COVID 19 Update

Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper’s office locations in Los Angeles and Orange County continue as remote work places during this pandemic. Thanks to advanced planning and a completely cloud based computing system, both offices officially closed March 16th, days before the official order to do so in an effort to protect our lawyers, staff and clients.

Our first priority has been and always will be the health and safety of our people and those in the community. We communicate weekly with Emergency Room Physicians, Infectious Disease Doctors, ICU Intensivists and others to stay current with conditions at the local, state and national level to better serve our clients during these challenging times.

Since we began working remotely, we have completely mitigated COVID 19 in the workplace and operate with a minimum number of people in each location to fulfill the few essential functions necessary. Those that do voluntarily come into the office to complete these functions practice strict social distancing, mask wearing and cleaning protocols established by State and Federal Agencies.

We have also successfully transitioned to virtual meetings, depositions, mediations and court appearances via Zoom, Webex and other related platforms. Since March, there has been little to no interruption in our work as we prepare for the eventual “new normal” of our return to jury trials and arbitrations.

In anticipation of this return we have participated in several studies looking at jurors beliefs and attitudes in the aftermath of this pandemic to better understand and prepare for the novel issues people will now bring to the courtroom. We have also studied and followed state and national trends relating to virtual trials and arbitrations should either system attempt to implement them in the future.

Our commitment to our people, our clients and our community has not changed. Fortunately, our ability to protect and defend them has rapidly evolved and expanded with diverse technology and a commitment to meet the challenges before us.

WHY CHOOSE KMS

A Modern Defense with Proven Results

Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper is one of the most accomplished and diverse civil litigation and professional liability defense firms in Southern California. After 20 years as friends, colleagues, and at times competitors in the industry, the named partners learned what could be trimmed from large firm inefficiencies, took a talented group of lawyers, and created a lean, aggressive practice model providing clients a unique, more effective edge, regardless of the complexity of their disputes.

Unwavering commitment to excellence as your faithful advocate is our mission. Litigation's challenges thwart your path as successful professionals. We clear that path and return you to the fresh clearing you started from. One edge of our sword is our talent and unparalleled experience. Its other edge is the cooperative partnership we forge with you in the journey toward victory regardless of the complexities and challenges along the way.

Areas of Practice

medical

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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legal

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

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elder

ELDER ABUSE

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employment

EMPLOYMENT LAW

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product

GENERAL LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY AND CASUALTY

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insurance

INSURANCE/BAD FAITH & REINSURANCE PRACTICE

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civic

PUBLIC ENTITY DEFENSE

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calculator

ACCOUNTANCY MALPRACTICE

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dental

DENTAL MALPRACTICE

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trucking

TRUCKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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real-estate

REAL ESTATE

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