Jonathan M. Lebe
Jonathan M. Lebe is the founder and managing attorney of Lebe Law, a law firm dedicated to representing employees and whistleblowers in single-plaintiff lawsuits and class actions.
Since starting the firm in 2016, Mr. Lebe has recovered over $30 million for his clients. In February 2020, Mr. Lebe obtained an unanimous jury verdict in Jasmin Ortega v. Carson Wild Wings, LLC (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC677388) holding his client’s former employer responsible for wrongful termination and retaliation. The jury awarded Ms. Ortega $300,000 in lost earnings, emotional distress damages and punitive damages.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Mr. Lebe was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star based on nominations from his peers, a distinction only received by 2.5% of attorneys. He is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization for plaintiff-side employment attorneys. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Lebe was Deputy County Counsel with the Santa Clara County Counsel’s office, an attorney at a litigation firm representing public and private employers, and an attorney at a litigation firm representing employees in class actions.
He received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school, he was a legal extern to the Hon. Nandor J. Vadas of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Mr. Lebe also had legal internships during law school with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Complex Litigation Division of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Before going to law school, Mr. Lebe graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
As an Associate Attorney with Lebe Law, Zachary Gershman represents employees in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits focusing on wage theft, employee misclassification, and other employment issues.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Gershman served as an Executive Senior Editor for the Southern California Law Review, clerked for a boutique litigation firm, and worked on a project with Professor Sam Erman to improve statewide passage rates with the California State Bar.
Prior to law school, Mr. Gershman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In college, he was a research assistant to Professor Matthew Singer and co-authored an article published in the Journal of Electoral Studies regarding international constitutional law titled Do Changes In District Magnitude Affect Electoral Fragmentation? Evidence Over Time at the District Level.