Phillip J. Griego

Griego
Managing Attorney
Location:
San Jose, California
Phone:
408-293-6341
Fax:
408-293-1959

Phillip J. Griego was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1951 and moved to California with his family in 1957, finally settling in Lancaster in the high Mojave Desert. He still maintains many family ties to St. Louis and New Mexico where his father originated. After attending Antelope Valley Junior College, he finished his undergraduate studies at San Jose State University, making his home in San Jose with his wife, Diane and two sons, Matthew and Aaron. Since 1977, Mr. Griego has devoted his practice to labor and employment law. Mr. Griego's practice expanded to include labor relations, general business and commercial litigation involving trade secrets, unfair competition, and privacy issues. Mr. Griego has a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Interests:

Music-listening, performing and composing; cooking; camping; hiking; reading; and writing

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employee Discrimination
  • Trade Secrets
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unfair Competition

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1977
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1974

Published Works

  • "Do Mandatory Drug Tests Invade an Employee's Privacy?", Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 4 No.2, April, 1988
  • "Sick Leave for All California Employees", Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section 2015 Newsletter
  • “Do Mandatory Drug Tests Invade An Employee’s Privacy?”, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Volume 4
  • "Can Employers Offset Against An Employee's Final Check?", Santa Clara County Business Journal, 1983

Speaking Engagments​

Presentation Name

Conference

Date

Labor and Employment

Managing Employees In A Complex World

2015

10 Honest Mistakes
Employers Make

Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

2014

Labor and Employment

Managing Employees In A Complex World

2014

Labor and Employment

Managing Employees In A Complex World

2013

Labor and Employment

Managing Employees In A Complex World

2013

Managing Employees In A Complex World

Senior Corps of Retired Executives

2012

Labor and Employment

Managing Employees In A Complex World

2012

Labor and Employment Law

"10 Honest Mistakes Employers Make"

2008

Labor and Employment Law

"Legal Update: Employee Terminations Without Litigation in California"

1999

Labor and Employment Law

"Wage and Hour Law, 1998 Update for California Employers"

1998

Labor and Employment Law

"Looking Inward: A Guide to Eliminating Bias in The Law Office"

1992

Friend Of The Court Briefs Filed on behalf of the Claremont Center For Constitutional Jurisprudence and Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy:

Classes/Seminars

  • "Looking Inward: A Guide to Eliminating Bias in The Law Office", The Santa Clara County Trail Lawyers Association, 1992
  • "Wage and Hour Law, 1998 Update for California Employers", Lorman Education Services, 1998
  • "Legal Update: Employee Terminations Without Litigation in California", Lorman Education Services, Santa Clara, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, Education Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, President, 1972 - 1974
  • San Jose Exchange Club, President, 1986 - Present
  • San Jose Exchange Club, Director, 1986 - Present
  • California-Nevada District Exchange Clubs, Division 10, Director, 2000-2012
  • California-Nevada District Exchange Clubs, President-Elect and President, 10, 2011-2013
  • Silicon Valley San Jose Chamber of Commerce, 2005 to present
  • City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose, California, Board of Directors, President, 2001 - 2012

Volunteer Judicial Positions

  • Santa Clara County, Small Claims Court, California, Pro Tempore Judge, 1980 - 1987

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha