or wrongful termination.

Los Angeles Magazine named Ms. Gitt a Super Lawyer for 2004–2018. She is a member of the Litigation, and the Labor and Employment Law sections of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Pasadena Bar Association and the California State Bar. Ms. Gitt was named a top Los Angeles employment attorney by Pasadena Magazine and was featured in the 2nd Annual "Women Leaders in the Law" supplement to the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Gitt is a frequent speaker on employment topics with numerous organizations.

Trial Experience:

Over her career, Ms. Gitt has acquired impressive trial experience in individual, multiple plaintiff, and class actions cases. She is known for producing top quality results, having lost only two cases.

Neutral Experience:

Ms. Gitt is an arbitrator and mediator, performing work through the American Arbitration Association, Alternative resolution Center and National Arbitration and Mediations or directly through Mediation.com.

Brown Gitt Law Group, ALC, is a law firm committed to serving the legal interests of employers and businesses. Located in Pasadena, California, our law firm has a local, regional and national emphasis. In addition to employment law defense, our firm has extensive experience within the areas of business and commercial litigation and construction defects disputes.

What sets our firm apart from others is our unique experience, dedication to client service and history of delivered results. Our clients come from a diverse industry base ranging from health and medical to business and finance.

We take great satisfaction in helping businesses and communities throughout California. We have provided legal counsel and advice to out-of-state clients as well, often helping businesses in the successful navigation of federal employment laws like the ADA, ADEA, FMLA and Title VII.

We have significant employment litigation experience, but one of our main goals is to help businesses avoid the cost of litigation through preventative measures. Helping employers in the drafting of employee handbooks, hiring and termination procedures, wage and hour classifications, and employee contracts, we are often able to help clients avoid potential pitfalls that could lead to future litigation.

In each case we handle, our focus is on the client. We vary our approach in each case to reflect the unique needs and goals of the clients we represent. Our dedication to serving the needs of clients has helped us build productive and lasting relationships that have formed the foundation of our firm's success.

How May We Help You?

We look forward to building a productive relationship with you and your business. To learn more about the Brown Gitt Law Group, contact our Pasadena, California, office today. If you prefer to contact a lawyer by e-mail, feel free to contact us online.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974
  • Arizona, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Pepperdine University
    • Masters Degree - 2012
    • Major: Psychology
  • Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Labor and Employment

Classes/Seminars

  • Assistant Professor, Law and Director, Employment Discrimination Clinic, Wayne State University School, Detroit, Michigan, 1978 - 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Named Superlawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, 2004 - 2013
  • Pasadena Magazine Top 10 Attorneys, 2010 - 2012
  • Continental Who’s Who
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the year in Labor and Employment Law, 2012 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Ethics Section
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Ethics Section
  • Trial Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Marianne Frostig Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, Chair
  • Marianne Frostig Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, Board of Trustees
155 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 800
Pasedena, CA 91101

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