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Providing Quality Representation To Working People for Over 30 Years 

In today's tough economy, it is difficult to imagine a more frustrating experience than losing your job due to employment discrimination.

As experienced San Jose Labor and Employment lawyers for over 30 years, our firm’s emphasis is on employee rights, and we are committed to protecting and enforcing those rights.  We have experienced trial lawyers who care about each client we represent, and if we agree to represent you it will be because we believe your claim is just, and we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our firm today if you or a loved one needs legal assistance with any of the following matters:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Breach of Employment Contract
  • Overtime and other Wage Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Severance Agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Injunctions

Our firm has been providing quality representation to working people for over three decades. We are dedicated to protecting your legal rights when you have been harmed, whether financially, physically, or emotionally. We take great pride in both our success rate and in the high level of our clients’ satisfaction.

We know that you have a choice in legal representation, and that it is an important decision. We encourage you to carefully research your options. Feel free to discuss every aspect of this decision with us, including who will be working on your case, their specific experience, our fee structure and our track record. At Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and service so that you can be assured of receiving quality representation from an experienced lawyer.

Our firm enjoys an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell which identifies the firm with very high to preeminent legal ability. The “AV” rating is a reflection of our expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell ratings are established by attorneys for attorneys. The “AV” designation is the highest possible rating and clearly indicates that our firm demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards.

Our firm has settled many substantial settlements, including a $1.25 M verdict for wrongful demotion (Scott v Pacific Gas& Electric Company).

If you or someone you know needs the help of an experienced San Jose Labor and Employment lawyer, call Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner today at 408-982-7979, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a free consultation.

Attorney Profiles

 Attorney John McBride

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California & Federal Courts
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: California 1965; US District Northern District 1961; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 1965; US Supreme court 1976
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: Williams College (B.A., 1961); Stanford University (LL.B, 1964)
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: California Bar Association; Santa Clara County Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Trial Lawyers of America.

Attorney Christopher E. Platten

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California; US District Court, Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: 1983
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: California State University San Diego (B.A. 1980); University of San Francisco (J.D. 1983)
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: Santa Clara County (Member, Labor Law Section) and American Associations (Member, Labor & Employment Section); State Bar of California (Member, Labor & Employment Law Section: Executive Committee, 1997); National Lawyers Guild; American Civil Liberties Union (Executive Board, Santa Clara Chapter).

Attorney Mark S. Renner

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California; US District Court, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: 1985
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: Stanford University (B.A. 1977); Hastings College of Law of California (J.D. 1985) Member, International Association of Employee Benefits Plans, 1986.
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: Santa Clara County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Member Executive Committee, Labor and Employment).

Attorney Carol L. Koenig

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California; US District Courts, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: 1992
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: Santa Clara University (B.A. 1971; J.D. magna cum laude 1992)
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: Santa Clara, County Bar Association (Member, Labor Law Section); State Bar of California (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee, 2007-2010).

Attorney Carmela J. Woll

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California; US District Court; Northern and Central Districts of California
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: 2005
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: Santa Clara University Law School (J.D. 2005); University of California Santa Cruz (MS in Marine Biology, 1997 and BA in Biology, 1990)
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: Santa Clara County Bar Association (Member, Labor Law and Worker’s Compensation Sections), State Bar of California, Santa Cruz County Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County.

Attorney Daniel A. Menendez

  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: California; US District Court; Northern District Court
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: 2009
  • Colleges Attended, Degree & Year Graduated: UCLA (2005, B.A. Sociology & B.A. Psychology); Santa Clara University (J.D. 2008)
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: Santa Clara County Bar Association.
  • Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish

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