Labor and Employment Law – San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose – Marin – California
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Kenneth C. Absalom — CV

Kenneth C. Absalom

During the course of his practice Mr. Absalom has emphasized the representation of Labor Unions and Employees in all aspects of labor and employment  law as well as collective bargaining negotiations.  He has represented Unions and individual employees  in a wide range of industries and crafts, including construction,  health care, trucking, public transit, cannery and food processing, solid waste collection, warehousing, information technology and public employment.

Mr. Absalom has extensive labor arbitration and mediation experience,  has handled numerous cases before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. He has served as lead counsel for Unions and employees  in jury and court trials, he has  litigated cases in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Drawing on his background in labor economics and industrial relations as well as his experience as a Union official, Mr. Absalom frequently represents Unions in collective bargaining and interest arbitrations. He also advises Unions on internal governance and union elections. Over his career Mr. Absalom has tried in excess of  500 arbitration cases as well as numerous cases before the NLRB, and has led union bargaining committees in more than 100 sets of collective bargaining negotiations, guiding them through strikes when necessary.

Over the past 12 years Mr. Absalom has represented individual employees in all types of employment cases, including disability discrimination, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, family and medical leave issues, severance agreements, wage and hour disputes, and many other employment disputes in both jury trials and before appellate courts.

Mr. Absalom and his associates also handle personal injury cases such as product defects, motor vehicle accidents, defamation, sexual abuse, and third party cases arising from industrial injuries, as well as  other areas of civil litigation.


Degree University Graduated
B.A.(Hons.); M.A.(Hons.) Oxford University, England 1973
M.B.A. University of California at Berkeley, Ca. 1975
J.D. (Hons) University of San Francisco, Ca. 1984


Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States District Courts – Northern District of California
United States District Courts – Central District of California
United States District Courts – Eastern District of California
United States District Courts – Southern District of California


Duration Practice
2011 to Present Principal in the Law Offices of Kenneth C.  AbsalomPractice focuses on labor, employment, personal injury and other civil litigation.
2001 to 2011 Partner, Law Offices of Nevin & AbsalomPractice focused on labor, employment, personal injury and other civil litigation
1984 to 2000 Partner and Associate in Beeson, Tayer & BodinePractice focused on labor and employment law.
1975 to 1984 Director of collective bargaining and staff representative of large labor organization.


San Francisco Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section.
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
California Employment Lawyers Association
Oxford University Society

Regions Served

The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom represent clients primarily in San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael, Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and counties such as Marin County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County. We represent clients throughout California, and at times we represent clients in Hawaii, Nevada and New York.


The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom
340 Pine Street, Suite 503
San Francisco, CA 94104 US
(415) 392-5040
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