Ms. Bamforth, a partner at Bowles Law, has a strong skill set and extensive experience in California employment law issues including harassment prevention training, employee handbook compliance, wages (including overtime), meal and rest breaks, leaves of absence, and terminations.
Prior to joining Bowles Law, Ms. Bamforth served as in-house counsel for a group of affiliated businesses supervising all legal affairs business- and employment-related litigation.
Ms. Bamforth is dedicated to helping companies develop sound employment practices for secure growth, through education and counseling. She is known for her exceptional communication skills and ability to defuse potentially explosive situations in the workplace.
Ms. Bamforth received her Bachelor of Arts in government from Wesleyan University and her J.D. degree magna cum laude from Seattle University Law School. She also served as Associate Editor for the Seattle University Law Review.
Raised amid a family of lawyers, Ms. Bamforth also employs her legal skills in pro bono work for a number of social betterment groups.
Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude
Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review
Admitted to the State Bar of California (1996)
Member, Youth for Human Rights International
Member, The Way to Happiness Foundation
Member, Criminon International
Member, Citizens Commission on Human Rights
“Lawyers See New Lawsuit Boom In Unpaid Texting,” July 29, 2010 Los Angeles Daily Journal
“Company Bullies May Get Their Due in Court with New Laws,” August 16, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal
“After Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, they were spurred to action. Now there’s a help line to report abuse and get legal support,” Women in Film LA’s panel discussion on sexual harassment, December 4, 2017, Los Angeles Times
“What Women in Film is Doing About Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry,” November 30, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter
“Heather Graham Wants Sexual Harassers to Seek Treatment: ‘We’re Doing Them a Favor,’” November 29, 2017, Variety
“Powerful Women Gather for Panel to Help Victims of Sexual Abuse,” December 12, 2017, New York Minute Mag
“Hollywood Morality Clauses,” February 7, 2018, radio interview on 89.3 KPCC’s The Frame
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