About My Practice


Curriculum Vitae


I am licenced to practice only in the State of California, and advertise only in the State of California. Further, I do not seek to represent anyone based solely on that person's visit to my website.

I wanted to thank you again for conducting the training for our leadership staff yesterday. I think the group really got a lot out of it, it held their attention well and personally I thought the 2 hours flew.

Thanks again,

Sandy Marfin
HR Manger

Valorie Bader, Attorney at Law

About My Practice

An attorney since 1987, I specialize in employment and business law, and enjoy using forecasting and conflict resolution skills to steer employers away from litigation and agency regulation to a more productive workplace.

I continue to litigate which allows me to experience a diversity of professions and trades while representing businesses in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

I have qualified as a mediator with the Sonoma County Mediation Program, and the Sonoma County Bar Association Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

McMillan & Shureen LLP
50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Fifth floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4952
(707) 525-5405 (voice)
(707) 576-7955 (fax)
Services Provided

Employment Related Risk Assessment, Prevention and Compliance Strategies

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Transactional Attorney in Employment and Business Issues:
Handbooks, Personnel Policies and Forms Contracts, Agreements and Other Legal Documents

Litigation Attorney in Employment and Business Issues before California Courts and California Agency Enforcement Actions:
  • Labor Commissioner
  • Employment Development Department
  • Unemployment Appeal and Audit Department
  • Workers Compensation Appeals Board
  • Cal-OSHA
  • Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau
Wage and Hour Issues, and other terms and conditions of employment including leaves of absence, and benefit coordination

Performance and Discipline Issues

Workers' Compensation Discrimination and Classification

Wrongful Termination, including Sexual Harassment

Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Actions

Public Retirement Law

Outside Investigations, Including Sexual Harassment

Workplace Restraining Orders

Trade Secret Protection

Mediation and Arbitration