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Calvin R. House, Esq.

Partner at Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP
Pasadena, California
Calvin is a Partner in the Pasadena, California law firm of Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP, where he defends and counsels employers on employment law matters. He has tried scores of employment cases to federal and state juries and judges, and administrative tribunals. Calvin is a frequent speaker and trainer on employment law topics such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour requirements. He’s a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and has achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Calvin has previously practiced at Cravath, Swaine &; Moore in New York, and in the Los Angeles office of Fulbright & Jaworski.

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What notable cases have you worked on?
Mr. House convinced a federal court jury that the firm's client did not discriminate in favor of Armenian employees in its promotional decisions. Diaz v. County of Los Angeles, U.S. Dist. Ct. Case No. CV10-7329-SVW-RZx.

Mr. House convinced a Superior Court jury that the firm's client did not retaliate against one of its employees for supporting another employee's harassment complaint. Sandoval v. Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC345719.

Mr. House convinced a federal court jury that the firm's client was not liable for religious discrimination after it terminated a social work intern for letting her religious beliefs get in the way of her work responsibilities. Escobar v. Los Angeles County of Department of Children and Family Services, U.S. Dist. Ct. Case No. CV 06-00918-RG.

Mr. House obtained a published decision from the California Court of Appeal that reversed a $450,000 jury verdict against the firm's client. The trial judged misinterpreted the applicable law, and mangled the jury instructions. Brown v. County of Los Angeles, Second Dist. Ct. App. Case No. B229993
Do you do any volunteer work?
Area Director, Regional Commissioner, Regional Tournament Director Coach
American Youth Soccer Organization
August 1996 – August 2013


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Association Position
American Board of Trial Advocates Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Columbia College (NY) BA, Political Science 1973
Columbia University School of Law Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law 1976

Contact Information

Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP

3020 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107