THE NEWS

Patrick Stockalper Named Fellow of International Society of Barristers

With a regular membership of less than 700 lawyers (plaintiff and defense combined) throughout the United States and other countries adjudged by their peers and judges to be “outstanding in the field of advocacy,” the International Society of Barristers (ISOB) seeks to honor the role of the trial lawyer in our system of justice. One of the Society’s principal goals is the preservation of the adversary system and jury trial. Membership in the ISOB is extended to advocates of exceptional talent whose qualities – including integrity, honor, and collegiality – embody the spirit of the true professional. Membership is by invitation only, after a rigorous screening process where lawyers and judges identify trial lawyers who meet Society standards.

KMS obtains 3 defense verdicts in the same week

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.

Jim Kjar chosen to participate in ABOTA Annual Masters in Trial, June 22 at Southwestern Law School.

The American Board of Trial Advocates puts on an Annual “Masters In Trial” program for attorneys and law students. Prominent trial lawyers for the defense and plaintiff bar are asked to participate in an all-day mock trial presided over by the Chief Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. The program is designed to teach trial tactics and techniques to both experienced attorneys and law students. This is the second time Jim has been invited to participate.

Kjar, McKenna and Stockalper attend Annual California Medical Legal Committee Conference:

Jim, Robert and Patrick are members of the California Medical Legal Committee. It is comprised of 25 Northern California and 25 Southern California medical malpractice attorneys who are considered by their peers to be the most prominent in the area of medical malpractice trial work. It was held at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes on April 6 and 7, 2018.

Join KMS at 38th Annual SCHARM Convention, May 2-4, 2018

KMS will be attending this year’s annual meeting of the Southern California Association of Hospital Risk Managers. It will be held at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage. KMS attorneys have been frequent speakers at this event. We hope to see you there.

The Ball/Hunt/Schooley American Inn of Court in Long Beach, California to feature Robert McKenna as a speaker in May 2018.

Robert McKenna, along with former California State Bar President Tom Stolpman and the Honorable Roy Paul will present a moderated panel discussion on trial techniques for the members of the American Inn of Court in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, May 8th at L’Opera Restaurant. Please contact Mr. McKenna directly if you wish to attend as this is an invitation-only event for lawyers.

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Robert McKenna recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for 2018

Congratulations to Robert McKenna for having been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation.

Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Patrick Stockalper appointed again to Board of Directors of ASCDC

Congratulations to Patrick Stockalper for being elected to another two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Southern California Defense Council. He has served on the Board for the last 10 years. The ASCDC is the largest defense attorney organization in the United States. Patrick has also served on the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is also past President of Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary, invitation only national trial lawyer organization.

ASCDC Annual Seminar, February 8 and 9

Please join us at this year’s annual meeting of the ASCDC. We will be there on Thursday for the dinner/dance and have a table for the lunch on Friday.