Jonathan Light
Managing Attorney


Jonathan Fraser Light, managing attorney at LightGabler, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of employment law. He is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” for 15 years. Jon and his team members consult with over 1,500 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs. Jon has successful jury trial, court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and binding arbitration results in lawsuits and administrative claims involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, class action, wage & hour, and other employment related matters. He has also appeared on behalf of employers with the federal EEOC and Labor Department, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the National Labor Relations Board, and other government agencies involved with employment law issues. Mr. Light frequently speaks to employer and human resources groups, including the Ventura County Employers Advisory Council (EAC), PIHRA, NHRA, and numerous business associations such as CPA forums, manufacturers associations, Dental and Medical Societies, and Chambers of Commerce. He lectures on topics such as avoiding sexual harassment claims, wage and hour issues, business and employment law pitfalls, diversity in the workplace, supervisor strategies, employment law updates, and preparing employee handbooks. Beyond frequently lecturing to business groups and civic organizations on employment issues, Jon serves the community where he lives and works, as is evident by his past or present participation in the following organizations: CSUCI Business School Advisory Council; Ventura County Bar Association (Past President); Volunteer Legal Services and court-appointed mediator; Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (past chair), United Way Allocations Cabinet, Ventura County Taxpayers Association, and the Ventura County Boy Scout Council (past president); as well as for several years with the (2009 county champion) Newbury Park High School Mock Trial team (Assistant Coach) and Camarillo Academic Olympics (Superquiz and Test Preparation Chair). Jon is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is the author of two editions of the nationally acclaimed and award winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball.

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