Cozen O’Connor: Stella, Walter M.

Walter M. Stella

Member

San Francisco

(415) 262-8339

(415) 644-0978

Walter will be speaking at an upcoming event:

Nightmare on Elm Street: Rise of Local Employment Law Ordinances

Long Beach, CA 08/27/2019

Walter Stella will be speaking at the California HR Conference 2019.

Event Details 

Walter focuses his practice on challenging employment issues facing employers from advice and counseling, to complex transactional matter and litigation. Water has more than 25 years of employment law experience, he provides practical solutions that minimize legal exposure for businesses in a heavily regulated employment environment.

Walter has been a guest on KQED radio programs and served as a contributing author for Aspatore’s Though Leadership series on Employment Law. He has been selected for the list of Best Lawyers in American since 2013 and Northern California Super Lawyers since 2014.

Walter earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and he earned his law degree from Cornell Law School.

 

News

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Current Issues in Human Resources

October 03, 2019 - Oakland, CA

Walter Stella will be presenting at the Human Resource Law from A to Z seminar.

Nightmare on Elm Street: Rise of Local Employment Law Ordinances

August 27, 2019 - Long Beach, CA

Walter Stella will be speaking at the California HR Conference 2019.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1990
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1987

Awards & Honors

“The Best Lawyers in America,” 2013-2017

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2014-2016

Bar Association of San Francisco, Award of Merit, 2008

The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, 2005-2006

Bar Association of San Francisco Pro Bono Award, Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2005-2006, 2008

Outstanding Volunteer in Public Services Award, Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2003, 2012-2014, 2017

  • California
  • Illinois

Board Member, Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), 2011-2013

Member, Editorial Board for “Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin”