Patricia A. Savage graduated from U.C. Berkeley’s Rhetoric program with Honors in 1999. After attending Berkeley, Ms. Savage attended Santa Clara University School of Law where she was awarded Best Oral Advocate during her first year. She also served as Secretary of Santa Clara’s Environmental Law Society; was a Member of Governing Board of National Association of Environmental Law Societies and a selected participant in the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, Fla. (2001). Ms. Savage spent her final year of Law School as a visiting student at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.
For the past eight years, after starting the practice of law, Ms. Savage has been primarily engaged in employment and class action law with a focus on wage and hour issues, including active litigation in the following areas: Misclassification, Overtime, Meal and Rest Period Violations, Business Expense Reimbursement, Computer Professional Exemptions and On-Call time. Her litigation experience also includes individual allegations re: National Origin Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, violations of the California Family Rights Act, hearings before the Employment Development Department, Experience with filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Private Attorneys’ General Act; and litigation involving skilled nursing facilities regarding allegations of understaffing and elder abuse.
She is also a contributing attorney to employer defense in the provision of articles regarding evolving wage and hour issues in the workplace, including updated Fair Employment and Housing legislation and new rulings related to misclassification of employees. Ms. Savage’s active litigation includes direct involvement in some of the largest employment class actions in California in the past five years in courts throughout Northern and Southern California, including: Ferris v. Inter-Con Security Systems, Harway v. Hertz Local Edition Corporation, LaChapelle v. Davita Inc., Total Renal Care, Inc Pantalion v. Ross Stores, Jacobs v. Genesco, Inc.Sorenson v. Petsmart, Inc. and Cicero v. Direct TV, Inc. Ms. Savage has served as ‘Of Counsel’ with the Bohm Law Group, a firm specializing in the representation of employees and in trial work, from January 2013 to April of 2014.
Ms. Savage is admitted to practice in all California courts including the Northern, Central, and Eastern Federal District Court. Attorney Savage teaches remedies at the Cal Northern School of Law. Ms. Savage is member of the Butte County Women Lawyer’s and Judge’s Association and the current Vice-President of the Butte County Bar Association.