We use superior knowledge of the law, experience and good old-fashioned brain power to give you the real story, spin-free.  We don't misguide you with guarantees, false bravado, or vagueness.  We  assess your situation and provide recommendations honestly, clearly and directly.


We are responsive and there for you.  We realize many legal questions or problems are time-sensitive and stressful.  We make ourselves available when needed; if you don't reach us right away, we get back to you promptly.  We respond to every situation and question thoughtfully, diligently, and respectfully.  Handling our clients' legal needs within their desired time frame is our top priority.


Our clients (as well as judges we have appeared before, and even counsel representing the opposing party) have consistently complimented us on the quality of our representation and work product.  Here are just a few comments:



Cody is an extremely knowledgeable, no-nonsense, bottom-line business partner who has consistently given us expert advice in all areas regarding California employment law. He is creative and inventive in finding solutions to our problems and has been a valuable resource.

                           -Sandy T., client since 2006

I have sampled many other Employment Attorneys, and always choose Cody because he is quick to respond, armed with solid, easy to understand, reliable advice. I highly recommend Cody Jaffe.

                            -Heather T., client since 2004

Working with Cody over the past few years I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and prompt with assisting when a timely decision was critical. I looked to Cody when difficult situations arose and I needed to look to a professional for legal advice. I also have worked with Cody for litigation preparation and always found him to be very approachable and supportive.

                            -Donna R., client since 2004

  • wrongful termination
  • breach of privacy
  • breach of contract
  • wage and hour violations

Why CHOOSE law offices of cody jaffe  ?

  • employee leave rights
  • disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation
  • understanding different classifications of workers
  • team building

tel.: (415) 524-3268                                              100 PINE Street, suite 1250
email:                  SAN FRANCISCO, ca 94111


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), cum laude, Amherst College
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Columbia University School of Law


  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Volunteer at Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (CCLP)


Admitted to practice in:

  • All California, New York, and Connecticut state trial courts
  • California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
  • All Federal District Courts in California
  • Federal Ninth and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals

Cody Jaffe is a San Francisco employment lawyer who has practiced exclusively employment and labor law for his entire professional career of over 22 years.  His practice has included providing advice and counsel to clients on a regular basis regarding all aspects of labor and employment law. 

Mr. Jaffe has wide-ranging experience in handling employment law-related litigation, including claims of:

  • discrimination
  • harassment
  • retaliation
  • denial of leave or reasonable accommodation

...and other claims. 

His experience also extends to investigating and representing clients with respect to complaints before the various administrative agencies responsible for enforcing these laws.  Mr. Jaffe has appeared before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout California, including:

  • the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
  • the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
  • the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
  • the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)

Mr. Jaffe has conducted trainings and presentations on a wide range of topics, including:

  • sexual harassment education
  • workplace sensitivity
  • best management practices
  • wage/hour rights and obligations

...and other subjects. 

Mr. Jaffe's practice has also encompassed traditional labor law, including advising clients regarding the grievance process, union relations, and National Labor Relations Act compliance, as well as investigating and representing clients in labor arbitrations and Representation and Unfair Labor Practice proceedings.