McManis Faulkner announces the elevation of Hilary Weddell to partner, effective Jan. 1.
“Amidst the shifting tides of employment law, it’s more important than ever for businesses to have a dependable, trusted counsel to guide them through the rough waters. Hilary has proven herself in the courtroom, and she draws on this experience to help her clients tackle their daily workplace challenges so they may stay out of court. We are thrilled to welcome her to the partnership,” said Elizabeth Pipkin, managing partner of McManis Faulkner.
Since joining the firm more than six years ago, Weddell has focused on employment law and litigation, representing clients in matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employee misconduct, and theft of trade secrets. Her clients include executives, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries.
Weddell is a professor of remedies at Lincoln Law School in San Jose. For the last five years, she has served on the Board of Trustees for the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation, a non-profit that ensures ongoing excellence for all students in the Cupertino Union School District. In addition, Weddell has previously been involved with the American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn; the Santa Clara County Bar Association Labor and Employment Executive Committee; and California Women Lawyers.
Weddell has been named a “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2017. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School (2013), where she served as editor-in-chief of the Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice, and her B.S. from San Jose State University (2008).