Kathryn Burkett Dickson

Kathy Dickson is repeatedly recognized as one of California’s top employment litigators. She brings more than 35 years of litigation experience to Dickson Geesman. Most of her clients are individuals in employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and whistleblower actions, although she has also had notable success in several high-profile class action cases. Kathy is committed to representing the entire spectrum of employees from entry-level workers to top-level executives.

She is a frequent speaker on employment issues, and has made presentations to the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Labor and Employment Section, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA); the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA); American Law Institute – American Bar Association (ALI-ABA); the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference; the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and many others.

Kathy serves as a Court-appointed Early Neutral Evaluator and Mediator for the U.S. Federal Courts. In addition, she serves on the governing Council of the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section and is a past Board Member of both NELA and CELA, the largest national and state organizations of lawyers representing employees.

Recent recognition includes her consistent annual listing among the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California” and the “Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California” — both of which cover all fields of law — and her election to the national College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Kathy was also recently identified by the Daily Journal legal newspaper as one of the top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers in California.

She is a graduate of Stanford University and the UC Hastings School of Law.

Repeatedly recognized as one of California’s top employment litigators

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