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Eric Kingsley

Attorney Eric Kingsley
Attorney Eric Kingsley

In practice since 1996, attorney and firm co-founder Eric B. Kingsley has litigated countless complex cases and authored numerous appellate briefs in both state and federal court on behalf of the California law firm of Kingsley Szamet & Ly Employment Lawers, including over 150 class actions. He was also selected for the "Best In Law" Award.

Mr. Kingsley concentrates his practice on wage and hour litigation and is currently handling several employment class actions regarding the failure to pay wages, including overtime and the denial of break or meal periods.  In addition, to wage and hour litigation, Eric handles the claims of individuals who have been wrongfully terminated or sexually harassed in the work place.

Mr. Kingsley is an AV peer rated attorney and a prolific speaker at various seminars on employment law. He is also a contributor to the Daily Journal on issues affecting the California legal community.

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AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorneys are an elite group of attorneys who have been rated highly by their peers as having Very High Ethical Standards and an A grade (4.5 or higher).

In addition to his work with the firm, Eric dedicates his time to several non-profit organizations, advising them on legal and practical issues.

As part of the class action procedure, the firm has had the opportunity to direct residues in class action settlements.  The firm has directed over one million dollars to various worthy causes, including Bet Tzedek Legal Services and California Rural Legal Assistance, both of whom provide free legal services to the poor.


  • 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. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • J.D. Loyola Law School


  • California Bar Association
    The State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    CAALA - Consumer Attorneys Association California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
    California Employment Lawyers Association

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  • Exceeded all expectations

    Thank you, Mr. Kingsley. You never gave up on us and were true to your word. Class act.
  • Genuine, Good People

    My experience with Kingsley and Kingsley is fantastic. People at the firm have been in contact with me weekly. I really like Mike, Eric, Liane, and Kelsey. They all seem to be genuine, good people that actually care about what they are doing. Lucky for me! Could not recommend more.
  • Got a GREAT result.

    Kingsley and Kingsley did a fantastic job for me. I reported sexual harassment to my manager and was fired shortly after. Spoke to someone at Kingsley Kingsley, they evaluated my case free of charge, then took care of everything with very very little needed from me. Got a GREAT result. Would reco...
  • Thank You For Saving My Life

    I've been meaning to write this recommendation for a long time...thank you for saving my life Mr. Kingsley. What you did for me and my family will never be forgotten, and we are so unbelievably grateful for you and what you did for us. Without you, I'm positive that I would not be able to take ca...
  • Great Communication

    They took my case right away and handled it very quickly. I got my settlement within a month. Great communication and I'm very satisfied with their work. I would highly recommend them.
  • Stellar Record as a Class Action Attorney

    I give Eric Kingsley my highest endorsement. He has a stellar record as a class action attorney for consumers and employees. He takes an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law. He is a great man who gives back to other lawyers and the community. He has an excellent, caring staff. I am pr...
  • I highly recommend Eric for any employment law case you might have.

    I can't say enough good things about Eric Kingsley. He was so professional, clearly an expert in his field, responsive, proactive, and always made me feel as comfortable as possible through what was a very stressful situation. I highly recommend him for any employment law case you might have.
  • They fought through every obstacle and kept their promises

    If I left a review every week for a year, I still would not have said thank you enough to Mr. Kingsley and his team. These lawyers took the time to listen to my problems and my story and provide me with everything I wanted to know about my situation.I'll always thank God to have had Kingsley and ...
  • Kingsley Fulfilled All of Their Promises and More

    I was a model employee for 10 years when my employer fired me for a ridiculous reason. I researched a few different wrongful termination attorneys, but ended up deciding on Kingsley because of the people I spoke with. They were kind and obviously had a lot of experience with my type of case. I am...
  • You All Have Been Amazing!

    You all have been amazing! You changed my life more than you'll ever know. You have a great family at Kingsley & Kingsley, and you are blessed for that. Have an amazing holiday season and an amazing new year! Eternally grateful,
  • I Can't Adequately Express The Appreciation I Feel, You Saved Me!

    Dear George, I can't adequately express the appreciation I feel, you saved me! I am finally free of some financial fears and recover my life after six years of hell. I also feel some satisfaction that the insurance company does not "get off the hook." Your kindness and consideration meant a lot ...

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