Karl Schlecht and Jonathan Alvanos Join Tressler’s Orange County Office

Karl Schlecht and Jonathan Alvanos Join Tressler’s Orange County Office

  • Feb 7, 2018, 02:25 PM

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Karl Schlecht (left) and Jonathan Alvanos (right)

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, February 7, 2018 Tressler LLP continues to expand its Orange County office with the addition of a new partner, Karl Schlecht, and a new associate, Jonathan Alvanos.

Mr. Schlecht and Mr. Alvanos are now members of Tressler’s Labor and Employment Group, a well-known practice group that has continued to grow over the last few months.

“We have had an exciting start to the year with many great new additions to our firm,” said Todd S. Schenk, partner and member of Tressler’s Executive Committee. “Karl and Jonathan are talented attorneys and they will be very beneficial to our Orange County office and to the national Employment Group as a whole.”

Karl Schlecht focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of employment matters, including Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour, Employment Class Actions, Unfair Competition Claims, and proceedings before state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, and California’s DLSE and DFEH. Mr. Schlecht also counsels employers in connection with disciplinary and termination issues and the adoption of workplace policies and procedures. He consults with clients regarding sexual harassment laws and assists in conducting workplace internal investigations. Prior to joining Tressler, he was a partner at Kimball, Tirey & St. John, where he was Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group and the Managing Partner of the Irvine office. While at his previous firm, he was the lead instructor for the firm’s sexual harassment training program.

“I am thrilled to be joining Tressler,” said Karl Schlecht. “Tressler provides a great platform for my clients and practice. I have also long admired Tressler’s EPL team and look forward to being a part of it.”

Jonathan Alvanos has defended claims against employers before State and Federal courts, including litigation involving Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Unfair Competition Claims, PAGA, and Class Actions.  He aids his clientele in litigation prevention by reviewing employee handbooks, assisting with matters regarding termination and discipline, providing sexual harassment training, and offering legal updates on areas of law that may affect them.  Prior to joining Tressler LLP, Mr. Alvanos was an associate at Kimball, Tirey & St. John where he was a member of the firm’s Employment Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group.  He also was an instructor for the firm’s sexual harassment training program. 

“I am honored to be joining the Tressler Team. The firm’s positive reputation precedes itself and I am grateful to be presented with this opportunity,” said Jonathan Alvanos. “I am excited to work with and learn from the many esteemed attorneys here at Tressler.”


Tressler’s Labor and Employment Group represents clients in all phases and types of employment litigation. Our attorneys are conflict resolution specialists and in many instances we are able to resolve cases without need for an expensive mediation. To assist clients to solve their litigation problems quickly, we start thinking of resolution strategies as early as possible. We explore strengths and weaknesses of each case at the outset and start discussing options for exploration of resolution. At Tressler, we help our clients make good business decisions and provide best practices recommendations for risk-adverse outcomes. When litigation is necessary, Tressler attorneys have the experience to aggressively protect our clients. In the rare occasion a trial is required, we have a proven trial record of success.

For additional information about Tressler’s Labor and Employment Group, please contact Sarah Goldstein at sgoldstein@tresslerllp.com or John Mancebo at jmancebo@tresslerllp.com.