Thomas Feher

Secretary

Thomas P. Feher, a trial lawyer since 1990, has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of clients ranging from individuals to large businesses and public entities, with his current emphasis focused on business and employment disputes but also embracing other areas of general business and litigation practice. Mr. Feher serves as an arbitrator for the Kern County Bar Association in fee disputes, mediated matters, serves on the KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Kern County Superior Court. Having a thorough knowledge of business strategies and litigation experience, Mr. Feher understands and resolves issues through the lens of a businessperson’s perspective and goals. His cases and matters have included:

  • employment consulting and compliance
  • simple to complex employment disputes (employment discrimination, retaliation sexual harassment, labor, wage and hour, class action and PAGA)
  • corporate and partnership disputes
  • real estate disputes
  • construction litigation
  • probate and trust litigation
  • commercial litigation
  • insurance and related disputes including litigation and coverage analysis
  • defense of public entities including civil rights and employment claims
  • professional liability defense and healthcare related litigation
  • agriculture litigation

 

Mr. Feher has been a speaker at seminars on a variety of topics including employment law, real estate and professional liability and has acted as an arbitrator in fee disputes. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation. He has chaired and served on a number of committees and been a speaker focused on improving the justice system and educating attorneys. He is an active member of the community through his work with local schools, mock trial, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and a variety of other community programs and activities.

 

Mediation Training

  • Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Resolve Program (both Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Arbitrator for the Kern County Bar Association (fee disputes)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 40-hour course, Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine School of Law
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Advanced Mediation Class
  •  KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

 

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1990
  • San Diego State University
    • B.A. – 1986
    • Majors: Political Science and Speech Communication

 

Professional Associations and Offices Held

  • San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA -Office: Membership Chair (Present)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Resolve Program (both Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Judge Pro Tem for the Kern County Superior Court (Past)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Office: Secretary (Present)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Director (2019 to 2020)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Member (1990 to Present)
  • Kern County Bar Association- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member and Director (2004 to Present)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Law Management Committee, Chair (2017 to Present)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Employment Law Committee (Past Co-Chair)
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member
  • California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section and Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Seven Oaks Country Club, Past Director
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Active Supporter