Sherri Fanger McInnes

Sherri Fanger McInnes



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Sherri Fanger McInnes is a Scott & Whitehead partner. Ms. McInnes represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, and compliance matters. She regularly defends and responds to state and federal agency charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. In addition, she advises management on employment law and human resources issues such as performance counseling, discipline and terminations, investigations, drafting employment agreements and employee handbooks, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues.

Ms. McInnes frequently speaks to and trains groups of managers and employees on a wide-range of employment issues such as harassment prevention, ethics in the workplace, and compliance with California's employment laws

Prior to joining Scott & Whitehead, Ms. McInnes worked for over ten years as an attorney in the Costa Mesa, California office of Paul Hastings LLP representing employers in all aspects of employment law.

Ms. McInnes received her B.A. degree in Government from the University of Redlands. She received her J.D. degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. While there, she served as a senior editor on the Brigham Young University Law Review, won the Woody Deem Trial Advocacy Competition, and was a member of the invitation-only Trial Advocacy Team which won several national awards. Ms. McInnes externed for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California.

Ms. McInnes is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and currently resides in Tustin, California with her husband and children.


Practice Specialties

Employment Litigation and Advice

Ms. McInnes has successfully represented employers in a broad range of employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, and...more

Workplace Investigations

Employers are obligated to investigate when employees come forward with allegations of wrongful conduct. Sometimes Ms. McInnes...more

Harassment Prevention, and other Employee Training
For over ten years, Ms. McInnes has conducted workplace training for groups of attorneys, business owners, executives, managers, and rank...more