Theresa Kading

Managing Partner

“The personal impact of employment litigation motivates me to rigorously defend my clients’ positions to protect not only the company bottom line but also my client’s and its employees’ reputations.”

Meticulous. Focused. Creative. This is how Theresa’s clients describe her. It is because of those traits as well as Theresa’s vast experience working across varied industries and handling cases involving every type of employment dispute that clients choose her to represent them time and again. Theresa has practiced employment law exclusively for more than eighteen years and, in that time, has handled more than 100 wage-and-hour class actions and has represented employers in numerous jury trials. She is a seasoned legal veteran with keen insights and creative solutions to her clients’ legal problems. Theresa understands that companies are not faceless entities but are comprised of individuals who are at the center of every case.

Before starting Kading Briggs, Theresa was a partner at Hodel Briggs Winter LLP, where she worked for more than eleven years. Theresa began her legal career as an associate at Paul Hastings.


J.D., University of Southern California (2000) Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Southern California (1997) summa cum laude

Professional Affiliations

Theresa serves as secretary on the Board of Directors of the National Human Resources Association and is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

In the Community

Theresa has spoken at seminars for human resources and other organizations, including the Council on Education in Management, the National Human Resources Association, and Electronics Salary and Wage Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.


“Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers, six years

“Top Women Attorneys of Southern California, six years

Phone: 949-450-4434