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Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and
Civil Rights Counsel Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

The employment discrimination and civil rights lawyers at Lawless & Lawless concentrate on employee and civil rights issues. We bring decades of experience and sustained achievement to resolve our clients' legal problems.

Moreover, we're trial attorneys. We don't just tell you your rights and hope for the best in court. In the many years that we've practiced together, we've completely integrated our understanding of employment law with our highly polished courtroom skills. The results we've obtained for our clients bear us out.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Family & Medical Leave Claims

Call Lawless & Lawless today at 628-203-5040 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Barbara A. Lawless


  • California, 1972


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Marymount College
    • B.A. - 1968
  • London School of Economics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board, 1992 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association, Member, Board, 1990 - 1998
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1993
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1990 - 1998
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Attorney Therese M. Lawless


  • California, 1987
  • Massachusetts, 1987


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: George Washington Law Review, Notes Editor, 1985 - 1986
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 1982

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board, 1999 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2004
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board, 1997
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Attorney Emily S. McGrath


  • California, 2013


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Appellate Advocacy Best Oralist, Nominee
    • Honors: Moot Court Best Brief, Honorable Mention
    • Honors: Pro Bono Society, Member
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellow
    • Honors: Recipient of the Stone/Davis Prize for History Thesis Research

Attorney Carole Okolowicz


  • California, 2018


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Law Journal: Pushback: Title VII Takes On Hobby Lobby, DePaul Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law, May 2017
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law – 2017
  • President - Labor and Employment Law Student Association
  • Board Member - Law Students for Reproductive Justice

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