Biographical Information

Brian Kindsvater has received the highest rating possible from attorneys and judges for adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, diligence, reliability, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
Internet Law and Online Issues: One of the most experienced Internet attorneys and author of the Webmaster's Legal Guide, Mr. Kindsvater has litigation and consultation experience involving hundreds upon hundreds of online businesses encompassing topics such as: Trademark Infringement, UDRP Domain Disputes, Unfair Competition, Passing Off, Mousetrapping, Obscenity, Fraud, Child Pornography, Typosquatting, Copyright Infringement, Publicity Rights, Invasion of Privacy, Web Cams, Breach of Contract, Cookie Stuffing, Copyright Assignment, Domain Name Disputes, Website Disclosures, Unauthorized Computer Access, PLR Legalities, Trade Secrets, Noncompete Contracts, and Affiliate Marketing Agreements.

Has been listed as one of the "Best" Attorneys by the Information Marketing Association (Officers Robert Skrob, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, and Suzanne Hurst)
Employment and Labor Issues: Represented and consulted with many individuals and businesses on a wide variety of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, wage disputes, noncompete issues, and unpaid wage claims. Mr. Kindsvater has successfully tried matters in court, arbitration, mediation, and has argued before the California Court of Appeals, California Labor Commissioner and the California Unemployment Insurance Board.
Tax Strategies: Prepared tax strategies and related materials for entrepreneurs and small businesses about federal taxes.
Class Actions and Complex Litigation: Has consulted and litigated class actions involving issues of vacation pay, products liability, consumer fraud, and mortuary and cemetery practices. Mr. Kindsvater was appointed liaison counsel by other attorneys and the court for over 300 defendants in the Vieira Flying Service coordinated class action litigation in Northern California - one of the biggest class actions in US history.
Funeral and Cemetery Matters: Recommended by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, Mr. Kindsvater has represented dozens of mortuaries, cemeteries, crematoriums, and other funeral entities. Mr. Kindsvater has learned about embalming procedures, cremation practices, and other industry activities.
Judge Pro Tem: Brian Kindsvater has been appointed by the Superior Courts in Sacramento County and El Dorado County as an attorney arbitrator and alternate dispute resolution mediator.
Education: University of California, Hastings College of The Law, J.D.,
Colorado State University, B.S.(Business - Computer Information Systems, Tax and Accounting)
Books, Articles and Publications:"Sue Your Boss", 2004 (previously available through Amazon.com), purchased by Governor Schwarzenegger's Office
Internet Marketing Law Center Guides and Articles, 2009
FTC Survival Guide, 2009
"Webmaster's Legal Guide", 2006
Traffic, 2006
Deathcare Professional, 2000-2003, subscribed to by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
"Sealer Caskets," CFDA Newslines, September 2000
Lawzilla California Employment Law and Business Law Articles, 1999
"Handling and Investigating Employee Complaints," 1999 Ulrich, Nash & Gump MCLE seminar materials
"New Pitfalls for Employers When Preparing Letters of Recommendation," Kindsvater and Arabian, The Docket, June 1997
"New Pitfalls When Preparing Letters of Recommendation," Kindsvater and Arabian, The Daily Recorder, May 14, 1997
"Cost-Effective Methods for Handling Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation," 1995 Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley national seminar handbook
Seminars: July 23, 2004 - Association of California Cremationists Lake Arrowhead Meeting Legal Panel
October 2, 2003 - "Arbitration," Interment Association of California San Jose Conference
February 2003 - Association of California Cremationists San Pedro Meeting Legal Panel
July 20, 2002 - Association of California Cremationists Sacramento Meeting Legal Panel
June 2002 - Interment Association of California, Napa Conference
March 2002 - Association of California Cremationists Ontario Meeting Legal Panel
October 11, 2001 - "Endowment Care Funds - Timeless Care or Litigation Snares?" - Interment Association of California's San Francisco Conference
June 19, 2001 - "A Cookbook for Preventing and Limiting Liability" - California Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention
February 17, 2001 - "Preventing Liability Through Contractual Protections" - Association of California Cremationists Ontario Meeting
August 31, 1999 - Legal Presentation - Sacramento Area Funeral Directors Association
July 17, 1999 - Legal Panel Program - Association of California Cremationists "Cremation 2000" Annual Convention
July 10, 1999 - "Y2K Class Actions," MCLE Seminar
July 10, 1999 - "Handling and Investigating Employee Complaints," MCLE Seminar
Past and Present Memberships: Labor and Employment Law Section
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Legal Action Project of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
California Funeral Directors Association
Creative Frontiers PTA-TEAM Officer
Licensed Certified Soccer Coach - California Youth Soccer Association
Sacramento Fencing Club
Information Marketing Association
Awards and Honors:
University of California Hastings College of The Law: Moot Court Board
Associate Executive Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
First Place, Roger Traynor Moot Court Competition (statewide competition)
Regional Quarterfinalist, A.B.A. National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Nominations for Best Brief and Oral Argument, David Snodgrass Moot Court Competition
Colorado State University: Selected to participate in televised debates with representatives from Great Britain and Ireland
6th Place, National Cross-Examination and Debate Association Tournament
President, International Debate Society
Numerous debate awards
Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship
Charitable Contributions: Disabled American Veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America
Sacramento Association for the Retarded
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento
Community Assistance for the Retarded and Handicapped
Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley
United Methodist Church of Rancho Cordova
Salvation Army
Girl Scouts
Sacramento Animal Shelter TEAM
Sacramento SPCA
Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Country Day School
Other Activities: Internet Marketing, computers, webmaster, collecting fossils, coin collecting, fantasy football (Fluff Bunnies - 2009 College Bowl Champs, 2009 2nd Place; Legal Eagles - 2003 2nd Place, 2000 2nd Place, 1999 Champions)
Publicity: Mr. Kindsvater has appeared in, been published in, or been quoted by numerous media organizations, including the Associated Press, Association of California Cremationists, Bay City News Service, Birmingham Post (England), Boston Globe, California Funeral Directors Association Newslines, California Bar Journal, Channel 10 television, Channel 31 television, CNBC (Maria Bartiromo), Contra Costa Times, Daily Ledger-Post Dispatch, Daily Recorder, Daily Republic, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Death Care Business Advisor, The Docket, Fox 40 television, Fresno Bee, Funeral Monitor, Inman News, Interment Association of California, KFBK radio, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Mortuary Management, Roseville Press-Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Daily Journal, San Joaquin Record, Shawnee News-Star Online, Stockton Record, Travel Weekly, Tri-Valley Herald, USA Today, WCBS New York, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, and Yahoo News.

Contact Information:

Brian Kindsvater
PO Box 725
Rancho Cordova, California 95741
916.761.6863 Direct Line


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