Below is a representative example of Ainley Law's case results and track record of success for our clients

Wrongful Termination

  • $2.5 million settlement on behalf of two employees of a multinational corporation terminated in violation of Sarbanes –Oxley
  • $650,000 settlement on behalf of Local TV personality fired after refusing to give back alleged “over-payment” of wages
  • $250,000 settlement –wrongful termination/breach of contract

Unpaid Wages & Benefits; Overtime Violations

  • $2.85 million class action settlement – Ainley Law served as co-lead counsel with the San Francisco law firm of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe to settle this claim for unpaid overtime and break wages on behalf of 97 former foremen employed by International Paper throughout the state. Each class member recovered approximately $20,000, an amount nearly 40 times greater than the average class action payout in the Northern District of California.
  • $835,000 settlement on behalf of 3 “perma-temp” common law employees of one of the largest technology corporations in the world for unpaid wages
  • $483,000 judgment against Fortune 100 company, URS Corporation, for unpaid overtime and break time for one individual over a period of 18 months
  • $475,000 settlement on behalf of 3 high tech employees for overtime violations
  • $215,000 settlement – overtime violation
  • $200,000 settlement –overtime violation


  • $350,000 settlement of pregnancy and age discrimination claims against Fortune 100 company: no lawsuit filed

Other Judgements

  • $1.8 million judgment against a convalescent hospital on behalf of an elderly slip and fall victim
  • $1.75 million settlement on behalf of the spouse and minor child of decedent killed after being ejected from his vehicle in solo accident and subsequently driven over by intoxicated motorist
  • $800,000 settlement with Nursing home for injuries to resident
  • $600,000 settlement with local utility for overcharging its customer base
  • $275,000 settlement on behalf of injured construction worker
  • $375,000 settlement on behalf of next of kin to elderly resident of nursing home


Joe was able to keep me from getting fired and negotiated a great separation package.
— Marie H.
Joe did a great job for me. He was tough during depositions and did not let the corporate lawyers push him around.
He is an exceptional attorney and I highly recommend him if you are interested in getting the best representation out there.
— Mike D.
Joe is our knight in shining armor.
— Dorothy M.
I am greatly beholden to Joseph H. Ainley, for his efforts in managing to obtain my retirement. Without his skillful assistance, it is my firm belief that I would have been dismissed without [it] ...resulting in a substantive difference in our quality of life. I find Joe to be thorough, responsive, and reliable, and would not hesitate to recommend him accordingly.
— Carl F.