For more than 30 years, Evelyn R. Wiggins has advised individuals, businesses and nonprofit agencies on all aspects of federal and state labor and employment laws. Evelyn’s experience touches on virtually all legal and regulatory issues applicable to employment decisions, including discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, compensation and wage and hour regulations. She represents clients through arbitration and trial in cases ranging from wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment and overtime disputes. She counsels clients in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the California Labor Board. Evelyn frequently conducts workplace investigations into claims of misconduct, discrimination and policy violations.

A respected trainer on employment law, professional ethics, and nonprofit board governance, she has produced and presented instructional seminars for legal professionals, employers and industry organizations. Evelyn frequently speaks on topics ranging from legal ethics, bias in the legal profession, sexual harassment, wage and hour law and workplace privacy.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Executive Committee Labor & Employment Law Section

San Diego County Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors - Secretary

Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center


  • J.D., University of San Diego, 1986
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1983

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California