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Jackson Lewis Deepens Litigation Experience in Orange County; Adds Trial Lawyer Bren Thomas

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (July 25, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, announced that renowned trial lawyer Bren K. Thomas has joined the firm’s Orange County, CA office as a Principal.  Mr. Thomas, who was formerly with Littler, brings to Jackson Lewis 25 years of experience litigating all facets of employment law matters. Jackson Lewis’ Orange County office, which recently brought on Principals Candace Harrison and James Carter, will be moving this fall to 200 Spectrum Center Drive to accommodate its recent explosive growth.

“Bren’s addition is extremely significant for our office, as well as the firm,” said Orange County Managing Principal Samantha N. Hoffman. “We have long been familiar with Bren, due to his reputation as one of the most successful and experienced trial attorneys in the state.  With almost 50 trials under his belt -  including a class action trial -  and a winning percentage of almost 85%,  Bren’s courtroom capabilities add immediate value to our clients in California and nationwide, and greatly complement those of the existing talented attorneys in our Orange County office.”

Mr. Thomas has litigated before numerous administrative bodies, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Communications Commission.  He is a regular speaker at seminars and continuing education courses on litigation and insurance issues.

Mr. Thomas sits on the Board of Directors for the Central California Employment Law Roundtable as well as Fresno United Neighborhoods.  A recipient of the American Juris Prudence Award for Corporation Law, he received his B.A. from Oregon State University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon.

Jackson Lewis’ Orange County office can be reached at (949) 885-1360.


About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of practice areas provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship.

Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law firms in Europe, North and South America and the Asia Pacific Region.

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Samantha N. Hoffman

Samantha N. Hoffman
Office Managing Principal
Orange County

Bren K. Thomas

Bren K. Thomas
Orange County

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