Kendall C. Swanson

Kendall represents a wide range of public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters. On a daily basis, Kendall works with and advises clients on a variety of employment and education issues. Kendall also regularly advises Governing Boards on a multitude of legal issues, including the Ralph M. Brown Act, conflicts of interest, and policy.

Kendall is an experienced litigator and has successfully defended her clients against lawsuits in both state and federal court, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other employment based cases. Kendall has obtained defense verdicts and won summary judgment motions in numerous lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, and the wage and hour claims. Kendall was successful in summarily adjudicating a federal collective action seeking FLSA overtime that included hundreds of employees and has successfully defended a class action trial where the class sought millions of dollars in alleged unpaid minimum wage and PAGA penalties.

Kendall also regularly advises and represents law enforcement and fire agencies on employee discipline, internal affairs investigations, disability, the Peace Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Kendall was an associate at a defense firm in Los Angeles where she represented a diverse array of clients. Her practice areas included employment law, personal injury, product liability, and insurance bad faith. She represented clients in all aspects of litigation from initial pleadings, discovery, and depositions, through trial and appeal.

Kendall graduated cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law in 2007 where she was a Board Member of the Moot Court Honors Program. Kendall earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California where she graduated cum laude with a major in psychology and minors in French and gender studies.

Phone: (619) 866-6021
Fax: (619) 793-4731