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We represent both large and small employers across diverse industries in all areas of labor and employment law involving litigation, counseling and advice, and traditional labor law.

We work with our clients to create innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to the most complex problems facing employers in California, as well as provide effective representation in court and in administrative proceedings. 

Our areas of focus include:

In addition to federal and state litigation court practice, our attorneys regularly appear on behalf of management before administrative agencies such as: 

  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
  • National Labor Relations Board 
  • U.S. Department of Labor 
  • California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement 
  • California Employment Development Department 
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (132a and “serious and willful” matters)

Allen Matkins’ Labor & Employment Practice Group was recognized as one of the best in California by Chambers USA in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Law360 named Amy Wintersheimer Findley one of its Female Powerbrokers in 2014.

Chambers USA 2018 has ranked Allen Matkins as the number one real estate law firm in California for the 17th consecutive year. Our Construction Group, Labor & Employment Group and Environmental Group were ranked again this year in California. The 2018 edition also recognized Allen Matkins labor and employment attorney Dwight L. Armstrong.

The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes 32 Allen Matkins attorneys. Dwight L. Armstrong named Orange County Litigation-Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year." In addition to the individual acknowledgments, Allen Matkins received Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings for Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment in Orange County. 

Corporate Counsel magazine's survey of the Top 500 U.S. Companies chose Allen Matkins as a "Go-To" law firm for labor and employment in 2006, 2008–2014.

  • Deep expertise in employment law issues. A full-service firm in that respect. They provide great counsel."
    - Chambers USA 2014
  • They anticipate the right issues, are sensitive to our business needs and respond accordingly."
    - General Counsel, Oil Company
  • They have tremendous knowledge that has proven extremely valuable."
    - Chambers USA 2013


Dwight Armstrong

Dwight L. Armstrong


Orange County

(949) 851-5424