Cary Kletter

“There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it.”

(415) 434-3400

Of Counsel

Superlawyer in 2020, Cary Kletter is an experienced trial attorney practicing in the areas of employment law, business litigation, civil rights, real estate disputes, and ERISA claims, among others. Mr. Kletter, who has been working for law firms since 1993, was a general litigation associate with the Manhattan law firm Rosenberg & Estis prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2000. Mr. Kletter has represented corporate executives, classes of individuals, business entities, and non-profit organizations in both Federal and State courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the CA Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement. Mr. Kletter has represented more than 10,000 litigants in California courts and arbitrations.

Mr. Kletter has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience and has represented clients in numerous mediations and other ADR forums. He graduated from Brandeis University in June 1992, obtained a law degree from Hofstra Law School in May 1995, and also took classes at Harvard University. Mr. Kletter is licensed to practice law in the states of California and New York, and numerous federal districts including the Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Kletter is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association Employment Lawyers Section and has received more than twenty awards for his work as an attorney. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In October 2004, he was named Attorney of the Year by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. He has also received commendations from the California Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Kletter is also a California licensed real estate broker who owns and operates the Lions Gate Estates, Inc. brokerage.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Executive and Business Advisory Services

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Attorney of the Year by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2004


  • Brandeis University, 1992
  • Hofstra Law School, 1995

Bar Admissions:

  • San Mateo County Bar Association



  • Superlawyer 2020