Brittany H. Luedecke

Brittany H. Luedecke

Santa Ana, California

Ms. Hayes is a 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in the sport of water polo. She was also a member of the USA Water Polo Team that took the Gold Medal in the 2007 and 2009 World Championships. Brittany also attended USC where she played water polo, becoming the NCAA Tournament MVP in 2004 as a freshman.

After her water polo career, Brittany worked as a law clerk/special assistant at both the Law Offices of Richard Foster and the Law Offices of Susan Katzen while attending Loyola Law School. She also volunteered for the Cancer Legal Resource Center.

Brittany began her career as an attorney with Namanny, Byrne & Owens representing professional athletes in workers compensation matters. In October of 2014, Brittany joined Leviton, Diaz & Ginocchio eager to continue representing injured workers.

Still active with USA Water Polo, Brittany continues to volunteer her time by serving on the USA Water Polo Background Check Board which handles all appeals by coaches or referees when they fail the required background check. Brittany also serves on USA Water Polo's Grievance Board when a grievance is filed against USA Water Polo or any of its members.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Major: International Relations
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • Masters in Criminology, Law & Society - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist - Water Polo
  • NCAA Champion
  • NCAA Tournament MVP
  • 2007 & 2009 World Champion

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CAAA, 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • California State Bar - Workers' Compensation Section, 2013 - Present
  • Sports Lawyer Association, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Namanny, Byrne & Owens, Attorney, 2013 - 2014
  • Law Office of Richard Foster, Law Clerk, 2009 - 2012
  • Law Office of Susan A. Katzen, Special Assistant , 2010 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • USA Water Polo Grievance Board, 2009 - Present
  • USA Water Polo Background Check Board, 2009 - Present


  • English