Deborah Pernice Knefel 714-937-2035

Labor and Employment


Ms. Knefel has defended and prosecuted employment law and discrimination matters for over 25 years.  Most recently, 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 and administrative hearings. 

Ms. Knefel assists individuals, public entities and private business owners in all matters involving employment and labor law, including the investigation, claim filing and administrative hearing phases as well as trial and appeal.