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Langhammer Jr., C. Edward

Langhammer Jr., C. Edward

Practice Focus

C. Edward Langhammer, Jr. is a partner in the Employment Litigation practice. He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in all aspects of employment, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defense of Proposition 65 cases. He represents corporate and business organizations, nonprofit and charitable entities. In addition, Edward defends clients, at both the federal and state level, in class actions involving wage and hour, misclassification, discrimination, Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and unfair competition claims.

Edward successfully defends clients in class actions in federal and state courts, administrative and governmental agency proceedings, arbitrations and appeals. He achieves results in all types of class action and collective action cases, including discrimination, wage and hour, deceptive trade practices claims, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

Professional Background

Edward is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining Tressler, he was a partner in the Employment practice at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Burke, Williams & Sorensen. He was also a shareholder of the Cotkin Law Group (formerly Cotkin & Collins), as well as co-founder and partner of a Pasadena law firm.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member 
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Vice Chair, District 6

Representative Experience

  • Embree v. Embree (Published 12/29/2004) An ex-wife attempted to enforce her claim for a lifetime annuity
  • Represented a company that fired an incompetent employee who then sued for disability discrimination
  • An executive and his employer were sued for sexual harassment and related claims, by a co-worker, following an admittedly consensual relationship.
  • An out of state company hired a California employee to work in multiple states, including California, who was later fired for misconduct.
  • A non-profit employer fired an employee for falsification of his time records.
  • A Southern California engineering company needed all of its employment policies, practices and procedures, from pre-hiring through post-termination, updated in compliance with current laws.
  • An employer, with multiple locations in California, fired an employee for failing to competently do his job.
  • An employer fired an employee they caught stealing from the company.
  • Represented a franchisor for a national healthcare franchisee in the Central District in a class action asserting wage claims
  • Represented a Los Angeles area hotel in Los Angeles Superior Court.
  • Represented a multistate manufacturing company in Orange County Superior Court in a 550+ employee class action alleging unpaid wages
  • Represented a movie theatre chain in the Central District in a class action involving claims for violations of the American with Disabilities Act
  • Represented a franchisee of national healthcare franchisor in Los Angeles Superior Court.