KMS Makes New Partners

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.

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Judge Renders Defense Verdict in Favor of Jon Schwalbach and Jim Kjar

Plaintiff underwent a thymectomy procedure for Myasthenia Gravis. Following the surgery he developed a bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury which left him without a functioning voice. Plaintiff’s expert, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Rutgers University testified that the surgeon went too far laterally in his dissection and injured the nerves. The defense contended that the…

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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.

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

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…

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KMS Receives 4 Defense Verdicts in 5 Weeks

Between July 1 and August 7, 2018 KMS lawyers won 4 trials for their clients. The cases were tried by Robert McKenna, Jim Kjar and Jon Schwalbach. Since January of this year the firm has won 8 trials. Please read The Results section of our website for details.

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KMS Wins Manhattan Beach 6 Man Beach Volleyball Tourney

Congratulations to Team Spyder/Res Ipsa on winning the Manhattan Beach 6 Man Beach Volleyball Championship, Men’s Open Division in August. The Manhattan 6 Man is the largest, oldest and most prestigious 6 person beach volleyball tournament in the U.S. This is the third championship team the firm has sponsored. Players from the firm included Jim…

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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…

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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.

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