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 Church (PCUSA).