In addition to being class action trial lawyers, the firm’s partners have represented individuals and institutions in defamation litigation, civil rights litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, elections disputes, and government investigations.
Steven Tidrick is the firm’s managing partner. He has extensive experience in representing a diverse range of clients, both individuals and corporations, in cases ranging from relatively small employment and consumer claims to claims up to $1 billion. Before founding The Tidrick Law Firm, Mr. Tidrick was a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP, a national litigation firm practicing in the areas of class actions and complex business litigation. Previously he was a senior associate with Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, one of the nation’s premier law firms representing clients in some of the highest profile disputes in the world. He has more than ten years of experience litigating class actions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Tidrick graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Tidrick is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California. He previously served as vice president of the board of directors of the California Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California.
Mr. Tidrick served during the Clinton Administration on the “reinventing government” project. He later wrote a cover story for The New Republic titled "The Budget Inferno," which was republished in The New Republic Guide to the Issues: the ‘96 Campaign (Basic Books, 1996). Mr. Tidrick served as Chair of the Oakland Library Advisory Commission and served on the Oakland & Berkeley Mayors’ Task Force on Emergency Preparedness and Community Restoration. He was President of the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club from 2005 through 2007. He has moderated candidate forums and debates in local and statewide elections, including the first televised debate among the candidates for Mayor of Oakland in 2006. In 2008, he was elected by voters in California’s Ninth Congressional District to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He has directed teams of attorneys in voter protection efforts in several elections. He is admitted to the state bars of California and Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits, and in various federal district courts.
Joel Young is a Partner with the firm. He focuses his practice on employment law and complex class and collective actions that advance the public interest. Mr. Young has represented employees in a broad range of claims, including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and racial harassment cases. Before joining the firm, Mr. Young was associated with Gunderson Dettmer LLP and Reed Smith LLP.
Mr. Young received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, Mr. Young was a member of the Dean’s Honors List and a four-year letterman in football. At Boalt Hall he received honors awarded in accounting and finance. Mr. Young is a member of the board of directors of the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club. He is also a member and former officer of the Charles Houston Bar Association. He is admitted to the state bar of California and in various federal courts.
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