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Last updated: 10/8/2013
Kristin A. Smith
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Patton Wolan Carlise LLP
Associate
1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1350
Oakland
California
94612  United States
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510 588-7522 (Phone)
510 987-7575 (Fax)
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  2006
  Commercial Litigation, Discovery/E-Discovery, Employment - Counseling/Investigations, Employment Litigation - Class Action, Employment Litigation - General, Employment - Wage & Hour, General Business Litigation, Product Liability
  Kristin A. Smith has handled employment matters from wage and hour cases to discrimination and wrongful termination issues. She has litigated in state and federal employment actions, including claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets, discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ms. Smith's practice has also included class and collective actions as well as single-plaintiff wage and hour claims under the California Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code. She has spent considerable time working with electronic discovery and drafting motions for litigation. Ms. Smith has also worked with contract disputes, case negotiation and mediation, drafting employee handbooks, and teaching client courses on workplace sexual harassment.

Class and Collective Action Experience:
Ms. Smith has worked on nationwide and state class and collective actions for both large and small clients. She has drafted motions in class actions including an opposition to a motion to compel discovery responses in an overtime class action, a motion for sanctions in a class action regarding paychecks allegedly non-negotiable without discount within the state, and a reply to an opposition to demurrer and a motion to strike plaintiffs' claims in a wage and hour class action litigation. She has assisted in finalizing oppositions to class certification in several state wage and hour class actions.

Pro Bono:
Ms. Smith is extremely committed to pro bono work. She has represented and advised clients on matters such as employee handbooks, student expulsion, bankruptcy, criminal, and family law issues. Ms. Smith also volunteered her time for the Lawyers in the Library and numerous other programs.

Education
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. - 2005
University of California, Los Angeles, California
B.A. - 2000
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