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Shelley Glen Bryant

Employment and labor Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   47 reviews

About Shelley

Learn Shelley’s areas of practice.

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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Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/14/2022

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

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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
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Shelly is prompt, extremely knowledgable and always there to help you. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!!
I was referred to Shelley through a mutual friend, and I am so very grateful to have found him! Shelley was wonderful to work with and made me feel calm, supported and encouraged throughout the case. He was very honest and transparent and helped me managed my expectations. Shelley always took the time to listen to my questions and concerns and helped me understand the legal process/jargon from start to finish. I was ultimately pleased with the outcome in my case and I credit Shelley’s commitment, professionalism and knowledge of employment law. I truly believe that Shelley cares about his clients and will fight for them. This is an attorney that you want on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the man for the job!
Shelley Bryant did an amazing job and I am super pleased with how he represented me. They go above and beyond, treat you very professional and very prompt on getting back to me when I had questions. The communication was what I liked and expected. This is the man for the job, Call Him!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shelley Bryant
Shelley was incredible. There are not enough stars to rate how amazing he was. He always responded to me and treated me with the utmost respect. He was so caring helping me through one fo the mot difficult times of my life and career. He was always upfront with me and told me what to expect each step of the way. With Shelley as my attorney, I was able to extend my employment agreement and ensure that all the points that were important, especially to me were included. Shelley’s negotiations of my agreement exceeded my expectations. Without Shelley this would never have been possible! I can not begin to express my gratitude to have him represented me. There is no better person to assist you with your case!
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Posted by Robert | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer for you.
He's a Outstanding attorney. Always responded to my emails fast and answered my phone calls. He turned a bad time in my life around and took the stress off my shoulders.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He gets results
Mr. Bryant helped me when I had run out of options. He is quick to respond and goes into depth to ensure he has all the facts. He and his staff are incredibly understanding, friendly, and helped me get results fast. He reassured me during uncertain times and thoroughly answered every question that I had. I couldn't be happier and am super thankful for what he's done for me. He handled everything with diligence and effectively resolved matters for me. He took up my case when other firms had told me that I didn't have one and got results. Because of Mr. Bryant's efforts, I can go forward with futute employment with confidence knowing that my case was resolved with a positive outcome. I would 100% recommend his services to anyone that's needing assistance in any legal employment dispute.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I recommend this attorney
Shelley helped me during the EEOC mediation process. My corporate employer hired a big law firm so I needed an attorney too. He made sure they treated me fairly and included all important terms in the final severance agreement. They tried to bully me during the process, but Shelley told them he would file a lawsuit if they did not stop. It all worked out and I am so glad I found this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Shelley Bryant
Shelley helped me with a case and was very good about keeping me informed. Things got complicated when my employer went bankrupt and started liquidating assets. Shelley used the court rules and procedures to extract a decent settlement from a Bk company. I am so glad he was my attorney. I would recommend Shelley.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Shelley is an outstanding attorney. He was reassuring, articulate, knowable and effective. He made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind . Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Shelley was nothing was "sugar coated". He was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way.Phone calls were returned without delay; never once did I doubt I was in the best possible hands. Shelley is an excellent attorney who really goes above and beyond for his client, I'd trust him with anything, do not hesitate to call him.I would highly recommend him to everyone
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Posted by Camille | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ADR Professional
Shelley helped me negotiate a severance. He always responded to me without delay. He reviewed my severance agreement and provided great advice. I felt like my attorney was better than the company’s attorney and there was no way they could take advantage of me. I am so grateful he did not charge for this and just wanted to help me out of a bad situation. He cares. I am very appreciative of his help.
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Posted by Aniya | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice!!
I didn’t know where to start on my search for help. I just so happened to find Shelley on google. So I wrote him, let me just say I don’t regret it! He answered all my questions but most importantly made sure I understand what he was saying and what was actually going on. From day one I felt informed and taken care of. You couldn’t ask for a better person to be on your team!
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Posted by Sal | July 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in the Central Valley
We trusted Shelley with our case because of his good reviews online. He always stayed in touch with me, which is rare for attorneys – they never call their clients back. I appreciated that. His office is organized and neat. He stood up to my wife's company and got a good result. The company attorney did not have a chance. Like most people I did not know of any good attorney for my wife’s case. I have a pre-paid attorney service through my work which I never use. So, I decided to give them a call and I found out that they only represent employers for cases like my wife’s. They did give me advise to file a complaint with the office of EEOC to get a right to sue letter from them and then hire an attorney. I did that on my own. When I was ready to sue, I did not have an attorney. I quickly learned that in the central valley there are almost no attorneys that specialize in employment law that want to represent employees. Most attorneys want to represent employers because they have the money. Employees are typically poor and can’t afford a lawyer. I spent weeks comparing all attorneys available in the central valley and Shelley Bryant stood out above everyone. What I liked about Mr. Bryant since the beginning was that he only represents employees and he is the very best!!! He is technologically savvy which was very important for us during this covid-19. We didn’t need to get out of our home. He was always there at any time of the day responding to an email, a text or a call. A lot of times it was pretty late in the evenings (9-10 pm) and he was responding to emails. He is a good listener and explains everything to the clients very well. We are very happy with the outcome and will always keep him as my family attorney as long as he is still working.
