Attorney Kelsey M. Szamet is a Partner of the firm. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of California San Diego, where she majored in Human Development and minored in Communications. She received her law degree from UCLA School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Szamet was active in the Women's Law Journal and various community-based legal clinics.
In practice since 2008, Ms. Szamet represents plaintiffs in employment litigation including complex class actions and individual employment cases. Ms. Szamet concentrates her practice on wage and hour and consumer class action cases including claims for failure to pay wages, the denial of meal and rest periods, misclassification of employees, and unfair competition cases, among others. Ms. Szamet has also successfully represented many plaintiffs in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination cases.
Kingsley & Kingsley, APC has a busy and successful appellate practice and Ms. Szamet has authored several appellate briefs in both state and federal court.
Ms. Szamet has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2014.
In addition to her work with the firm, Ms. Szamet dedicates her time to several non-profit organizations, and recently concluded her tenure as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA - Greater Pasadena Foothill Valley. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Child Educational Center.
- Wage & Hour Law
- Class Action Litigation
- Employment Law
- PAGA, Arbitration
- Consumer Law
- Fair Credit Reporting Act violations
- Unfair Businesses Practices
- California State Courts
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit