• Address: 1300 Clay Street, Suite 810 Oakland CA 94612
  • Phone: (415) 357-4600

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment

The firm maintains a significant labor and employment practice representing management in both the public and private sectors.

ERISA Litigation

Lafayette & Kumagai has substantial experience handling ERISA litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Lafayette & Kumagai’s attorneys have substantial experience handling complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.

Environmental & Toxics

The firm’s practice includes representation in environmental and toxic exposure cases ranging from asbestos defense to welding rod litigation.

Public Entity Representation

Lafayette & Kumagai handles complex cases for public entities.

Trial Practice

Lafayette & Kumagai is well-known for its strong trial practice.

Appellate Practice

Lafayette & Kumagai has handled a number of high profile appeals, including appeals at the California Courts of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Class Actions

Lafayette & Kumagai represents clients including Shell Oil Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Viacom, Inc. in wage and hour class actions and regulatory rate class actions.

Other Practice Areas
  • Lafayette & Kumagai’s practice is not limited to the above areas.  They have handled wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, government liability, premises liability, securities litigation, intellectual property and software dispute cases for a number of clients.


AC Transit

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.

AT&T Services, Inc.


CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

City of Oakland


Comcast Cable

Denny’s, Inc.

DirecTV Group, Inc.

East Bay Municipal Utility District

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company


Johnson & Johnson

Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc.

Marin Housing Authority

McKesson Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

MTV Network

MV Transportation, Inc.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Pacific Bell Telephone Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Sedgwick Claims Management Services

Shell Oil Company

Silliker, Inc.

Sutter Health

Tyco International, Ltd.

Viacom, Inc.

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

United Parcel Service, Inc.

Xerox Corporation