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Shelley Glen Bryant

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Shelley Bryant brings a diverse background in employment law, and has gained a reputation for suing large corporations in individual lawsuits and class actions. His lawsuits span the spectrum of big compnanies, from Bank of America and Wal-Mart to the Fresno Unified School District and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).


Mr. Bryant earned his law degree from the University of California Davis School of Law and worked as an extern at the California Supreme Court. He began his career advising companies on employment practices and representing them in business and employment litigation. He switched to plaintiff representation of employees when he joined the Smith & Bryant law firm, and left to open his own law firm in 2011.


Shelley Bryant practices in state and federal courts and has argued before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Fresno Bar Association, the Hugh Goodwin Bar Association, the Employment Law sections of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association, and other professional organizations.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  2. Discrimination: 25%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
  4. Employment: 25%



Contingent (35-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dmitriy Cherepinskiy

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Shelley since law school. I would not hesitate for a second to refer any friend or family member to Shelley.


    Dmitriy Cherepinskiy Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Kevin Michael Schwin

    I endorse this lawyer. Shelley Bryant is competent and professional. He has great organizational skills and he is very efficient. I would recommend him to anybody in need of a discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination or labor lawyer.


    Kevin Schwin Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bryant Whitten, LLP

770 L Street
Suite 950
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Bryant Whitten, LLP

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Bryant Whitten, LLP

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA, 94612

Bryant Whitten, LLP

8050 North Palm Avenue, Suite 210
Fresno, CA, 93711



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Shelley G. Bryant2011 - Present
ShareholderSmith & Bryant, Inc.2005 - 2011
ShareholderJory Peterson Watkins & Smith2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Liggett v. Ruiz FoodsTotal recovery of almost $500,000
Gomez v. Longs Drugs$550,000 judgment
Kennedy v. PG&E$1.75 million recovery plus attorney's fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Reporter ThirdMayweathers v. Newland, 258 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2001)2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Chapman UniversityLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law Beyond the BasicsPrivacy and Social Media in the Workplace2015
E-Discovery: Searching the Virtual File CabinetsStrategic Considerations2012