Mark E. Earnest

Mark Earnest’s practice focuses on helping his clients implement correct policies to avoid litigation and defending them if they are sued. He defends companies against class actions and individual suits alleging wage/hour and accessibility violations, as well as litigating trade secret and employee mobility issues. Mark also represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including in administrative actions, involving claims of discrimination, harassment, fraud, defamation, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and unfair competition.

Mark is also deeply involved in public accommodation access litigation filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, and Blind and Disabled Persons Act, and various federal and state regulations and building codes. He has litigated class actions and individual suits involving the alleged inaccessibility of facilities, programs, and services offered by public and private entities. He also counsels and aids retail and other businesses in implementing facility accessibility plans and audits. [1]