Deborah Pernice Knefel 714-937-2035

Public Employment

Ms. Knefel is Of Counsel to Jones & Mayer, in their offices in Fullerton California.  Jones & Meyer serves the public sector exclusively. 

Ms. Knefel has defended and prosecuted public employment matters for over 25 years.   Ms. Knefel was Deputy City Attorney and served as general and lead trial counsel for over 19 years for a charter city in Orange County,  California.  She was lead trial counsel in numerous high profile matters and completed 19 civil jury trials, which included the defense of labor, employment and discrimination claims brought by public employees. 

She has successfully litigated hundred of disputes including many union arbitrations, disciplinary matters and administrative hearings.   Ms. Knefel is familiar with the Peace Offficers Bill of Rights and has instructed management staff on the Firefighters Bill of Rights.

Ms. Knefel represents public employees as well as public employers in all phases of employment issues.  Ms. Knefel may be reached at Jones & Mayer 714-446-1400 concerning public sector legal matters.