Garrett V. Jensen

Orange County Office
(949) 622-1661, ext 1448
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Favorite Teams: Lakers/Dodgers

In My Spare Time, I Mostly Enjoy: Spending time with my wife, kids, and our dogs

At ASU, I garnered All-American honors in track and field and Academic All-American honors in cross country

First Job: Delivering menus door-to-door for his uncle’s restaurant

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Garrett V. Jensen has aggressively defended California employers in high-stakes employment cases through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit demands through trial and appeal.  His span a broad range of industries, including: banks and mortgage lenders, healthcare, transportation and logistics, staffing, security, retail, and many other businesses of various sizes and in varied industries.  His practice has a special emphasis on defending class action wage and hour and PAGA lawsuits and other complex employment litigation matters.

Jensen’s practice also includes representing management in single plaintiff actions alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations in state and federal court as well as before various administrative agencies.  In addition, Jensen also provides advice and counseling to his clients on counseling preventative measures to avoid litigation, including reviews of general employment policies and wage and hour issues, and assists employers in conducting internal investigations.

In addition to his employment practice, Jensen represents companies in complex business litigation involving contract claims and business torts. 

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Chapman University College of Law, J.D., 2004

Arizona State University, M.Ed., 2000, with honors

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1999


"Statute of Limitations: Sign on the Dotted Line," California Employment Law Newsletter, April 2014

"A Court in a Bind: Should It Change Its Mind?," California Employment Law Newsletter, August 2013

"Class action?! Despair Not: Arbitration Agreement Will Improve Our Lot," California Employment Law Newsletter, March 2013

Avoiding the Stuffy Courtroom: Arbitration, Here We Come!” California Employment Law Newsletter, July 2012

Court Shows Employee the Door: You’ve Been Paid All You’re Owed," Analyzing Split Shift and Reporting Time Claims, California Employment Law Newsletter, February 2012

FEHC Shocks Employer with $846,300 Jolt for Firing Cancer Survivor,” California Employment Law Newsletter, October 2011

What Do I Have to Do to Get You into This Car?” Analyzing the Commissioned Sales Exemption, California Employment Law Newsletter, June 2011

“Wage Statement Rules and Heritage Residential Care, Inc. v. DLSE: Paging Noah Webster,” Reviewing Labor Code Sections 226 and 226.3. Verdict, Volume I, 2011

Written Opinions

Certified Tire Wage and Hour Cases, 28 Cal. App. 5th 1 (2018)


"Your Company is in My Sights: Making Your Company a Less Attractive Target of Class Action Litigation,” In-House Employment Counsel, October 2014

"Wage & Hour Risk Management in CA: The Top Issues That Expose Employers to Claims & Lawsuits," CDF Webinar Series, May 2013

“The Year in Review: New Decisions, Laws and Trends Affecting California Employers,” Human Resources Roundtable, Orange County, November 2011

“Top Ten Mistakes Facing California Employers,” Brea Chamber of Commerce, November 2011

“Should You Be Considering Mandatory Arbitration for Your Non-Union Workforce?” Human Resources Roundtable, Orange County, January 2011

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star, 2015 & 2016

Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, 2006 - present

Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, 2009 - present


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