Logan Talbot is a Senior Associate at Bryan Schwartz Law, where he focuses on employment discrimination, disability accommodation, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Previously, Mr. Talbot served one year as a Civil Rights Fellow at California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the state’s public civil rights agency, where he worked on individual and class action discrimination cases.
As a law student, Mr. Talbot clerked for the Southern Poverty Law Center where he conducted research for a novel lawsuit against a “conversion therapy” organization that resulted in a ruling that “therapy” aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation is fraud. At DFEH, Mr. Talbot successfully negotiated over $375,000 in monetary relief for his clients in individual housing and employment discrimination cases. As part of one settlement, Mr. Talbot drafted DFEH compliance guidance for employers of transgender employees.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Talbot did digital media and communication work for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in Washington, D.C., a political action committee dedicated to helping thousands of LGBT candidates win election to local, state, and federal offices.
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
J.D. 2014, University of California, Berkeley Law, School of Law (“Boalt Hall”)
B.A. 2011, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Easy Money, Impossible Debt: How Predatory Lending Traps Alabama's Poor" Southern Poverty Law Center (February 2013)
"The Whole-Way House" A short documentary about a residential facility in Birmingham, Alabama for women transitioning from prison or recovering from addiction (May 2008)
Evolution of Legal Protections for the LGBT Community, Sonoma State Queer and Gender Studies Department, April 2013
HONORS AND AWARDS
DFEH Civil Rights Fellow (2015)
Berkeley Law Pro Bono Pledge Award (2014)
Harry S. Truman Scholar (2010)