Blake J. Woodhall

Senior Counsel

Blake J. Woodhall has developed a strong reputation as an effective trial lawyer and an ethical, civil member of the legal community during his 20+ years of practice.

Blake counsels and defends organizations in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. He has extensive experience representing employers in single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, wage and hour class action litigation, Private Attorneys General Act claims, as well as addressing administrative claims before federal and state agencies.

In addition to his litigation practice, Blake provides guidance to employers on federal and state compliance matters, including best practices for hiring and termination, counseling and recommendations for performance improvement, wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, workplace trainings, and separation agreements.

In addition to employment law, Blake’s practice is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have unfortunately suffered serious or catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence or misconduct.

When not in the office, Blake enjoys trekking his kids around to various sports activities and extracurricular events, playing in various sports leagues around San Diego County, and coaching local youth sports such as La Jolla Pop Warner, NFL Flag San Diego, Del Mar Little League, and North Shore Girls Softball. Additionally he has volunteered as a judge and scoring attorney in mock trial competitions for several local law schools.

Affiliations +-

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • North County Human Resources San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • State Bar of California

Education +-

  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
  • University of Southern California (B.A.,1993)

Publications +-

  • Baltierra v. Corona-Norco Unified School District [2006 Cal.App. LEXIS 4007]
  • Case featured in “An Athlete Lifting Weights Assumes the Risk of Injury Even in Mandatory Classes.” Athletic Business, (June, 2007)

Speaking Engagements +-

  • Business & Legal Resources Webinar, “Thou Doth Protest Too Much – An Employer’s Guide to Dealing with Off-Duty Conduct” (2020)

11622 El Camino Real, #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-8500
Fax: (858) 755-8504

Tel: (858) 704-7112
Fax: (858) 755-8504
bwoodhall@pettitkohn.com

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