Kaylen Kadotani

Kaylen Kadotani

Senior Counsel

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Kaylen is a member of Hanson Bridgett's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group through which he serves many of the Firm's clients in a variety of matters, including business and commercial disputes, insurance recovery, real estate, public entity litigation, product liability and other tort claims, among others. Kaylen also assists the Firm's public entity clients in responding to subpoenas and other related inquiries, and provides advice with respect to policies and procedures.

Kaylen has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Representative Work

Represented product manufacturer in commercial contract dispute involving international parties and accounts. Client was awarded its full damages plus attorneys' fees and costs following court trial.

Represented San Francisco property owners in property damage case involving unpermitted upgrades and remodeling work performed in neighboring restaurant kitchen. The case settled to clients' satisfaction during jury trial.

Defended East Bay property owners in real estate contract dispute. Clients achieved a full defense verdict, plus an award of their attorneys' fees and costs following court trial.

Defended Peninsula property owners in dispute with neighbor involving prescriptive easement, trespass, and nuisance, resulting in favorable jury verdict.

Represented engineering firm in complex Millennium Tower litigation.

Represented licensor of memory card technology in contract dispute with foreign licensee.


"Recent Decisions On Statutory Immunities Under the California Tort Claims Act," HB Briefly (May 2018)

"Class Certification Bid ‘Deflated’ by Court of Appeal for Lack of Ascertainability," HB Briefly (March 2018)

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Northern California Rising Star, SuperLawyers (2022)

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2019–2021)

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder (2018)

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Young Lawyers Committee

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Joseph C. Spero, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2011)

Academic Distinction

Thurston Society

The Hastings Law Journal

CALI & Witkin Awards: Energy Law, Civil Procedure II, Legal Research & Writing II


J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2013)

B.A., University of San Francisco (2008)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

San Francisco

415-995-5136 Direct Phone
415-995-3513 Fax

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