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 and construction, public entity litigation, product liability and other injury 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 was recently recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in the areas of general and business litigation.

Representative Work

Lead Associate and second-chair of court trial in prosecution of commercial contract dispute, which resulted in verdict awarding client's full damages, plus attorneys' fees and costs.

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 and an award of attorneys' fees and costs.

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

Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of Bay Area municipality in employee benefits matter following successful motion practice at the pleadings stage.


"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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California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2020)

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco

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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