When my business in San Francisco had to defend an employment class action hour and wage case I spoke to several attorneys I knew and asked for the best California labor law attorney in the city. More than one lawyer pointed me right to Patrick Kitchin. As an expert in California labor law that only specialized in employment law I felt I was dealing with a specialist rather that a one size fits all legal outfit. Immediately Patrick Kitchin took over the case and allowed me to focus on my work rather than studying California labor laws! The case was complex being a medical marijuana dispensary that worked dominantly in cash didn’t help the wage case, but Mr Kitchin strategized and worked around all my issues. He was critical, fast witted, intelligent and persuasive in deposition and mediation. Overall Even in hindsight I still feel we did our best and got the best results for the company. Without Patrick Kitchin’s expertise in California employment law, our hour and wage class action case could have dragged out and been financially detrimental, but he did his best to keep me focused on my work and to button this up as ASAP. Hope I never have to work with you again, but you have a friend for life! Igor Khavin
I hired Kitchin Legal to handle a complex employment-related matter. Working with Patrick has been great. He is an expert in California employment law and made sure that I understood every step he took on my behalf. He carefully explained the law, his legal strategies, and he involved me in all major decisions. He was always very responsive to my questions. He either took my calls or retuned them quickly. I would recommend Patrick Kitchin to anyone who needs assistance with an employment related issue.
I found Patrick through a recommendation from another attorney and boy was I glad I decided to work with him. Patrick helped me resolve an issue with a previous employer, there was no time wasted and Patrick was extremely professional. He assured me things would turn out OK and in less than one month’s time things were resolved in my favor. Patrick is great at what he does – I would definitely recommend him.
I hired Kitchin Legal to handle a complex employment-related matter. Working with Patrick has been great. He is an expert in California employment law and made sure that I understood every step he took on my behalf.
He carefully explained the law, his legal strategies, and he involved me in all major decisions. He was always very responsive to my questions. He either took my calls or retuned them quickly. I would recommend Patrick Kitchin to anyone who needs assistance with an employment related issue.
Patrick and his team are very professional, personable, and a pleasure to work with. His rates are very reasonable, and he works with you on providing stellar counsel while thinking about your legal budget.
He is honest and upfront with his legal advice, and I would highly recommend him for anyone with business, employee, and corporate legal needs.
He was very kind and informative on the phone to provide his professional advice on employment law. So glad I was able to talk to him about my scenario with helpful and honest opinions. He is the right kind of attorney you want to reach out to when employment issues get tough.
As a client, I know Mr. Kitchin’s work to be of the highest quality. He took on a case that other lawyers were unable or unwilling to handle, and he resolved the dispute to my satisfaction. I recommend him without reservation.
Having dealt with many attorneys in my life, I want to emphasize that his level of professionalism and personal dedication is unsurpassed. There are certainly larger law firms with more resources; however, I know of none that can provide better legal representation than Mr. Kitchin.
I was referred to Patrick Kitchin by another reputable attorney. I had many legal issues with my former employer. Mr. Kitchin was knowledgeable, professional, patient and kind. He was always there when I had questions. The case was settled in a reasonable amount of time and I was very happy in the end. Legal proceedings like this can be very stressful, but having Mr. Kitchin as my representation made the process less so. I would highly recommend him.
I had an issue with my employer not paying me for work I’d done, and was incredibly stressed out and worried about the whole situation. I got Patrick’s name from the SF Bar lawyer referral service, and I’m so happy that I gave him a call.
I didn’t know if I even had a case, but I discussed everything with Patrick and the Kitchin legal team, and they were incredibly helpful and supportive. I never doubted that they had my best interests at heart, and looking back on the whole process, I feel extremely lucky to have had such a positive experience come out of such a negative one. Their recommendations and guidance made a difficult situation into one with a really great outcome.
I went to Patrick about my former employer who had not been paying me minimum wage, overtime, and giving breaks.
He told us we had a case. He was very informative and patience about explaining the process and the steps he would take. He answered all the questions we had and kept us inform about what was happening.
I would recommend Patrick to anyone who’s thinking that they have a case. He will tell you if it’s worth pursuing and answer all questions that you have!
Thank you again Patrick!
I have worked all of my adult life, and some work places are better than others. I never thought I would find myself in a situation where I felt so completely taken advantage of by my employer, that I felt compelled to do something about it. (Normally, I would just have decided to move on…)
I was referred to Patrick Kitchin by the San Francisco Bar Association, but you don’t need to do that – just call his office! Patrick was very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and understanding. After I provided all my documentation, I felt comfortable letting Patrick handle the rest. Making the decision to pursue action against my employer was not an easy one. Patrick Kitchin made it less stressful, because he really stayed on top of it.
If you are an employer who wants to make sure your policies and practices are in order, I would recommend Patrick Kitchin to you. He is committed to help make a better workplace.
An attorney was never my first option. I spent months working with my employer. My next step was the Department of Labor Standard Enforcement. Unfortunately, many mistakes were made, and not in my favor, by the DLSE. I called Patrick under a tight deadline and he made himself easily available for a review of the matter. He was very conservative during the discussions and was not willing to take on the case unless he felt it had merits.
Throughout the process, I wanted to be involved and I was. Patrick, along with the rest of the Kitchin legal team, were available when needed, provided regular updates, and included me in the decision-making process to the degree that I wanted. He brought in experts to analyze the numbers to ensure the calculations were solid. His knowledge of the law was balanced against the practical understanding of the processes themselves.
Patrick and the rest of the Kitchin legal team never missed a deadline or a beat during the months long process and I could not have asked for better representation!
Patrick was very helpful to my friend involved in a business claim, and offered help every step of the way. His rates were reasonable and helped keep costs low every chance he could. Would definitely recommend!
In August 2010, I became concerned that my employer had misclassified me as ineligible for overtime. I was initially reluctant to speak with an attorney because the legal profession doesn’t have the best reputation. But meeting with Patrick turned out to be pleasant surprise. He spoke to me like a real person, not as a highfalutin lawyer, and he didn’t pressure me into taking any steps I wasn’t comfortable with. He always made time for me when I called, even in the evenings, and he was great about returning my calls. After about a year, we reached a very satisfactory settlement with my employer. I was proud that I saw my employer doing something illegal, and had the courage to do something about it. If you feel your employer is getting away with something, I strongly encourage you to meet with Patrick to discuss your situation.
Terminating an employee requires a proper process. Patrick advised and quickly gave the results I needed.
Great lawyer, very professional patient and honest he is also a nice person. Returned the calls every time I would have a question during my case and he is a winner. I definitely highly recommend Mr. Kitchin.
Patrick Kitchin advised me on an unpaid overtime matter while I was working from home and at the office for a start-up company. Thanks to his expert handling of my case, we won what I considered a very fair settlement. He explained everything thoroughly. It was a very stressful time for me, but he put me at ease.
When I first learned about the labor codes being violated by my employer, I had no idea what to do. My tips were being taken, I never received a legitimate lunch break, and I felt helpless.
Then I met Patrick and was immediately reassured. With his extensive knowledge of California’s labor codes, and his kind hearted patience, Patrick helped me understand exactly what was going on and what my options were.
Hard working, and attentive, I would recommend Kitchin Legal to anyone who needs help with their workplace situation.
Introduced to Patrick during the beginning of a business civil dispute with an ex-business partner. The process was long, but Patrick provided excellent step by step knowledge for me and I felt very comfortable making each next step in the process. Eventually came out on top in the dispute and was very happy with the end outcome. Would hire again.