ABOUT Vanessa Celeste Deniston
A senior associate attorney based in our Oakland office, Vanessa C. Deniston is an experienced and forceful advocate representing individuals in employee rights and personal injury cases.
Vanessa brings passion, energy and superior legal skills to guide her clients successfully through the legal process.“It is my deepest privilege and obligation to come to the aid of those with limited resources and offer them my hand,” Vanessa states. “Whether my client is an employee seeking fairness, an individual who suffered life-threatening injuries, or a family member grieving the loss of a loved one, I proudly serve as their voice in the courtroom and ensure that justice is done.”
From case investigation, pre-litigation settlement negotiations, drafting the complaint, fact discovery, preparation of experts, and motions practice to mediation, settlement or trial, Vanessa excels in all phases of civil litigation.
While Vanessa’s clients appreciate her determination and sharp legal skills, they often comment that her attentiveness, compassion and empathy are just as important to her representation of them. “ I spend time getting to know my clients personally, a process that cannot be rushed or undervalued,” Vanessa states. “This builds trust with clients, which is a critical factor in successfully prosecuting any case. It also enables me to learn the client’s long-term goals and how I can help them achieve those goals.”
In the field of employment law, Vanessa has successfully negotiated multiple six and seven figure settlements for individual employees. These lawsuits have been filed against many major corporations in the U.S. including Chevron Corporation, Sutter Health, Rite-Aid Corporation, America Honda Motor Company, CVS Caremark, Walt Disney Company, Lufthansa Cargo, A.G., and Kellogg Company.
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