"Everything but" litigation . . . .
Employee Contracts and Work Outs
Company Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
Workforce harassment and discrimination training
Counselling on how to investigate employee complaints and how/when to discipline and terminate an employee
Responding to agency charges and audits
Pre-litigation Mediation and other informal resolution
State and Federal Court
Arbitration (JAMS, AAA, ADR, Private)
California Court of Appeals
California Supreme Court
Department of Labor hearings
Responding to FEHA and EEOC charges
Mediations and other forms of informal resolution
Ross & Silverman LLP is a boutique employment law firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founding partners Melanie Ross and Lora Silverman each have over 25 years of experience representing California businesses and management exclusively in employment law matters.
Lora Silverman provides employers with innovative, preventative strategies that minimize risk, with a goal of reaching a positive outcome in the workplace when disputes first arise or are initiated by employees, administrative agencies or attorney demand letters. She also serves as a mediator to assist parties in resolving employment law disputes.
Melanie Ross defends and litigates cases in state and federal civil court, private arbitration and in the Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court. For clients who find themselves defendants in employment law cases, Melanie provides an individualized, focused and aggressive defense.
Meet Our Team
Small But Mighty
Experienced, Resourceful, Successful
Melanie Ross, Esq.
Melanie has been defending companies, managers and employees in employment litigation since 1990. She has represented clients in numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations. Through creative strategy, thorough investigations and focused depositions, Ms. Ross has been successful in mediation, summary judgement and trials time and time again.
Lora Silverman, Esq.
Lora has been advising and counselling company owners,
managers, human resource professionals and general
counsel, including Fortune 500 companies, in all types of
employment law matters since 1991. Her expertise spans
numerous issues including disability leaves,
discrimination and harassment, RIFs, internal
investigations, wage and hour audits, representation at
DOL hearings and in response to other agency charges,
and mediation in high risk cases before a lawsuit is filed.
Ross & Silverman LLP is AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given.
Melanie Ross is 2018-2019 Who's Who Top Attorneys in North America.
Ross & Silverman LLP is also 100% Women Owned and Certified by NWBA and NWBENC and can help your company meet its' vendor diversity requirements.
You can contact Melanie or Lora by telephone at (310) 551-0909 or by email at or .
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