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Brian E. Koegle


Brian E. Koegle is a partner in the employment and labor law department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP.
After attending College of the Canyons from 1992 to 1994, he transferred to The Ohio State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Economics. He returned to Southern California – realizing how much he really hates Midwestern winters – to attend law school at Southwestern University School of Law where he participated in the widely-acclaimed SCALE program, the nation’s only fully-accredited two-year legal education.
After passing the California State Bar Examination in 2001, Brian opened his own law firm, focusing on employment law and business litigation, until 2004 when he joined Poole & Shaffery.
With a focus on labor and employment law, he provides counsel to employers in a large number of industries with regard to hiring practices, employment contracts, wage and hour issues, compensation, discipline and termination matters. He has represented employers in union grievance, arbitration and dispute resolution procedures and has defended a wide range of employment discrimination and fair employment practice cases. In addition, he has assisted employers in the design, drafting, modification and implementation of personnel policies, procedures and employee handbooks and with performance of personnel policy audits. Brian has guided employers in respect to all aspects of wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, including family and medical leaves, alcohol and drug rehabilitation leaves, and leaves involving pregnancy-related disabilities. He also has written several published articles on labor and employment-related matters and is a frequent speaker on these issues, including the Chancellor’s Circle Events.
Brian is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, an Associate Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), and a member of both the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). He has been recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers/Los Angeles Magazine in 2010 - 2013. Brian has also been recognized as one of the "40 Under Forty" by both the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (2005) and the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal (2009), which recognize outstanding achievement by young professionals under the age of 40 in Los Angeles County. He was also a graduate of the inaugural “Leadership Santa Clarita Valley Program,” presented by the COC Employee Training Institute.
Brian serves on several non-profit boards throughout the community, including the College of the Canyons Foundation, HandsOn Santa Clarita and the SCV Youth Project. Brian also worked tirelessly on the Measure “M” campaign, and later served on the Measure “M” Citizens’ Oversight Committee until he completed his term in 2011.