Brett is an associate lawyer at the Labor and Employment Law Firm of Goyette & Associates, Inc. Brett is currently working in both the labor and civil litigation departments. Brett represents public safety employees in their internal affairs investigations, grievances and before the administrative body which handles their discipline. At times, Brett is called out to represent law enforcement officers who have been involved in critical incidents and officer involved shootings. As a valued member of the firm, Brett also handles civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment law matters, ranging from class action, discrimination, and harassment cases to writs of mandate, on behalf of employees. Additionally, Brett is one of a select group of RN Guardian Panel attorneys who represents nurses who are being investigated and prosecuted by the California State Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
Brett worked full-time during the day while in law school, achieving his law degree in the evening. During his undergraduate studies, Brett interned for, and later became the director of the Welfare Rights Organization, where he provided legal information to indigent members of the community and assisted in cases argued before Administrative Law Judges. This experience gives Brett a cutting edge advantage when representing individuals during the Administrative process.
Prior to joining G&A, Brett previously worked at a pharmaceutical drug class action law firm and as a law clerk on both the plaintiff and defense sides of personal injury litigation. This class action experience has carried over to Brett’s practice at G&A, which is renown for their extensive state and federal wage and hour class actions on behalf of employees.
Education, Associations and Memberships
Brett earned his Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in legal studies from California State University, Chico. During his undergraduate studies, Brett was a member of the Pre-Law Society and Order of Omega Honor Society. Brett is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California, and is an active member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and American Bar Association.