Attorney Profile

Meet Jeannette A. Vaccaro, Passionate and Knowledgeable Employment Law Attorney

Jeannette A. Vaccaro is a zealous advocate, representing employees in all facets of employment law. 

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors, Jeannette worked in business for almost a decade before graduating magna cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She began her legal career representing employees in state and federal court in Oregon, until she returned to California in 2012.

From 2015 to 2019, Jeannette was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor reserved for the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in California. She was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2021. Jeannette was also named one of the Top Women Lawyers in Northern California each of those years.

Currently, Jeannette serves on the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association and volunteers as a supervising attorney for the ELA Institute for Law and Policy. She is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), and Marin County Bar Association.

Jeannette’s law practice focuses exclusively on representing employees in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, and unpaid wages. She also provides advice and counseling to employees regarding employment-related contracts (offer packages, severance agreements, invention assignments, etc.), leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and other ongoing employment issues.

When she’s not practicing law, Jeannette enjoys swimming, biking, puzzling and spending time with her family.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Remote Control – Managing Remote Depositions in Employment Cases – April 13, 2021 – Marin County Bar Association (MCBA)
  • Epic Systems Decision – Repercussions and Strategies – Part 2 – “Attacking Arbitration Agreements” – April 5, 2019 – California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Executive Compensation Issues – Offer Packages and Exit Negotiations – August 7, 2018 – Bernstein Private Wealth Management – Private Luncheon
  • Female Styles in Negotiation (Panel Moderator) – April 28, 2016 – San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • Employing Interns and Volunteers: The Laws You Need to Know – May 27, 2015 – San Francisco Bar Association (BASF)

Professional Activities/Organizations

  • Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Association (PELA), Executive Committee
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • San Francisco Bar Association (SFBA)
  • Marin County Bar Association (MCBA)
  • Marin Women Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California SuperLawyer, 2021
  • Northern California SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2015-2019
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2015-2019
  • Avvo – Rating of “10 out of 10” for Top Employment Attorney
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2017