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Trusted Advisors.  Tireless Advocates.

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The Minnard Law Firm was founded by Carla Minnard, a highly experienced, successful trial attorney who has tried countless cases, including many which resulted in multimillion dollar verdicts.

Carla Minnard has been named a "Super Lawyer" in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 which is an honor bestowed upon no more than 5% of the state's lawyers and is based on peer nominations and evaluation of her significant professional accomplishments.  Carla has also been named one of the "Top Lawyers in California" by ALM and has been nominated for other prestigious awards including "Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year" and "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of California.      


The Minnard Law Firm has built our reputation case by case with unwavering commitment and sound, practical judgment.    

We have successfully litigated cases involving:


  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

  • Wrongful termination

  • Hostile workplace

  • Retaliation

  • Wage and hour violations

  • Rest and meal breaks

  • Breach of contract

  • Failure to provide reasonable accomodation

  • FMLA, disability, and sick leave violations

Healthcare Law & Litigation

  • Business transactions (such as formation of professional medical corporations, healthcare employment law issues, licensing and intellectual property protection for healthcare products, and healthcare liability and risk management issues)

  • Legal and regulatory compliance (fraud and abuse (including Stark, anti-kickback, and fee-splitting; HIPAA and privacy and security of medical data or Protected Health Information) 

  • Executive, Medical Staff & Physician employment disputes

In addition to litigating cases, we offer a broad range of services to employers and employees, from hourly consultations to comprehensive reviews of human resource policies and practices, designed to improve processes and mitigate risk in California's rapidly changing legal environment.

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