About Our Firm

Employment, Labor Law & Consumer Protection Firm

Covering all of California

Cohelan Khoury & Singer has been a leader in protecting the rights of workers and consumers for over 30 years. We are committed to representing the entire scope of the workforce in prosecuting labor laws in the areas of wages, hours, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and all oppressive working conditions in state and federal courts throughout California and the United States. Our clients include low-wage workers and others in agriculture, the garment industry, janitorial and housekeeping, nurses, home health aides, truck drivers, delivery drivers, retail, staffing, temporary employees, energy, factory, technology, and the defense industry. We also take on major companies and corporations in lawsuits against internet fraud, data breach, insurance and banking violations, unfair credit reporting and background checks, deceptive advertising, and misrepresentations in the marketplace.

We also have extensive experience in prosecuting class action cases and have obtained financial recoveries for over one million workers and consumers, and certified classes for tens of millions of consumers. Our firm includes published author Timothy D. Cohelan, author of the first practice guide on class action litigation in California: Cohelan on California Class Actions (1999-2021), as well as Michael D. Singer, major contributing author to the CEB Practice Guide California Wage and Hour Litigation (2010-2021).

Cohelan Khoury & Singer served as co-lead counsel in the groundbreaking California Supreme Court wage and hour case against the Chili’s restaurant chain, Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court, as lead counsel in the Dilts v. Penske Logistics cases that established some of the most significant wage rights to date for truck drivers, as well as contributing as amicus curiae in virtually every major labor and employment matter in the California Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have settled in excess of 250 class action cases and are among the rare firms that have taken several certified class actions successfully to trial.

Successfully Recovered Settlements for Over a Million Workers


Claims on behalf of warehouse employees for unpaid wages due to company practice requiring employees to go through on-premises security searches after clocking out for meal periods and at the end of the day, as well as failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

Ashley Furniture

Case brought on behalf of commission furniture sales associates for recovery of minimum wages. Class certified and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

EasySaver Rewards

Case alleging that Provide Commerce, Inc., owner of multiple internet companies, including Pro Flowers, fraudulently transmitted customer's credit card, debit card, and/or pay pal information to Encore Marketing, Inc. a third party, which charged the card or account without the authorization of the customer.

JK Residential

Claim for failure to pay minimum wage to apartment managers.

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Case brought on behalf of all California-based current and former hourly employees alleging Kaiser failed to pay all hourly and overtime wages due to Kaiser’s rounding of time entries, provide itemized wage statements, and to pay wages of terminated employees.

Massage Envy

Case brought on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.


Claim for failure to pay travel time and provide all meal periods.

Shelly Automotive

Case brought on behalf of automobile or service technicians or mechanics for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

    Veteran Employment & Consumer Law Attorneys in San Diego

    Cohelan Khoury & Singer’s attorneys are consistently recognized as Super Lawyers and have obtained awards as California Attorney of the Year and Top Labor and Employment Lawyers. Our firm currently consists of eight attorneys, two paralegals and several supporting staff members.

    Several members of the firm are AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. To read about our attorneys, office administrator and paralegals, click on their name:

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