Ian J. Barlow


A partner at Kershaw, Cook & Talley, Ian J. Barlow focuses primarily on complex litigation in both state and federal courts. He is a talented lawyer who understands the value of preparation and strategy to secure the best possible outcome in court. He handles cases involving consumer class actions, wage and hour claims, product liability, mass torts, fraud, whistleblower claims, among other actions.

Ian has proven that his dedication to his clients and hard work translates to outstanding results, even in highly complicated actions against large, multinational corporations. He has handled significant matters against such companies as DirecTV, Wal-Mart, BMW, Toyota, and Electrolux, as well as cases coordinated and consolidated in multi-district litigation. Ian has also represented individuals, businesses and public entities in a variety of disputes. His passion for helping others shows through in the personal service he provides to his clients, along with his willingness to go the extra mile to secure the most advantageous result.

Ian served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi in the Central District of California and clerked at the Western Center on Law & Poverty as well as Southern California civil rights law firms Litt, Estuar Harrison & Kitson LLP and Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP. Before attending law school, Ian was a staff member for California State Assemblywoman Dion Aroner, serving as a liaison to local governments and community groups on issues such as affordable housing, developmental disabilities, transportation and education. He was also a Coro fellow in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.

A UCLA School of Law graduate with concentrations in the Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies programs, Ian also holds degrees in Rhetoric and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. Ian is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.


  • University of California, Berkeley
  • UCLA School of Law
  • UCLA School of Public Affairs

Honors & Accolades

  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2018)
  • Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine (2016 - 2018)
  • Department of Public Policy Award, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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Associations & Memberships

  • Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
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