Ken Nabity represents individuals, businesses, and public entity clients in a wide array of litigation matters, with an emphasis on individual and class action employment litigation, consumer rights class actions, contract and partnership disputes, and First Amendment matters. While his practice focuses on litigation at the trial level, he has worked on appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and has significant pre-trial negotiation experience. Ken has been part of a number of successful trial and arbitration teams.
Prior to joining Coblentz, Ken was an associate at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP in San Francisco.
Ken dedicates time as a high school mock trial coach at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. He is a member of the San Francisco Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers’ Leadership Development Committee.
Ken earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Comparative Law and was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team. Ken was also a staff editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. He earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from San Francisco State University, where he competed on the intercollegiate policy debate team.
Represented the former General Counsel against Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. and its CEO in a three-week federal jury trial for whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination, obtaining an $8 million jury verdict, including $5 million in punitive damages.
Represented a couple in civil rights and defamation action against City of Vallejo securing a $2.5 million settlement prior to clients’ depositions.
First-chaired trial and secured full victory for legal services client in a contract case against “Bratz” doll maker.
Achieved a favorable eve-of-trial settlement in major employee poaching and unfair competition case.
Secured dismissal via anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of a local television station following defamation lawsuit from individual arrested for, but acquitted of, dogfighting.
Super Lawyers has named Ken as a “Northern California Rising Star.”