From 2008 through 2014, our firm has obtained class certification in six contested class certification motions in wage and hour class actions. See, e.g., Order Adopting Findings and Recommendations, Clayton v. Knight Transportation, Inc., No. 1:11cv0735 LJO DLB, 2012 WL 3638026 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2012) (Hon. Lawrence O’Neil) (Order adopting findings and recommendations of Magistrate Beck); Findings and Recommendations Regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification, Clayton v. Knight Transportation, Inc., No. 1:11cv0735 LJO DLB, 2012 WL 2912395 (E.D. Cal. July 16, 2012) (U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck) (recommending certification of class action for 2,000 truck drivers alleging claims for unpaid orientation time); (2) Jack Morrison v. Knight Transportation, Inc., Tulare County Superior Court, Case No. 228016, Nov. 13, 2009 Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification (Hon. Lloyd Hicks) (granting certification of class of over 2,000 truck drivers with claims for missed meal break premiums); (3) Anderson v. Andrus Transportation, San Bernardino County Superior Court, Case No. CIV DS 915878, August 16, 2011 Order Granting In Part Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification (class certification granted to class of over 550 truck drivers with claims for unpaid minimum wages and derivative claims); and (4) Trujillo v. Winco Foods, LLC, Stanislaus County Superior Court, Case No. 622364, March 16, 2011 Order granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification (granting class certification of missed meal and rest break claims and derivative claims to class of 150 truck drivers). In these cases, our firm litigated against formidable opposing counsel from several large and well-respected employment defense law firms.

From 2007 through 2015, our firm has been lead counsel or co-lead counsel in over a thirty wage and hour class actions that were resolved for amounts between $400,000 and $3 million. See, e.g., Downs v. U.S. Foodservice, Inc., Case No. 3:10-cv-02163-EMC (N.D. Cal. Sept. 11, 2012), ECF No. 84 (Hon. Edward Chen) (approving $3 million settlement for 1,100 truck drivers with meal and rest break claims with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Bond v. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., No. 1:09-cv-1662 OWW MJS, 2011 WL 2648879 (E.D. June 30, 2011) (granting approval to $2.25 million settlement for 553 truck drivers with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Robert Cohen v. United Healthcare Services, Inc., Case No. 10-2027 (C.D. Cal. June 6, 2011), ECF No. 66 (granting approval to $1,250,000 settlement for unpaid overtime for class of 634 call center workers with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Padilla v. Young’s Market Company, LLC, Case No. 2:09-CV-08730 DMG (RCx) (C.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2010), ECF No. 53 (approving settlement of $1 million for meal and rest break claims of 310 truck drivers with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Jape v. Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., Case No. CV09-2599 SJO (FMOx) (C.D. Cal. July 19, 2010), ECF No. 50 (granting final approval to $1 million wage and hour settlement for 301 truck drivers with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Barret v. Doyon Security Services, LLC, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. BS 900199; BS 900517 (final approval order dated April 23, 2010 granting final approval to missed meal break, unpaid overtime and unpaid wage class action settlement in the amount of $1.7 million settlement for class of 198 security guards with Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. appointed as co-class counsel); Valladares v. The SYGMA Network, Inc., Los Angeles County Case No. BC 406053 (April 6, 2010) (granting final approval of $1.195 million wage and hour settlement for class of 515 truck drivers); Valdez v. Sysco Food Services of Los Angeles, Inc., Los Angeles County Case No. BC396372 (Feb. 1, 2010) (granting final approval to missed meal break settlement of $1.4 million for class of 480 truck drivers); Murray v. United Natural Foods, Inc., Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV21938 (Jan. 6, 2009) (granting final approval to $1.5 million settlement for 335 truck drivers).

In December 2012, following five years of hotly contested litigation in a Title VII and FEHA retaliation case, including a jury trial, and a successful Ninth Circuit appeal on the issue of attorneys' fees, we obtained final judgment for our client. See Final Judgment, Barrios v. Diamond Contract Services, Inc., Case No. 2:07-cv-03500-CBM-FMO (C.D. Cal. Dec. 20, 2012), ECF No. 138 (final judgment entered for Plaintiff in the amount of $318,913.09); Barrios v. Diamond Contract Services, Inc., 461 F. App’x 571 (9th Cir. Dec. 13, 2011) (reversing original district court judge’s denial of our motion for attorneys’ fees).