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Brian Jon Kowalski

Employment and labor Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination

  2. Employment and labor
    My office represents employees' rights for claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and California labor code violations such as failure to pay overtime, missed meal and rest breaks. Class action representation also.

    14 years, 90 cases

  3. Sexual harassment

  4. Wrongful termination

Brian Kowalski began his practice in 2013 and has specialized in the practice of employment law. This law office handles all types of labor and employment claims for our clients. As a CALI award winner in law school in 2009 and becoming a California licensed attorney in the same year, Mr. Kowalski has brought that same level of success for the firm's clients and to his law practice.

Kowalski Employment Law Corp. specializes in the practice of representing employees' rights with respect to California labor code violations (ex. wage & hour disputes), discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination.  Also, we have experience providing counsel to employees for class actions, contract disputes, unions, and various other legal issues within employment law.


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Kowalski Employment Law Corporation
15642 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA, 92619
Kowalski Employment Law Corporation
1941 California Avenue
Corona, CA, 92877
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A symbol of hope!
So far so good! I owe a big thank you to Brian here. My manager to make a long story short terminated my brother and suspended me for calling out some serious safety concerns in our work environment and said the reasons for the discipline were unrelated. And its been quite a challenge to find anyone that will at least hear my brother and I out, until I came across Brian. Not only was he willing to hear me out he also provided guidance on how to tread in these tricky waters. It's attorneys like this that give decent hard working people like us the support we need and the motivation necessary to fight back when companies think they can smile in our faces one day then send us packing the next. Whatever our outcome we give Brian and his law firm a huge thanks for looking out for the right people.
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Posted by Juan | March 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment issue
I was referred to Brian by a local legal aid organization. He was very helpful in providing advice and stability on a difficult workplace issue. He followed up with me promptly and and dedicated his time to thoroughly hear my issue.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counsel
I work for a big bank where employees are treated just like a number. Brian is very thorough. Explained pros and cons all up front. Conducts due diligence prior to suggesting the correct approach. Brian cares and understand the challenges employees face especially with big firms with staff attorneys involved, leaving us little people helpless.
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Posted by Joanna | July 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brian Kowalski is a fabulous attorney and a very caring human being.
Brian Kowalski spent considerable time and energy reviewing my situation/case. He gave me excellent advice on how to proceed. I have worked for attorneys for 28 years-Brian is not only brilliant, he bends over backwards when he has to deliver unfavorable news and he cares about the people he is working with. Brian is a One in a Million! Joanna
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Brian and including his firm.
I've known Brian for approximately 8 years. And his services have helped me in the past. If you are looking for an attorney that has Integrity honesty and someone you really can trust and get the job done this is the man you want in your corner to handle your legal matters. Brian has a lot of knowledge an experience in his field not to mention his professionalism is something you will notice right away I highly recommend Brian and his firm if you need representation.
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Posted by Irene | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
The Kowalski Law Firm was there for me from start to finish with my employment case after I was terminated due to my ancestry. Brian and his law firm worked to obtain a satisfactory resolution of my case, and I was very pleased with the settlement and their cost for the legal representation. I highly recommend The Kowalski Law Firm.
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Posted by EDGAR | May 20, 2014
Brian first and foremost listens. He is honest and gave great direction and saved my family on a Tenant Landlord issue. I would recommend ten fold to anyone who needs an aggressive, clear guidance, and a great bottom line persona and representation! Thanks Again Brian!
Posted by David | July 29, 2013
Excellent Service
I would absolutely recommend Brian Kowalski to anyone I know in need of legal aide. In 2011 I was in a dispute over a car rental in which the agency refused to refund my money after renting out a defective vehicle. I asked Brian to help me and he promptly convinced the agency to refund my money in full. Excellent attorney.
Posted by Brianna | July 18, 2013
Amazing Entertainment Attorney
Brian Kowalski was my Attorney for a reality show with quite the Extensive contract. I Highly Recommend him to anyone in the entertainment business, and his fees are so reasonable considering the work he puts in!
Posted by David | April 22, 2013
Debt Resolution
Brian was very knowledgeable and well versed in interpreting the language of the law to help me negotiate and resolve a settlement with my creditor. As my legal counsel, I was very satisfied with his tireless determination and experience in solving my case. I would highly recommend Brian for any future legal counsel work.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Attorney
  • Kowalski Employment Law Corporation
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Roundhay Venture Advisers LLC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Anhalt Law Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Espinosa & Espinosa
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Blank & Dahl, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Carlson & Jayakumar
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Offices of Fred Thiagarajah
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Chiarelli & Mollica
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Ross Law Group APC
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • Whittier Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Worker - Unpaid Minimum Wage/Overtime
  • $89,000
  • Breach of Contract
  • Mediation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Settled
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  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member of Labor & Employment Law Panel
  • 2020 - Present
  • Corona Chamber of Commerce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Riverside County Barristers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member of Labor & Employment Law Panel
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Panel Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Community Legal Aid SoCal
  • Member of Labor & Employment Law Panel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Thumbtack
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Pro 2021
  • Thumbtack
  • 2021
  • CALI Award - Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Whittier Law School
  • 2008


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Speaking Engagements

  • OC United BNI
  • General Meeting
  • 2020
  • Corona Chamber of Commerce - Good Morning Corona
  • General Meeting
  • 2020
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Dynamex - One Year Later
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian specializes in Employment Law and was able to help me address a wage/overtime issue raised by a prospective client. I appreciate Brian's ability to quickly get to the root of the matter, provide candid feedback, and his clear guidance on the path forward."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Friend
"Brian is not only a hard-working and dedicated attorney, but he is also a caring and upstanding person. Any client would be lucky to have Brian on their side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is a very passionate, zealous advocate for his clients. He protects employees from the illegal and unscrupulous actions of their employers."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Brian on multiple matters. He is an extremely hardworking and knowledgeable attorney. Great to work with."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Working with Brian is a pleasure not only because he knows the law and researches the specific legal matter for any and all material updates, but he knows how to communicate the law and how it applies to a specific incident to both fellow attorneys as well as the client who often has no background knowledge in employment law and the law in general. He brings a sense of ease to the client that can often times be lost when attorneys explain the legal process and what to expect."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian's expansive knowledge of employment law and litigation results in his very prudent and thoughtful representation of clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is extremely dedicated to his clients."
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Irvine Employment and labor Lawyer Brian Jon Kowalski
Brian Jon Kowalski
Employment and labor Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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