Brad Stuckey

Brad Stuckey

Senior Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Brad Stuckey serves as a Senior Trial Attorney at Wilshire Law Firm and co-chairs the employment department. A seasoned litigator, Brad has considerable experience in all aspects of employment litigation before federal and state courts and agencies, along with private arbitrators. This includes first-chair jury and bench trials, binding arbitrations, government administrative proceedings, and oral arguments before the California Courts of Appeal.

While most plaintiff-side employment attorneys only represent workers, Brad also counseled management as a defense attorney earlier in his career, working his way up from an associate position to eventually serve as a principal attorney. He also ran his own firm for a decade.

During that time, he participated in over a dozen trials as a First or Second Chair during Jury Trials, giving him an exceptional amount of trial experience. Brad’s work as a defense lawyer provides him with a distinct litigation advantage–he understands how the other side thinks. He knows how defense attorneys try to convince plaintiffs to settle for less than they deserve, or abandon cases that have merit. He leverages that knowledge to deliver success in settlement negotiations, mediations, and trials for aggrieved employees. 

Accompanying his employment law focus, Brad previously litigated premise liability, construction, and complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, partnership disputes, business torts (such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, misappropriation, malfeasance and accountings), business collections, and unfair or deceptive business practices.  

Brad grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He received a master’s degree in History from Kent State University and his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

In his free time, Brad enjoys hiking in the desert and Hollywood Hills. He also enjoys reading nonfiction, biking, and spending time with his wife and daughters. Brad is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Central District of California. 

Brad’s decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of the employment law landscape make him an exceptionally powerful advocate for his clients. Our team here at Wilshire Law Firm is excited to have him as the Co-Chair of our employment department as he continues to deliver employees engaged in legal disputes the compassion, care, and compensation they deserve.

Summary:

  • Seasoned trial attorney with over two decades of experience.
  • Over a dozen First and Second Chair Jury Trials.
  • Highly sought after for counsel as a defense attorney.
  • Ran own firm for a decade in addition to working with notable organizations and firms.
  • Leverages experience as a defense attorney to give plaintiffs unique insights and leverage during employment law disputes.

EDUCATION

Admissions

  • State Bar of California 
  • United States District Court, Northern California   
  • United States District Court, Central California 
  • United States District Court, Eastern California 

Education

  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley

MEDIA

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar – “Laws and Updates on the Employment of Minors” – The California Restaurant Association – May 12, 2021
  • Presentation – Wage & Hour Law 2017 – NationaLease 2017 Financial Officers Meeting – Charlotte, North Carolina – October 16-17, 2017

RESULTS

Results

  • $100,000 Confidential Settlement – Failure to Pay Overtime, Meal Breaks & Rest Breaks
  • $500,000 Confidential Settlement – Job Misclassification / Sexual Harassment
  • $100,000 Confidential Settlement – Sexual Harassment / Failure to Pay Overtime
  • $400,000 Confidential Settlement – Wrongful Termination / Breach of Contract
  • $328,942 Jury Verdict – Failure to Pay Minimum Wage, Overtime
  • $100,000 Confidential Settlement – Failure to Pay Overtime, Rest Breaks, & Meal Breaks
  • $225,000 Confidential Settlement – Job Misclassification, Sexual and Racial Harassment
  • $125,000 Judgment – Job Misclassification / Failure to Pay Overtime

RECOGNITIONS