Eric W. Witt
Eric Witt joined Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP as an associate attorney in 2014. Mr. Witt’s practice is focused on, and he has substantial experience with employment law and litigation. He has successfully litigated employment and business disputes, including the defense of class action employment lawsuits. His employment litigation experience includes wage and hour class actions and single plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and alleged breaches of employment contracts. Mr. Witt has also prosecuted and defended alleged violations of non-competition and confidentiality agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets. He has also responded to government agency investigations concerning compliance with wage and hours laws, classification of employment status, discriminatory employment practices, and alleged violations of occupational safety and health regulations. Mr. Witt has drafted multiple successful motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. He has experience with all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, drafting dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, and arguing contested motions.
Prior to joining Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, Mr. Witt was an associate attorney in the labor and employment practice of a Phoenix, Arizona law firm. He has also practiced law in Irvine, California and in the Los Angeles office of Goodwin Procter LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Witt completed an internship in the Chambers of Judge Justin L. Quackenbush in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Mr. Witt is admitted to practice law in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Central District of California and before the District of Arizona. Mr. Witt has spoken on employment law issues, including compliance with wage and hour laws, classification of employment status, and employment agreements, among other topics.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2008 – Washington Law Review
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2004 – Magna Cum Laude, Honors
Mr. Witt has basic proficiency in Spanish.