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Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Klawitter worked for some of the best defense firms in San Diego. At these firms, he gained valuable insight into how employers value cases, the common and repeated mistakes made by employers, the pressure points for corporate employers, and the strategies and tactics used by defense attorneys to defeat meritorious lawsuits.


  • Northwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • Northwestern University – Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to the Practice of Law before All California Courts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern & Southern Districts of California

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)


  • Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, L.L.P. Senior Associate attorney
  • Morrison & Foerster, L.L.P. Associate attorney: Labor & Employment Practice Group
  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, L.L.P. Associate attorney: Business Litigation Practice Group