Skip to content Marcie Isom Fitzsimmons


San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

6781 N. Palm Avenue
Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93704


J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2003

B.A., Political Science and International Studies, Northwestern University, 1999

  • Departmental Honors


Legal Aid Society, Employment Law Center


Honorable Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District Court, Northern District of California


Selected as a Top Woman Attorney in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine (2014, 2021)

Super Lawyers® distinction in Employment Litigation (2014-2018, 2020-2023)

Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Employment Litigation (2012-2013)

Recognized as having a Leading Employment Practice in The Recorder (2011-2012)


Marcie is a Partner in the San Francisco Office of GRSM. She represents both private and public entities in employment matters, focusing her practice on defending employers against discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims. Marcie also litigates cases concerning alleged violations of wage and hour laws, Title IX, family medical leave laws, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and ERISA.

Marcie counsels corporations, non-profit organizations, individuals, and educational institutions on a wide-range of employment issues including employee discipline and termination, wage and hour issues, misconduct investigations, Title IX, and family and medical leaves.

Marcie has tried cases successfully in both federal and state court. She recently prevailed in a four week trial and successfully secured a fees and costs award of over $1.2 million for her client. She has successfully appeared before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. Marcie has also handled a number of complex internal hearings for several universities. She has had considerable success in pretrial motion practice, most recently prevailing on summary judgment in an age discrimination and constructive discharge case.

In addition to her regular practice, Marcie has served as an instructor for the HR Generalist Certificate Program, in which she teaches HR professionals about the practical application of various employment laws. Marcie also serves on the United Educator’s Defense Counsel Advisory Committee.

Marcie often speaks and conducts training on a variety of employment and litigation topics. Marcie also conducts workplace investigations and is also trained as a Title IX Coordinator.


  • California
  • U.S. District Courts, California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • California State Bar, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Sections
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Northern California HR Association (NCHRA)
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
  • Legislative Chair of the Board of the Peninsula Chapter of the Northern
  • California HR Association (NCHRA) (2010-2011)
Publications & Presentations