Senior associate (5+ years) for Pat Stockalper Team – medical and dental defense practice


El Segundo

Job Description:

Associate position working with partners in a practice specializing in insurance and professional liability defense.

This is an excellent opportunity for new attorneys who are interested in focusing on professional and medical malpractice, or for those with malpractice experience who are looking to continue to develop in their careers. The ideal candidate will thrive in a legal setting; be an excellent representative for the firm; work efficiently under pressure and be able to meet deadlines; demonstrate good decision-making; and be proactive and solutions-focused. He or she should be articulate, poised, and possess good written and oral communication skills. He or she should be able to independently work with senior attorneys to manage caseloads. You must have a law license and have excellent research skills.

The Firm

Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper was established in 2018 with offices in Huntington Beach and El Segundo. The firm has lawyers whose range of expertise includes many related legal fields, such as business litigation, health care law, legal malpractice defense, product liability and managed care issues.

Kjar, McKenna and Stockalper, LLP is looking for an enthusiastic, detail oriented and talented associate lawyers to join our growing insurance defense firm. We are growing and are seeking associates who will revel in being in on the ground floor of an expanding and formidable new law firm.

Kjar, McKenna and Stockalper, LLP is a new kind of law firm representing Southern California. Our mission is to build a revolutionary practice that offers our clients the unique opportunity to work with a team of attorneys who are at the peak of their careers. The founders and senior trial lawyers rely on the support and knowledge of up and coming young attorneys who wish to gain from their experience and are self-motivated and empowered to utilize this experience to grow their own litigation skills and build their own relationships with long-term clients.

Our clients rely on us to provide them with practical and cost-effective solutions by using the most innovative and efficient methods and techniques. With this in mind, we are looking for lawyers who are creative, passionate and self-driven. The ideal candidates are prepared and motivated to not only help clients with all their liability defense needs, but also determined to think creatively in developing and implementing their own legal skills. We are looking for candidates with experience in medical malpractice, elder abuse and employment litigation.

The KMS environment is fast-paced, efficient, challenging and collaborative, all of which strengthens our team and our firm. Great environment, benefits and opportunity.
For your chance to join the KMS team, submit your resume and cover letter through our website or drop them off at either our locations.


• JD from an ABA school required
• Admitted to practice in the State of California
• 0-1 years of civil defense litigation experience
• Some experience with medical malpractice preferred
• Superior analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Team player with great attitude and willingness to learn is essential


• Independently work with a senior attorney and partner to manage caseload involving medical malpractice claims
• Conduct legal research, handle discovery and analyze medical records
• Regularly handle court appearances, depositions and meetings
• Communicate with clients and provide status reports

Salary commensurate with experience.

The mission of Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper LLP is to aggressively represent our clients through quality counsel and advocacy, and to reach these goals through uncompromising dedication, ethical standard and personal integrity, while maintaining a stable and profitable business enterprise with the highest reputation. Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper is an equal opportunity employer.

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