Attorney Rose-Ellen Heinz Fairgrieve has been a practicing attorney in the public and private sector for nearly 20 years, with a primary focus on labor and employment law and municipal code enforcement. She has owned Fairgrieve Law since 2013. Her collective experience gives her a range of critical insight on workplace law and litigation defense.
A native San Franciscan, Rose-Ellen represented the City and County of San Francisco for 15 years as a Deputy City Attorney. As a member of the Labor and Employment team, she enforced the city’s labor laws and defended San Francisco against worker complaints and cases by representing its departments and employees.
Rose-Ellen began her legal career as a judicial clerk for a federal judge in U.S. District Court in Michigan. Prior, she served the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, providing legal services to poor and low-income citizens, while studying for her J.D. at the University of Southern California Law Center, where she graduated in May 1995 with honors. Rose-Ellen received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Davis in 1992, also with honors.
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