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Proven California Lawyer Obtains Justice for Discrimination Victims

Firm with offices in Stockton and Burbank handles employment issues

Taking effective action against workplace mistreatment requires an attorney with a successful track record in this complicated legal field. From our locations in Stockton and Burbank, Law Offices of Mark S. Adams delivers exceptional counsel and service to California workers in a range of employment law actions, including discrimination and wrongful termination claims. Mr. Adams has been practicing employment law for more than 35 years and is known throughout the state for achieving strong results at trial and in negotiated settlements. Whether you’ve been sexually harassed, denied a promotion because of a disability or victimized by some other type of unlawful behavior, our firm has the skill and experience to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Accomplished litigator handles wrongful termination and harassment claims

Our firm takes a hands-on approach to our clients’ legal challenges. Attorney Mark Adams handles every case personally, and every person we represent benefits from the firm’s:

  • Community reputation — Mr. Adams has resolved more than 2,000 employment cases and earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of his legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with his work.
  • Responsive counsel — An employment-related problem is more than a legal or financial issue; it can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. Whatever your situation entails, we will work tirelessly to answer your questions and ease your burden.
  • Skillful negotiation — Legal standards relating to discrimination, harassment and other workplace concerns are constantly shifting. Our firm keeps abreast of the latest development and understands the tactics used by employers, their lawyers and insurance companies.

We’ve built our reputation by providing straightforward advice, which includes a free initial consultation and a well-informed assessment of the relief you can expect.

Areas of Practice

Dedicated attorney represents mistreated workers statewide

Throughout California, our firm assists employees in legal matters relating to:

  • Discrimination at work — For all types of discrimination claims made under state and federal law, we pursue an appropriate remedy for employees. This includes comprehensive support for sexual harassment  and gender discrimination victims, including women facing discrimination at work during pregnancy.
  • Wage and overtime claims — If you believe you haven’t been paid properly for the work you’ve done, we’ll outline the relevant wage and overtime rules so you can collect the wages you’re owed.
  • Employment law — Our firm offers high-level employment law representation for Californians for various challenges, including advocacy in wrongful termination actions, contractual disputes and injury claims.
  • Whistleblower claims — When a worker is punished for reporting some type of misconduct, we vigorously litigate whistleblower and retaliation actions to hold the liable supervisors and employers accountable.
  • Severance agreements — We assist workers with the formation, analysis and enforcement of severance agreements as well as situations where unemployment benefits are wrongfully withheld.

Whether you require representation in an administrative proceeding, a trial or discussions with your employer, we’ll assert your rights effectively and keep you informed of your options.


Contact a respected California employment lawyer for a free consultation.

Law Offices of Mark S. Adams represents California workers in discrimination claims and other employment law matters. Please call 209-481-3485 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our firm represents clients statewide from offices in Stockton and Burbank.

Awards & Affiliations
  • Peer Review
Recent Results
  • "In a 2006 case in a San Joaquin County Superior Court case entitled the Chargin v. Stockton Port District. Mr. Adams was hired by the Port Commission as trial counsel in what turned out to be a three month jury trial involving nineteen plaintiffs who claimed 7.5 million dollars in damages resulting from the Port’s alleged maintenance of a nuisance. The jury returned 38 defense verdicts on behalf of Mr. Adams’ client."

  • "Mr. Adams again represented the Stockton Port District in Federal District Court in Sacramento and obtained a $600,000 settlement against one of the Port’s insurance carriers, CNA who denied a covered claim."

  • "In 2017 he settled a case against an insurance company for the Policy Limit of $250,000 for a man struck by a truck in a parking lot aggravating his depression and fibromyalgia."

  • "In 2018 he settled an age discrimination case for $200,000 against a large Ag equipment dealer."

  • "FANTASTIC AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY Mark has been my lawyer for two separate cases. When the second work related incident occurred, I didn’t hesitate to call Mark. Mark is very sensitive to issues that need a soft touch. Going through what I was I did not want an out of touch in-compassionate lawyer. I appreciated his approach. He always “showed up”. Emails were sent and received promptly, he was always easy to get a hold of and most importantly never said he was going to do anything he didn’t do. I never felt like I was “just another client” Lastly, his experience was extensive. He communicated in a way that was easy to understand. I didn't have to deal with the legal jargon as with other lawyers." - Jessica 09/06/17

  • "Great employment lawyer! I did my research and I found Mr. Adams. He helped me with my case. I was always kept updated and responded quickly with any questions. He represented me very well and I would recommend to friends and family or anybody who wants a great lawyer with experience." - Jose 08/28/17

  • "Pregnancy discrimination etc... Mark, was awesome he was honest caring, efficient. When no other attorney wanted my case he was the only one who actually cared about my case. I thank him so much because i was ready to give up, i must mention i was not a easy client. He got me settlement i agreed to. Thanks Mark your the best and i highly recommend this attorney." - Latoya Brumfield 03/09/17

  • "Wrongful Termination Mark took my case when I was turned by three other attorneys. This was my first experience in dealing with an attorney, and I want to say that working with Mark made it much easier than I expected. He kept me fully informed at all times. He was very professional, dedicated, and hard working. My case was settled after 1-1/2 years due to Mark's hard work." - Anonymous 03/03/15

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