Mar. 23, 2022
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Employment law disputes including harassment and discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, leave laws, wrongful termination, wage and hour, employment contracts, unfair competition, and privacy claims. He is also experienced in mediating personal injury matters, and a variety of other consumer claims such as fraud and misappropriation of likeness. Barry has substantial experience in mediating class actions and representative actions, such as under PAGA
Barry Appell has 27 years' experience representing both employees and employers in employment litigation in trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Barry also has experience counseling employers for compliance with employment laws, conducting trainings and workplace investigations, and preparing handbooks.
Background: From 1994-2004, Barry represented employers exclusively in employment matters. In 2004, Barry left his employment defense practice at Silver & Freedman, LLP and formed Appell Hilaire Benardo LLP, and later, Appell Shapiro LLP, where he primarily represented employees, although Barry did continue to also represent employers as well. Barry began mediating in 2018, and in 2021, he left his employment law practice to mediate full-time.
Barry's substantial experience representing both employees and employers allows him to understand disputes from the unique perspectives of each side. Barry's substantial knowledge of employment law issues, along with his straightforward approach, has resulted in Barry achieving a very high success rate in getting cases resolved.
Mediation Practice Areas: Barry has substantial experience mediating employment law disputes including harassment and discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, leave laws, wrongful termination, whistleblower, wage and hour, contracts, unfair competition, and privacy claims. Barry also has comprehensive experience mediating class actions and representative actions, such as PAGA. He is also experienced in mediating personal injury matters, and a variety of consumer claims.
Approach to Mediations: Barry conducts extensive preparation for each mediation. He uses his wide range of experience and knowledge of employment law to provide an evaluative approach to disputes. Barry stays on top of current developments in employment law so that he can provide a thoughtful and persuasive evaluation of disputes. He is also persistent and follows up in those instances where a dispute does not resolve on the day of mediation.