Louis Max Benowitz

Louis Benowitz

Location:
Beverly Hills, California
Phone:
800-533-2392
Fax:
310-492-4056
Email:

Mr. Benowitz is an avid employee rights advocate and a Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2013 in plaintiff-side employment litigation.

Since opening the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz in 2009, Mr. Benowitz has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of California workers through individual and class action lawsuits. In its short history, the firm has prosecuted multiple cases through trial, successfully certified heavily contested class action lawsuits against large corporate employers for wage and hour violations, and has obtained numerous six and seven figure settlements. In doing so, Mr. Benowitz has successfully represented workers across a variety of industries including, but not limited to: health and fitness, retail, manufacturing, restaurant, transportation, legal, and banking/financial services.

Mr. Benowitz resides in Los Angeles and is a California native. Before forming the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz, Mr. Benowitz received his BA in English from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and his JD from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA). When away from the office, Mr. Benowitz enjoys spending time with friends and family (dogs included), following professional sports (especially baseball), and has recently taken up indoor cycling.


Sample Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Law – Employee
  • Class Actions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Workplace Safety Issues
  • Invasions of Privacy
  • Defamation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • Military Service Members and Veterans Rights (USERRA/Cal-USERRA)
  • Overtime
  • Exempt Employee Misclassification
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification
  • Meal and Rest Periods

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • J.D. (2008)
  • Honors and Activities: St. Thomas More Law Honor Society; Scott Moot Court Honors Board; Finalist, Scott Moot Court Competition; Best Regional Brief Award (California), New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition; First Honors Award, Law of Sales: Domestic and International; Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review; Dean's List.

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

  • B.A. (English, 2003)
  • Honors and Activities: Pauline and Irving Tanner Dean's Scholar; Dean's List; Staff Writer, Cornell Daily Sun.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

Areas of Practice