Adam Sloustcher

Collegiate Soccer Athlete Now Striking for Employment Defense!

I am a Partner and employment law attorney at Fisher Phillips guiding in-house counsel, business owners, and management through all workplace issues and litigation.

Adam Sloustcher represents local, regional and national employers in a broad range of employment disputes. He specializes in defending employers in wage-and-hour class action lawsuits, as well as those brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Adam also has extensive experience litigating equal pay class actions and single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits.

In addition to zealously advocating for his clients in the courtroom, Adam prides himself on being an accessible, responsive resource to help his clients avoid litigation altogether. He acts as a partner to in-house counsel, business owners, and management by providing them with day-to-day preventative advice regarding wage-and-hour compliance, investigations of alleged misconduct in the workplace, hiring, discipline and termination practices, leaves of absences, and the interactive process and reasonable accommodations. Adam also prepares complex compensation plans, arbitration agreements with class action waivers, employee handbooks, and personnel policies for his clients.

Adam’s devotion to his clients is well recognized, as he was named a San Diego Super Lawyers -- Rising Star for 2020 and 2021 for his work in labor and employment law. He is also a frequent speaker on numerous employment-focused panels, and is a regular speaker at the annual International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) International Convention & Trade Show. Adam also teaches classes about FMLA/CFRA and wage-and-hour issues for in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and other management personnel and is a guest lecturer for an employment law course at San Diego State University. He is also active with the California Minority Counsel Program, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Athlete’s Touch Orange County Chapter, and Sports Lawyers Association.

Adam’s drive to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients stems from his competitive athletic background. Growing up, he was a member of the Under-17 and Under-18 U.S. Youth National Soccer teams and named a McDonald’s and Parade All-American. Adam went on to accept a full athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and would later transfer to Loyola Marymount University – where he became team captain of the university’s NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Team. Adam then played professional soccer with the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.

Partner at Fisher Phillips

Sport: Soccer
College/Pro Team: Loyola Marymount University / UNC Chapel Hill / HC Hastings College of the Law
Chapter: Orange County II
Profession: Attorney
Specialty: Labor/Employment/Meditation
Preferred Contact: [email protected]

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