Marie Trimble Holvick is a partner in the Employment and Retail & Hospitality practice groups in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees. Ms. Holvick is an experienced trial attorney with expertise in handling employment matters involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Ms. Holvick also regularly handles lawsuits involving class action “wage and hour” violations and PAGA claims.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Holvick regularly provides advice and counseling, drafts employee handbooks, conducts harassment and management training sessions, and performs workplace investigations.
Ms. Holvick’s employment law work involves clients from a wide range of industries, including universities, hospitals and clinics, retail, manufacturing, management companies, and staffing agencies. Ms. Holvick is also very active in the hospitality industry, and has developed an expertise in defending restaurants, wineries, and hotels in employment and ADA litigation.
In addition to appearances in state and federal court, Ms. Holvick has handled matters involving the Department of Labor, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Ms. Holvick regularly handles ADA Title III cases, including accessibility claims against theaters, restaurants, and stadiums. Ms. Holvick also handles Labor Code § 132a claims and claims of Serious & Willful Misconduct filed with the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.
Golden Gate Restaurant Association, Board of Directors
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) - Board of Directors , 2017 to present
18 Reasons – Member
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
DRI Employment Law Steering Committee - current
DRI Retail & Hospitality Committee - past member
DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee - past member
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2014 and 2016 - present