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Patrick Ray Kitchin

Employment and labor Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    90%
    Kitchin Legal, APC serves employees who have been subject to unlawful labor practices, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and other forms of unlawful employer misconduct

    22 years

  2. Class action
    5%
    The Law Office of Patrick R. Kitchin represents groups of employees in class actions and representative actions in state and federal courts across California. The firm has a special interest and special expertise in representing retail workers. We recently settled a $4 million employment class action against Polo Ralph lauren after three weeks of trial. For more information about our work on behaf of emplyees: (Google Search: "Patrick Kitchin" + "Class Action."

    22 years

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    The Law Office of Patrick R. Kitchin represents people who have been injured because of the negligence of others.

    30 years

Practicing employment law gives me the opportunity to affect positive change for real people in the workplace.  Whether we are helping an employee to obtain fair compensation or helping an employer understand and follow applicable employment laws, we strive to protect our clients' interests and legal rights.

The consequences of violating local, state and federal employment laws are real and substantial.  Employment laws are complex and new ones are introduced every year.  You can trust us to understand the laws and to provide with sound legal counsel ervy time.

When it comes to protecting our clients' strength and expereince matter.

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Licensed for 30 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 09/10/2022

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

Contact Patrick

Kitchin Legal, APC
312 Sutter Street
Suite 316
San Francisco, CA, 94108

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Employment Attorney
Trying to find an attorney to represent your interests is an infrequent and daunting task that no one wants. What you are getting when you go with Patrick is a lawyer whom is: 1) Relentless 2) Knowledgeable 3) Friendly 4) Aggressive Patrick embodies all 4 of these adjectives in the experience that I had while I retained him to manage an employment matter. He has the experience/knowledge necessary to maximize your situation for the best possible outcome. Before hiring Patrick, I reached out to the top employment lawyers on both Yelp & Avvo to try to make a better decision with who to go with. If I had the same situation happen again I would without hesitate reach out to Patrick for help.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very knowledgeable and helpful
Patrick Kitchin advised me on an unpaid overtime matter while I was working from home and at the office for a start up company. Thanks to his expert handling of my case, we won what I considered a very fair settlement. He explained everything thoroughly. It was a very stressful time for me, but he put me at ease.
Posted by fai | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
termination of employee
Terminating an employee requires a proper process. Patrick advised and quickly gave the results I needed.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Great lawyer, very professional patient and honest he is also a nice person. Returned the calls every time I would have a question during my case and he is a winner. I deffinetly highly recommend Mr. Kitchin.
Posted by Andrew | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Introduced to Patrick during the beginning of a business civil dispute with an ex-business partner. The process was long, but Patrick provided excellent step by step knowledge for me and I felt very comfortable making each next step in the process. Eventually came out on top in the dispute and was very happy with the end outcome. Would hire again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Kitchin Legal, APC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Hovey, Kirby, Thornton & Hahn
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz Apc
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Hooper Hathaway Price Beuche & Wallace
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Michigan State University
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • Univ of Michigan Law School
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Client v. BMW of North America
  • Settlement
  • Jones v. Forever 21
  • Settlement for class
  • US Department of Labor v. Client
  • Resolution
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Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Lawyers Club University of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Labor and Employment Section of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Labor and Employment Section of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Labor and Employment Section of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1995
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick Kitchin. He is highly skilled, professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. He gets my highest rating."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to refer my own clients to Patrick, and to consult with him on issues my family law clients have with employers, unions, management, and owners. Patrick is extraordinarily competent in this area, and brings to his practice a maturity and authority that dissuades his opponents from bullying his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Patrick for several years. He and I worked together on the Labor & Employment Executive Committee for the Alameda County Bar Association. He is insightful, knowledgeable and a strong advocate. Patrick brings a positive approach to client representation, and he is a smart advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor
Divorce and separation
San Francisco Employment and labor Lawyer Patrick Ray Kitchin
Patrick Ray Kitchin
Employment and labor Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation