Barrett S. Litt - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

Barrett S. Litt

Partner, Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt

A 1969 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Barry began his career as a criminal defense attorney, and worked on the Pentagon Papers and Chicago Conspiracy trials. He has spent most of his career litigating civil rights and constitutional cases in the civil arena.

Barry has tried and settled dozens of civil rights cases, many of which involved multi-million dollar awards. He has successfully handled cases throughout the country and has argued frequently before several federal circuit courts of appeal and the appellate courts of California.

In 2003 Mr. Litt was lead counsel in the McClure v. City of Long Beach trial, a Fair Housing Act case that resulted in a unanimous verdict and an award of $22,500,000.00 after seven months of trial. This is the largest Fair Housing Act verdict in the country.

Mr. Litt and his firms have been recognized for their public interest and civil rights work by several organizations, including Public Counsel (the largest pro bono firm in the country), the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc., and UCLA School of Law (which acknowledged Barry as its public interest alumnus of the year in 1995).