THE NEWS

Rick Wirick Interviewed on NPR on December 10 to discuss his new novel

November 29, 2018

Rick Wirick will be interviewed by noted author, James Tonkovich to discuss his new novel, The Devil’s Water. This is Rick’s third published work in addition to two collections of stories. It is published by McMillan Press.

KMS wins 13 trials in 2018

November 29, 2018

KMS is proud to announce that in the year 2018 the firm won 13 trials for its clients. The cases involved such diverse areas as medical and legal malpractice and employment law. The cases were tried by Jim Kjar, Robert McKenna, Pat Stockalper, Ryan Deane, Jon Schwalbach, Hanna Dunn, Jason Petersen, Ali Baraff and Mellissa…

Robert McKenna Defenses a Wrongful Death Case in Riverside County

October 10, 2018

The decedent presented to a local emergency room with a month long history of spontaneous bleeding from the mouth and nose secondary to extensive over coagulation. The initial work up of the patient revealed an INR in excess of 10 and the patient was discharged home having been given oral vitamin K and being told…

Robert McKenna Successfully Defends Three Sub-Specialists in a Week Long Arbitration

October 10, 2018

Claimant presented with a two month history unrelenting jaw pain following a tooth extraction. He was seen by several physicians who missed what was ultimately diagnosed as an infectious process in the jaw that required several surgeries and lifelong injury. The dentist who extracted the tooth settled prior to arbitration and a defense award was…

KMS Makes New Partners

September 28, 2018

KMS is proud to announce that seven attorneys are now partners in the firm. They are Ali Baraff, Katie Lafferty, Jason Petersen, Jon Schwalbach, Brian Selogie, Mellissa Wetkowski, and Rick Wirick. The firm is excited about their continued dedication to great lawyering for years to come.

KMS Obtains 3 Defense Verdicts in the Same Week

August 22, 2018

During the week of May 14, 2018 lawyers from KMS were given defense verdicts in 3 different trials. The cases were tried by Pat Stockalper, Robert McKenna, Jim Kjar, Jon Schwalbach and Hanna Dunn. Read about the cases in The Results section of our website.

Rick Wirick Chosen by Los Angeles Daily Journal as its Book Critic

August 16, 2018

The Los Angeles Daily Journal has been the daily newspaper for the greater Los Angeles legal community for over 60 years. It has selected KMS Partner Rick Wirick to regularly review books for the publication. Rick is a published author who was nominated for a prestigious PEN award for his first novel. He is also…