Christopher P. Brandes is head of Brock & Gonzales, LLP's Employment Law Department.  Mr. Brandes has handled all types of employment disputes, including, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Through his efforts, Mr. Brandes’ clients have recovered millions of dollars at trial or in settlement.

Born into a working class Peruvian family, Mr. Brandes saw at a young age how California’s workers’ rights can many times be taken of advantage of, especially in the Latin American communities.  His Spanish speaking fluency has allowed him to develop stronger client relationships, ensuring that Brock & Gonzales’ various Latin-American clients remain comfortable throughout all stages of the litigation process.

In law school, Mr. Brandes served as Justice for the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.  Additionally, as head student representative for BarBri bar review, Mr. Brandes assisted his fellow law students in passing the bar exam.

In 2017, Mr. Brandes was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor awarded to the top 2.5% of lawyers in the Southern California area under 40 years of age.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - California Rising Star, 2017-2019

Professional Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)


Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • Juris Doctor - 2011

  • Honors: Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship

Loyola Marymount University

  • B.A. - 2008

  • Major: History


It is my pleasure and honor to have had Mr. Brandes represent me. I don’t have the words to adequately express my genuine heart felt respect and admiration for a man who has treated me like family.
— Larry

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