Kaylen Kadotani

Kaylen Kadotani


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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Kaylen focuses his practice on litigation & dispute resolution. He has experience in nearly all aspects of litigation in both state and federal courts, including preparation of pleadings, written discovery and depositions, motion practice, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Kaylen was an Associate at a reputable Bay Area litigation firm where he represented individuals, professionals, public entities, and businesses in a wide range of disputes.

Representative Work

Lead Associate in defense of Bay Area municipality and police department in excessive force/civil rights lawsuit. Prepared Motion for Summary Adjudication, which eliminated over half of the plaintiff's causes of action. Subsequent jury trial resulted in defense verdict on all remaining claims.

Lead Associate in defense of Sellers in real estate transaction/breach of contract dispute. The case proceeded to a court trial, which resulted in a full defense verdict.

Lead Associate in defense of Property Owners in dispute involving trespass, nuisance, and prescriptive easement. The case proceeded to jury trial, which resulted in favorable judgment for clients.

Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of insurer in insurance bad faith/breach of contract matter.


"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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Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco

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

Hastings Law Journal

CALI Excellence for the Future/Witkin Academic Excellence Award: Energy Law


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

San Francisco

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

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