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Kristen Nesbit

Kristen Nesbit

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 30, 2018




Kristen Nesbit is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Fisher Phillips, where she practices employment litigation and client counseling. Nesbit represents employers from case inception through trial or arbitration. She has represented organizations in multiple jury trials that have resulted in defense verdicts for her clients. 

Nesbit has represented clients throughout California, in both Superior Courts and United States District Court and before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has also successfully argued appeals before the California Court of Appeal and before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2013, Nesbit was named to the “Hot List” for Minority Attorneys Under 40 in the Western Region by Lawyers of Color Inc., which is comprised of only 100 attorneys who practice in the Western Region of the United States. In 2015 and 2016, she was recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and as a “Southern California - Top Women’s Attorney” by Los Angeles Magazine. Nesbit was also selected by the National Advocate as a “Top 100 African American Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, she received the “Women of Influence” Award from the business publication L.A. Biz for her accomplishments in the legal field.

Nesbit earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a JD from Loyola Law School.

Nesbit teaches online Employment Discrimination Law for USC Gould School of Law's LLM and MSL programs.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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