About Patrick Kitchin
Patrick Kitchin has practiced law in California since 1992. He represents and advises employers and employees in all aspects of labor and employment law. Patrick also counsels businesses involved in a wide range of business disputes. Patrick is ranked “A-V” by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer-review rating for legal knowledge, skill and ethics.
Patrick is a committed legal educator. He regularly contributes articles to influential employment publications. He also has spoken on Public Radio stations across California about employment matters and consumer rights.
He is an active member of the California Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Alameda County Bar Association.
Patrick serves as Chairperson to the Alameda County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Executive Committee, where he helps manage the Labor and Employment section’s continuing legal education events.
Representative Employment Class Actions
Since 2002 Patrick has represented large classes of retail employees in several state-wide wage and hour class action lawsuits. His legal advocacy led to substantial changes in the retail industry’s labor practices across the U.S.
- Young v. Polo Ralph Lauren: Unlawful employee work uniform policies
- Boleyn v. Gap and Banana Republic: Unlawful employee work uniform policies
- Villanueva v. Chico’s FAS: Unlawful employee work uniform policies
- Bhatnagar v. Catalina Restaurant Group: Unlawful employee work uniform policies
- Otsuka v. Polo Ralph Lauren: Unlawful loss prevention inspection practices
- Jones v. Forever 21: Unlawful loss prevention inspection practices