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Kathryn Landman Bain

Employment and labor Attorney at Redwood City, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Katie Bain

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 3 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

I am in my eighth year of practice in employment law, and have also recently added personal injury to my practice areas after assisting my law partner with personal injury cases for the last few years.  I represent employees in a wide variety of employment law cases, but I'm most passionate about cases involving sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and disability discrimination.  Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation if you think your rights may have been violated to see if our firm can assist you.

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Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
570 El Camino Real #150-108
Redwood City, CA, 94063

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Posted by Jacob C | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best employment Attorney in the Bay Area
I’m so thankful to Kathryn Bain for all the help she provided with regards to my employment case, and for relieving me and my family from the horrors that we were experiencing for more than a year. Before contacting BMD Legal, I contacted another employment attorney in Fremont, who was least interested in helping me but was much interested in trying every possibility to get my money. I lost all my hope after that incident, but wanted to give BMD Legal a try, based on the positive reviews about them on the internet. I’M VERY GLAD THAT I CONTACTED BMD Legal, AND WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL TO KATHRYN BAIN for all the efforts she made to make sure I don’t have to worry about this case for the rest of my life. My whole family suffered a lot, for more than a year since this case started, but Kathryn was there to help me in each and every step. She went above and beyond her abilities to make sure that I was happy, and made every attempt to clarify any questions I had. I was lured into settlement multiple times by the opposite party, but returned with an empty hand each time, only to find out that it was a tactic used by them to drag the case as long as they can. KATHRYN WAS SO PATIENT, KIND, AND GENUINELY CONCERNED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, and I can confidently say SHE IS A GEM WHO IS MUCH INTERESTED IN SERVING THE SOCIETY THROUGH HER PROFESSION, THAN USING IT TO MAKE MONEY. She patiently went through all my documents, emails, contracts, etc. and spent multiple hours to review every agreement, to make sure there are no clauses that can backfire on me. She explained me about the hidden traps that were included in the settlement agreement offered by the opposite party, and corrected it word by word so that they cannot use it against me in the future. When it came to a point that the case might be transferred to another judiciary where BMD Legal does not practice (Luckily, it did not happen, and the case stayed within California), she graciously offered me with contacts of her friends, who can help me with the case in that judiciary. She encouraged me with her kind words and advice, and I always felt like I was discussing the case with my friend than with an attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable in labor laws, which boosted my confidence, and allayed my fears. For all the help she offered, and for the countless hours of efforts that she spent on my case, SHE REFUSED TO ACCEPT ANY FEES from me, when she came to know that I agreed for a settlement with no financial benefits. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GENUINELY COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEY AS KATHRYN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY HER FOR ALL THE KIND DEEDS SHE HAD DONE IN THE LIVES OF ME AND MY FAMILY. If you’re looking for legal advice related to employment cases in the Bay Area, look no further. KATHRYN IS ONE OF THE BEST EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS, WHO WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET JUSTICE. She is one of the few attorneys that doesn’t about money, and acts in the best interests of her clients. If you feel you’re wrongly being targeted by the other party, give BMD Legal a call for a free legal consultation, and I’m sure they will help you get out of your misery, and make sure you never have to worry about it for the rest of your life. I’m thankful to Kathryn for using her GOD-given talents for the betterment of society, and to transform people’s lives for the better. I would recommend Kathryn in a heartbeat, and pray that GOD bless her with all the happiness, and that she continue to be a blessing in the lives of many, for years to come.
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Posted by Alice | December 21, 2014
Exceptional attorney! Highly recommend!
I contacted Bain Mazza & Debski LLP regarding employment and disability rights as an employee working for a small company. From the moment I contacted Bain Mazza & Debski LLP, until a resolution was reached, I was beyond satisfied with their work. Although I primarily worked with Kathryn Bain, I knew I had a highly experiened, well-organized and dedicated team supporting me. It was quickly apparent that this law firm is comprised of a group of professionals who love what they do and truly want to help people. Ms. Bain was knowledgable and exceedingly efficient. She quickly gained my trust and reached an ideal resolution between my employer and me. Out of the many attorneys there are to choose from, I am grateful that I found someone who listened to me and worked with me to ensure she was fighting for what was in my best interest. I am forever grateful for Ms. Bain's time and I would recommended her, along with the entire team of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP, to anyone in need if not only a great attorney, but also a great team!
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Posted by Tim | December 19, 2014
Direct and realistic approach to challenging employment situations
While Katie could have easily agreed to take my case with a very low chance of success (and potential loss of severance) - instead she spent a good amount of her valuable time walking me through all available options. She has a comprehensive understanding of employment law and helped me better understand both all legal options and the potential implications of each. While I honestly hope to not have to chat with Katie again, I would recommend her to anyone facing any type of employment issue (ideally before it's too late since California law inherently favors corporations vs. individuals).
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Posted by Jodi | November 5, 2011
Ms. Kathryn Sara Landman: Awesome labor attorney!
Ms. Landman helped me with a settlement with a former employer, which would be construted as "messy". I found her to be very professional and always seeking my best interest. She did an excellent job! I would highly recommend her for any employer-employee labor disputes. Thank you so much, Katie!
Posted by Mark | July 19, 2011
Awesome Legal Help for Employment issues with Kathryn Landman!
I had some problems I needed legal help with in regard to a former employer and Katie was amazing! I have never needed legal help before but she came to my rescue when others wouldn't. AND, to a successful outcome. I cannot recommend Katie Landman high enough. I would definitely seek her help again although, I hope I don't need it. But, it's good to know an honest and brilliant lawyer like Kathryn Landman!
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Posted by Ruth | June 13, 2011
My case came to Katie's firm suddenly as my previous attorney closed her practice quickly due to serious health issues. But in spite of this, Katie astounded me with the way she was totally on top of the details and key issues of my case in a very short while. She knew facts that even I had forgotten and gave me a sense of confidence that was immediate - especially for the discovery interview sessions with the opponents' attorney. Her feedback was appropriate and very useful. Furthermore, her intuition was flawless as to the actions she anticipated from the other side. Her judgment was crucial in obtaining a favorable settlement for me and her negotiating skills were key in making it happen promptly. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to anyone pursuing an employment or any other type of civil case.
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Posted by James | June 9, 2011
Client's review of Kathryn Landman
Kathryn Landman is an attorney who truly cares about her clients. She agreed to represent me (after several other attorneys had turned me away), listened with sympathy, and worked hard to ensure that I was satisfied with the outcome. My case was handled in a professional, timely manner and at a reasonable cost. I would recommend her services to anyone who needs legal assistance.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Landman & Mazza LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Camerlengo, Johnson, Landman & Mazza LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner / Owner
  • Landman Law
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • The Armstrong Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hamner v. IAR Systems Software Inc.
  • Jury Verdict in Plaintiff's Favor on All Claims
  • Elliott v. City of San Jose
  • The case settled on the first day of trial for $127,500
  • Lopez v. MAAT Resources, Inc. et al
  • Lopez won a total of $235,000 plus over $200,000 in attorney's fees. The judgement was appealed by Defendants and the case later settled.


