THE NEWS

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.

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…

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,…

Rick Wirick Interviewed on NPR on December 10 to discuss his new novel

November 29, 2018

Rick Wirick will be interviewed by noted author, James Tonkovich to discuss his new novel, The Devil’s Water. This is Rick’s third published work in addition to two collections of stories. It is published by McMillan Press.

KMS wins 13 trials in 2018

November 29, 2018

KMS is proud to announce that in the year 2018 the firm won 13 trials for its clients. The cases involved such diverse areas as medical and legal malpractice and employment law. The cases were tried by Jim Kjar, Robert McKenna, Pat Stockalper, Ryan Deane, Jon Schwalbach, Hanna Dunn, Jason Petersen, Ali Baraff and Mellissa…

KMS Makes New Partners

September 28, 2018

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.

KMS Obtains 3 Defense Verdicts in the Same Week

August 22, 2018

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.