I was born in the San Fernando Valley in 1969. I graduated from high school in Simi Valley as class valedictorian. I went to college in San Bernardino on a full academic scholarship, attending the University of Redlands from 1987 to 1991. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in both psychology and philosophy, and made Dean's List. I then worked for three years at an escrow office in Canoga Park (now Winnetka) saving up money for graduate school. From 1994 to 1997, I attended the law school at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where I graduated Order of the Coif (top 10% of the class), the highest academic achievement in law school. During law school, I worked summers to gain experience, including an internship at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, where I wrote a summary of state and federal laws on age discrimination for the attorneys in the Department. I also worked during law school for a federal judge in Sacramento while he was presiding over prosecution of the Unabomber.
After law school, I was hired by Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, which at the time was the largest law firm in Nevada.
I worked at that firm's Las Vegas office for over six years litigating cases in state and federal courts and in arbitration for Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, athletes, and local businesses (including major casinos). In 2003, I left that firm to open my own law firm in Las Vegas. However, I soon made the decision to move back to the San Fernando Valley. Since 2006, I have worked at a handful of law firms in and around the San Fernando Valley. For years, I have limited my practice exclusively to employment cases, representing employees against employers. I help employees with discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), retaliation (including whistle-blower retaliation), wage/hour violations, and violations of protected leave laws (FMLA, CFRA).
I take all cases on contingency and I advance all costs.
- Employment Law
- Wage and Hour (overtime, minimum wage, rest and meal breaks, etc.)
- Violation of Protected Leave Laws (FMLA, CFRA)
- Disability / Failure to Accommodate
- Whistle-blower Retaliation
- Sexual Harassment
- Discrimination / Harassment / Retaliation
- Wrongful Termination
- Free Consultation
I will personally speak to potential clients, and provide a free initial case evaluation, with no obligation. We can do it by phone or in-person meeting, or we can even do it by e-mail if you prefer.
- Contingent Fees
I take all cases on contingency. I also advance all of the legal costs (filing fees, process server fees, court reporter fees, jury fees, expert fees, etc.), I do not ask you to pay any money up front. If you do not get any recovery, you do not pay any fee.
- Principal attorney.
- Kenneth R. Myers, Attorney-at-Law
- - Current
- From West Hills and Woodland Hills, Mr. Myers handles exclusively employment cases, representing employees who have disputes with their employers.
- Beach Cowdrey Owen
- Commuted to Oxnard to work at a law firm handling various types of civil cases including elder abuse, malpractice and professional negligence, primarily in the health care and skilled nursing industries.
- Kenneth W. Drake & Associates (formerly Rushfeldt, Shelley & Drake LLP)
- Attorney with primary responsibility for firm's plaintiff's personal injury practice. Successfully appealed Board of Behavioral Sciences decision revoking license of Marriage and Family Therapist (published opinion by California Court of Appeals), on remand and after two more successful appeals (without published opinions) the sanction was negotiated down to probation. Practice areas include medical malpractice, auto accidents, other personal injury, other professional malpractice, administrative cases, trial work, appeals and writs, and sexual harassment. Participated in six week trial of major sexual harassment case.
- Kenneth R. Myers, Esq.
- I opened a solo practice in Nevada, then took a hiatus from legal practice to pursue other opportunities including creative writing and working as a professional poker player (including an appearance at the 2005 World Series of Poker) before relocating to the San Fernando Valley (where I am originally from) where I did contract work and opened the San Fernando Injury Law Center which I operated until I took a position with medical malpractice firm Rushfeldt, Shelley & Drake, LLP to help them expand their practice areas.
- Lionel Sawyer & Collins
- Worked on all areas of civil litigation in state and federal courts at the largest law firm (at the time) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clients included celebrities, athletes, moguls, casinos, nightclubs and Fortune 500 companies.
- University of California - Davis
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Order of the Coif (top 10%)
- Activities: Editor of School Newspaper, the Advocate Phi Delta Phi (legal honor society) Moot Court (appellate skills competetion)
- University of Redlands
- B.A. | Philosophy and Psychology
- I attended the University of Redlands on a four year full tuition scholarship granted to National Merit Finalists, and in four years obtained a double major in Philosophy and Psychology.
- Honors: Dean's List
- Activities: Journalist on school newspaper. Chi Sigma Chi (social fraternity) - vice president, formal chairman Salzburg Semester (Fall 1989)
- California Bar Association
- - Current
- Activities: When I first graduated law school in 1997, I went to work in Las Vegas, Nevada, and passed the Nevada Bar Exam (then one of the hardest in the nation with only about a 50% pass rate). In 2000, I realized I would likely want to move back to the San Fernando Valley in the future, so I took the California Bar Exam and passed with three days of studying (though I would not recommend this approach to aspiring lawyers). I did remain "inactive" status at first, since I was still practicing exclusively in Nevada, and I then switched to active status after moving back to California.
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