Daniel K. Klingenberger

Daniel K. Klingenberger
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Firm / Company Name
LeBeau-Thelen, LLP
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Dan Klingenberger represents large and small companies in all forms of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, class actions, unfair competition/trade secret issues, wage and hour claims, and discrimination.  He provides employers with creative and effective advocacy in the defense of such claims.  His litigation experience includes jury and bench trials in State and Federal Courts.

Dan defends claims filed with many administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Cal/OSHA, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and the Employment Development Department. Dan has represented companies in hearings conducted by each of these government agencies.

Dan advises employers on day to day labor and employment law matters to develop effective and practical ways to deal with challenging employee issues. He assists employers with developing tools to manage employment law matters.  Such tools include employee handbooks, employment agreements, commission agreements and severance agreements.

For clients who face challenges dealing with unions, Dan provides advice on union avoidance, labor arbitrations, union elections and unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition, Dan is extensively involved with training supervisors and owners on employment law matters, including unlawful harassment prevention training, union avoidance and workplace violence. Dan is a frequent speaker before business and professional groups.


J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1986
B.S.B.A., Creighton University, Economics and Management, 1978

Professional and Community Affiliations

Board of Directors, Bakersfield Petroleum Club
Board of Directors, Kern County Society of Human Resource Management
Board of Directors, Garces Memorial High School
Board of Directors, Kern Literacy Council
Chairman of the Board, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (2009)
Chairman of the Board, United Way of Kern County (2004-2006)

5001 E Commercenter Dr
ZIP Code
661 325 8962
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