- Class Action
- Private Attorneys General Act Claims
- Wage and Hour Claims
- Meal Period Violations
- Unpaid Commissions and Bonuses
- Minimum Wage
- Wrongful Termination
Brittany Berzin is an associate at Shimoda & Rodriguez Law, PC. Ms. Berzin attended and graduated college from U.C. Davis, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She joined Shimoda & Rodriguez Law, PC as a law clerk in February 2015 where she gained civil litigation experience working on individual, class action and Private Attorneys General Act employment cases throughout law school. She also participated in an employment law clinic in 2015 and 2016 that helps low-income workers by providing free legal consultations, advising employees of their legal remedies on a variety of matters (e.g., wage and hour, discrimination/harassment, California leave laws, unemployment, workers’ compensation, retaliation, and wrongful termination, etc.), preparing wage claims, and providing representation in wage claims before the California Labor Commissioner.
From 2016-2017, she completed an externship at the Federal Public Defenders Office as a Certified Law Student where she obtained discovery, completed legal research, drafted motions, negotiated plea deals, represented clients in a variety of hearings (e.g., arraignments, motion hearings, sentencing hearings, etc.), and defended a client against five misdemeanor charges in a jury trial in the United States District Court for The Eastern District of California. She was also a member of the nationally recognized McGeorge Mock Trial Team and went on to coach a high school Mock Trial team in 2018 after graduating from law school. In May 2017, she graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with Great Distinction and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure.
From 2020 to present, she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer (Rising Star). She has been a member of the executive committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section since January 2020, serving as Co-Chair of the committee in 2021. In 2022, Ms. Berzin joined the Board of Directors for the Center For Workers’ Rights and is currently serving as the board Chair. She is also an executive committee member of the Sacramento County Bar Association Solo/Small Practice Division. Ms. Berzin’s practice focuses on wage and hour class actions, Private Attorneys General Act claims, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. Her wage and hour practice includes issues such as failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wages, failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to pay reimbursement expenses, unlawful deductions, failure to keep accurate time records, failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to provide paid sick leave, failure to pay all wages upon separation, unfair competition, breach of contract, independent contractor misclassification, and salaried misclassification.
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
- Juris Doctorate
- With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif
- President of Employment and Labor Law Student Association
- Member of nationally recognized McGeorge Mock Trial Team
- Witkin award in civil procedure, bankruptcy, criminal procedure, and legal research & writing
- Juris Doctorate
- University of California, Davis
- B.A., Psychology
- Co-Chair, Sacramento County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
- Attorney Volunteer, Center For Workers’ Rights Employment Law Clinic
- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi