Beth Cheeseman Kearney


“I genuinely care about my clients and am personally invested in the outcome of their employment matters.”

With a decade of experience defending employers, Beth’s clients look to her for strategic advice in high stakes employment litigation and often turn to her for their most difficult cases. Beth has represented clients in numerous jury trials in three states and has built a reputation for obtaining excellent results against some of the toughest opposing counsel.

Prior to returning to Kading Briggs, Beth spent three years working in-house at loanDepot, one of the nation’s largest retail mortgage lenders. That experience reinforced for Beth the importance of having long-standing relationships with clients and knowledge of their businesses inside and out so as to understand legal problems in every case from the client’s perspective. With that point of view always in mind, Beth advises clients on the full scope of workplace matters.

Prior to her first stint with Kading Briggs, Beth was a partner at Hodel Briggs Winter LLP, where she worked for more than five years. Beth also was an associate in the employment law departments of Friday, Eldredge, & Clark, LLP, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Newport Beach, California


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (2004) with honors
B.A., Southern Methodist University (1999) cum laude

Professional Affiliations

Beth is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

In the Community

Beth is a member of the Professionals in Human Resources Association.


Nominee for the Orange County Business Journal’s 2018 General Counsel Rising Star Award
“Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012-2014.
“Top Women Attorneys of Southern California,” 2012-2014.
Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney for Legal Aid in 2008 and 2009.

Phone: 949/450-4472