Our Philosophy

Our Vision

To never have another California business owner be sued for employment law claims.

Our Mission

At Hackler Flynn & Associates we empower our clients to feel protected as they create and grow their businesses.

We protect our clients by ensuring that they have the right and legally compliant agreements, policies, and procedures in place, so that they can adapt and create stellar businesses for themselves, their employees, and their clients. From beginning start-ups to experienced enterprises, who have been in business for several generations, Hackler Flynn & Associates communicates enthusiastically and professionally with superior customer service and provides continuing education to support all of our clients.

We think critically, share our passion for quality through our services, and support our clients for the long haul by assisting them to make sustainable decisions for their businesses. At Hackler Flynn & Associates we invite all our business owners to be passionate and innovative, while seeing us as a partner in their business.

Our Core Values


We are great communicators. We have the determination and ability to educate our clients and bring their ideas to life. We strongly believe that effective and tailored communication is essential in successfully achieving our clients’ goals.


We stay current on the latest legal developments to maintain our vast understanding of the law. We constantly monitor and educate ourselves regarding new laws and their effects on our clients, so that, together, we have the knowledge to win. The business that knows more, wins more!


Enthusiasm Wins! We provide all our services and approach our clients’ needs enthusiastically and passionately with superior customer service and a can-do attitude.  We believe that with enthusiasm, we effectively beat opposition, overcome obstacles, and achieve our clients’ objectives most effectively.


Writer Steven Pressfield (author of the War of Art) says “the professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work.  The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.”  We believe professionalism is holding ourselves accountable for our client’s success by eliminating ineffective actions, always hunting for the win while maintaining our client’s integrity and that of our firm.  We win together with our clients as a class act.  We interact professionally by applying principles of ethics, respect, organization, dedication, quality and punctuality.

Critical Thinking

We win by thinking critically. We know that a winning strategy for our clients must be compelling emotionally and logically relevant to our evidence. We think critically and apply an innovative and customized thought process to achieve cutting-edge solutions for our clients.


The one who has the most flexibility wins. It is through flexibility that one can thrive in the fluidity of chaos; to stay calm, see the prize and grasp it. We respect our clients’ unique needs and approaches and adapt to our clients’ values by staying open-minded, taking time to listen, and evaluating the best way to accomplish our clients’ goals without sacrificing their principles.

The Difference

As a woman-owned law firm, we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). We work around our clients’ busy schedules and make it as convenient as possible for you to meet with us, either through virtual meetings, conference calls or in-person meetings (at your office or ours). Our attorneys offer clear guidance that fully prepares you for all possible outcomes, while also addressing your expectations. In addition to addressing the issues at hand, we also provide a global long-term perspective that helps you prepare for any changes your businesses might encounter.

Evaluate Your Business

Cindy Hackler and Michelle Jorden sitting at an employment law firm defending businesses