Legal Services

Hall of Justice, San Diego, California
Hall of Justice, San Diego, CA

We invite you to scroll through the following list of our legal services below and see if we can help you with your particular circumstances.

Employee Rights

See our Employee Rights page for an overview, including:

Wage and Hour Disputes

If you believe your employer is not paying you correctly or not paying you for all hours worked, including overtime hours at overtime rates, or not allowing you to take meal or rest breaks, or if you have general questions and are not quite sure if you have a claim or not, please call our offices to discuss your circumstances with an experienced employment litigator.

Wrongful Termination

Sexual Harassment


  • Sex/Gender
  • Disability
    • Failure to Accommodate
  • Medical Condition (Cancer)
  • Race/Color
  • National Origin/Ancestry
  • Sexual Orientation
  • More…



– Requests for Accommodation of Disability

Employee/Independent Contractor Status Determinations

Severance Agreements / Employment Contracts

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


Federal Claims

Administrative Hearings and Processes

Federal Employees

  • EEO – Request for Informal Counseling / Formal Complaints
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

State Personnel Board (SPB)

California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB)

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The Law Offices of Matthew G. English has experience litigating claims in a wide variety of administrative settings. Administrative hearings typically lack the rigorous evidentiary and procedural standards of court hearings and trials, however they offer their own set of advantages and often are the only forum available for certain claims. Hiring an attorney familiar with administrative law and the peculiarities of administrative hearings can mean the difference between success and defeat. If you have an administrative hearing or investigative process in your future, Call our offices today to discuss how we assist you.

Education Law

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (24 USCS 1400 et seq.)

Due Process Hearings


Expulsions / Student Discipline

Civil Litigation

Lawsuits in State and Federal Court


Business Litigation

Contract Disputes

Litigation Prevention / Dispute Resolution

Small Business Employers

Civil Dispute Resolution


Mediation – private and court-ordered – EEOC Mediation

Note: This is only a partial list of common claims. If you don’t see your particular circumstances reflected in the topics above but have an issue regarding your employment, your school, your business or your life that you believe could use the assistance of an attorney, please feel free to contact our offices. We can discretely discuss your circumstances and, as appropriate, arrange for a free initial consultation in our Mission Valley offices.