BRANDON A. TAKAHASHI is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. His practice specializes in advice and counseling, and employment litigation in both State and Federal Court, on behalf of private sector and public entity employers. Mr. Takahashi utilizes his experience and skills to advise and counsel clients on all manner of employment-related issues, including employee discipline and termination, leave management, proper employee classification, and sexual harassment training.
As an experienced litigator, he has handled all aspects of litigation, up through and including trial preparation, in claims regarding all types of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Fair Employment and Housing Act retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, Family Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act violations, and wage and hour claims.
Mr. Takahashi was selected to the Lawyers of Color inaugural “Hot List” in 2013, consisting of the top 100 minority attorneys under the age of 40 in the Western Region of the United States. He has also been named a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% attorneys, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Mr. Takahashi is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, as well as the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern United States District Courts, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, and the Japanese American Bar Association.
Mr. Takahashi received his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis in 2001. In 2006, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
He currently serves the Karma Los Angeles Chapter as the Vice President Chapter Leader.