About Us

After decades of large-firm experience, the founding partners* of Klatte, Budensiek & Young-Agriesti decided in early 2012 to launch KBY in Newport Beach, California, to create a service-based labor and employment law firm specifically for California employers based on Three Core Principles...

Summer Young-Agriesti and Ana Thomas of KBY Law in the law office conference room


Prioritizing strong and lasting client relationships by emphasizing client care and personal responsiveness to client needs.


Using our considerable experience to be as resourceful as possible on behalf of each client we represent.


Forming a team of professionals who care more about the practice of law as a profession of service than the number of hours they bill.

Leadership Rewarded

We approach employment law in a unique way, representing many “firsts” in our profession — redefining client relationships, providing customized fee options, and approaching the practice of law itself differently. Unlike many firms, our attorneys are rewarded primarily on results and client service rather than billable hour numbers.

We collaborate on cases and client projects as a team, efficiently integrating the broad experience of our attorneys across the entire firm, without billing for additional time or services. Our senior paralegal provides robust case management leadership, minimizing costs while working hand-in-hand with clients as part of our extended team.

Nimble. Lean. Innovative.

As a “boutique” firm focusing solely on employment law, we’re nimble, lean, and innovative, affording a wide range of advantages to our clients. We efficiently manage large cases, including the defense of wage/hour class actions. We also have the range of experience to provide strategically valuable advice on how best to avoid expensive employment-related compliance problems.

KBY Law serves Fortune 500 corporations—as well as small companies—by representing management interests in labor and employment matters throughout the state of California. We always work in your best interest, whatever it takes, offering a level of personalized service, efficiency, and value not found in larger law firms.

* Will Klatte, retired
* Mark Budensiek, retired