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Posted by Paul | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got your back!
Mr. Bryant is an excellent attorney. His expertise skillfully guided me during the entire ordeal and lead to a great outcome for me and ultimately, my family. Shelley was easy to reach by email or phone when I had questions and always took the time to respond, even when it was just panicked questions by me. The ease and timeliness of exchanging critical information and documents by him and his office gave me great confidence in the process. Can’t say enough about his caring professionalism, knowledge and flat out taking care of me, his client, against the company and its attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation; highly recommend!
I reached out to Shelley for support with wrongful termination representation from a past employer. From the start, Shelley was extremely responsive, easy to work with, flexible, and most of all, very knowledgeable and skilled. He made a difficult and unpleasant situation one that was easy to navigate and resolve, and I was pleased with his approach, advice, and again, the end result. I would highly recommend Shelley for employment law-related support.
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Posted by BH | April 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shelley Bryant is an EXCELLENT attorney!
Shelley responded to my inquiry immediately! He told me what to expect and was extremely knowledgable! He was always available to answer my questions and stayed in touch with me by email and phone. I am so thankful to have had such an excellent attorney when I needed advice. He was kind, understanding, and professional! I would highly recommend Shelley Bryant!
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Posted by Brittany | April 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Shelley Bryant was an incredible resource during a difficult time. He was able to review my documents efficiently and answered all of my questions quickly by email. With all the uncertainty from this pandemic, I was happy to have the assistance of an employment expert on my side. I will certainly be referring others to him!
Posted by Tom | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney. Highly recommended!
Razor sharp, honest, fair, and incredibly responsive; if you need help, Shelley Bryant and Bryant Whitten, LLP will fight for you every step of the way. I was referred to Shelley by another friend/attorney who thought I might have a case, but also said I should work with someone who specialized in representing employees with employer disputes. Without Shelley’s help, I truly believe that I would have been outgunned by an army of the employer's attorneys and a near unlimited amount of venture capital backing that would have tried to grind my case on for years and years. Shelley however, is a driver and he’s incredibly efficient; he knows how to keep things moving and avoid the delays and gamesmanship tactics that your employer's giant law firm might attempt. He values his own time and likewise will never waste yours. Whenever it was needed, he made sure I was updated with calls, emails, and text messages. At the conclusion of my case, I honestly felt like I was represented by the better attorney. Shelley was ahead of the other counsel every step of the way, anticipating the correct timing of events and keeping in front of everything. Overall, working with Shelley and Bryant Whitten, LLP gave me great confidence in the midst of a very awkward and uncomfortable situation. While I hope to never need an employment attorney again, I’m so glad I was referred to Shelley - I trust him and his firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants an amazing attorney that will fight for their rights.
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Posted by Kayla | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Shelley responded to me without delay. He always told me what to expect and kept me in the loop with what was going on. He listened to me vent and answered all of my questions. He kept me very calm and I appreciate him and his office for everything they have done for me. I would of been lost and so nervous and scared to proceed with my case without Shelley. Best decision I ever could of made was working with Shelley for my case.
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Posted by Eloe | May 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and Pointent
Glen Bryant gave me additional information about a scenario that I was reviewing based on possible workplace threats. And allowed me to prepare my information sources towards identifying these resources in this certain instance.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney that will stand up for you
Shelley responded to my inquiry right away. There was never a time that Shelley didn’t respond the questions that I had. I was able to be confident in deposition because Shelley helped me prepare without him helping me prepare I would have been very nervous. I would recommend Shelley to anyone who’s looking for a great employment discrimination attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 35%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Shelley G. Bryant
  • 2011 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Smith & Bryant, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Shareholder
  • Jory Peterson Watkins & Smith
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Chapman University, Orange, California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Joshua v. Calaveras Materials, Inc.
  • $975,000 recovery
  • Liggett v. Ruiz Foods
  • Total recovery of almost $500,000
  • Kennedy v. PG&E
  • $1.75 million recovery plus attorney's fees
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated several matters as opposing counsel to Shelley and I have also worked with him. In both circumstances, he has been a knowledgeable and aggressive labor and employment attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Shelley as a colleague, and as opposing counsel, and as an advocate for a party on matters where I was the neutral. He has been unfailingly prepared, honest, hardworking and insightful in his representation of his clients. A gentleman and a scholar."
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Sacramento Employment and labor Lawyer Shelley Glen Bryant
Shelley Glen Bryant
Employment and labor Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 19 years