Attorney Profile

Gay Carroll-Haring

A Dedicated Sacramento Employment Lawyer

Gay Carroll-Haring opened her boutique law practice representing California workers in 2002 and has litigated a wide range of cases including the widely publicized and groundbreaking case of Chris Storm v. Consumers Self-Help Center, involving a disabled employee’s legal right to bring her companion animal to the workplace.

Gay has successfully settled hundreds of cases for clients of both private and public employers. Lean how she can help you when you contact her office today.

Working Tirelessly for Her Clients

Gay will not hesitate to stand up to any employer, large or small; she will not give up on any case because she will fight for your rights to the end! Because of her success rate, she is able to pick and choose her cases so that she can give each client one-on-one, hands-on, personal service throughout her representation.

Her dedication to each of her clients sets her apart from her peers. This dedication has also resulted in her being an invited speaker at legal events at law schools, bar associations, and legal organizations throughout her career.

Efficiency Is Key

Gay Carroll-Haring utilizes the latest in technology to streamline her practice, making her more productive and efficient in serving and communicating with her clients. An avid Apple fan, she runs her practice on Apple products. Because she has been such an effective solo practitioner utilizing technology in the legal field, she is a popular speaker for both lawyers and law students alike in how to effectively start and run a solo practice.

Prior to her law career, because of her love of art, Gay served as the Public Affairs Director for the California Arts Council, a position to which she was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson. As part of that position, she was responsible for the Arts Council’s first-ever website, and in making the Arts Council the first agency in the State of California to use PDFs in distributing materials to consumers—saving thousands of trees and opening the door for other state agencies to do the same!

Because of her love of the written word, Gay also served as Editor for HealthSpan Communications, a publishing company in Sacramento, California. In addition, Gay has extensive experience as a legal assistant in both litigation and transactional law. Beyond that, Gay attended seminary earlier in life, is an accomplished vocalist, scuba diver, and loves hiking, gardening, reading, music, and old movies. Gay brings this extensive and varied background to the practice of law.

Court and Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of California, 1999 - Gay had the distinct honor to be personally sworn in by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George.
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to practice before the United Sates District Court, Northern District of California

Honors and Awards:

  • Honored by California Employment Lawyers Association in 2007 for trial victory in groundbreaking assistive animal case
  • Member Roger Traynor Honor Society
  • Member Golden Key National Honor Society, Epsilon Psi Chapter, Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Member, National Political Science Honor Society

Professional Associations:

  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)

Speaking Events:

  • Gay Carroll-Haring is an invited speaker and presenter at numerous legal events hosted by California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Sacramento County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Gay Carroll-Haring has also taught continuing education courses for California attorneys throughout her career


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., Graduated with Honors, member Roger Traynor Honor Society
  • California State University, Sacramento, B.A., Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Government-Journalism, member Golden Key National Honor Society, Epsilon Psi Chapter, Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society

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