Robert Wenzel represents a diverse clientele in the private sector which includes health care providers, residential construction companies, manufacturing concerns, restaurants and hotels, retail establishments, food processing companies, temporary employment agencies, and service firms. He focuses on employment law and defense of management in personnel and labor relations claims such as sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leaves of absence, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues. Since joining the firm in 1983, Mr. Wenzel has represented clients in hundreds of employment litigation cases handling matters in state and federal court as well as before various administrative agencies. He also specializes in employment/human resources related advice and counsel matters.

Mr. Wenzel formerly served as Human Resources Manager and Legal Counsel for the Western Region of GTE Directories Corp. He is a Past President of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), has served on the Board of Directors of the Employers Group, and served as Chairman of the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Honors & Recognitions

Mr. Wenzel has been recognized as one of the top 5% of California lawyers by Southern California Super Lawyers. He was also awarded the Excellence in Human Resources Award and the President’s Award by PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association).

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Wenzel is a well-known speaker to various organizations around the country on labor and employment issues. He has conducted hundreds of training sessions, briefings, and seminars and lectured at numerous conventions. He has been a guest on America’s Best Lawyers, airing on American Airlines flights and on the Best of Sky Radio on United Airlines flights.

Private Sector Focused - AALRR WEBTrain | Management Performance Series - June 2023
Virtual - Multiple Dates, Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21, 27, July 12, 2023

2023 Employment Law Conference "Live & In-person"
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, March 23, 2023

Alerts & Articles

Update on Sick Leave Clean-Up Legislation and Related Bills
Labor & Employment Law Blog, June 16, 2015

Blog Posts


J.D., Western State College of Law
B.A., Carthage College


  • 1981, California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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