Annette L. Rose


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    Annette Rose is a Partner with the Sacramento office of GRSM and is a member of the Labor and Employment and Retail and Hospitality Practice Groups.  Ms. Rose specializes in defending employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and hostile work environment, and related claims.  Ms. Rose is known for being responsive and attentive to her clients’ needs and thorough in her approach to defense of matters.  Ms. Rose has extensive experience in litigating before California state agencies, such as the Department of Civil Rights, OSHA, or the California Labor Commissioner, among others, as well as litigating in California state and federal courts.  Ms. Rose also routinely provides advice and counsel regarding best workplace practices and drafts and revises employer policies for compliance or general changes in the law.     

    Ms. Rose also specializes in handling complex wage and hour class action claims under the California Labor Code and Private Attorneys General Act, a.k.a. PAGA, representative actions.  Defense of such claims includes, but is not limited to, claims pertaining to minimum and overtime wages, regular rate issues, meal and rest breaks claims, inaccurate wage statements, and related derivative claims.  As part of her practice, Ms. Rose routinely advises in changes in California law and trends in complex wage and hour litigation.   
    In addition to her employment law practice, Ms. Rose also has significant experience working with and advising hospitality clients.  She regularly provides advice and counsel with regard to landlord and tenant relationships, premises liability, and the multitude of regulations applicable to hoteliers in all 50 States.  Ms. Rose’s industry experience also extends to California administrative, water, and immigration law.   
    Between earning her Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor, Ms. Rose taught English as a Second Language in Southeast Asia, giving her practice a unique perspective.  In her spare time, Ms. Rose enjoys spending time with her wife and their beloved dog, “Tilly Bear,” cooking, reading, and traveling.


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


    • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
    • SacLegal – Sacramento LGBTQ+ Bar Association
    • National LGBT Bar Association
    • Sacramento County Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • Board Member of SacLegal
    • SacLegal Affiliate Representative for the Sacramento County Bar Association
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    J.D., with great distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2016

    B.A., Criminology, Law, & Society, minor in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 2006

    International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy Graduate (49th Annual Academy)


    40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 from the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association (2023)