While in law school, Mr. Kent clerked for a well-known plaintiff’s law firm, where he gained valuable experience working on class actions, products liability cases and various other consumer-related matters. He also has defense experience in complex civil litigation matters involving professional liability, elder abuse and medical malpractice.
Mr. Kent is admitted to practice before all California and Wisconsin State Courts.
Settlement for wrongful death involving improperly maintained utility wires.
Verdict for employee discrimination and retaliation.
Settlement for wrongful death involving decedent rear-ending a semi-truck which was improperly maintained and broke down.
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- Juris Doctor: Pepperdine University School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts: University of Arizona
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
- Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
- California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- Member of ABOTA SideBar
- State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
Honors & Awards
- Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017 – 2019
Recent Notable Results:
Ward v. Tilly’s, (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 1167: Landmark decision in the Court of Appeals making employer practices of enforcing employees to call-in and report to their shift shortly before the start of their shift compensable under the California “reporting time” premium.
Thompson v. City of Pasadena: Verdict; $824,000.00. Employee retaliated against for supporting and testifying on behalf of a female colleague who alleged she was discriminated against on the basis of her sex/gender.
Confidential Settlement: $1,420,000.00. Wrongful death involving improperly maintained utility wires.
Koumoudouros v. Jim Dunlap Trans.: Settlement; $750,000.00. Wrongful death involving decedent rear-ending a semi-truck which was improperly maintained and broke down in the fast lane of a 6-lane highway.
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