Kyle R. Maland is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego and Orange County offices. Mr. Maland focuses his legal career on representing employers of all sizes on a broad spectrum of employment law issues. He has extensive experience in handling employment litigation in state and federal court, as well as before various California agencies.
Mr. Maland’s experience includes defending clients against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistleblower retaliation, and breach of employment contract. Mr. Maland also has extensive expertise defending government entities in a wide array of employment claims. Additionally, he aggressively handles both individual and class action wage and hour litigation in matters involving claims of missed meal and rest periods, failure to pay wages and overtime, unlawful deductions, misclassification, and off-the-clock work.
In addition, Mr. Maland advises and counsels his clients on employment issues such as hiring, employment agreements, independent contract law, policies, employee handbooks, leave law, and terminations.
Through his dedicated work ethic, subject matter knowledge and responsiveness, Mr. Maland has achieved numerous cost-effective, favorable results for his clients. Mr. Maland has prevailed on several summary judgment motions, including obtaining summary judgment in a Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) and whistleblower retaliation case, a federal civil rights action, a failure to accommodate and failure to engage in interactive process case, and multiple discrimination and retaliation cases arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). He has successfully briefed the opposition to an appeal before the State of California Second Appellate District. Mr. Maland has also successfully briefed and argued numerous demurrers on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Maland earned his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, in 2013, where he earned a place on the Dean’s List from 2011-2013. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2006. Mr. Maland is admitted to all California State Courts, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Mr. Maland is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Outside the office, Mr. Maland enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and rescue puppy, Lucy. He also enjoys surfing, cooking, traveling, and watching professional football (Go 49ers!).
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