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Firm Overview

I have been a sole practitioner in employment law for my whole legal career. My focus is small and medium sized business clients.
Example cases

1. Wrongful Termination: Getting a court to throw a case out before trial is notoriously difficult in an employment case. I convinced a judge to grant such a dismissal (called a summary judgment) saving the employer tens of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees that they would have paid for litigation through trial.

2. Overtime and meal period claims: Because of my extensive experience before the California Labor Commission, I have been able to defend employers in these cases very efficiently, winning cases of $25,000 to $35,000 for typically less than $4,000 in fees.

3. Commercial Lease: My client had signed an expensive lease for a production facility and then realized that the location was not appropriate for their use. I helped them negotiate a complete cancellation, saving them tens of thousands of dollars.
Main Office

Main Office
2000 Broadway Street
Suite 332
Redwood City  CA  94063

Phone
  • (650) 365-5986
Fax
  • (650) 204-6168
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I am always willing to provide a short free phone consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - $1,000.00
Basics of Employment Law for Managers - $1,000.00
Custom Employee Handbook - $1,500.00
Compliance Audit - $1,500.00

Hourly Rates

$350 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I had already been involved in employment law as a consultant for 15 years. Law practice was the natural progression of my career path.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

I encourage all of my clients to learn as much as they can about the legal issues that confront them. I often purchase Nolo books for my clients to meet this goal.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Yes, I encourage clients to draft documents for me to review.

Kerry E. Kennedy

I have worked in employee relations with a focus on employment law since 1975. Prior to attending law school I was self-employed as an employee relations consultant and as an adjudicator (deciding eligibility) for the Unemployment Insurance Division.

Training and work as a neighborhood mediator and deciding eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits require one to consider both sides of a dispute. I believe I am a more effective advocate for my clients because I can anticipate the opposition's arguments, the strengths, and weaknesses of both sides in a dispute.

I am very accessible to my clients, almost always able to return phone calls within an hour. I am practical and realistic, helping employers make good business decisions while complying with the law.
My greatest expertise is in Administrative Law. I have represented clients at over 1,000 hearings before various government boards and agencies. The bulk of my experience has been before those state and federal agencies which enforce employment law, such as the California Labor Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the federal Department of Labor.

My style is collaborative. I like clients to be fully involved in considering options and making decisions relating to employment law. However, I am flexible and have clients who range from those who just want me to "handle it" to others who want to know every detail.

Personal interests:

I belong to a public speaking club, I have season tickets to the American Conservatory Theater, and I have season tickets to the Peninsula Speakers Series.

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