CHRISTINA J. BAGGETT

Christina’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage-and-hour matters, wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation and harassment in both the single-plaintiff and class action context.  Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Christina gained employment litigation experience with the Orange County office of a major international law firm.  Christina has assisted employers in obtaining favorable mediation and/or settlement in several wage-and-hour class actions alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock work and failure to pay overtime, and several single-plaintiff lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.  During law school Christina was a member of the UCLA Law Moot Court Honors program, published an article in the State Bar of California’s Criminal Law Journal on juvenile sentencing, and clerked in the State Bar of California’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel.  She also worked on various transactional matters while serving as an intern in the business and legal affairs department of a major cable television entertainment company.  Christina speaks Spanish fluently and has worked with Spanish-speaking clients and witnesses in both fee-based and pro bono work.  Christina has achieved her dream of returning to practice in her native northern California after eight years south of the Tehachapis.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Labor and employment law litigation and counseling, general civil litigation.

Education:

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2008 (summa cum laude; degrees in political science and international development studies); UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2011 (legal extern to Hon. Richard E. Aronson, California Court of Appeal, 2010).

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in November 2011; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Memberships:

American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law;  and Monterey County Women Layers Association.

e-mail:

CBaggett@FentonKeller.com