Elias E. Salameh

Eli’s practice involves both civil litigation and employment law. As an experienced litigator focused on commercial litigation, he has represented business owners and individuals across a wide variety of industries, including construction and real estate, agriculture, hospitality, technology, retail, labor contracting, healthcare, and manufacturing. He has efficiently achieved favorable outcomes for clients in State and Federal court, as well as through mediation, arbitration and appearances before various administrative agencies. Eli also advises clients on a variety of workplace issues, including wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, accommodation of disabilities, medical and other leaves of absence, unemployment insurance, hiring and discipline, privacy issues, and employment policies. Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Eli interned with an entertainment law firm in Los Angeles, and practiced civil litigation and employment law in San Francisco and San Jose. He is thrilled to be practicing law and raising his kids back home in the Monterey Bay area.

Principal Areas of Practice:

General business litigation, labor and employment counseling and litigation.


University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2002; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007.

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in 2007; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for all districts of California; contributor to Workplace Law, Monterey Herald; presented seminars to management and executive level client employees on legal issues relevant to company operations and legal compliance.


Monterey County Bar Association; Santa Cruz County Bar Association; and Central Coast Human Resource Association.