Kyann Kalin


Experience – Before forming Stutheit Kalin, I practiced labor and employment law for 13 years, first at Perkins Coie LLP and then at Ongaro Burtt LLP, an employment litigation boutique firm in San Francisco that merged with Thompson & Knight LLP. I have practiced in Portland since 2005. I have substantial experience litigating complex wage and hour class actions in California and Oregon. I also handle single-plaintiff claims involving discrimination based on race, sex and national origin, sexual harassment, disability discrimination and accommodation, and claims involving denial of protected leave.

Education – My Northwest roots are deep. I grew up on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and then studied dance and history at the University of Washington before attending law school at Boalt Hall at the University of California – Berkeley.  At Boalt, I was an editor on the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and interned at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.  I spent my third year at Harvard Law School before returning to the Bay Area, following my graduation in 2000.

Etc., etc., etc. – In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, strong coffee, bargain shopping and being the least crafty person in Portland.