February 12, 2018
News Release Contact:
Kingsley & Kingsley
16133 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1200
Encino, California 91436
Local: 818-990-8300 (Los Angeles Co.)
Kingsley & Kingsley Attorney Names Kelsey M. Szamet as Partner
• Ms. Szamet has been practicing employment law since 2008
• Ms. Szamet focuses her practice on complex class action litigation and individual employment cases
The law firm of Kingsley & Kingsley is pleased to announce that Kelsey M. Szamet has been named partner in the firm. A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Ms. Szamet has been representing plaintiffs in a wide range of employment cases since 2008 and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2014.
Ms. Szamet represents plaintiffs in employment litigation including complex class actions and individual employment cases. She concentrates her practice on wage & 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 also frequently litigates representative action cases pursuant to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). In addition to her robust class and representative action experience, Ms. Szamet successfully represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination cases. She is also well-versed at the appellate level and has authored several appellate briefs in both state and federal court.
“We are thrilled to announce the election of Ms. Szamet as a partner in our firm,” said firm co-founder and managing partner Eric B. Kingsley. “We have a very accomplished group of employment litigators, and Kelsey’s experience speaks for itself. She has dedicated her career to protecting employees’ rights and she will continue to benefit all of our clients in their fight against corporate wrongdoing.”
Ms. Szamet 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. While attending UCLA School of Law, Ms. Szamet was active in the Women’s Law Journal and various community-based legal clinics.
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.
Since 2001, the lawyers at Kingsley & Kingsley have been dedicated to helping workers harmed by the wrongdoing of employers throughout California. The firm is well-respected statewide for its work in successfully representing plaintiffs with wage and hour disputes and protecting their rights. Kingsley & Kingsley exclusively represents employees and focuses its practice on wage & 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. Kingsley & Kingsley also regularly litigates representative action cases pursuant to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Kingsley & Kingsley also handle cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, pay inequity, and wrongful termination cases. The firm also serves individuals dealing with disability claims and an insurance company’s denial of benefits. Based in Los Angeles, California, Kingsley & Kingsley handles cases in state and federal courts across California and nationwide.