Steven A. Witt


Steven Witt is a partner at Witt Law Firm and represents employees in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, misclassification of workers (exempt/nonexempt employees, independent contractors, etc.), wage & hour violations, and whistleblower protection.


Mr. Witt also has extensive experience with employee benefits issues, such as employer-based healthcare, 401(k) and pension plans, and disability plans and leaves of absence (FMLA, pregnancy, disability, military, etc.). Mr. Witt has also lectured extensively on compliance issues relating to the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) for employer-provided healthcare at seminars and conferences across the country.


Prior to joining Witt Law Firm, PC, Mr. Witt worked as an associate at elite national and international law firms, focusing his litigation practice in the fields of labor & employment law, employee benefits, tax, and commercial litigation. He also worked as in­house counsel at Under Armour, Inc., focusing primarily on employment law and trademark litigation. Immediately following law school, Mr. Witt served as a Judicial Fellow at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While in law school he clerked for the general counsel of a national political party committee and served on the staff of the American University Law Review.



California (2011)

Virginia (2009)

United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California



American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2003


News, Media, & Seminars

Even "Small" Companies May Find Themselves Subject To The ACA's Employer Mandate, Orange County Business Journal (April 14, 2015)

Healthcare Reform: Plan Eligibility Rules Need To Be In Writing, Orange County Business Journal (January 19, 2015)

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner, Lexology and F&P Legal Alert (June 30, 2014)

Supreme Court: Severance Payments Are Wages Subject To FICA Taxes, Lexology and F&P Legal Alert (March 25, 2014)

New U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans, Cross-Border Employer Blog (January 30, 2014)

Windsor & DOMA: Issues for Cross-Border Employers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (October 2, 2013)

Healthcare Reform & Seasonal Guest Workers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (July 2, 2013)

U.S. Healthcare Reform, Foreign Employers, and Employers of Foreign Workers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (March 28, 2013)

Healthcare Reform Legal Overview, CHLA ACA Seminar, Denver, CO (May 15, 2015)

The Affordable Care Act: Top 10 Things Employers Need To Know, “One Day, Many Solutions” Seminars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 30, 2015); Denver, CO (April 29, 2015); San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2015); Portland, OR (April 21, 2015)

Healthcare Reform—Are You Ready?, Legislative & Benefits Update Seminars, San Francisco, CA (February 5, 2015); San Diego, CA (February 3, 2015); Sacramento, CA (January 21, 2015)

Healthcare Reform Update, BBSI Owners Symposium, Ontario, CA (September 18, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Checkup: Key Concerns for Employers, “One Day, Many Solutions” Seminars, Phoenix, AZ (May 21, 2014); San Francisco, CA (May 15, 2014); Denver, CO (May 7, 2014); Portland, OR (April 29, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Checkup: Key Concerns for Employers, BBSI Legal Update Seminar, Long Beach, CA (April 30, 2014)

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Primer, NAPEO Risk Management Conference, Tampa, FL (February 25, 2014)

Affordable Care Act & Agricultural Employers, NCAE Annual National Conference, Washington, DC (February 4, 2014)

Healthcare Reform – 2014 Update, NCGA Employer Conference, Raleigh, NC (February 3, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Planning in 2014, SRF&V Annual Conference, Savannah, GA (January 9, 2014)

Practice areas:

Wrongful termination




Disability discrimination and ADA violations


Witt Law Firm, PC

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 949.229.5879

Fax: 949.229.8633