Jamie Wrage Employment Attorney

Jamie E. Wrage

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A reasoned approach to business and employment litigation and counsel

Jamie Wrage is the principle of Stream Kim’s employment law group. Whether a case is in pre-litigation, litigation/arbitration, or on appeal, she provides seasoned advice to her clients to identify and work toward the best outcome. Her more than 20 years of experience ensures that matters are properly handled.

Jamie has provided counsel to human resources personnel and management regarding federal and state employment law issues for more than 15 years. She has successfully represented employers both in court and before federal and state governmental agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Department of Industrial Relations, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC), Cal/OSHA, the California Labor Commissioner, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, the California Unemployment Appeals Board, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She has extensive experience defending and advising employers embroiled in wage-and-hour class actions, PAGA litigation, Cal-WARN, and harassment/discrimination litigation.

Jamie counsels California employers in state and federal employment law compliance, on topics such as litigation prevention, wage-hour compliance, discrimination and harassment law and avoidance, employee investigations, discipline and termination issues, coordination of protected employee leaves, disability accommodations, employee safety, OSHA and privacy. She works with employers to develop or analyze employment contracts, as well as human resources policies, handbooks and procedures to prevent future litigation and stay aware of the ever-changing employment law landscape.

Jamie also serves as an outside, independent investigator for employers investigating allegations of unlawful conduct, such as harassment, discrimination or retaliation. An experienced interviewer, Jamie uses her years of employment-law experience to conduct thorough and well-documented workplace investigations with as little disruption to operations as possible.

Areas of Practice

• Employment Litigation and Counseling

Complex business litigation

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

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Juris Doctor, 1996

Articles Editor, Loyola Law Review

• University of Southern California

Master of Public Administration, 1990

William M. Keck II Fellowship

• University of South Florida

B.A. (2), English & Political Science, 1989, with Honors

Litigation Success

Successfully obtained a fraud and unjust enrichment judgment at trial for $2.4 million against a former business manager, at the same time obtaining a defense verdict to breach of contract claims for the client.

Successfully defended a large national retailer in a $20 million real estate contract dispute both at the trial and appellate levels.

Successful defense verdict on summary judgement, upheld on appeal, on a $20 million real estate sales dispute, including an award of attorney’s fees and costs.

Successful prosecution of a claim for violation of commercial use restrictions for a shopping center, including an award of attorney’s fees and costs.

Successfully defended a large national retailer in a $20 million real estate contract dispute both at the trial and appellate levels.

Secured a plaintiff’s verdict of over $8M in binding arbitration in a contract dispute with a large U.S. defense contractor over a technology sale to India.

Won a very positive verdict at trial for the owner of easements on a railroad right-of-way affixing a 10-year rental rate for their use.

Represented an employer to obtain an injunction and settlement against former employees attempting to use a confidential customer list and trade secrets to their own advantage.

Received an appellate ruling affirming a determination on a writ below that the Department of Health Services was not entitled to a $3 million refund from a Medi-Cal retail pharmacy.

Achieved a favorable verdict at trial and injunctive relief for the owner of a commercial shopping center in defense of its rights under covenants, conditions and restrictions.

Obtained a favorable verdict for a landowner for a continuing nuisance/encroachment on a residential lot against a homeowner’s association.

Reached a very positive settlement in a breach of contract/fraud case by a former owner against the individuals who purchased his business.

Affiliations

State Bar of California

Riverside County Bar Association

Riverside County Bar Association Publications Committee Member

Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service

Federal Bar Association 

Riverside Legal Aid, Board of Directors

Leadership Riverside, Class of 2009

California State University, San Bernardino, Former Adjunct Professor