Patricia M. Berry*
Patricia M. Berry focused her practice on employment litigation and appellate advocacy. In her employment litigation practice, Ms. Berry represented private and public employers in state and federal court, defending wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment single-plaintiff and class action cases. Ms. Berry had many great successes in her post-trial and appellate practice, as well, and was a brilliant legal thinker and writer. Ms. Berry counseled employers and spoke to various professional organizations, law firms, and in-house legal departments on a variety of employment-related topics. She is co-author of the chapter Multi-Plaintiff Litigation and Class Actions: A Defense Perspective which appears in the second edition of the book LITIGATING THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE, published by the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Berry was a member of the State Bar of California and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She was twice named a California “Super Lawyer” in the area of employment and labor law as reported in Los Angeles Magazine.
Ms. Berry received her B.A. from the University of Redlands and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She received her J.D. in 1990 from the University of Southern California. At USC, Ms. Berry was a member of the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW and graduated Order of the Coif. A scholarship in her memory is in formation at the USC School of Law.