Kent Jonas - Nixon Peabody LLP

Kent Jonas

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 415-984-8350

Kent Jonas is a “full service” labor and employment lawyer. He uses his more than 30 years of experience to assist employers in dealing with union organizing and unions, to represent them in litigation and to offer advice in almost all employment related areas.

What do you focus on?

Dealing with unions

I advise employers on how best to avoid union organization and how to respond to union organizing campaigns. I negotiate collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers with unions and then provide advice about the administration of those contracts.


I represent employers in all types of employment related litigation. My experience in state, federal and appellate courts ranges from race and sex discrimination—as well as wage-hour—class actions, through individual discrimination cases, to hearings before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board. I also assist employers with proceedings at state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, the DFEH and the NLRB that often precede litigation.


Because of my long and diverse experience, I am able to offer advice to employers in a wide variety of areas, most often on the spot and without the need for research. This is in line with my belief that responsiveness and the ability to solve problems quickly is an essential part of providing useful employment or labor law advice to clients.

San Diego State UniversityBA University of California Berkeley School of LawJ.D.

Office Location

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94111-3600
United States

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management