Anthony K. McClaren
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Labor and Employment Litigation
California State Bar
New York State Bar
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts of: Northern District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of California, & Central District of California
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
Eastern New Mexico University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2000
Mr. McClaren is an AV-rated top-notch problem solver. He has impeccable ethical standards and a hyper-focused, personalized approach to the relationships with his clients. He absorbs his client’s problems, emotionally and spiritually, and makes those problems his own. He has boundless energy, and remains fundamentally optimistic, while also delivering pragmatic advice as necessary. Ultimately, however, if a matter must be litigated,
Mr. McClaren will not rest as he pursues the desired goal of his clients. One of only a handful of people who have climbed the 7 Summits of the world (which he did in 2 years 10 days), Mr. McClaren’s demeanor and comfort under pressure and stress set him apart from his competitors.
Mr. McClaren has spent his entire legal career focusing on employment and business litigation. His practice includes representation of clients in administrative matters (such as EDD hearings, and Workers Compensation matters), as well as class action and multi-party action litigation in State and Federal Courts, both in California, New York, and the US Supreme Court.
Mr. McClaren began his practice in Sacramento, California, servicing small business clients following his graduation from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He continued his practice in Sacramento, joining The Mastagni Law Firm and providing labor representation to that firm’s police officer and sheriff association clients. Mr. McClaren then relocated to Los Angeles in 2010, where he briefly defended clients in workers compensation matters. He then continued his labor and employment practice with the well-established municipal defense firm of Burke, Williams, & Sorensen, LLP. In May 2013, he opened his own law practice, The McClaren Law Firm, APC, which focused on representation of small businesses in employment and business litigation. While operating his law firm, he developed his niche practice of representation of transportation clients. He then took the role of Labor and Employment counsel with ADLI Law Group, before embarking on his own partnership with Mr. Perleberg.
Mr. McClaren is an accomplished and well regarded rock, ice, and high-altitude mountain climber, as well as an avid reader. Beginning in November 2017, he began an effort to ascend the highest mountain on every continent (known as the 7 Summits, including Mount Everest, Mount Denali, and Antarctica’s Vinson Massif), and completed the endeavor, with minimal to no support, in 2 years and 10 days.
Mr. McClaren has traveled to close to 30 countries. His upbringing saw him relocate to military posts throughout the world, where he stopped to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Eastern New Mexico University in May of 2000, and thereafter his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in May of 2003.
He prides himself on being able to empathize with his clients, and on his ability to be both an advocate and counselor through the crisis of a legal challenge.