Dan Klingenberger

Past President/Legislative Director

Partner, LeBeau-Thelen, LLP

Contact Information
Business: (661) 325-8962
Cell: (661) 747-5411

Email: dklingenberger@lebeauthelen.com

Dan Klingenberger is a partner with the law firm of LeBeau Thelen, LLP. He represents large and small companies in all forms of employment litigation and provides employers with creative and effective advocacy in the defense of such claims. His litigation experience includes jury and bench trials in state and federal courts.

Dan defends claims filed with many administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Cal/OSHA, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the Employment Development Department.

Dan advises employers on day-to-day labor and employment law matters to develop effective and practical ways to deal with challenging employee issues. He assists employers with developing tools to manage employment law matters, including employee handbooks, employment agreements, commission agreements and severance agreements.

For clients who face challenges with unions, Dan provides advice on union avoidance, labor arbitrations, union elections and unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition, Dan is extensively involved with training supervisors and owners on employment law matters, including unlawful harassment prevention training, union avoidance and workplace violence. Dan is a frequent speaker before business and professional groups.


• J.D., McGeorge School of Law
• B.S.B.A., Creighton University, Economics and Management

Professional and Community Affiliations

• Board of Directors, Bakersfield Petroleum Club
• Board of Directors, Kern County Society of Human Resource Management
• Board of Directors, Garces Memorial High School
• Board of Directors, Kern Literacy Council
• Chairman of the Board, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (2009)
• Chairman of the Board, United Way of Kern County (2004-2006)