Brian Casillas focuses his practice on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. He has experience in California and federal civil procedure including discovery, motion practice, defending depositions and negotiating settlements. He represents clients against claims under the Fair Employment & Housing Act, Labor Code, Cal/OSHA and Americans with Disabilities Act. Brian also advises corporate clients and individuals across various industries including technology, manufacturing, real estate and construction.
Brian was a certified law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Appellate Division and the Airport Courthouse Preliminary Hearing Unit. He also served as a judicial extern for the US Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California for the Honorable Robert Kwan.
During law school, Brian was a chief note and comment editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and was the team coach for the Uvaldo Herrera Hispanic National Moot Court Team.
Second-chaired employment law trial, achieving defense verdict on claims for misclassification, failure to provide meal and rest breaks; drafted jury instructions, argued motions in limine and cross-examined Plaintiff’s expert*
Represented national aerospace manufacturer in PAGA declaratory relief arbitration, achieving defense award on claims for failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, and overtime pay*
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.
The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Labor and Employment Law – Management, 2023 to 2024
GRYD Foundation, board of directors
Hispanic National Bar Association, member
Loyola Law School, JD, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 2010
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