Attorneys

Paul Pfeilschiefter

Associate

Email: ppfeilschiefter@unioncounsel.net
Telephone: (510) 337-1001

Education:
Hastings College of Law, J.D., 2013
Georgia State University, M.A., 2010
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2005

Paul Pfeilschiefter joined Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in 2017 and practices primarily in the public sector group representing unions and their members at arbitration, in administrative hearings, and in state and federal court.  He also contributes to the firm’s litigation practice, most recently as part of the litigation team in Bartoni v. American Medical Response, where the court granted class certification to a group of unionized emergency response workers allowing them to pursue rest period claims against their employer.  Paul has additional experience with government tort claims, prevailing wage matters, discrimination claims, and other legal issues impacting employees in the workplace.

Union roots run deep in Paul’s background.  His grandfather was a founding member and president of his chapter of the United Mine Workers, his father a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.).  Before attending law school, Paul also was an I.B.E.W. member, working out of Local 111 in Denver, Colorado.  Since graduating from UC Hastings, Paul has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of employees, including as a member of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, where he fought for temporary city workers in San Francisco to be recognized as equivalent to their civil service colleagues for purposes of education reimbursement.

During law school, Paul was an Equal Justice America Fellow with Disability Rights Advocates, where he advocated on behalf of persons with disabilities.  As a Hastings Bridge Fellow with the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, Paul represented low wage workers with wage claims, discrimination claims, and workplace separation issues.  He is an alumnus of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and the Hastings Business Law Journal.

Paul earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at UC Berkeley, and his graduate degree in philosophy at Georgia State University. 

Memberships:

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee—AFL-CIO

Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Practice Areas:
Public Sector

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