J. Michael Bewley
Employment Law Expert
In the art of practicing employment law, Employment Lawyer J. Michael Bewley is not just an expert, he’s a connoisseur. And of course, as a noted collector of contemporary art, Bewley appreciates the finer points of expertise in both arts.
A graduate of Princeton University, Bewley has built his career by representing everyone from CEOs and executives to hourly employees. Bewley specializes in negotiating significant severance packages for his clients, and aggressively representing them in wrongful termination, sex, age and race discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations and whistle blowing cases.
Often, Bewley says, seeking experienced employment counsel early can help employees understand their rights, and act on the illegality of the employer’s conduct. “Our approach in employment cases is somewhat unique, in that we enter into a verbal dialogue with the employer first to see if an early resolution can be reached. We encourage an interactive exchange of legal theories and evidence. If this does not result in a proper settlement for our client, then we utilize our 30 years of experience as aggressive and skilled litigators.”
A member of the National and California Employment Lawyers' associations, Bewley has served as a Judge Pro Tempore at the Superior Court for many years. He is regularly selected by his peers as one of the best lawyers in Silicon Valley in the areas of Employment and Labor Law and Sexual Harassment, and has again been selected in 2005.
While in college and law school, Bewley unloaded boxcars, extruded aluminum, and worked on Wall Street. “My experience has helped me see what employees face in the workplace.” he says.
J. Michael Bewley Law Offices
J. Michael Bewley, Principal
160 West Santa Clara Street # 625
San Jose, CA 95113