Brent S. Buchsbaum

Brent S. Buchsbaum

Long Beach, California
866-915-3589 (Toll Free)


As a partner in the firm, Brent specializes in representing employees in wrongful termination cases. He has worked exclusively in the area of employment law since he began practicing in 1998. Through the years, Brent has successfully defended employee rights, against Fortune 500 companies, large government entities, as well as small and medium-sized employers, obtaining significant settlements, jury verdicts and preserving his clients’ reputations. Since he joined forces with Gary Carlin to launch the firm in July of 2004, he has generated more than $10 million dollars for his clients as lead trial counsel. He has handled virtually every type of labor and employment dispute, including claims of sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, whistle-blowing, racial discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and gender discrimination. In addition, he has also successfully prosecuted cases based on breach of contract, fraud, defamation, personal injury and other civil claims that often arise in the context of employment. Brent recently recovered $1.17 million in a well-publicized wrongful termination suit against the City of Pasadena (read more), earning him a spot in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Brent was also nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for 2008.


Brent was raised in Laguna Beach, and attended Laguna Beach High School, where he played tennis and basketball. In 1994, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors. After college, Brent followed through with his ambition of becoming a lawyer, enrolling at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1997. It was in law school that Brent decided that protecting employee rights, particularly of those who have been wronged, was much more rewarding than defending corporations.

Brent recently won a jury verdict of $102,000 against Costco in a false imprisonment claim.  The client, a Meat Supervisor at Costco, had been kept in an interrogation room for more than 2 hours and asked to falsely confess to selling expired meat. (See news articles).

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Labor Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1999


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Nominee for 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Member