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Brooke Wilkinson Waldrop, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

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Brooke Wilkinson Waldrop is a Senior Associate Attorney with Payton Employment Law, P.C.  She specializes in representing employees in litigation that reinforces their rights in the workplace through individual, class, and Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) representative actions. Brooke has experience litigating a full range of employment issues from uncompensated hours worked, meal and rest break violations, waiting time penalties, compensatory time off, vested vacation hours, sick leave and pay, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Brooke began her California legal career at a top, well-respected class action law firm, wherein she reviewed, analyzed, and litigated class actions and PAGA representative actions. She endeavored to add individual actions to her repertoire, and as a result, transferred to another firm, and then eventually to Payton Employment Law, P.C.

Brooke attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. During law school, Brooke explored various areas of law with internships at the Disability Law Center, Victims Rights Clinic, and the International Rights Advocates (Washington, D.C.). At the International Rights Advocates, Brooke assisted attorneys at the trial for the precedent setting In re Juan Aguas, et al. v. Drummond Company, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The litigation focused on utilizing the centuries old Alien Tort Claims statute to protect the members of a Colombian mining labor union from death threats over its plan to strike for better working conditions.

After law school, Brooke obtained her masters degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in Writing for Screen and Television where she received the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship. She worked in the entertainment industry for close to 7 years, before deciding to switch back to law and fight on behalf of employees who suffered labor abuses at work. She passed the California Bar Exam on her first attempt despite never attending law school in California and being out of law for an extended time. Her time in the entertainment field makes her an ideal advocate for entertainment employees.

Contact Information

          (424) 334-3194 Ex. 707

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