Steven M. Chanley, Esq.
Steven M. Chanley is a shareholder with Employer Advocates Group LC ("EAG") in
San Luis Obispo, where he concentrates on the representation and counseling of
employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Chanley is rated by
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as "av," the highest rating given to attorneys
based on their legal ability and professional ethics, reliability and diligence.
Mr. Chanley has over 20 years' experience representing
employers in civil and administrative litigation matters, and providing
consultation and advice to employers across a broad range of industries
regarding labor and employment law matters. His practice includes the litigation
of wrongful discharge, trade secret/non-competition, sexual harassment,
employment discrimination, and wage-hour matters. He also represents employers
before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Fair Employment and
Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Division of Labor
Standards Enforcement. Mr. Chanley also counsels corporations in employment and
personnel policy matters, and has conducted training seminars for supervisors
and human resources managers.
Mr. Chanley is a graduate of California Polytechnic State
University at San Luis Obispo (B.A., cum laude, 1985) and the University
of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1989). During law school, he
was a member of the Hastings Moot Court Board, and won two American
Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence in the study of labor law. In 1989,
he served as a legal intern at the National Labor Relations Board's Regional
Office in San Francisco.
Prior to founding EAG in February 2002, Mr. Chanley was a
shareholder with Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett in San Luis Obispo. Before
joining that firm in 1994, he was an attorney with Littler Mendelson in San
Francisco (1989-1990), and with Morrison & Foerster, one of the world's largest
international law firms, where he practiced labor and employment law in the
firm's Palo Alto office (1990-1994).
Mr. Chanley is a member of the ABA Subcommittee on The
Development of the Law Under The National Labor Relations Act. He is also a
contributing editor of The Developing Labor Law, the standard treatise
used by labor lawyers nationwide, and is Chair of the San Luis Obispo County Bar
Association Subcommittee on Labor & Employment Law.
Mr. Chanley is an Elder of the Nipomo Community Presbyterian