Steven Tindall represents employees seeking fair pay and just treatment in individual and class action lawsuits against employers. His cases involve allegations of misclassification, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, WARN Act, and ERISA violations. He has more than 20 years of experience representing employees in a variety of industries, including tech, gig economy, financial services, construction, transportation, and private education. Steven also represents consumers in individual and mass tort personal injury lawsuits and class action litigation. In 2019, he won a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, which honors outstanding California lawyers “whose extraordinary work and cases had a major impact on the law.”
Previous Experience and Educational Background
Steven clerked for Hon. Judith N. Keep of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and for Hon. Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to joining Gibbs Law Group, he was a partner at Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall, and at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. At Rukin Hyland and Lieff Cabraser, he focused on plaintiffs’ class action litigation in the fields of wage and hour law, antitrust, and consumer protection. Steven also litigated a number of mass tort personal injury and toxic tort cases.
Steven received his B.A. degree in English Literature from Yale University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with distinction in his major. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1996. While at Berkeley Law, Steven co-directed the East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic.
Breach of Contract
As co-lead counsel, Steven helped recover over $29 million on behalf of hundreds of employees in a class action lawsuit involving breach of contract claims against a global consulting company.
Represented retirees whose retirement benefits were slashed after a corporate spinoff. The litigation resulted in a $9 million recovery paid out to class members.
Represents thousands of individual clients in multiple gig economy cases alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors and should be entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay, and expense reimbursement under California and other state labor laws.
Represents over 100,000 borrowers in a certified class action lawsuit against online lender, CashCall, alleging that they preyed on low-income borrowers through high interest rate loans. Steven was a key member of the litigation team that achieved a unanimous ruling from the CA Supreme Court regarding unconscionability of contracts.