Allen Graves received his J.D., with honors, from the University of
Michigan School of Law, and his undergraduate degree, with honors,
from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to founding The
Graves Firm, Mr. Graves was associated with the employment law
department at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. During his tenure
at Paul Hastings, that firm was ranked by American Lawyer
as the best employment law practice in America.
Since founding The Graves Firm, Mr. Graves has continued to limit
his practice exclusively to employment law with a focus on large
scale class action litigation and executive severance negotiations.
Mr. Graves has practiced before California state courts, federal
courts in California, Colorado and Nevada, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment
and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner.
With experience representing both the nation's largest corporations
and individual plaintiffs, Mr. Graves lectures regularly to both legal
consumers and attorneys on a variety of topics including internal
investigations of discrimination claims, the use of statistical
analysis in employment law claims, and general employment law.
Jacqueline Treu practices in all areas of employment law and has handled a variety of matters
including wage and hour class actions, executive severance negotiations, and discrimination,
harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She has practiced before the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, and state and
federal courts in California and Washington. Ms. Treu has also represented clients before the
California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to joining The Graves Firm, Ms. Treu was an associate with Troutman Sanders LLP and
advocated for a broad range of clients, including individuals, multinational corporations and
public entities, in resolving employment and other types of disputes.
Ms. Treu graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego, where
she served as a member of the San Diego Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in
Studies in Management and Organization from the University of California, Berkeley.