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   Ward Heinrichs works in San Diego. His kids go to school in San Diego. He knows the people of San Diego because he lives, works and plays here.

   Don’t be fooled by big promises from out of town law firms. Speak to Mr. Heinrichs on the phone. His receptionist will put you through to him or take a message. He will call you back quickly. When you speak to him during the initial free phone consultation, he will discuss the details of your case. At the end of the conversation, YOU decide how to proceed with your case.

   In most cases, Mr. Heinrichs offers two or three ways of proceeding with your case: contingent fee, mixed fee, or hourly. You choose! In many cases, an hourly fee will end up being the least expensive choice, but, again, YOU choose. In the rare situation that he can only offer one type of legal service agreement, he will explain why.

   Mr. Heinrichs represents employers too, but that only makes him a better advocate.


   A local attorney has a network of local sources. Ward Heinrichs works and lives in San Diego. He knows many of the judges in both the courts and the county administrative offices. He knows local legal customs. He has a local referral network for cases he does not handle and for other professional services. He uses his local knowledge and connections to benefit his clients. Why not judge for yourself. Give Ward Heinrichs a call today.

The initial phone consultation is free.

   Unlike Employee cases, most employer cases must proceed on an hourly fee arrangement, but that is not always the case. If another fee arrangement is possible, Mr. Heinrichs will discuss that with you.

“To me it’s all about TRUST! You have to be able to trust the people you work with
and know with an absolute surety that they have integrity, the skills you need,
and will treat you and your business as their own.
This is what makes Ward Heinrichs valuable, trusted and reliable.”

Employment Law and Employment Issues Only

   The Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs advocates passionately for both employer and employee rights throughout California.

   As an experienced employment attorney Ward Heinrichs handles many types of employment claims, including: pay disputes, wage & hour, sick leave, discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, FMLA, CFRA, class actions, labor commissioner hearings, unemployment hearings, EDD, administrative hearings, etc. The office is designed to litigate in both State and Federal Courts.

   Mr. Heinrichs will also give advice to businesses of any size and provide training to their employees.

   Severance negotiations is another specialty of the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs. Ward has negotiated and settled many Severance packages. Often, they include wage and pay disputes that clients do not realize exist. If you want an experienced attorney to help with a Severance Package, please contact Mr. Heinrichs.

    The Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs strongly believes it can more effectively represent clients because it is familiar with both employees and employers. Working for both employees and employers strengthens it’s understanding of the California Labor laws, and helps it to resolve even the most complex employment law issues. The office handles almost every aspect of employment law.

Contact The Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs to see how it can help you with any employment dispute or issue…




Full Service Employment Law Office

   This office has represented clients in severance negotiations, employer advice, pay disputes, overtime, minimum wage, minimum salary, off the clock, un-reimbursed expenses, meal periods, rest periods, sick leave, Labor Commissioner hearings, unemployment appeals, private attorney general act claims (PAGA), WARN act claims, class actions, misclassification (exempt or non-exempt status), independent contractor misclassification, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contract disputes, de novo appeals of Labor Commissioner hearings, and many other types of employment issues.

When Neccessary, Aggressive at Trial

   Ward Heinrichs passionately defends the rights of his client’s rights. He works hard to get the best possible results for his clients.

   Ward Heinrichs is a true trial attorney, who diligently prepares and fights for the rights of employers and employees. He took cases to trial even in his early years of practice. He has been in practice for 25 years. He will also personally appear before government agencies, including the Labor Commissioner and the EDD (Unemployment). Additionally, employers may need advice about the latest overtime laws, which are constantly changing, or seek advice on many other changing employment laws.

   Employees can get excellent advice and representation when they have suffered pay problems and wage and hour violations. Of course, the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs has extentive experience with wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Ward Heinrichs

   Ward Heinrichs advocates for both employers and employees. He represents employers before the Labor Commissioner, EDD (unemployment hearings) EEOC, DFEH, and in court. Ward litigates in both state and federal courts and has represented many lead plaintiffs in class action litigation when an employer’s conduct has harmed many employees.


   Ward has filed numerous suits for deserving clients, and during his many years of practice, he has had the pleasure of helping many deserving people and businesses resolve their legal disputes, with the best possible outcomes.

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   Ward Heinrichs invites you to call his office to set-up a free consultation. Alternatively, he encourages you to e-mail a clear explanation of what your issue is. Again, your explanation will give important facts about your case and will help him to more efficiently respond to you.


   Ward thanks you in advance for considering law office. He hopes to work with you in the near future. Remember, consultations are absolutely free, with no obligation.

A Proven Record of Success

   At Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs, the office has handled a significant number of employment law claims for employees and employers. It has had extensive experience in a wide range of pay issues, wage and hour disputes, overtime pay violations, meal and rest break violations, Mass Layoffs (WARN Act), failure to pay earned incentives/commissions, independent contractor misclassifications, and employee misclassifications.

   The office has also handled many other types of employment issues, including, unemployment, labor commission citations, and wrongful termination, just to name a few. If you need help with an issue related to employment law, contact the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs to learn more about your legal rights.

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“Mr. Heinrichs is truly the most caring attorney I have ever met. After calling for an initial consult and leaving a message, my call was returned with in 30 minutes. He listened to me with out making me feel like a dollar sign and agreed to take on my case. I never had a problem communicating with him. He explained the process and informed me of every next step. I always knew what to expect and what time frame I was looking at. He worked hard on my case and I was happy with the outcome.”
Amy L. Lakeside, CA


“This is the second time I employed the service of this firm and I got a very positive outcome from my labor issue. Mr. Heinrichs is very understanding and professional and his negotiation skills are very effective in lending a voice to any employee that has to face a well defended and lawyered up corporation. I also recommended him to a friend of mine a couple of years back and he was able to also get a decent severance package for that person.”
M. S. Del Mar, CA


“Ward Heinrichs was very effective in helping me resolve my labor issues with my company. He advised me on settlements and we received the desired outcome very quickly. He also ran through various options on his fees and let me chose the one that worked for me. He is a pleasant and professional attorney and I recommend him highly.”
L R. San Diego, CA


“My name is Jeffrey Walters and I was the lead class representative in a case against Pacific Eagle International Security, Inc., a company that provided armed security guard services for the U.S. Navy. During our case, Ward Heinrichs always responded to my phone calls and many e-mails regarding the many problems we all faced with this case. We worked closely together to prove that California wage law applied to Pacific Eagle, even though the class of security guards worked on property controlled by the Navy. Pacific Eagle believed that only federal wage law applied to it. Without Mr. Heinrichs’ unwavering persistence and total command of the difficult issues in the case, we probably would never have received the money Pacific Eagle owed us. Mr. Heinrichs presented the case through facts obtained through vigorous research. After two years of litigation, Pacific Eagle finally agreed to pay $900,000.00 to settle the class action for unpaid wages, un-reimbursed expenses, penalties, etc. I received $15,000.00 for being one of the class representatives in addition to my share of the money that Pacific Eagle owed me and my fellow security guards. I am very grateful for the hard work and commitment.”
Jeffrey Walters


“Ward Heinrichs is professional and knows employment law. He is personable, always answers his phone and was available anytime I called. As a person in transition for the very first time in 25 years, he has helped me move forward without any regrets. I would recommend Mr. Heinrichs for any employment related dispute.”
JFM Temecula, Ca.