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Shelley Bryant - Fresno, CA

8050 North Palm AvenueSuite 210 Fresno, CA 93711

Updated: 01/21/2024

Fresno Employment Law Lawyer


Mr. Bryant specializes in suing large corporations for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. He also represents thousands of workers in class action cases seeking damages and penalties for unpaid overtime and missed meal/rest periods.

Within the last few years, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in employment cases...

Mr. Bryant specializes in suing large corporations for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. He also represents thousands of workers in class action cases seeking damages and penalties for unpaid overtime and missed meal/rest periods.

Within the last few years, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in employment cases. Most of his lawsuits involve big companies like Bank of America, Met Life, Cingular, AT&T, Longs Drugs, Safeway, Starbucks, Save Mart, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Aetna, Denny's, Sky West Airlines, Time Warner Telecom, Pacific Gas & Electric, Microsoft, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ahern Rentals, Little Caesar's Pizza, Harris Ranch, the U.S. Army, the California Department of Corrections, the Fresno Unified School District, SK Foods, PDM Steel, JM Equipment, Berchtold Equipment, Tulare District Healthcare System, Zumwalt Construction, and the Fresno Police Department. These companies are typically represented by big law firms in Los Angeles or San Francisco, but Mr. Bryant knows how to help you enforce your workplace rights.

Mr. Bryant relies heavily upon technology in his law practice and in the court room during trial. Today, many cases involve thousands of documents and facts, and dozens of witnesses. He uses computer databases to keep track of this information, and to prepare for questioning company executives, managers and supervisors. He is also very comfortable using computers and projection equipment to present cases to juries and judges, which is a must in this day and age.

In virtually all of his cases, Mr. Bryant demands production of electronic evidence (emails, word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) that might be stored on the defendants' computers and network. He works hard to keep up with the latest court rules/procedures and computer systems to ensure that his clients get the "smoking gun" information they need to get a fair resolution of their employment law cases.

Mr. Bryant's law practice extends from Bakersfield to Sacramento to Oakland. He has cases filed in federal and state courts all over the Central Valley. He has argued in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked on state-court appeals.

Mr. Bryant earned his bachelor's degree from Chapman University and his law degree from the University of California Davis. He worked as an extern at the California Supreme Court, and then at Jory, Peterson, Watkins & Smith representing employers in the Central Valley. As a shareholder attorney in that firm, Mr. Bryant advised employers regarding employment practices/policies and handled their general business litigation matters. He also defended their employment lawsuits. He left that firm to join the Smith & Bryant, Inc., law firm and then opened his own law firm in 2011.

Other Professional Accomplishments:

Selected as “Northern California Employment Law Rising Star” in 2012

Selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2013

Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar Speaker: Does your Technology Meet the Jury’s Expectations? Trying the Social Media Case with Cutting-Edge Technology

Settlement Officer for Mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in Fresno County Superior Court

About Shelley Bryant

Frequent Case Types

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Employment Law Section (Member)
  • Fresno Bar Association (Member)
  • Hugh Goodwin Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section (Member)
  • California Employment Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • National Employment Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • Fresno Trial Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Member)


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California, 2002
  • Chapman University, Orange, California, 1998
    Honors: cum laude

Past Positions

  • California Army National Guard, Major, UH-60 Helicopter Pilot (retired)


Other Sources of Feedback About Shelley Bryant

Included on the 2024 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Shelley Bryant on Super Lawyers


Office Information


8050 North Palm AvenueSuite 210 Fresno, CA 93711


  • 559-421-0369

Accepts Credit Cards


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