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Brook T. Barnes

Partner

(213) 334-7177
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., California Western School of Law

M.A., summa cum laude, English and Literature, Sam Houston State University

B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University

Honors

Super Lawyers® Rising Star distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation (2017, Law & Politics)

San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar 2015" - Business and Employment

Brook T. Barnes is a partner in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Employment practice group.

Mr. Barnes represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation including claims for improper wage deductions, failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime wages, failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, misclassification of employees, inaccurate wage statements, commission calculations, wrongful termination, Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims, class actions, and retaliatory and discriminatory employment actions.

Mr. Barnes provides local and national companies general counsel on business and employment law issues, including human-resource policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, employee compensation plans, federal and state wage-and-hour compliance, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) compliance, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, unfair business practices, and business formation and dissolution.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Barnes also defended consumer fraud claims, consumer class action claims, and represented licensees in front of the Office of Administrative Hearings for the State of California.

Admissions

California
Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
 

Memberships

American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
North County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Baseball Coach for La Costa Youth Organization
California Western Appellate Team Coach

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Contact

(213) 334-7177

bbarnes@gordonrees.com


Offices

Los Angeles

San Diego

Orange County

Education

J.D., California Western School of Law

M.A., summa cum laude, English and Literature, Sam Houston State University

B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University

Honors

Super Lawyers® Rising Star distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation (2017, Law & Politics)

San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar 2015" - Business and Employment

Brook T. Barnes

Partner

Practices

Biography

Brook T. Barnes is a partner in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Employment practice group.

Mr. Barnes represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation including claims for improper wage deductions, failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime wages, failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, misclassification of employees, inaccurate wage statements, commission calculations, wrongful termination, Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims, class actions, and retaliatory and discriminatory employment actions.

Mr. Barnes provides local and national companies general counsel on business and employment law issues, including human-resource policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, employee compensation plans, federal and state wage-and-hour compliance, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) compliance, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, unfair business practices, and business formation and dissolution.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Barnes also defended consumer fraud claims, consumer class action claims, and represented licensees in front of the Office of Administrative Hearings for the State of California.

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Admissions

California
Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
 

Memberships

American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
North County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Baseball Coach for La Costa Youth Organization
California Western Appellate Team Coach

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