2625 Alcatraz Avenue, #514, Berkeley, CA 94705

Attorney Profile

Biography

Marion I. Quesenbery

Ms. Quesenbery has had a distinguished career in employment law, business litigation, and agricultural law. Ms. Quesenbery began her career as a labor and employment law attorney with the Western Growers Association in California, and she left WGA nearly 17 years later as its Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs. During her tenure with WGA and its affiliated law firm Dressler & Quesenbery, she represented WGA’s members and affiliated entities before the federal and state courts — including the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court — and administrative agencies on PACA related matters, labor and employment law issues, and general business related litigation. , Ms. Quesenbery was a senior attorney with Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, where she concentrated in complex employment and agribusiness litigation, including PACA collection and enforcement, and race discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits. Then joined Rynn & Janowsky, LLP as a partner prior to establishing her law office in 2014.

Education:
California Western School of Law (J.D., 1976)
California State University, San Diego (B.A., 1973)

Admitted to Practice:
All California state courts
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas:
Employment & Labor Law, Agricultural Law, PACA, Commercial Litigation, Agribusiness Counseling, Mediation

Professional Memberships:

  • California Department of Food & Agriculture, Market Enforcement Branch’s alternate dispute resolution panel of arbitrators
  • The Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation’s panel of arbitrators and mediators [private non-profit organization of produce and transportation companies from three NAFTA countries (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) ]
  • Advisory Board, Pets In Need – Non-Profit, Animal Shelter, 1999-present
  • Periodic Legal Advice Column, Western Grower-Shipper Magazine, 1999-current
  • California State Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, mediation panel.