Steven Tindall

Partner

smt@classlawgroup.com (510) 350-9700 vCard

Steven Tindall has represented plaintiffs in employment and class action litigation for nearly twenty years. His experience extends to a wide array of complex employment matters, including individual and class action lawsuits involving employee misclassification, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, WARN Act, FCRA, and ERISA violations. He has represented employees against large corporations in a variety of industries including technology, financial services, construction, transportation, and private education.

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. He previously focused on plaintiffs’ class action litigation in the fields of wage and hour law, antitrust, and consumer protection. Steven has 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 (Boalt Hall) in 1996. While at Boalt, Steven co-directed the East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Litigation Highlights

Currently serves as co-lead counsel in a class action lawsuit on behalf of bankers asserting unpaid overtime claims and meal break violations and against Wells Fargo Bank.

As co-lead counsel, recovered over $29 million on behalf of hundreds of employees in a class action lawsuit involving breach of contract claims against a global consulting company.

As co-lead counsel, recovered over $9 million on behalf of retirees whose retirement benefits were slashed after a corporate spinoff.

Show Full Bio

California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, Daily Journal and California Lawyer Magazine, 2019

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2019

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1996

Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

East Bay Community Law Center, Board Member

Presenter, Damages & Penalties in Exemption and Misclassification Cases

Bridgeport Independent Contractor, Joint Employment Misclassification Litigation Conference

July 26, 2019

Contributor, Can Interest Rates be Unconscionable?

Daily Journal Appellate Report Podcast

July 6, 2018

Co-Author, Epic Systems and the Erosion of Federal Class Actions

Law360 Expert Analysis

July 5, 2018

Co-Author, Senate Should Reject Choice Act and Its Payday Free Pass

Law360 Expert Analysis

July 12, 2017

Presenter, Understanding and Litigating PAGA Claims

Bridgeport Continuing Education

March 3, 2017

Author, “Do as She Does, Not as She Says: The Shortcomings of Justice O’Connor’s Direct Evidence Requirement in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins”

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 17, No. 2

1996

Steve Tindall exceeded all my expectations. Both me and a colleague elected to go with Steve after vetting several attorneys.

- S.M., former client

Slice 1 BLF 2017