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Orlando James Arellano

Orlando James Arellano

About me

An employment law and class action litigator for more than ten years, Orlando Arellano is an associate in the Irvine office of Berger Kahn primarily advocating for employees and consumers in actions involving wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination claims.


In his practice, Orlando most notably received commendation from the City of Lancaster for litigating the Summer York v. Starbucks Corporation case with a $3M Settlement. In addition, he wrote the victorious opposition to the motion to compel arbitration in Brown v. Ralphs Grocery Co., and has written numerous successful motions for class certifications including those in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los AngelesMyart v. AutozoneYousefian v. 21st Century InsuranceDelgado v. New Albertson’s Inc., and Mares v. BFS Retail & Commercial Operation.


With a track record for having a presence at the courtroom and at the negotiating table, Orlando has successfully settled dozens of cases recovering tens of millions of dollars. Recently, he has defended large, back-to-back, summary judgments motions in a harassment action that was later settled, and he has taken and defended numerous depositions across the state, including expert witness and person most knowledgeable depositions.


His thorough and meticulous attention to detail has enabled Orlando to litigate class actions from inception until conclusion, be responsible for all aspects of litigation including pleadings, heavy motion practice, hearings, depositions, negotiations, and mediations.


Before joining Berger Kahn, Orlando was Senior Counsel at Capstone Law APC, where his practice focused on employment, class actions, and litigation. A resident of Orange County, Orlando is a car-racing enthusiast, and enjoys following his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. Class Action: 50%
    9 years, 100 cases

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Berger Kahn A Law Corporation

2 Park Plaza, Suite 650
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commendation for litigation in York v. Starbucks class actionCity of LancasterN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBerger Kahn A Law Corporation2015 - Present
AttorneySessions & Kimball, LLP2013 - 2014
Senior CounselCapstone Law APC2007 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Summer York v. Starbucks CorporationN/A
Brown v. Ralphs Grocery Co.N/A
Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los AngelesN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
California State University, California Polytechnic State UniversityFinance, Real Estate and LawBS - Bachelor of Science2001