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Angelo L. Primas

Fax +1.310.552.5001

Angelo Primas, Jr., is a commercial litigator in the firm’s Los Angeles office who focuses his practice on employment litigation, products liability, and complex business disputes. Mr. Primas has experience representing public and private companies in lawsuits involving employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, unfair business practices, leaves of absence, and wage and hour violations. Mr. Primas also has experience advising clients on various labor and employment issues, drafting employee policy handbooks, and conducting California mandated sexual harassment trainings.

Additionally, Mr. Primas has litigated cases involving premises liability, contract disputes, and toxic tort injuries. He has handled all aspects of litigation, from preliminary investigations through trial. He has also participated in the mediation of multiple matters on behalf of his clients, with favorable results, and engaged in judgment enforcement proceedings for clients who have obtained monetary judgments against opposing parties.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Primas interned for the Honorable Gordon Baranco of the Alameda County Superior Court, where he did research and wrote motions for both juvenile and civil courts and wrote tentative rulings in Complex Litigation Court.   He also interned for the Honorable Alexander Williams III of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, where he assisted in mandatory settlement conferences, conducted in mediation style format.  Mr. Primas also participated in the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy as a Certified Law Student, where he represented juveniles in various juvenile delinquent court proceedings.


Mr. Primas has been recognized as a 2014 Southern California Rising Star, as noted in Los Angeles Magazine. He has also been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Langston Bar Association, Co-Chair, Business Law AAADF (African-American Attorneys in Downtown Firms)
  • California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), 25th Anniversary Conference Committee member

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Panelist, “Entrepreneurs Ask an Attorney,” Wild Horse Labs Investment Accelerator (April and June 2014)