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Kenneth Nabity

Phone: (415) 371-8500
Fax: (415) 371-0500

Ken Nabity represents individuals, businesses, and public entity clients in a wide array of litigation matters, with an emphasis on representing clients in consumer rights and insurance class actions, employment litigation, First Amendment matters, and ethics disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Ken worked as an associate at Valle Makoff LLP, where his work focused on complex business litigation, employment litigation, and business valuation disputes.

Ken has been part of a number of successful trial and arbitration teams, including as first-chair attorney on a trial against “Bratz” doll creator MGA Entertainment, Inc., which resulted in a full victory for his client. While his practice focuses on litigation at the trial level, he has worked on appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal, and has significant pre-trial negotiation experience.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. cum laude 2012
    Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence (Highest Grade): Appellate Advocacy; Comparative Law
    Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team, 2011 & 2012
    — 2012 International Rounds: Quarterfinalist
    — 2011 International Rounds: 2nd Place Respondent Brief and Oralist Award
    — Two-time Pacific U.S. Super Regional Champions
    Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Staff Editor
    Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • San Francisco State University, B.A. cum laude 2006
    Intercollegiate Policy Debate Team


  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars, 2015-2016

Professional Associations

  • Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts High School Mock Trial, Attorney Coach
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco Council
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
    Leadership Development Committee
  • Bar Association of San Francisco

Representative Work

  • Secured full victory for client as first-chair of breach of contract trial against “Bratz” doll maker MGA Entertainment, Inc.
  • Secured anti-SLAPP motion and dismissal with prejudice on behalf of television station and broadcast journalist against defamation claims brought by subject of news report on dogfighting.
  • Secured motion to dismiss without leave to amend on behalf of major media corporation for fraud and breach of contract claims.
  • Secured demurrer and dismissal with prejudice on behalf of a technology company against minority shareholder action.

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