Kochan & Stephenson
1680 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94709

OUR OFFICE

© 2018 Kochan & Stephenson. All Rights Reserved.

WHO WE ARE

Providing Compassionate 

Representation

We have been practicing together as Kochan & Stephenson for more than twenty-five years.  Our practice consists entirely of employment cases on behalf of employees.

 

The cornerstone of our practice is our relationship with our clients.  We do no advertising and instead rely entirely on word of mouth.  Most of our clients are referred to our office by former clients and a significant number are referred by defense counsel against whom we have previously litigated or by defense witnesses we have previously deposed.

 

Our cases are on behalf of people who have been mistreated.  Often they are vulnerable because they are low wage earners.  Sometimes they are vulnerable because they speak out.  And sometimes they are vulnerable because of their differences.  They suffer emotional hardship and often financial loss as well. We find their plight compelling and fighting on their behalf extremely satisfying.

THE TEAM

Deborah Kochan is an AV rated attorney, which means she meets the highest ethical standards and has been rated by her peers as preeminent in her legal knowledge, analytical abilities, judgment, communication skills and legal experience.  She has also been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” every year since 2011.

 

She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  While at Hastings she was cofounder and editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.  She has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitrators, and taught for eight years as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law.

DEBORAH KOCHAN
MATHEW STEPHENSON

Mathew Stephenson is an AV rated attorney and has been rated by his peers as preeminent in his legal knowledge, analytical abilities, judgment, communication skills and legal experience.

 

He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  He has tried over fifty cases before juries, judges and arbitrators, and taught for ten years as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law.  He has also been a featured speaker at the annual California Employment Lawyers Association conference and regularly speaks at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout California.

Would you like to meet?