Thomas Duckworth represents employees in a broad range of employment matters in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings. He has advised and represented employees and employers in numerous matters, and has litigated employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, fraud, defamation, privacy and wage and hour disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as a myriad of arbitration tribunals, such as FINRA.
Since being admitted to the Bar in 1991, Tom has been involved in a wide variety of civil litigation. For several years, he practiced employment law with Kathleen (“Kay”) Lucas, where he represented clients in a broad range of employment matters in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings. In 2001, Tom became a partner at Otis Canli & Duckworth where he headed the firm’s employment group. In December 2005, Tom formed the law firm Duckworth & Peters, LLP. Noah Lebowitz became a partner in 2007, and in 2010 the firm added Monique Olivier as a partner.
Tom has significant alternative dispute resolution and trial experience. He has been included in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Registry of Preeminent American Lawyers and has achieved an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible peer rating, from 2005 to 2011. Tom has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Tom lectures on employment issues for The Bar Association of San Francisco, Marin County Bar Association, Law Seminars International, Continuing Education of the Bar, and has appeared on KQED’s Forum. Tom also serves as a panelist for the San Francisco Early Settlement Program.
Tom received a B.A. degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and his J.D. from USF School of Law. Tom is a member of the California bar and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California.