Vedder Price

Thomas H. Petrides


Thomas H. Petrides is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group.

He has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law on behalf of management for nearly 30  years.

Mr. Petrides represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment-related litigation and traditional labor law proceedings. Mr. Petrides regularly counsels a broad spectrum of clients on issues such as terminations, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, FMLA, ADA, OSHA, employment policies, trade secrets and union avoidance.

He has extensive litigation experience at all procedural levels, including successful trials and appeals, on issues covering virtually every area of employment law. He also has handled numerous administrative proceedings before various state and federal agencies, as well as arbitrations before private tribunals.

His traditional labor experience includes the representation of management on negotiations, arbitrations and organizing campaigns, as well as proceedings before the NLRB, including bargaining unit determinations, election objections and unfair labor practice charges.

Mr. Petrides represents clients from a wide variety of industries and trades, including banking and financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, transportation, hospitality, health care, high tech, retail and service industries.

Thomas H. Petrides



  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Boston College, B.A., 1981

Thomas H. Petrides


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1987


  • Member, State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section