Sara Boyns Named Businesswoman of the Year

Picture of Sara BoynsIn early 2019, at the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce 98th Annual Awards Ceremony, Sara Boyns was named Businesswoman of the year. The Chamber’s announcement stated, “Sara Boyns is at the forefront of Fenton & Keller’s efforts at inclusiveness, having served as a mentor and inspiration to young leaders in our community. Throughout her years in executive roles as a Fenton & Keller partner and attorney, she has taken every opportunity to share the wisdom and experience she has gained to help other associates build fulfilling careers. Sara has mentored other women executives through decisions about changing roles and client responsibilities, managing workloads and forging relationships with their male peers.”
Sara was raised on the Monterey Peninsula and attended local public schools, the University of Utah, and Monterey College of Law. She has been practicing in Monterey for over 30 years, focusing on assisting employers with employment law compliance and defense of claims. Sara’s community involvement includes Leadership Monterey Peninsula (class of 1985), teaching Legal Writing at Monterey College of Law, serving on the Boards of Lyceum of Monterey County, Monterey County Women Lawyers Association, Barristers, Monterey County Bar Association, Central Coast Human Resources Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Hospice Giving Foundation Golf Scramble committee. Sara currently serves on the Fund Development Committee of Girls Inc. of the Central Coast.
Sara’s newspaper article, Workplace Law, published every two weeks in the Monterey Herald, provides readers with information regarding current employment law issues, new developments in the law, and best practices for employers. Sara regularly provides interactive training on sexual harassment prevention, managing employee performance issues, new laws, and legal considerations involved with hiring in-home caregivers. Sara’s practice has expanded to include independent investigations of workplace harassment and discrimination claims.
Sara particularly enjoys her role as grandmother to Cassadee, age 4, and spending time with her husband Casey, daughter Marisa and her son Christopher.
Read more about Sara Boyns on her attorney page.

Gladys Rodriguez-Morales Joins Fenton & Keller

Picture of Gladys Rodriguez-MoralesThe shareholders of Fenton & Keller are pleased to announce that Gladys Rodriguez-Morales has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Gladys’ practice focuses on assisting both employees and employers in all areas of labor and employment law matters including wage and hour issues, termination, discrimination, and retaliation. Gladys' practice also includes representing clients in general civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Gladys worked for a local law firm representing employees in various labor and employment law matters where she gained valuable experience litigating large wage and hour class action lawsuits. Gladys’ past experience representing employees gives her a unique perspective when it comes to representing and counseling employers.
Gladys is fluent in Spanish and having grown up on the Central Coast, she has strong ties to the local Spanish speaking community.
Read more about Gladys at her attorney page.

Marco A. Lucido Joins Fenton & Keller

Marco A. Lucido PictureThe shareholders of Fenton & Keller are pleased to announce that Marco A. Lucido has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Marco’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including labor and employment law and general business litigation. Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Marco worked as a paralegal for one of the preeminent political law, government law, and lobbying firms in the country, serving a national clientele that included leading businesses, non-profits, trade associations, individuals, unions and public agencies. During law school Marco clerked with the California Attorney General’s office where he submitted criminal appellate briefs and argued before the California Court of Appeal. He also externed for the United States Attorney’s office and the Honorable James M. Lorenz while he competed in several intramural and national moot court competitions as a member of the USD Law Appellate Moot Court Board. As a Pacific Grove native, Marco is excited to work with individuals and businesses on the Monterey Peninsula.

Read more about Marco on his Profile Page.