  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorneys Bettering the Community
  • Director
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Kathryn
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bain is a sharp and knowledgeable attorney who is truly dedicated to advancing her clients' interests. She is professional, punctual, and effective. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathryn is an exceptional advocate and a zealous advocate for her clients. She is highly respected among the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie is a knowledgeable, skilled and highly effective attorney, and I've had the pleasure of working with her for the past 1.5 years. She has a wide range of litigation experience and has achieved many positive outcomes for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie is a superb lawyer and her firm is top-notch. I regularly refer employment matters to her and consult her when I am tackling any tricky discrimination or sexual Harassment case. Anyone who is looking for quality representation need not look any further."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer callers to Katie regularly because I know Katie is a strong advocate for her clients while giving them practical advice about the likely outcome of their case. She is also a leader in our local bar association."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katie is a terrific plaintiffs' civil litigator, with a specialty in all employee-side employment matters. Katie expertly handles cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and employment contract matters. I feel confident referring cases to Katie, as I know the client will be in very good hands."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katie Landman has a remarkably deep understanding of labor and employment issues, as well as the confidence to take on the toughest of adversaries. This, combined with the compassion she shows for her clients, renders her not only an excellent advocate, but a force to be reckoned with."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie and I have worked side-by-side on a number of projects as Co-Directors of ABC (Attorneys Bettering the Community). In that capacity, I've seen Katie's work ethic, leadership skills, and strength of character. She is not the type of person to back down from a daunting task. I am glad I don't have to face her on the opposite side of my cases! I endorse her without any reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie Landman is aggressive and knowledgeable about employment cases. She has the utmost integrity, and I highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"It has been my pleasure getting to work with Katie Landman for the past year and a half. She is smart, hardworking and dedicated to her clients. While she is both compassionate and kind, she can also be fierce when she needs to be. I would highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms. Landman is a smart, hardworking and saavy lawyer with wisdom and judgment beyond her years of practice. I strongly endorse her on AVVO."
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Redwood City Employment and labor Lawyer Kathryn Landman Bain
Kathryn Landman Bain
Employment and labor Attorney
Redwood City, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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