about rivera carbone
Principal Attorney

Javier Rivera Carbone

Javier had represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in all areas of employment and labor law. He has handled sophisticated matters in court, including class action lawsuits, appellate matters and civil trials. He has also reached out-of-court resolution in many cases and has negotiated transition packages for departing executives. Javier is also routinely retained by other attorneys and business owners to conduct neutral and objective investigations of alleged employment law violations, including sexual harassment and wage & hour issues.


Javier has successfully represented clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation before federal, California and Puerto Rico courts. He has also represented clients before federal and state administrative agencies. Javier has extensive experience in providing preventive counseling and training to employers, as well as significant experience in dealing with labor unions. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.


Before founding Rivera Carbone, P.C., in Orange County, California, Javier was Of Counsel in the labor and employment law department of a leading national employment law firm – Fisher & Phillips LLP. Prior to arriving in California, he was Income Partner in the labor and employment law department of the largest Hispanic owned law firm in the world – McConnell Valdes LLC, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he resided and practiced law for 10 years. Javier left large law firm practice to create a firm focused solely on employment law problem solving.

Areas of Practice
  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Preventive Counseling + Training
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Puerto Rico
  • Inter-American University, School of Law, PR
    Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Dayton, OH
    Bachelors of Arts
Professional Activities
Reported Cases
  • Courts of the State of California — Admitted 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Admitted 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California — Admitted 2014
  • Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico — Admitted 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico — Admitted 1996
  • U.S. Circuit Court for the First Circuit — Admitted 1996
Of Counsel

George H. Bean

George Bean attended the University of San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He moved to Orange County to open a small business, establishing two retail restaurants and a wholesale food distribution business. George entered the legal profession in 2009, first at the University of California, Irvine, to obtain a Paralegal Certificate and afterward passing the California State Bar. He has practiced law in Business Litigation, Employment Law, and Contested Probate. George left his employment at a mid-sized law firm to pursue his own practice, concentrating on employment and business issues. He has since conducted multiple jury trials, winning them all, and has successfully argued before the Court of Appeal. He is also an adjunct Labor and Employment Law professor at Fullerton College and a workplace investigator.

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