Dustin Dodgin

Dustin Dodgin
Professional Title: Partner
Firm / Company Name: Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP
Firm / Company Description:

Dustin S. Dodgin | Partner

Dustin Dodgin is a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Department and
Labor & Employment Department. He practices in the areas of business and employment
litigation, corporate and real estate transactions, and business counseling. Dustin was
selected as a 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Southern California Rising Star by the Super
Lawyers magazine.

In his employment practice, Dustin routinely represents employers in state and federal
courts in California, in arbitrations, and before the DLSE, EDD, and the U.S. Department of
Labor. He defends employers in private and law enforcement wage-and-hour litigation
involving PAGA claims, misclassification, overtime, meal period, rest break claims, and
prevailing wage violations, among others. He handles class action lawsuits, single-plaintiff
discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination actions, and he
represents employers in employee embezzlement, trade secret misappropriation, and
workplace violence cases.

Dustin also handles business litigation and general business and transactional matters for
clients in the oil and gas, construction, real estate, healthcare, agriculture, transportation,
equipment manufacturing and sales, and insurance industries.

Practice Focus
Business & Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, Partnership and Corporate Law,
Business Transactions, Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions
State Bar of California, (2006); U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, (2010)
U.S. District Court, Eastern (2006) Southern (2010), and Central (2012) Districts of California

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law, 2006
– CALI Award, Civil Practicum 2006
– San Diego Law Review, Lead Editor and Symposium Coordinator

Boards and Committees
Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association, Board of Trustees (2014-present)
– Vice Chairman (2016)
– Chairman (2017-present)
Kern County Bar Association, Judicial Application Evaluation Committee (2013-2014)
Bakersfield Planning Commission (2013-15)
– Chairman (2014-15)
Goodwill Industries of South Central California, Board of Directors (2009-15)
– Chairman (2011-14), Vice Chairman (2010-11, 2015)
Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bakersfield, Advisory Council
– Chairman (2014-15), Vice Chair (2013-14), Project Chair (2012-13), Team Advisor (2009-10)

Other Community Involvement
Bakersfield College, Adjunct Professor (2007-present)
Center for Civic Education, “We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution”: National
Competition Judge (2012)
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Programs
– Mock Trial Program: Judge (2006-08), Attorney Coach, Centennial High (2008-11)
– National History Day: Judge (2007-13)
– “We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution”: Judge (2009-present)
American Youth Soccer Organization, Coach (2016-present)
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Cal Beta Beta Chapter, Resident Scholar (2004-05)

Professional Experience
Klein DeNatale Goldner, 2006 – present
Extern, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Hon. Barry Ted Moskowitz, 2005
Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, 2005

Address: 4550 California Avenue
Address 2: 2nd Floor
City: Bakersfield
State: California 
ZIP Code: 93309
Phone: 661-395-1000
Fax: 661-326-0418
Website URL: www.kleinlaw.com

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