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Attorney Geniene B. Stillwell

Geniene B. Stillwell (Gina) is from San Antonio, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, from Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, Ms. Stillwell was awarded the Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding Senior in Management, and she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Stillwell attended law school at the University of Texas in Austin where she was honored to be a Member of the Order of the Coif and a Member of The Texas Law Review. After law school, Attorney Stillwell came to Southern California to work as an associate for the prestigious international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP.  
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At Gibson, Dunn, she was a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department, where she represented and defended management in employment litigation. Ms. Stillwell became a partner of the firm in 1997. 

Following her iinvaluable experience practicing employment law at Gibson, Dunn, Attorney Gina Stillwell resigned from the partnership to form her own employment law firm, Stillwell Law Office, P.C., in 2001. She chose the picturesque town of Laguna Beach to establish her office. 

While Attorney Stillwell still occasionally represents companies, her primary focus in her firm is representing employees involved in disputes with their employers. She enjoys representing individuals and helping them vindicate their rights against companies. Ms. Stillwell’s previous experience representing management gives her unique perspective and insight, enabling her to anticipate and thwart arguments and tactics used by companies. She has extensive experience in state and federal trials, mediation, negotiating severance agreements, drafting employment contracts, and all aspects of employment law. 

Attorney Gina Stillwell and the Stillwell Law Office have obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of individual employees. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the American Bar Association, and the California Employment Lawyers Association.

Freda Tjoarman

Attorney Freda Tjoarman received her Juris Doctorate from University of California Hastings in 2012 and was admitted to the practice of law shortly thereafter. In addition to her J.D., Ms. Tjoarman earned her M.S. from the University of London, and her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley (cum laude). Ms. Tjoarman joined the Stillwell Law Firm in 2013.

Prior to her admittance to State Bar of California, Ms. Tjoarman spent almost ten years working in the legal field as a legal assistant and law clerk in both the United States and Great Britain. During this time, she gained extensive experience in a broad range of legal matters, including copyright and licensing law, the drafting of complex motions and briefs for filing in the California Court of Appeals, devising settlement offers and agreements, and reviewing and analyzing government contracts.

Prior employers include De Goff and Sherman, Universal Pictures International, First Look Studios, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Room to Read, and Lybarger Law Offices.

Laguna Beach Employment Lawyer Freda Tjoarman brings an international and multi-lingual dynamic to the Stillwell Law Firm. Well-traveled and proficient in Mandarin, Conversational Cantonese, Fukienese and French, the addition of Ms. Tjoarman to the Stillwell Law Firm has allowed us to broaden our client base. We are able to skillfully represent parties who may have been reluctant to bring an action against their employer for wrongdoing due to a language barrier.


If you are an employee who is having problems in the workplace, you need a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer dedicated to protecting your rights. Contact the Laguna Beach Law Office of Employment Lawyers Geniene Stillwell and Freda Tjoarman at (949) 494-4744 to schedule a consultation.



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1590 South Coast Highway
Suite 8
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Phone: (949) 494-4744
Fax: (949) 494-4734