Kellie Christianson is a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. She represents car dealerships and small businesses in all aspects of employment and business litigation, including defending claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, defamation, and unfair business practices.
She also counsels clients regarding human resources and employee relations issues. Ms. Christianson has 24 years of experience as a trial attorney. She has obtained numerous successful judgments, binding arbitration awards, and settlements for her clients. She has also successfully represented clients in the Court of Appeal.
Additionally, she has represented car dealers in consumer class actions and in 2010, she obtained a $1.5 million judgment in favor of her client against a plaintiff class represented by Rosner Barry & Babbitt, LLP.
Ms. Christianson also represents clients in matters brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
- Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctor
- California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts
Admissions : State Bar Admissions, California
Associations : Member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel from 2010 to present.
Representative Cases :
- Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company (d/b/a Mercedes Benz of Valencia) (2015) CSC case no. S199119. Arbitration agreements with class action waivers. Decision for Valencia Holding Company.
- Lomeli, et al. v. Arrow Trucking, et al (2015) LASC case no. BC482201. Plaintiffs sued former supervisor for harassment and discrimination based on race, national origin and age. 14 day jury trial, with judgment against plaintiffs.
- Dare v. Wondries Toyota (2011) Plaintiff sues for wrongful termination in violation of public policy | whistleblowing. Three-day binding arbitration hearing. Defense award.
- Wells v. DCH (2005). Plaintiff sued for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful termination. One-day hearing, defense award with attorney fees awarded to the defense.
- Clausing v. North Hollywood Toyota (2004). Plaintiff sued for wrongful termination in violation of public policy (whistle blowing). Nine-day hearing, defense award.
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