“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”


– Our Focus

Deason & Archbold is an Orange County law firm that focuses on labor and employment law, with extensive experience litigating both class action and individual cases.

Our attorneys have handled dozens of class actions, and countless individual matters, with tens of millions of dollars in settlements, awards and judgments recovered for our clients.

Though based in Southern California, we have successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout California, with additional federal cases filed in New York, Illinois and Texas.

We represent employees in court and at arbitration on a broad range of employment issues, as well as providing accurate, timely legal advice, and are seasoned experts in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law.

– Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality legal services. Our attorneys are experienced in providing advice, counseling and representation on a wide range of employment issues, from wage and hour and meal period violations to sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.

Employers frequently fail to follow the law, whether mistakenly or intentionally, particularly with respect to issues related to sick time, medical leave, and compensation requirements. The misclassification of its workers as independent contractors, or otherwise exempt from the California and federal overtime and minimum wage requirements, is probably the most common mistake made by employers…and the most costly. Deason & Archbold are committed to recovering the compensation owed to these employees as a result of the employer’s failure to follow the law.

We are proud of our accomplishments in serving our clients and we are confident that we can help you in favorably resolving your legal concerns.

Noteworthy Cases.


On behalf of a class of commission based employees against a large retail organization for failure to pay minimum wage.


On behalf of a class of management employees against a large club owner for failure to pay overtime compensation.


On behalf of a class of commission based employees against a large bail bonds company for failure to pay overtime compensation.


On behalf of a class of commission based employees against a large retail organization.

  • Areas of Practice

    We are experienced in providing counseling and litigation services on a wide range of employment issues, from claims of discrimination or wage and hour violations to retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits. Additionally, a varied practice in the field of employment law naturally includes areas of the law not exclusively employment in disposition.

    Our attorneys are also experienced advising on matters related to defamation, privacy, various economic torts, and general contract negotiations and dispute resolution. If it occurs in the workplace, then Deason & Archbold can properly advise and assist you in achieving the best possible result.

  • Philosophy

    At Deason & Archbold, we know that the best way to address any legal issue is to carefully examine it from both sides. We believe that maintaining lawful employment practices is beneficial to both employers and employees.

  • Employee Representation

    Deason & Archbold has helped employees recover in excess of $40 million in monetary damages against some of the largest companies in the world in both class action and individual cases.

  • Advice, Counseling and Representation

    Employment law in California can be very complex.   Deason & Archbold excels at navigating these often difficult issues and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible advice, counseling and representation.

– Our Promise

At Deason & Archbold, we promise that every client will receive our full and immediate attention. As your advocate, we will utilize our talents and resources to achieve the best possible outcome.

We strive at every turn to provide our clients with a successful, cost-effective resolution.


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