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Carl Botterud
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Excellent read, highly recommend it to anyone who works as an employee and is dealing with workplace challenges.
 
What is My Case Worth?
If you have had something illegal happen to you in the workplace, and you are considering taking legal action, you've probably asked yourself: What is my case worth? If you haven't asked yourself that yet, I urge you to think about it. Your legal issues are...
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Enlightening.
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Makes sense.
With the swipe of a pen last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti eliminated what he called "one more stupid rule in Los Angeles." But as a career firefighter, I have to ask: Was the law really so stupid? And what process led to its elimination?
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How about if we save kids’ lives first and worry as a secondary matter about the niceties of exactly who did it?
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A great read, thoughtful and important. Highly recommended to legal eagles, employees, employers and anyone interested in conflict resolution and human relations.
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For anyone with the interest, time and stamina, here is a link to the independent investigation by Robert Mueller into the NF/Ray Rice matter. 
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Falling under the category of some humans ain't human, some humans ain't kind . . . and sometimes the law is an ass. This should be read by anyone who is an employ, or might be an employee. Be smart about your rights. This is unlawful in California. 
A non-compete agreement for a low-level employee used to be routinely tossed on grounds that it was coercive and an improper restraint of employment. What changed?
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Prop 46 is all about patient care and rights.  Please don't be fooled by the scare ads of the insurance company.  If you are on the fence, please read this story of how it can make a difference to the people of California. 
I was dismayed to learn the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose Proposition 46. Supervisor Susan Adams called it an initiative "coming from medical malpractice attorneys," as if that fact alone somehow makes Prop.
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A great piece on the Supreme Court by Prof. Chemerinsky. Highly recommended to all lawyers and citizens.
It’s time to say it: The Supreme Court has largely failed throughout American history at its most important tasks and at the most important times. It is difficult for me to write these words because I long have revered the court, having spent my career teaching and writing and litigating about constitutional law. Yet, I have come to realize that...
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Meghan Daum nails it.
There's a scene in "A Piece of Work," the 2010 documentary about comedian Joan Rivers , who died last week, in which she shoots down a heckler while performing in a casino in northern Wisconsin. In so doing, she effectively explains the purpose of humor in society.
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Not willful?
Janio Salinas was buried alive in sugar. A newly released accident report and an undercover investigation by Univision reveal the obstacles OSHA faces in its temp worker safety initiative. - 2014/07/08
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Lawyer/Mediator
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Legal Advice and Counsel, Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Workplace Investigations, Labor and Employment Law, Wage and Hour, Disability Accommodation and Access, Civil Rights, Higher Education
Employment
  • Ritt Tai Thvedt & Hodges, LLP
    Lawyer/Mediator, present
  • Occidental College
    General Counsel, 2010 - 2013
  • Botterud Law & Mediation
    Lawyer/Mediator, 2005 - 2010
  • Bensinger, Ritt & Botterud
    Lawyer/Partner, 2000 - 2005
  • Law Office of Carl A. Botterud
    Lawyer, 1997 - 2000
  • Bacon & Mills (and predecessors)
    Lawyer/Associate, 1992 - 1997
  • Whittier Law School
    Adjunct Law Professor/Visiting Assisting Assistant Professor of Law, 1993 - 2000
  • Whittier College
    Lecturer, 1998
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Carl Botterud is a lawyer and mediator. In his role as counsel, Mr. Botterud represents institutional, business and individual clients, both plaintiffs and defendants in the area of civil, business, civil rights and employment litigation. He has more than twenty years experience as a litigator in the areas of employment, discrimination, disability, wage-hour, wrongful termination, trade secrets, contract disputes, higher education and professional negligence. As a mediator, Mr. Botterud serves as a neutral helping parties find resolution in a broad gamut of civil litigation and workplace disputes.
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Since graduating from Whittier Law School in 1992, Mr. Botterud has represented hundreds of corporate and individual clients in all phases of complex employment, business and criminal matters in state and federal court. With more than thirty years experience as a lawyer and business executive, Mr. Botterud has litigated extensively on behalf of his clients at all levels, from discovery and the taking and defending of hundreds of percipient and expert depositions, through appearances in countless contested court hearings, mediations and arbitrations, to the handling of scores of trials and appeals before both the state and federal courts. In particular, Mr. Botterud has tried fifteen civil and criminal cases to verdict, including four murder trials. He briefed and argued multiple civil and criminal appeals and writs before the California Court of Appeal. 

Recognizing the burdens and costs involved in protracted litigation, Mr. Botterud, early in his career, came to value alternative forms of dispute resolution. After receiving specialized training from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University in 2006, Mr. Botterud started working as a mediator to serve his colleagues in efforts to seek resolution of conflict. Mr. Botterud has served as a neutral in over seventy mediations involving employment, construction, contract, disability and general civil disputes, and shortly garnered a sterling reputation as a calm, no-nonsense and compelling mediator who can successfully resolve even the most hotly contested matters. Dedicated to public service, Mr. Botterud previously served on the Los Angeles County Superior Court Pro Bono and Select Mediator Panels.

Most recently, from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Botterud served as General Counsel at his alma mater, Occidental College. During that tenure, he helped guide his client through issues with an eye toward efficient, cost effective risk management. Mr. Botterud successfully guided the College through a novel tax litigation matter resulting in significant savings for his client. He worked closely with the athletic department in addressing an NCAA investigation. He regularly provided counsel and guidance related to construction, contract, employment, faculty, civil rights matters. 

In the fall of 2013, Mr. Botterud returned to Ritt, Tai, Thvedt & Hodges, the firm he helped steward as a partner from 2000 to 2005, where he is serving his clients and colleagues as a counselor, advisor, neutral and advocate.
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(626) 685-2550
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65 North Raymond Ave., Suite 320, Pasadena, CA
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