San Francisco Employment Lawyers

Employment attorneys in San Francisco protecting employees from discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, and wrongful discharge

Minnis & Smallets LLP is a reputable, experienced employment law firm in downtown San Francisco, serving all of the Bay Area. Personal attention is what sets us apart, according to our many satisfied clients. The firm represents accomplished executives, distinguished professionals, and hard-working salaried and hourly employees who have been mistreated at work or who have questions about significant employment issues.

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Minnis & Smallets LLP attorneys represent employees throughout the Bay Area. We can advise you in all employment law matters, and will fight to protect your legal rights.

Our firm’s partners Aaron P. Minnis and Sonya L. Smallets have over 25 years of combined experience. Their expertise has led their peers to name them Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars, awarded to only a select few California attorneys.


Our firm handles all employment law matters. The attorneys at Minnis & Smallets have the expertise to protect our clients when their rights have been violated and the skills to navigate our clients through difficult employment situations. You can be confident in us from start to finish – we:

  • listen and learn about your situation;
  • clearly explain relevant legal issues and options; and
  • customize a strategy tailored to your individual situation, whether that is through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

To find out what Minnis & Smallets can do for you, call 1-415-551-0885 or use our contact form.


At Minnis & Smallets, we help you find your way to a better future.

Client Reviews

“Sonya Smallets is an outstanding attorney. Since the first time I met her I felt comfortable talking to her because she was honest and sincere and cared about my situation -unlawful termination. During the course of my case she kept me well informed and explained legal matters in ways that were easy and concise for me to understand. She always had time to listen and to answer to any concerns I had. She gave her best to ensure I, her client, got the best possible service. Thanks to her expertise and professionalism my legal dispute was positively resolved in my favor. Her assistance, Debby, was always professional, attentive, nice and friendly.

I highly recommend Sonya Smallest for any employment issues. She is talented and dedicated and will always work on your best interest. You’ll be represented by one of the best.
Veronica P.”

“Aaron Minnis is superb! He is the most professional, educated and knowledgable lawyer with whom I have worked. He provides honest counsel, he advises with integrity and he sets realistic expectations. He helped me approach my former firm in the most appropriate manner and advised me on all possible outcomes and the best path to take to move forward. He put me in an excellent position to negotiate the best deal for myself. Aaron took the time to truly understand what was important to me so that I could move past an unfortunate experience, feeling I arrived at the best possible solution. I cannot say enough good things about Aaron and his firm. I highly recommend Minnis & Smallets!
Tony S.”
“Minnis & Smallets was recommended by a friend who is attorney himself in another specialty. I was unexpectedly laid off while on medical leave and needed advice how to navigate the legality of the situation. I first spoke with Sean McHenry who is an associate at the office. He listened very carefully to my situation and consulted with the partners. After a development in my case I spoke to Sean again who was heading out of town but arranged for me to meet with Aaron Minnis in person. Aaron was just as patient and kind and practical when I met with him. He gave me some frank advice that helped me decide how to proceed for the quickest and best outcome which actually did NOT involve legal representation and hence was part of their initial consultation. It was a refreshing experience because I consulted with other lawyers who basically asked for fees up front to represent me when I was pretty sure I could make my own case to my company. Things worked out in my favor so I’m very pleased with the advice Aaron gave me. I highly recommend the firm to anyone needing an employment law specialist.
Carrie C.”

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