Brian Kabateck


Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP

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Los Angeles




Brian S. Kabateck is a plaintiffs-only mass torts and class action attorney who currently represents thousands of victims of Merck’s Vioxx and is lead counsel with the NAACP in suing Ameriquest, Citi, GMAC, Washington Mutual and 10 other leading financial institutions for discriminatory lending practices.

He is Managing Partner of Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP.

Kabateck has won more than $750 million for his clients in state and federal courts. He has brought actions against Fortune 500 companies including Google, Travelers and Eli Lilly and the first-ever cases involving stolen bank accounts and unpaid insurance claims arising from the 1915 Armenian Genocide. His class actions against New York Life and AXA were the oldest resolved cases in U.S. history. In 2006, his peers recognized Kabateck’s winning track record by naming him California Lawyer of the Year/Litigation.

A nationally-recognized expert on consumer protection, Kabateck has worked with the California Legislature and California Department of Insurance to draft several laws including the Policyholder’s Bill of Rights and a groundbreaking law to help Northridge Earthquake victims recover from insurance companies.

Kabateck graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. He frequently lectures at Loyola Law School, USC, the National Business Institute, United Policyholders and to other legal, business and consumer groups.

He is frequently interviewed by media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian of London and as a featured guest on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” He has also appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.

In addition to litigating in numerous state and federal trial courts, Kabateck has argued appeals before the:

  • California Supreme Court
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  • California Court of Appeal
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  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
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  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeal, Washington, D.C.

Kabateck is currently a Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and Past President of the Century City Bar Association. He is a past trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Bar Association.