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.

Jeannette has been selected as a Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star every year since 2015, an honor reserved for the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in California. She has also been named one of the Top Women Lawyers in Northern California every year since 2015.

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 represents 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 participates in competitive swimming events and enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.


Speaking Engagements

  • 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 Super Lawyers 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