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Carolee Kilduff
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Ms. Kilduff specializes in all types of employment litigation. She has represented defendants ranging from rank and file maintenance people, to mid-level management people, professors, superior court judges, board of supervisor members, and district attorneys. She was also privileged to represent the Chancellor of the CSU and other high level administrators in a sensitive case involving a controversial professor in Chico. In 2007, the presiding justice of the Third District Court of Appeal, Arthur Scotland, included her in a list of prominent female trial attorneys in Sacramento in a letter he wrote to the editor of the Daily Journal.

Ms. Kilduff works collaboratively with her clients to develop innovative litigation strategies and solutions for problems that arise in the course of employment. Her associates describe her as the epitome of professionalism and respect the insightful and thorough manner in which she approaches her cases. Ms. Kilduff's peers in the legal field echo her praises as demonstrated by her election to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2012.

Ms. Kilduff attended the University of California Berkeley followed by McGeorge School of Law. She received her J.D and was admitted to practice in California in 1982. In addition to being the Managing Partner of Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff, Ms. Kilduff is also the proud grandmother of fourteen.

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Torts

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Bolling, Walter & Gawthrop, Shareholder and Associate, 1985 to 1997
  • Erickson Arbuthnot, Associate, 1983 to 1985


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Competition Team
    • Law Journal: Pacific Law Journal
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts 


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating “AV Preeminent”
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • ABOTA – elected for membership

Classes & Seminars

  • “Sexual Harassment and Discrimination” — Black Insurance Professionals Association; California Joint Powers Insurance Authority; City of Davis; Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company; Physicians Clinical Laboratories; Sacramento Police Department (P.O.S.T. certified)
  • “Taking and Defending Depositions” — California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • “Current Topics of Interest and Concern on Elimination of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession” — Yolo County Bar Association
  • “Civil Liability for Supervisors” — Sacramento Police Department
  • “Interplay of FLMA, Workers Compensation and ADA” — Continuing Education of the Bar

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Representative Cases

  • Jeffries v. City of Galt (2014) Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 34-2011-00115333 — Jury Trial (10 weeks)
  • Passuello v. Sierra Community College; Bristow-Vermillion v. Sierra Community College (2012) Placer Superior Court Nos. 26583, 26592 — Trial Defense Verdict
  • Winters v. County of Solano (2011) Solano Superior Court No. FCS035144 — Trial
  • Lancaster v. County of Yolo (E.D. Cal. 2007) 2007 U.S. Dis. LEXIS 95415 — Summary Judgment
  • Moosa v. CUS Chico (2006) Butte Superior Court Case No. 123346 — Trial
  • Parsons v. City of Solano (9th Cir. 2003) 70 Fed. Appx. 467 — Summary Judgment, Affirmed on Appeal
  • Boyd v. California Assembly (1997) Sacramento Superior Court — Trial
  • Sullivan v. Davis (1993) Yolo Superior Court No. 69561 — Trial
  • Lagos v. Modesto City Schools Dist. (9th Cir. 1988) 843 F.2d 347 — Motion to Dismiss, Affirmed on Appeal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar – Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Former member AAA Mediation Panel