Cedar P. Carlton

Cedar Carlton is an equity partner with Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC.  Ms. Carlton runs the Webster & Fredrickson California practice from the firm’s Berkeley Office where she offers creative solutions for the workplace. With a highly client-centered approach, Ms. Carlton gives voice to employees seeking justice. She helps with complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation; requests for reasonable accommodations; and returns to work after leaves of absence. She also works with employers to help them abide by the law and improve their response to employee concerns.

Ms. Carlton litigates cases involving discrimination and retaliation. She has represented employees in claims of sexual harassment and discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age, pregnancy, medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, and personal appearance. She has also worked on public accommodations in the transportation industry.

Ms. Carlton represents employees before the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, state and local agencies, and in private mediation.  Ms. Carlton is Co-chair of the Sexual Harassment Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association.


  • Panel Presentation Exploring the Issue of Consent in Sexual Harassment Cases. Panel Moderator and Co-Speaker, Paper: “Working Paper on Consensual Sex, Coerced Sex, and Employer Liability.” National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2014.

  • Panel speaker, Paper: “On the Road to Truth: Strategies for Taking Your First Depositions.” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2007.


  • J.D. American University Washington College of Law, summa cum laude.

  • M.A. New York University, Institute of French Studies.

  • A.B. Stanford University.


  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

  • National Employment Lawyers Association


  • California

  • District of Columbia

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

  • United States Court of Federal Claims