A former Employment Law defense lawyer, Attorney Heather Davis possesses unique experience which she utilizes to her clients’ benefit. A fierce litigator with extensive courtroom experience throughout the United States in state and federal courts, Ms. Davis is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of her clients.
Ms. Davis was one of the few attorneys who helped to develop law regarding claims brought under the Private Attorney General Act, Cal. Lab. Code § 2699 et seq.A proficient legal advocate, Ms. Davis has obtained millions for those who have been wronged by their employers.
Lawyer Amir Nayebdadash is a founding partner of Protection Law Group. A knowledgeable Employment Attorney, Mr. Nayebdadash is a seasoned negotiator and highly skilled trial lawyer who has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.
When not vigorously fighting to protect the rights of Plaintiff Employees, Amir spends time with his family and friends, travels, plays chess, follows international football, and enjoys craft beers and patronizing eclectic restaurants.
An Associate Attorney with PLG, Mr. Clapp represents employees across a broad range of industries. He focuses exclusively on class action litigation involving missed meal breaks, rest breaks, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and employee misclassification. Mr. Clapp has extensive experience managing wage and hour litigation from intake, law and motion practice including summary judgment and class certification, and discovery including taking and defending depositions. Mr. Clapp also leads the firm’s settlement and approval practice where he prepares matters for resolution by analyzing data and damages, briefing, then preparing preliminary and final approval papers for class action settlements.
Mr. Clapp attended the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating cum laude and serving as the managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as treasurer of Indiana chapter of Phi Delta Phi, a national scholastic legal honors society. Mr. Clapp is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts.
Ms. Gamino is an Associate Attorney with PLG. She is dedicated to defending and protecting employee’s rights, particularly in class and representative wage and hour actions. She also has experience representing employees across a broad range of other employment matters, including discrimination, harassment in the workplace, retaliatory matters, and wrongful terminations. Ms. Gamino leads the firm’s law and motion practice where she has successfully prepared numerous discovery motions, motions to remand, and motions for summary judgment as well as defeated numerous motions to compel arbitration. Ms. Gamino has also assisted in several published appellate decisions championing employee rights.
Ms. Gamino attended California Western School of Law. During her last semester in law school, Ms. Gamino served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Richard E.L. Strauss, at the San Diego Superior Court. Ms. Gamino graduated with a Labor & Employment Law Concentration with Honors in June 2016. Ms. Gamino is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts and California Court of Appeals.
Ms. Tojo is an Associate Attorney with PLG and advocates for employees across California. She focuses exclusively on representing employees in their labor and employment disputes. Ms. Tojo has broad experience in case management from initial intake through trial. She has conducted and defended numerous depositions. She also has extensive experience resolving matters through mediation and negotiating settlements at all stages of the case. She is passionate about her clients and achieving the highest results on their behalf.
Prior to joining PLG, Ms. Tojo’s practice focused solely on representing plaintiffs in their retaliation, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims as well as wage and hour disputes.
Ms. Tojo earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Jimenez is a Junior Associate Attorney with PLG. Mr. Jimenez is devoted to ensuring employees’ rights are protected in the workplace, specifically in class and representative wage and hour actions. Mr. Jimenez has experience in other employment matters such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. Prior to joining full time, he worked as a law clerk for PLG along with various other public organizations and private law firms in employment law, special education law, and immigration law.
Prior to transitioning to the legal field, Mr. Jimenez worked as a teacher in public, private, and charter schools. He is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County. Mr. Jimenez attended Southwestern School of Law. Mr. Jimenez is admitted to practice law in all California State Courts.
Mr. Kangavari is an Associate Attorney with PLG. Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Kangavari worked at a plaintiff-side employment law firm where he gained valuable litigation experience in discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases, as well as wage and hour class actions. At PLG, Mr. Kangavari continues to expand his practice full-time in wage and hour class actions.
Mr. Kangavari received his undergraduate degree from University of Southern California and thereafter attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While in law school, Mr. Kangavari clerked at a prominent plaintiff-side litigation firm and participated in the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Mr. Zelig is a Junior Associate Attorney with PLG. While studying at the University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Zelig interned for two summers at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the Whatcom County Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, Mr. Zelig participated in the University of Washington’s Immigration Law Clinic, where he primarily represented Spanish-speaking clients seeking asylum in the United States. Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Zelig worked at a small, plaintiff-side litigation firm, where he gained litigation experience in personal injury, construction defect, insurance bad faith, and employment law.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Zelig attended the University of California Berkeley. After graduating, Mr. Zelig spent two years in Latin America—specifically in Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and Argentina—where he taught English at all levels, studied Spanish, and traveled on his free time. Mr. Zelig was eventually awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship as an English Teaching Assistant and carried out his scholarship as an adjunct professor of English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. On his free time, Mr. Zelig enjoys exercising/training, reading, and traveling.