Christopher Wren Taylor focuses exclusively on labor and employment law representing aggrieved employees in claims against their employers. He is an experienced trial attorney who has represented clients in jury trials and arbitrations. He aims to prevent workplace injustice, knowing the undeserved outcomes of workplace conflict have real and immediate repercussions for individuals and their families. The fallout can be long-lasting financial and psychological injury devastating to families and underappreciated or misunderstood by outsiders.
Mr. Taylor has particular expertise in disability discrimination (e.g., pregnancy, disease, orthopedic injury, stress, depression, etc.), sex harassment and wrongful termination and draws on his many years of experience to navigate the complex web of state and federal laws protecting employees rights.
Mr. Taylor was named to the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers lists published by Thomson Reuters, an honor bestowed on attorneys with a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Taylor was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an honor given to only 2.5% of California lawyers under the age of 40 each year. Mr. Taylor's office is located in Pasadena, California. He represents clients throughout California, primarily in the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura.
Formerly, Mr. Taylor was an associate at Larson, Garrick & Lightfoot, LLP defending Fortune 500 companies in product liability and employment cases.
Mr. Taylor began his legal career as an associate attorney on personal injury and product liability actions, specializing in pharmaceutical litigation at the Pasadena law firm, Gancedo & Nieves, LLP. Mr. Taylor played leadership roles on the science and discovery committees in Federal MDL and California coordinated actions involving the drugs Vioxx, Bextra, and Celebrex. In 2007, Mr. Taylor spoke at the Winter convention of the American Association for Justice in Miami on the mechanism of action of cox-2 Inhibitors. In 2005, Mr Taylor spoke at the Mealey's Vioxx Litigation Conference in New Orleans on general causation strategy for Vioxx-related injurires injuries.
Prior to law school, Mr. Taylor worked in entertainment industry as a production executive at Twentieth Century Fox helping shepard numerous successful movies to the screen.
Mr. Taylor graduated from Loyola Law School with a Juris Doctor and Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelors in Business Administration.
When not working for his clients, Mr. Taylor religiously follows Notre Dame college football and spends time with his wife, who is also a practicing attorney, and their toddler.
Parham Barkhordar handles a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and whistleblowing.
Prior to law school, Mr. Barkhordar worked for a number of years in the financial sector. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in accounting, Mr. Barkhordar worked for a distinguished accounting firm in Los Angeles. As an accountant, he performed a variety of tax-related tasks, including preparing individual income taxes and drafting financial documents. He also worked as a financial planner at a notable investment firm where he had the opportunity to obtain his Real Estate Sales Agent license.
Mr. Barkhordar received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University. He also obtained a certificate from Pepperdine's nationally-recognized Dispute Resolution Program, affording him unique insight in the areas of conflict, negotiation and problem-solving. Mr. Barkhordar received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics with a focus on accounting from UCLA.
Mr. Barkhordar is admitted to the State bar of California and the United States District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the California Employment Lawyers Association.
When not fighting for his clients, Mr. Barkhordar enjoys competing in intramural soccer as well as composing and playing the piano. Mr. Barkhordar is bi-lingual, a native Farsi speaker representing the Iranian community in Los Angeles.
Taylor H. White practices in the areas of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, violations of FMLA/CFRA, and wrongful termination.
Mr. White received his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. While in law school and during his summers, he worked in several different employment litigation firms, both on the Plaintiffs’ side and on the side of the Defense, sharpening his skills in all aspects of the legal arena. Prior to attending UCLA, Mr. White obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he majored in Film and Media Studies with a minor in English.
Mr. White is admitted to the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.
When not advocating on behalf of his clients, Mr. White spends his time singing and playing guitar at local restaurants, hiking, reading, and binge-watching television shows on Netflix.