News & Successes

Complete victory in PAGA case

SEPTEMBER 2020 – On behalf of a Fortune 500 company, Will Klatte, Summer Young-Agriesti and Ana Thomas obtained a complete victory in a PAGA case involving almost 2,000 class members. The case revolved around wage statements and the applicable hourly rate to be displayed on the wage statement for hourly employees who also received bonuses. Although the trial court disagreed with our theory, the Court of Appeals reversed, and the California Supreme Court also sided with the employer. This is an unusually favorable outcome in today’s employment law climate.

Will Klatte recognized by prestigious Best Lawyers®

JULY 2019 – Will Klatte was honored in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 list for Litigation – Labor and Employment. Best Lawyers uses peer review to evaluate lawyers worldwide and selects under 5% of lawyers to its list. His profile can be viewed here.

KBY obtains complete dismissal at trial

APRIL 2019 – KBY represented a large hospital corporation in a case involving an alleged denial of access by a plaintiff with a service dog.  After the start of trial, plaintiff’s claims were dismissed with prejudice by the court, resulting in a complete defense victory.

Will Klatte quoted in OC Lawyer Magazine

FEBRUARY 2019 – Will Klatte was quoted in Orange County Lawyer Magazine, the #1 legal publication in Orange County. In an article about the changing economics of practicing law, he discussed KBY Law’s ability as a small firm to adapt to clients’ financial needs.

Summer Young-Agriesti presents on new employment laws

JANUARY 2019 – Summer Young-Agriesti conducted 2019 New Employment Law presentations to the Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals (LAAHRP) as well as a local collection of staffing companies.

KBY ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Law Firms

NOVEMBER 2017 – KBY Law is honored to be ranked among California’s “Best Law Firms” in the category of Labor & Employment. This list, assembled each year by U.S. News & World Report, is based on client feedback and peer evaluations from leading attorneys in the field. Qualities considered include expertise, responsiveness, integrity, and cost-effectiveness.

Will Klatte on looking past the billable hour in JD Supra article

MAY 2017 – Will Klatte was quoted on JD Supra, a leading distributor of legal news and analysis, in an article exploring how law firms are innovating to increase efficiency. He discussed KBY Law’s adaptability and willingness to look beyond billable hours to improve the services provided to clients. The article can be viewed here.

Summer Young-Agriesti and Ana Thomas obtain summary judgment as to all causes of action in discrimination case

MARCH 2017 – Los Angeles Superior Court. Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of large hospital management corporation as to all seven causes of action asserted against it.  The complaint asserted race discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims in downtown Los Angeles, which is one of the most liberal jury pools in the country.  Prevailing party costs of approximately $15,000 were obtained.