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Daniel K. Klingenberger

Shareholder, Director
Manager, Dowling Aaron Incorporated Bakersfield Office
Employment Law Group Chair
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Phone: (661) 716-3000

5080 California Avenue
Suite 200
Bakersfield, California 93309

Dan is Chair of Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Employment Law Group. Dan has more than 25 years of experience representing large and small companies in all forms of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, sex harassment, overtime compensation, wage and hour violations, unfair competition/trade secret issues and many forms of discrimination. In addition, Dan works with employers on union/management issues, including union organizing, picketing and work stoppages. He represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations involving employee discipline and contractual disputes.

Dan counsels employers on the development of employee handbooks and other company policies. His range of experience allows him to advise employers on day-to-day employee and business planning matters. Dan is also 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, 1986

B.S.B.A., Creighton University, 1978
Economics/Management - (President, National Jesuit Honor Society)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

California State Bar , 1987

Representative Publications and Presentations

Effective Employee Handbooks
Employer’s Advisory Counsel
Visalia, CA
March 2011

Labor & Employment Law Update
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Bakerseld, CA
January 2012

Labor & Employment Law Update
Tulare Chamber of Commerce
Bakersfield, CA
January 2012

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Chairman of the Board, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (2009)
Chairman of the Board, United Way of Kern County (2004 – 2006)
Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (two terms)

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