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Best Best & Krieger Of Counsel Jacqueline Wade comes alongside her employer clients in their daily operations to advise on pressing and complex legal issues, such as employee terminations and discipline, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour claims, family and medical leave, and foundational company policies and procedures. Jacqueline has specific experience assisting clients on all issues related to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). She has experience in private industries assisting large and small business owners with their employment needs.
In the midst of today’s ever-shifting employment law landscape, Jacqueline works to ensure that her clients are always well-versed on and compliant with current employment laws as an effort to mitigate risk and liability. In the event that litigation arises, Jacqueline draws on her notable experience representing clients in litigation, conducting depositions, advising on mediations and negotiating trial settlements. Jacqueline has also been successful in winning dispositive motions resulting in the early disposition of claims against her clients.
In addition to her day-to-day practice, Jacqueline is passionate about dedicating time and talents to pro bono matters. During law school, she earned special honors for her commitment to her school’s immigration clinic, including helping indigent clients in both removal proceedings and affirmative applications for immigrant relief. 
Before joining BBK, Jacqueline practiced at Cochran, Davis & Associates and Eskridge Law. In these roles, she gained experience in insurance defense litigation, employment litigation, business and real estate law. She also represented clients in disability and age-related discrimination claims. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Jacqueline grew up in San Pedro, California. Outside of the office, Jacqueline enjoys trips to the beach with her family, cooking authentic Mexican food and watching home remodeling shows.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Professional Liability, 2022
Thought Leadership


  • "Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials (AB 1661)," League of California Cities Planning Commissioners Academy, March 8, 2024

Education & Admissions

Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D., pro bono honors
California State University, Fullerton
B.A., business administration
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