S. Brett Sutton


Mr. Sutton counsels clients on labor and employment law matters and aggressively represents clients in litigation of employment law and business-related cases before federal courts,  state courts and administrative agencies.

email: brett@suttonhague.com

Bar & Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education and Training

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1989)
Pepperdine University, B.A., summa cum laude (1986)
Pepperdine Law Review
Pepperdine Moot Court Honors Board
Hastings College of Trial Advocacy
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute, “Mediating Disputes”
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law – “Mediating the Litigated Case”

Honors & Awards

Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Chair, Ninth Circuit North Credentials Committee)
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating
Northern California Super Lawyer
Listed on the Registry of America’s Most Honored Professionals
2016-2021 member of the Lawyers of Distinction
Rising Stars List, San Francisco and Sacramento Magazines
Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Champion (1989)
Pepperdine Trial Advocacy Tournament Champion (1988)

Professional Activities

Washoe County Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section—State Bar Nevada
Society for Human Resources (SHRM)
Central California Society for Human Resources (HRACC)
Society for Human Resources of Tulare/Kings County
Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA)
Southern Nevada Human Resources Association (SNHRA)
Litigation Section—State Bar of Nevada
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Fresno County Chapter)—Former Board Member
Early Neutral Evaluator —Federal Court for employment cases
Designated as Expert Witness–Employment Law
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
California Association of Workplace Investigators
Fresno County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA)—Director Emeritus
Member, Agricultural Personnel Management Association
Member, Fresno County Farm Bureau
National Federation of Independent Business (Nevada), Leadership Council Member.
Sustaining Member, Association of Workplace Investigators
Board Director, Keystone Corporation (Nevada)

Publications & Events

California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation (The Rutter Group)—Contributor and Editorial Reviewer
Author of variety of legal topics for law reviews and journals
Frequent speaker and author on labor and employment law issues
Former Adjunct Professor of both Civil Litigation and Evidence

Community Activities

Marjaree Mason Center (Domestic Violence Shelter) – Past Member, Board of Directors
Greater Fresno County Juvenile Diabetes Foundation — Past President




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