Leadership We are leaders in the
legal industry, not just
members of it

Our attorneys have served and are currently serving as Chairs for the OC Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Exclusive We are Orange County's
largest law firm exclusively
representing employees

Founding Partner Don Sessions started only representing employees in 1985, decades before other Orange County attorneys did.

Trust Clients receive the
expertise of our entire firm
because we approach
our cases collaboratively

Other attorneys in the industry refer their friends and family members to us because we can deliver results.

Empathy We will never charge
you a fee unless we win

When you call, one of our attorneys will speak with you and evaluate your rights. We don’t leave the discussion to the receptionist or any other non-attorney.

Orange County Employment Lawyers

Sessions and Kimball is Orange County’s oldest and largest employee rights law firm. We have been practicing employee rights since 1985 and have grown significantly along the way.

We only represent employees in wrongful employment practices. That is the only type of case we handle! So whether your dispute involves discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unpaid wages, wrongful termination, or any other workplace wrong, we have the experience and resources to effectively and aggressively represent you. We are Southern California’s premier law firm exclusively devoted to employee rights. Speak with one of our attorneys today to learn your rights and how we can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Sets Us Apart

We have been handling employee rights cases for literally decades. When you contact Sessions & Kimball, we collaborate as a firm so you’re never just hiring one attorney. You will receive the knowledge and experience of multiple opinions from all of the attorneys in the firm. We always call you back, and we treat every client the way we would want our own family members to be treated. We are known for our dedication and our passion for dealing with employee rights. We want to help change what might be your negative experience into a positive one by listening, helping, and getting you the justice you deserve.

Verdicts and Settlements

Over $200 Million Obtained for Our Clients

Overtime $3,300,000

Class-action settlement recovering years of unpaid overtime for dozens of employees of a national insurance broker.

Whistleblower Retaliation $1,500,000

Recovery for an employee who alleged fraudulent billing by a government contractor.

Age Discrimination $1,071,000

Binding arbitration award for an assistant sales manager who was forced out of his position at an auto dealership because of his age (over 70) and disability.

Whistleblower Retalition $1,000,000

Settlement for a CFO who was fired for opposing the company’s violating various securities regulations.

Disability Discrimination $1,000,000

Settlement for a long-term sales director terminated after needing disability accommodation

Sexual Harrassment $700,000

Settlement for a secretary sexually harassed by a chief financial officer.

Retaliation for Opposing Harassment $525,000

Binding arbitration award for a high-performing employee who was fired after complaining to management about the harassment of an older, disabled co-worker.

Overtime Misclassification $510,000

Verdict for a hospital employee whose actual job duties were not exempt from overtime compensation

What our clients say

Steve Kimball fully explained to me the process to where I understood what to expect and there were no surprises. Very professionally executed. Steve, it was fortunate for me when I located you and your law firm. Your services provided the remedy I was in search of. It was an extreme pleasure to have you represent me.

Philip C.

Heidi is extremely articulate. She argued every point with case history, facts and pure documented truth. Heidi really does her homework. I am a perfectionist, so I more than appreciated all of the detailed effort. Heidi did more than her job. I would recommend Heidi and use your services again in a heart beat.

Lisa H.

Everything went along smoothly without too many difficulties. Straight forward conversations with Don. Don – Thank you for all the help. I trusted you to lead me in the right direction, and I am pleased with the results.

Lisa B.

Sam was very easy to work with. He always answered our calls or called back asap. Everything went as they said it would. We were always able to reach Sam or he promptly called us back. Very nice and everything went very smooth. Thank you, Sam, it was a pleasure.

Ronald P.

I felt that everyone did an outstanding job. Larry kept me informed at every point along the way. I am completely satisfied that everyone did what they can to resolve this issue with the best outcome.

Client Review

No one but Nicole Nguyen could have handled my case with such passion, care and concern. From the minute I met her, I knew I was in great hands and that she would fight for me. Her depth of knowledge in employment law was not only impressive, but she gave me a sense of peace.

A. Thomas

Civil rights are at the core of who we are. We deliberately champion employee rights to secure justice for our clients, educate workers about wrongful workplaces, and set a standard in the community for a better society. In short, we believe that everyone benefits when an employee holds an employer accountable. And we help employees do just that.

We are leaders and pioneers in employment law. Founding partner Don Sessions started only representing employees in the 1980s, decades before other Orange County attorneys did so. From discrimination to harassment to unpaid wages and more, there’s not a single type of employment case that we can’t handle for you.

Our attorneys have taught ten different law school and university courses as well as authored around 1,000 published newspaper and magazine articles. We always consider your best interest when we take your case. And we give our all to get you the best possible result. If we can’t reach a settlement with your past employer that is acceptable to you, we’re never afraid to go to trial. When that happens, we have the experience and resources to do things the right way.

Common Types Of Cases We Handle

We handle all types of employment law cases for employees, but the following are some of the most common:

We Will Do Everything We Can To Help You

Every attorney at Sessions & Kimball is dedicated to helping you – we don’t do this for just the money. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you’ll never pay us fees upfront or out of your pocket. More than 99% of our cases resolve before they ever go to trial, and well over half resolve without even having to file a lawsuit, which saves you time, stress, and money. We have won more than 200 million dollars for our clients over the years. Opposing attorneys, judges, and former clients all refer friends and family to us because of our confidence, compassion, commitment, reputation, and success. We will make sure we do everything in our power to get you the best recovery in the best way for you—individually. Speak with one of our attorneys to see how we can help vindicate your rights. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Meet Our Attorneys
Don D. Sessions
Stephen C. Kimball
Heidi L. De Groot
Samuel P. Nielson
Nicole A. Nguyen
Larry E. Herrera
Bruce G. Lee
Kristin A. Webb
Beth A. Christopher
Don D. Sessions Founding and Managing Partner
Don D. Sessions | Sessions & Kimball LLP
Stephen C. Kimball Founding Partner
Stephen C. Kimball | Sessions & Kimball LLP
Heidi L. De Groot Partner
Heidi L. De Groot
Samuel P. Nielson Partner
Samuel P. Nielson | Sessions & Kimball LLP
Nicole A. Nguyen Partner
Nicole A. Nguyen | Sessions & Kimball LLP
Larry E. Herrera Partner
Attorney Larry Herrera
Bruce G. Lee Associate attorney
Bruce G. Lee | Sessions & Kimball LLP
Kristin A. Webb Associate Attorney
Kristin A. Webb | OC Employment Attorney
Beth A. Christopher Associate Attorney
Beth A. Christopher | Sessions & Kimball LLP