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.
Sara EMI MINNE
Ms. Minne is a Senior Associate Attorney with PLG and oversees a substantial caseload dictating the course and direct of the litigation. Ms. Minne has extensive experience in managing wage and hour class and representative actions involving claims for minimum wage and overtime violations, meal and rest break violations, prevailing wage violations, and misclassification. Ms. Minne has also represented employees in harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. A results-driven advocate, Ms. Minne has obtained millions of dollars in recovery for employees working in numerous industries throughout California.
Ms. Minne attended the UCLA School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Minne served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Enrnest M. Hiroshige of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Ms. Minne also served as an intern with the California Attorney General’s office. Ms. Minne is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts.
BOBAK R. NAYEBDADASH
Mr. Nayebdadash is an Associate Attorney with PLG. His practice focuses primarily on representing employees in wage and hour class and representative actions matters involving various wage violations including prevailing wages, overtime, meal and rest break, and employee misclassification. Mr. Nayebdadash has also represented individual employees in matters involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Nayebdadash practiced law in Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships and Conservatorships where he litigated matters involving Probate and Trust disputes and successfully tried numerous cases.
Mr. Nayebdadash attended Chapman University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Nayebdadash was a member of the Iranian Law Students Association (ILSA) and served as President of the Land Resources Society. At graduation, he was awarded a legal emphasis certificate in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law. Mr. Nayebdadash also acted as judicial extern for the Honorable James J. DiCesare of the Superior Court of Orange County. Mr. Nayebdadash is admitted to practice law in all California State and Federal Courts.
JACOB J. VENTURA
Jacob J. Ventura is an Associate Attorney with PLG. Mr. Ventura’s practice focuses on representing employees in wage and hour class and representative actions matters. Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Ventura represented clients in multiple states including in California and Massachusetts in state and federal courts in all matters related to class actions, employment, product liability and personal injury. Mr. Ventura was a candidate for the Massachusetts Senate in 2017 and 2018 and has over ten years of experience in federal, state, and local government.
Mr. Ventura attended Washington and Lee University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Ventura served as a law clerked for the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. He also participated in several international law clinics including promoting access to justice at the United Nations and anti-corruption among the judiciaries in France and Albania. Mr. Ventura also clerked for the defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Ventura is admitted to practice law in all California and Massachusetts State and Federal Courts.
Jeffrey Jimenez joined Protection Law Group full time in 2021. 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. He obtained his J.D. from Southwestern Law School and his B.A. in History from UC Irvine.
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. During his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, running, and coaching soccer for his daughters.
Mr. Wilbur is a Senior Associate Attorney with PLG. Mr. Wilbur has extensive experience litigating wage and hour class and representative actions, representing both employees and employers, but now devotes his practice exclusively to helping working people obtain the compensation they deserve. Prior to joining PLG, Mr. Wilbur worked at several well-regarded defense firms, with particular emphasis on representing clients in the private security, agriculture, and retail automotive sectors. As a result, Mr. Wilbur is highly knowledgeable about the unique wage and hour issues presented in those and other industries, including piece-rate and commission-based compensation models. He has also represented both employees and employers in single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases.
Mr. Wilbur attended New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to law school, Mr. Wilbur served as commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the National Veterans Foundation. In his free time, Mr. Wilbur enjoys sailing, hiking, weight training, and yoga. He is also an avid supporter of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra, and Opera.