Kirk B. Hulett is a member in Gustafson Gluek’s San Diego office. He graduated from the University of California San Diego where he obtained his undergraduate degree (1978) and graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1983), where he was Managing Editor of the University of San Diego Law Reporter. Since 1984, Mr. Hulett has specialized in the representation of plaintiffs in securities, anti-trust, employment and consumer class actions as well as representing individuals and businesses in complex litigation.
Prior to co-founding Hulett Harper Stewart LLP in 2000, Mr. Hulett was a partner in the largest national class action firm in the country. He has testified before the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee on the topic of potential regulatory and auditor liability reforms following the Enron financial collapse and participated as a panelist on several occasions. He has been named a San Diego Top Rated Securities Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2010. He is admitted to all of the District Courts in California, numerous other District Courts across the country by pro hac admission, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.View Representative Cases
Mr. Hulett has been lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of class actions throughout the country, including In re American Continental Corp./Lincoln Savings & Loan Securities Litigation (D. Az.); In re Media Vision Technology Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.); Home Fed, (S.D. Cal.); and Gensia Pharmaceuticals, (S.D. Cal.). Mr. Hulett was co-lead trial counsel for a trustee in Guy F. Atkinson Co. vs. PriceWaterhouse LLP et al (N.D. Cal.), a liability action against PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and represents several bankruptcy estates in seeking recovery against officers, directors and professionals.
Mr. Hulett also successfully represented defrauded individual investors in the Abbott et al v Worldcom Co. (S.D.N.Y). He was co-lead counsel the securities class action, Enriquez v. Edward Jones & Co. L.P. (E.D. Mo.). Mr. Hulett also represented defrauded individual investors in Bachman et al vs. A.G. Edwards (Circuit Ct. of St. Louis) for breach of fiduciary duty. He represented an elderly individual in a Ponzi scheme case (Meyerhoff vs Gruttadaria et al, (San Diego Superior Court)) against one of Wall Street’s most prominent investment banks and was successful in obtaining a full recovery for the victim. He was co-lead trial counsel in Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Tribe vs. Harrah’s Operating Co. et al (San Diego Superior Court) on behalf of a San Diego area based Native American Tribe against Caesars Entertainment and Harrah’s. Mr. Hewlitt has most recently been involved in representing victims of an anti-trust conspiracy among the three largest suppliers of canned tuna in the world. In Re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation (S.D. Cal.)