Brian R. Skarbek, Esq., Partner

Brian Skarbek is a San Jose native who earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude (top 5%).  Prior to SCU, in 2002, Brian graduated from Vanguard University, receiving the McNaughton Award as the most outstanding business department graduate.

During law school, Brian was the recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Award of Excellence, Witkin Awards in Commercial Transactions and Debtors and Creditors Rights, and CALI Awards in Contracts, Evidence, Secured Transactions, and Labor Law.  Further, Brian served as an Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and has published in the Dartmouth Law Review and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Before going into the practice of law, Brian ran a successful roofing business in San Jose and Southern California. After graduation, Brian worked in the tax practice of PriceWaterhourse Coopers.

For the past couple years, Brian has provided business management, legal and financial consulting services.  Brian has successfully litigated evictions to restore property to landowners.  Some of his clients include general contractors, sub-contractors, restaurants, retail stores, professional service providers, landlords and a music production company.

 

Erin E. Skarbek, Esq. Of Counsel

Erin earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University, graduating cum laude (top 10%) in 2009.  In 2006, Erin graduated with Honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

During law school, Erin was the recipient of the Herman Levy Endowed Scholarship for Commitment to Employment Law and the CALI Award in Employment Discrimination.  Further, Erin served as an Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review.  Her article, Third-Party Liability for Violations of the Law of Nations: Apply International Law, Domestic Standards, or Law of the Situs?, was published in the fall of 2008 in Vol. 49 of the Santa Clara Law Review.

Erin is a volunteer with the Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center in San Jose.  Erin began her involvement with the Law Center during law school focusing primarily on wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, and unemployment insurance eligibility.

During law school Erin worked for Lonich & Patton in their Estate Planning department, assisting with the advising on and drafting of wills, trusts and related estate-planning documents.  After law school, Erin worked for the employment law firm Pierce & Shearer where she litigated (in civil court and in administrative proceedings) many wage and hour, discrimination, and retaliation cases.  Erin also has experience successfully negotiating severance agreements and drafting employment agreements, handbooks and policies.

 

 

Daniel Skarbek

Daniel earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.  Since graduating in 2003 he has worked for Paypal as one of their software engineers.

Daniel currently provides technical and programming support for Skarbek Law Offices.

 


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