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President at Albright, Yee & Schmit
Member Since: 2023
streetAddress: 707 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 3600
cityName: Los Angeles
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clifton-albright-jd/
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Race: African American/Black
Languages (Fluent): English
Primary Areas of Practice: Employment Litigation
Description of Member's Practice: Albright, Yee & Schmit, APC is a downtown Los Angeles-based multi-specialty law firm serving individuals, businesses, and governmental entities throughout California since the firm’s founding in 1982. We proudly provide legal representation within the following practice areas: Employment Counseling, Education, and Litigation, Workplace Investigations, Business and Commercial Litigation, General Liability Litigation, and Cannabis Licensing, Operational Development, and Regulatory Compliance.
Member Type: Outside Counsel
Member Profile: Clifton W. Albright is the President of Albright, Yee & Schmit, a California-based law firm formed in 1982 with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. AY&S specializes in providing legal representation for employment, labor, and tort defense to governmental and private entities. A leader in his field, Mr. Albright has garnered several awards and accolades throughout the course of his career. Mr. Albright has twice served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business, as appointed by former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He was named as the Face of Labor & Employment by Orange Coast Magazine, a Legal Visionary by the Los Angeles Times b2b, one of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal, one of the Top 100 Lawyers by Albright, Yee & Schmit APC, one of the Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal and a Southern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. In addition, he received the President’s Award from Forgiving for Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk girls overcome behavioral and mental health issues. Mr. Albright was also named as the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce Lawyer of the Year. Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Albright earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in business law from Loyola Law School. He is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and California and is recognized as an attorney and counselor by the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. As a commitment to his field, Mr. Albright is active with several industry-related organizations, including the American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Citizens for Accountable Leadership, Los Angeles County Bar Association, National Association of Guardsmen, National Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association.
Firm/Company: Albright, Yee & Schmit, APC
Firm/Company Size: 10-25
Firm/Company Office Locations: California
Firm/Company Profile: Albright, Yee, & Schmit, APC is a prestigious Labor and Employment law firm serving individuals, businesses, and governmental entities throughout the United States. Founded in 1982, AY&S has become well known for its high-level legal work, attention to detail, and personalized service. While our clients appreciate the results we achieve, how we achieve those results is equally important to them. Because we work hard to understand each client’s business, industry, and unique situations, we can be more proactive about protecting their interests. Because we embrace the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, we can be trusted to do the right thing for every client. Our mission is to take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives, and exceed their expectations. We unequivocally dedicate ourselves to these values. For our clients, we exude a can-do attitude, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity and honesty. For our firm, we foster an enjoyable working environment based on open communication and mutual respect and encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty. For our diverse community, we uphold our reputation of quality service and leadership. Our Practices AY&S is a highly-regarded and well-respected law firm specializing in Employment Counseling, Education, and Litigation, Workplace Investigations, Business and Commercial Litigation, General Liability Litigation, and Cannabis Licensing, Operational Development and Regulatory Compliance. Our attorneys concentrate their practices in specific areas, enabling our firm to maintain expertise in rapidly evolving and complex areas of the law and to ensure that each client’s legal work is handled by the attorney best suited to deal with a specific matter. Our Firm Our legal team consists of professionals with a broad range of experiences and diverse backgrounds who serve as leaders in charitable institutions and mentors and are members of national, state, and local bar associations. Our professionals have earned the respect and admiration of our clients, judges, and co-counsels by the strength of their experience, backgrounds, and overall commitment to excellence. Since 1982, Clifton W. Albright, our firm's Founder and President, has institutionalized AY&S to positively commit itself to these core principles: Value Clients and Deliver Results. At AY&S, your lawyer is assigned based on knowledge and expertise — so you get the best person for the job. We are a reputable firm proudly producing the work product and experience of a large firm combined with the accessibility and intimate values of a small firm. We serve as our clients' staunchest advocates and defenders; we don't just respond to clients' needs; we anticipate them. The regulation of legal costs for our clients is our top priority. Our ultra-competitive fee arrangements, coupled with our technological investments to reduce the actual lawyer time spent, alleviate our client's cost of legal representation. We believe in constantly striving to deliver quality services and favorable outcomes efficiently and economically. Our operating philosophy is rooted in respect. We respect our clients enough to make them full partners in the legal process — keeping them informed and inviting their participation every step of the way.
Firm/Company Website: https://ayslaw.com/
Bar Admissions (up to 10): California, District of Columbia
Former Member of the Bench: No
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 75 - 100
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 1 - 25
Referred By: Melvin Felton