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ACI Conference Presentation – Defense’s and Plaintiff’s Perspective on Early Settlement of Birth Injury Cases

August 13, 2019

Patrick Stockalper was an invited panelist at the American Conference Institute Obstetrics Malpractice Claims seminar in Philadelphia. The seminar features some of the top medical malpractice lawyers in the country. He participated on a panel entitled “Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Early Settlement in Birth Injury Cases” which took place on June 27, 2019 at…

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Jim Kjar and Pat Stockalper attend FDCC Annual Meeting in Sun Valley Idaho

August 3, 2019

Jim Kjar and Pat Stockalper attended FDCC Annual Meeting at the Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. The FDCC is an invitation-only organization for distinguished defense trial lawyers, corporate counsel and insurance industry leaders.

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KMS attends Summer Mixer with Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

June 16, 2019

On June 16th KMS went to The Perch in DTLA for the ASCDC mixer celebrating women lawyers.

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Patrick Stockalper and Melissa Wetkowski Prevail on Appeal

May 30, 2019

Patrick Stockalper, Esq. and Melissa Wetkowski, Esq. successfully obtain Court of Appeal ruling upholding summary judgment for Azusa Pacific University (APU) involving concussion injury. Ms. Wetkowski prepared a motion for summary judgment arguing that Plaintiff’s claim was barred by the assumption of risk doctrine. Plaintiff was a cheerleader for APU who suffered three alleged concussions…

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KMS attends 2019 annual SCAHRM Conference as a sponsor

May 17, 2019

On May 1-3 2019 KMS lawyers attended the annual conference of the Southern California Association of Hospital Risk Managers (SCAHRM) conference at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs. The firm also hosted a dinner for friends and clients of the firm on Wednesday, May 1.

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Jim Kjar inducted into The FDCC

May 17, 2019

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel was formed 80 years ago. Its members are national and international coordinating counsel as well as trial attorneys and claims directors of national insurance companies all over the world. Membership is by invitation only and subjected to an intense peer review process. The Federation members include presidents and…

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KMS Hosts First Annual Holiday Party

January 3, 2019

On December 6, 2018, Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper hosted the First Annual KMS Holiday Party at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Along with KMS, the firm of McNicholas & McNicholas and Centext Legal Services served as hosts for the evening. Drawing inspiration from the grand law firm holiday parties of the past,…

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