Los Angeles, California
(213) 452-0510

Since 1998, Torey Joseph Favarote has represented both companies and employees all over the country in a wide variety of employment litigation matters. Torey has been counsel of record in over 70 wage and hour class actions and representative actions involving allegations of overtime, meal and rest period, record-keeping, wage statement and charge-back violations, to just name a few. Torey has also successfully defended employers in wage and hour trials, as well as dozens of proceedings before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. He has also represented employees in dozens of individual and representative actions based on violations of the California Labor Code and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Torey's employment litigation experience includes over 200 single plaintiff lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, fraud, defamation, infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract. He has also successfully defended employers and represented employees in trials, arbitrations, and in proceedings before California and federal administrative agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, United States Department of Labor and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Torey also counsels employers in all areas of wage and hour, employment and labor laws. He also has had the distinction of successfully arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to co-founding Gleason & Favarote LLP, Torey was Of Counsel at the national employment defense firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. where, he along with his partner, Paul Gleason, established Ogletree's Los Angeles office. Prior to that, Torey was an associate in the Labor and Employment Group at the international firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP for five years. Recent representations include cases in the transportation, warehouse, manufacturing, entertainment, healthcare, gaming, financial services, hospitality and retail industries in wage and hour class actions and proceedings before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement; as well as litigation stemming from alleged race, age, disability and gender discrimination, retaliation and harassment. Torey received his law degree, with honors, from Loyola Law School in 1998.

Areas of Practice
  • Wage & Hour Class Action Litigation
  • PAGA Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Wage & Hour Training
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1998, with honors
  • Loyola Marymount University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1995
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • African-American Attorneys in Downtown Firms Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association