Patrick J. Cain

Patrick J. Cain

Los Angeles, California
213-895-4900 ex 209

Patrick J. Cain joined Rodi Pollock Pettker Christian & Pramov as a principal in 2004. A significant focus of his practice is representing and counseling employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, with particular emphasis on employment litigation. Pat also offers experience in a wide range of trusts and estates litigation matters.

Pat successfully has litigated a wide range of disputes, in both state and federal court and at both the trial and appellate level, including claims for gender-based discrimination and harassment; age discrimination; disability discrimination; whistleblower; gender orientation discrimination and harassment; wrongful termination; breach of employment contract; and wage and hour disputes. Pat also deals with trade secret and confidential business information issues. Pat counsels clients on day-to-day employment issues including wage and hour, harassment and discrimination investigation and prevention, personnel policies and procedures, and employment separation.

In addition to speaking at various employment law seminars, Pat has authored a number of articles, including: "The Pitfalls of Enforcing Improper Noncompetition Agreements" (Daily Journal, October 11, 2006); "Walk Away" [constructive discharge] (Daily Journal, 'Verdicts & Settlements,' May 21, 1999); "Clean Break" [employment separation agreements] (Daily Journal, 'The Practitioner,' September 10, 1998); "AIDS/HIV in the Workplace" (The California Bar Journal, October 1996); and, "Courts Limit Noncompete Agreements" (House Counsel, Winter 1999).

In the area of trusts and estates litigation, Pat has been involved in a wide range of matters, including: will contests; challenges to donative transfers involving undue influence; and challenges to fiduciary conduct. Pat has represented both individual and corporate fiduciaries, as well as individual beneficiaries.

Pat is a member of the Board of Regents, Loyola Marymount University. Pat also has served as president of the Loyola Marymount University Alumni Association, and as chair of the University's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board. Pat served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center, a pro bono organization in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles. Pat currently is the President of the Board of Directors of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Chief Justice and Distinguished Advocate, UCLA Moot Court Honors Program
    • Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Member
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu

Honors and Awards

  • Loyola Marymount University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member in sections on labor/employment, litigation and trusts & estates
  • California Bar Association, Member in sections on labor/employment, litigation and trusts & estates
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member in sections on labor/employment, litigation and trusts & estates
  • Associate of Business Trial Lawyers