Eric C. Kastner

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Santa Clara, California

Kastner Kim LLP
Eric C. Kastner
Kastner Kim LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1972

Education: University of California Davis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2014 - 2024

Kastner Kim LLP

3150 De La Cruz Blvd
Ste 206
Santa Clara, CA 95054 Visit website


Handling cases of employment law, labor law, business litigation and executive compensation, Eric C. Kastner is managing partner at Kastner Kim LLP. He has represented clients in California, such as the Clark Equipment Company, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company and the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. For the last seven years, San Jose magazine has named him as one of Silicon Valley’s top labor lawyers.

A 1969 honors graduate of the University of California, Mr. Kastner earned a Bachelor of Science before obtaining a Juris Doctor from the University of California in 1972. He graduated from the Naval Justice School in 1973. Mr. Kastner is admitted to practice in California state courts, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Kastner has published works in the Contract Law Journal and has over 35 years of experience as a successful litigator, defending and prosecuting cases of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, ERISA violations, sexual harassment, Cal-OSHA citations, wage and hour claims, and independent contractor status. With an emphasis in promised financing, contests for corporate control, disputes involving letter of intent, fraud, competition cases, intellectual property matters and breach of contract, he has worked with hundreds of clients throughout the years.

For the Naval Legal Service Office, Mr. Kastner served for three years as senior defense counsel for the Fifth Naval District. Currently he is a member of The Bar Association of Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Labor Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 40% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1972, California

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Representative Clients:
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Clark Equipment Company
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • One of the Top Labor Lawyers in the Silicon Valley by San Jose Magazine from 1999 - 2008
  • Forbes Radio/Sky Radio Business and Technology Report Presents America's Best Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • Naval Justice School, 1973
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, B.S., With Honors, 1969
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Santa Clara Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1972
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • California, 1972
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Managerial Accounting in Government Procurement and the Boards of Contract Appeals, Co-Author, Contract Law Journal, April, 1971, Presenter, Arbitration: Truth or the Big Lie, Litigation Counsel of America, Lawyers, 2011
  • Writer - Presenter, Change of Control - From Rags to Riches and Back Again, Litigation Counsel of America, Litigation Attorneys From All States Of US, 2011
Industry Groups:
  • All Industry And Business Groups

Office location for Eric C. Kastner

3150 De La Cruz Blvd
Ste 206
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: 650-967-7854


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2014 - 2024

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