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About Corrie

Keen, creative employment counsel

Corrie Klekowski partners with employers in both litigation and day-to-day counseling. She focuses on:

  • Employment litigation, especially dispositive motion work
  • Employment law counseling and advice

Passionate and effective, Corrie enjoys finding solutions for clients in unique and challenging legal predicaments. Her fierce advocacy is enhanced by her empathy and humor, as she helps employers find common sense solutions to complicated employment situations.

Experience in Action

  • Eliminating claims against employer clients early in litigation through effective dispositive motions.
  • Providing advice and counseling on employment issues, including employee discipline, terminations and disability accommodations.
  • Presenting thoughtful and captivating trainings to supervisors and managers, including harassment prevention trainings and interactive process trainings. 
  • Training human resources professionals on a wide spectrum of other employment issues, including leave laws, investigations and best management practices.


  • Obtained defense verdict for education entity in a student assault case.
  • Obtained defense verdict for higher education entity in a whistleblower retaliation case.
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer in retaliation case.
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer in disability accommodation and retaliation case.
  • Secured anti-SLAPP judgment and award of fees and costs for education entity in malicious prosecution case.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2024: Employment Law - Management)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers® (2020-present: Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers ® "Rising Stars" (2016-2017)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide- Employment Litigation, Chapter 7, "Employment Discrimination- In General, "contributing editor
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, member at large (2018)
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section, member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, co-chair; Judicial Elections Endorsements Committee, co-chair (2020)

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