Ginger L. Grimes


Ginger Grimes

Ginger L. Grimes joined Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho as a Social Justice Fellow in 2016 and became a partner in 2024. Her practice focuses on class and collective wage and hour cases, consumer class actions, and voting rights. Ms. Grimes volunteers as a supervising attorney for Legal Aid at Work’s Workers’ Rights Clinic. Ms. Grimes was selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in 2022 through 2024.

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  • J.D., cum laude, University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., cum laude, Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College, 2011

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of California, 2015

  • State of Hawaii, 2016

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition (National LGBT Bar Association), Second Place (2015)

  • UC Irvine School of Law Pro Bono High Honors (2015)

  • UC Irvine School of Law 3L Trail Blazer Award (2015)

  • Faculty Award (highest performance): Legal Profession; Advanced Torts; Immigrant Rights Clinic

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association

Prior Employment

  • The Hon. Daniel R. Foley, Intermediate Court of Appeals for the State of Hawaiʻi, 2015 –2016.

Representative Cases

  • Spruill v. Vox Media, Inc. and Bradley v. Vox Media, Inc., Nos. 1:17-cv-01791-CRC and 1:19-cv-00160-CRC (D.D.C.): class and certified FLSA collective action settlement of $4 million for state and federal wage and hour claims of misclassified independent contractor sports journalists and editors.

  • Flowers v. Twilio Inc., No. RG16804363 (Alameda Cnty. Super. Ct.): certified class action on behalf of California consumers alleging violations of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act resulting in $10 million settlement.

  • Yumori-Kaku v. City of Santa Clara, 17CV319862 (Santa Clara Cnty. Super. Ct.): judgment following a bench trial concluding that the City of Santa Clara violated the California Voting Rights Act by maintaining an at-large election system that diluted the votes of Asian American voters and directing the City to transition to district-based elections; affirmed on appeal in 2020; see 59 Cal. App. 5th 385 (2020).

  • McBain v. Behr, No. RG 17855986 (Alameda Cnty. Super. Ct.): class and collective action settlement of $5 million for exemption misclassification of sales representatives.

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • National Employment Lawyers Association Spring Seminar, “The Changing Face of Wage & Hour Litigation,” Co-panelist on “Proving Time Worked in the Information Age,” March 24, 2023.

  • Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, “A Workers’ Rights Evening,” Co-panelist, September 29, 2022.

  • UC Irvine School of Law, “Workers’ Rights Panel,” Co-Panelist, March 29, 2022.

  • County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission, “Best Practices for Outreach to Communities of Interest,” Co-presenter, February 25, 2021.

  • The Rose Institute of State and Local Government, “2021 Redistricting: New Rules for California Local Government,” Co-panelist on “Strategic Insights and Practical Lessons,” September 17, 2020.

  • Legal Aid at Work, “Litigation Training – State Court Trials,” Co-panelist, August 3, 2020.