Jenell Van Bindsbergen is Of Counsel in the Fresno office and a member of the Labor, Employment and Personnel practice group. She has extensive experience with labor and employment matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, harassment, and discrimination issues, layoffs, leave issues and terminations. In addition to this experience, Jenell has experience with OSHA matters, Labor Code issues, and experience with administrative and court trials, certificated, civil service and classified dismissals, public safety matters and discipline, and grievance issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Jenell has practiced law on behalf of public agencies for more than 24 years. She is an experienced litigator on behalf of public agencies and has 24 years of experience representing various public agencies, including Central Valley school districts and various California cities in all aspects of public agency law, including the Brown Act, board governance and conflict of interest issues. She represented both municipal agencies and school districts in personnel and safety compliance litigation. In addition to attending city council meetings and advising city councils with regard to legal matters affecting their cities, Jenell has worked with police departments on Pitchess motions, POBR/FOBR issues, records, personnel matters, policy updates, search warrants and other code enforcement issues. Jenell has represented police and fire departments on personnel matters including litigation, implementation of personnel policies, bids for departmental purchases, and implementation of the Police Officer Bill of Rights and Fire Fighter Procedural Bill of Rights.
Jenell has organized and litigated many cases including preparation of complaints, answers, correspondence, mediation/arbitration, summary judgments, motions and all phases of discovery, interaction with clients and co-counsel, statute calendaring, trial preparation and trial. Jenell has also represented various cities and school districts in matters of ADA, FMLA/CFRA and other personnel matters.