Department Head / Senior Associate
Brian Mankin is one of the more highly experienced employment law attorneys in Southern California, having received the distinction of “Super Lawyer” by his peers. He manages the firm’s employment and labor law practice, and as a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, he and his team primarily represent employees who have been subjected to unfair treatment in the form of unpaid wages, denied meal and rest breaks, misclassification, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. Brian has tried cases in state and federal courts, and has never lost a trial to date. A large portion of his practice involves class action litigation where he has represented groups of employees in over 100 cases in federal and state courts. Having practiced for nearly 20 years, Mr. Mankin is approaching $100 million in damages recovered for his clients (who often work as nurses, ambulance drivers, technicians, warehouse workers, truck drivers, sales, professional occupations and countless other trades). In 2017 alone, he and his team recovered approximately $25 million for his clients, including the largest known settlement to date in California’s history for penalties under PAGA (the Private Attorney General Act of 2004) – an 8-figure award that paid significant damages to the State and the employees.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian completed his undergraduate degree in San Diego and law degree in Orange County while serving as a military police officer in the California Army National Guard. Brian originally joined the firm in 2003, and he is admitted to practice before Federal and California courts, and is a member of local bar associations.
In his time away from the office, Brian, his wife and two children spend much of their time engaged in competitive racing activities whether on the road, at the track, or on the water. Just like the man he was named after (Brian Piccolo, former running back for the Chicago Bears and subject of the movie Brian’s Song), for Brian, the desire to compete and win doesn’t stop at the courtroom.
Brian and his team stand ready to evaluate your case, so feel free to use the contact us link and we will be happy to give you a free case evaluation.
Areas of Practice
Professional Associations and Memberships
California Employment Lawyers Association, Member