June 6, 2022

Bree Oswald Joins Payne & Fears

Bree Oswald has joined Payne & Fears LLP as an associate attorney based in the firm’s Irvine office. Bree represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law and handles complex litigation. In addition to her experience with employment matters, Bree has an extensive background in handling products liability and toxic tort matters involving high exposure catastrophic injuries.

“We are very excited to have Bree join our Employment Law Group,” said Amy Patton, the group’s co-chair. “Her broad knowledge across practice areas and industries and her deep litigation skills will be a real asset to the firm.” 

Bree is an effective litigation strategist and fierce advocate for her clients, with industry experience defending technology companies, retail establishments, public entities, and automobile, equipment, and heavy machinery manufacturers.

Bree is active in her local community by advancing pro bono legal services to those in need. She serves as an associate advocate member of the Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County’s largest provider of legal services. Bree also serves on the PLC Advocate’s fundraising committee and PLC silent auction subcommittee. While in law school, Bree received pro bono high honors for completing more than 250 hours of pro bono legal services for veterans.

Bree obtained her BA in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She obtained her JD from the School of Law at UC Irvine.

Get to know Bree . . .

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

Outside of the office, Bree enjoys rock climbing, live music, and traveling with her husband and son.

Why did you join Payne & Fears LLP?

I joined Payne and Fears to grow as an employment litigator and to provide exceptional legal services to my clients.

People would be surprised if they knew . . .

I spent high school in Pennsylvania, where I worked in a factory packing ice cream cones. I can make a mean pierogi from scratch. When I am not in the office, you can find me hanging out with my zoo of two dogs, three cats, and four chickens.