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Kristen J. Nesbit
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Kristen J. Nesbit

Fisher Phillips, Partner

Los Angeles, California
Kristen Nesbit is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office where she practices employment litigation and client counseling. Kristen represents employers from case inception through trial or arbitration. She has represented organizations in multiple jury trials that have resulted in defense verdicts for her clients. Most recently, Kristen served as co-trial counsel in the case Jose Lomeli and Richard McAllister v. Arrow Truck Sales, Inc., Volvo Group North America, Inc, Jody Johnson and Brent Stout, where she obtained a complete defense verdict after a 12 day jury trial in downtown Los Angeles, California. At trial, two former managers alleged harassment and discrimination based on race/color, national origin, religion and age along with retaliation for opposing such harassment and discrimination against the defendants. Kristen prides herself in serving as a trusted adviser and strategic partner for her clients. In this vein, she counsels clients regarding a variety of labor and employment issues including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), interactive process and reasonable accommodations, talent management and performance, workplace investigations, and wage/hour compliance. Kristen focuses on finding creative, practical, cost-effective solutions to address her clients’ needs and goals when dealing with these issues. Kristen’s clients include startups, national companies, and public entities in various industries including manufacturing, trucking, hospitality, aviation, and technology. Kristen is also committed to helping diverse business owners succeed in today’s marketplace by assisting employers who are recognized as a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and/or Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE), with developing their employment policies, practices, and procedures so these businesses will meet government and corporate supplier diversity objectives related to employee recruitment, retention, and performance. Kristen has represented clients throughout California, in both Superior Courts and United States District Court and before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has also successfully argued appeals before the California Court of Appeal and before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2013, Kristen was named to the “Hot List” for Minority Attorneys Under 40 in the Western Region by Lawyers of Color Inc., which is comprised of only 100 attorneys who practice in the Western Region of the United States. In 2015 and 2016, Kristen was recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and as a “Southern California - Top Women’s Attorney” by Los Angeles Magazine. Kristen was also selected by the National Advocate as a “Top 100 African American Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Kristen received the “Women of Influence” Award from the business publication L.A. Biz for her accomplishments in the legal field. Kristen was also selected by Fisher Phillips to serve as a Fellow on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for 2015-2016. She is also the firm’s Women’s Initiative Leadership Council (WILC) Ambassador for the Los Angeles office. Recognized as a Top Labor and Employment Attorney by the Daily Journal (2022) Recognized as a Top Female Attorney by the Daily Journal (2022) “Women of Influence” Award, L.A. Biz Journals (2016) Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2015, 2016) National Advocate, “Top 100 African American Lawyer” (2015, 2016) “Hot List” for Minority Attorneys Under 40 in the Western Region by Lawyers of Color Inc. (2013) Professional Activities

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