401 B Street, Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Experience. Integrity. Solutions.

Founded in 1996, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP is a San Diego-based law firm that represents clients throughout the State of California. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases to trial and on appeal, including to the California Supreme Court. We counsel and advise clients on a broad range of state and federal employment laws. We are leaders in national, state, and local legal community bar associations, we routinely speak at continuing legal education events, and we author legal publications. We are also very proud that for more than 20 years our attorneys have consistently been recognized by our peers for achieving excellence in our field.

Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP represents clients in all areas of employment law. Our attorneys specialize in litigation and counseling for: 

  • Wage and Hour Issues Including:
    • Proper calculation of wages
    • Compliance with minimum wage requirements
    • Payment of overtime wages
    • Timely payment of wages owed upon termination
    • Proper payment of commission, bonuses, and piece-rates
    • Avoiding improper deductions from wages for breakage, cash shortages, or equipment and supplies
    • Exemption issues
    • Meal and rest periods, expense reimbursement, and many other wage-and-hour matters including complex Alternative Workweek Schedule issues
  • Harassment, Retaliation, and Discrimination
  • State and federal leave laws, sick leave and vacation time
  • Termination and discharge, including severance pay issues and executive contracts
  • Employee vs. independent contractor issues
  • Trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and confidential and proprietary information
  • Employee, Supervisor/Manager, and Executive training and counseling
  • State and federal workplace closure issues
  • USERRA (military re-employment)

Call 619-880-3818 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Harvey C. Berger

Harvey Berger co-founded the firm in 1996. For over 30 years, Harvey has represented individuals, insurance companies, small businesses and billion dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. Many of his clients have stayed with him for over a decade. His specialty is employment law, both representing employees and defending employers in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and California Labor Commissioner hearings. He also provides personnel advice and counsel to avoid litigation.

Harvey obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and a Masters in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 1976. After working for several years as a personnel manager and labor relations consultant, Harvey graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.

Harvey is active in various bar associations and legal organizations, including the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, California Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Society for Human Resource Management, San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Lawyers Club of San Diego. He has been co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee for 2012 and 2013. He was on the Wage and Hour Committee of CELA and was chair of its Bench-Bar Committee. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) from 2009-2013, and was its chair from 2012-2013. He is a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act committee, for which he appears pro bono on behalf of active duty military service members who are sued in court.


Attorney Timothy G. Williams

Timothy G. Williams has been a practicing attorney since 1996, and joined the firm in 1999. Tim has worked in labor and employment law since 1994, and is recognized by clients and peers for his success and experience in his field. In particular, Tim has extensive experience litigating nearly 50 complex class actions/collective actions in federal and state courts throughout California, on behalf of employees/consumers and employers/businesses. Tim works with a broad range of clients–from individuals to small businesses to large corporations–and is regularly retained as lead counsel in high stakes litigation involving seven- and eight-figure disputes. Each year, Tim authors and updates employment law books, treatises and practice guides for attorneys, and speaks at seminars to train other employment lawyers on advanced practice skills. Tim also provides pre-litigation counseling and advice, and employee/supervisor/manager/executive level training on a variety of mandatory and preventative employment law issues. Tim has been selected each year since 2009 as an employment SuperLawyer, a distinguished award given to only a small percentage of attorneys in certain specialties around the country.

Tim’s practice focuses on federal and California employment laws, including discrimination, harassment, and separation/termination matters. He has considerable knowledge of wage-and-hour issues from having litigated scores of such cases over 20 years, among hundreds of other employment cases Tim has litigated in various federal and state courts at trial and on appeal, in arbitration and mediation, and state administrative proceedings including with the California Labor Commissioner.

Tim is active in various bar associations, including the State Bar of California and its sections on Labor & Employment and Litigation, as well as the San Diego County Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Law Section, and is a past Co-Chair of that section. Tim volunteers with Lawyers Club of San Diego, an attorney organization dedicated to advancing the status of women in the law and society. He also serves as Court-appointed volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act Program on behalf of active-duty military service members. Tim is an alumni of the Louis M. Welch Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a nationwide association of judges and lawyers committed to the preservation of ethics and civility in the practice of law. Tim also devotes time as a volunteer to local, state and national law school functions and bar organizations, including the University of San Diego employment law clinic.


Attorney Stephanie Reynolds

Stephanie Reynolds practices in the area of employment and business litigation. She represents employee and employer clients in a variety of disputes with a particular focus on wage-and-hour issues (individual and class action/collective action litigation), wrongful termination, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, misclassification of employees, and disputes involving employment agreements. Stephanie practices in both state and federal court and has obtained favorable results for her clients in mediation, arbitration, and at trial. Stephanie is active in the local labor and employment and litigation sections of the San Diego Bar Association and contributes as an author to employment law treatises. In 2013, Stephanie became a partner in the firm.

Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Stephanie is also member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego where she Co-Chaired the Professional Advancement Committee. Stephanie was also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization which advocates for the interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children within the San Diego County Foster Care System, and a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act Program, where she appears pro bono on behalf of active duty military service members who are sued in court. Stephanie also devotes a significant amount of her time volunteering as a mentor to law students and new attorneys in San Diego.


Attorney Sara Waller

Stephanie Reynolds practices in the area of employment and business litigation. She represents employee and employer clients in a variety of disputes with a particular focus on wage-and-hour issues (individual and class action/collective action litigation), wrongful termination, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, misclassification of employees, and disputes involving employment agreements. Stephanie practices in both state and federal court and has obtained favorable results for her clients in mediation, arbitration, and at trial. Stephanie is active in the local labor and employment and litigation sections of the San Diego Bar Association and contributes as an author to employment law treatises. In 2013, Stephanie became a partner in the firm.

Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Stephanie is also member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego where she Co-Chaired the Professional Advancement Committee. Stephanie was also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization which advocates for the interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children within the San Diego County Foster Care System, and a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act Program, where she appears pro bono on behalf of active duty military service members who are sued in court. Stephanie also devotes a significant amount of her time volunteering as a mentor to law students and new attorneys in San Diego.

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