Hollis Peterson represents employers, schools, and health care organizations in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including the defense of employment wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, hostile work environment, due process complaints, collective bargaining, fraud and wage suppression, and Labor Code violations. She handles litigation and administrative hearings relating to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
In addition to litigation, Hollis represents companies in collective bargaining and union arbitrations involving all aspects of contract administration and enforcement, including both contract interpretation cases and discipline and discharge cases. Hollis also represents management in connection with National Labor Relations Board unfair labor practice and grievance proceedings, union representation campaigns, union corporate campaigns, labor arbitrations, and labor-management relations.
She further provides a broad range of counseling services, including preparing employers for reductions in force, providing employee training, reviewing employee handbooks and employment-related policies, overseeing employee discipline, and conducting investigations.
Prior to attending law school, Hollis enjoyed careers as a teacher and school counselor in multiple districts across the country and for the Department of Defense. With more than a decade of experience as an educator, Hollis is uniquely qualified to represent school clients in special education, test administration, and personnel matters. She represents multiple schools across California in defense of due process complaints for failure to provide Free Appropriate Public Education.
Hollis was named a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016 by San Diego Super Lawyers® magazine, a Super Lawyer annually since 2019, and has a Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent Rating. Hollis was named by Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Lawyer for 2017 in the Labor & Employment category as published in San Diego Magazine. Hollis was named a Top Lawyer in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in the Healthcare category by San Diego Magazine.
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2006
- East Carolina University, M.S., 1998
- Miami University, B.S., 1991
- Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, Partner, 2016-Present
- Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Senior Counsel, 2011-2016
- Jones Day, Associate, 2006-2011
- All California state courts
- State Bar of Montana
- United States District Courts in California: Central, Southern
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits
- United States District Court: District of Montana