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Kael M. Briski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in San Jose, CA

Briski Mediation
111 N Market St., Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-297-9100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Statewide Mediator Specializing in Settling Employment Matters Since 2009  

Kael M. Briski has practiced law in the Bay Area since 1991. Over the course of 30 years, he has developed the reputation as a "straight shooter" and as being especially knowledgeable in employment law.   His substantial experience litigating a wide variety of matters with his primary focus on employment law since 2002 has shaped his ability to resolve difficult disputes effectively, efficiently, and affordably via the mediation process.   His fee for a full day mediation is $5,000.00 with no administrative, follow up or research fees.  

Background of Practice Experience in General Civil Litigation for 10 Years  

Briski began practicing with his father Michael Briski in 1991 at the law firm of Briski & Briski. For the next 10 years he expanded to a more general litigation practice and took on cases for the Plaintiff and Defense including business litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, sexual assault and battery, real estate fraud, and general civil matters.  

Focus on Employment Law Since 1993  

In 1993 Briski took on his first sexual harassment case, and from there, began to gravitate towards employment law. By 2002 he handled almost exclusively employment matters primarily for the Employees/Plaintiffs in all phases of litigation.  

2002-2021 Employment Litigation Practice  

From 2002 through 2021 at the Briski Law Firm, Kael Briski has taken on the full range of employment cases including Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Disability Discrimination & Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, Pregnancy Discrimination, Racial Discrimination & Harassment, FMLA, Whistle Blower Actions, Retaliation Claims, Breach of Contract wage and hour and severance package negotiations.  

Beginning in 2009 Briski Acts as a Private Mediator  

Beginning in 2009 Briski began acting part time as private mediator focused primarily on settling employment law matters ranging from sexual harassment to disability discrimination and failure to accommodate, wrongful termination, wage and hour, whistle blower, as well as racial discrimination and harassment.

 Kael Briski is Exclusively Handling Employment Mediations Statewide via Zoom or in Person upon Request of the Parties  

At present, Kael Briski is now exclusively handling mediations. He is well known as a mediator that understands not only the substance of employment law, but the practicalities as well. He is equally comfortable interacting with: attorneys, adjusters, Plaintiffs, Defendants, HR representatives, inside counsel or CEO's of a company.  Briski is proposed and respected by Plaintiff and Defense attorneys up and down the State of California as a neutral mediator in employment matters.  Beginning in 2020 when the Pandemic hit, Briski quickly adjusted and was able to mediate over 100 cases via Zoom settling in excess of 90% of these. Most mediations are now accomplished via Zoom video, however Briski is available for in person mediations up and down the State.  

Community Involvement  

Kael is an active member of not only the legal community, but also the community at large. He was a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association where he served on the Board of Governors for many years. He was a member of CELA from 2010 through 2021. Likewise, Mr. Briski is a long-time member of the local Santa Clara County Bar Association.   Briski is married with four children. Over the years he has been involved in coaching Fastpitch Softball and Little League Baseball at various times for nearly two decades.  He enjoys trail running, cross country and downhill skiing and all manner of outdoor recreation including hiking, rafting, and kayaking.  

Education  

As for his educational background, Kael was a graduate of Mountain View High School in 1982 and took his BA in Political Science, in May of 1987 at California State University, Chico. He attended Law School at Santa Clara University from 1988-1991 and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in May of 1991. Mr. Briski was admitted to California State Bar: December 17, 1991 and has practiced law ever since.  

Commitment  

When Mr. Briski takes on mediating an employment case, he commits to taking all necessary steps to see to it that the matter is resolved including briefing, review, pre-mediation call, mediation, and all necessary follow up.

Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Mediation

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Kael M. Briski

First Admitted: 1991, California

Educational Background

  • California State University, BA in Political Science, May 1987

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
  • California, 1991
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Office Location for Kael M. Briski

111 N Market St.
Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-297-9100

Last Updated: 5/19/2022

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