THE NEWS

Jim Kjar recognized for being selected as a Super Lawyer every year since its inception.

October 18, 2022

Super Lawyers was started 20 years ago to recognize the top attorneys in Southern California across all specialties. Jim Kjar is one of only 0.05% of Super Lawyers who have been so honored since its inception. KMS partners Robert McKenna and Pat Stockalper have also been selected as Super Lawyers for a number of years.…

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Jim Kjar, Robert McKenna and Pat Stockalper again named Super Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine

March 17, 2022

Every year since 2004 Los Angeles Magazine polls the top lawyers in Los Angeles in numerous categories and asks them who are the best lawyers they have actually seen in their fields. They only take the top 3% and name them Super Lawyers. Jim, Robert and Pat have again been selected for 2022. Jim has…

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Patrick Stockalper chosen to speak at Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Winter Meeting in Palm Desert.

November 2, 2021

Patrick Stockalper has been asked to speak on the Masters in Trial panel for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Winter Session, sponsored by their Trial Tactics section. This session, themed “Next-Level Lawyering: The Best is Yet to Come”, will allow attorneys to show that trial skills really do require attorneys to evolve and…

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KMS received 3 defense verdicts in 30 days

November 1, 2021

Between September and October, 2021 Pat Stockalper, Robert McKenna and Jim Kjar won 3 jury trials. The cases involved medical and legal malpractice claims. With the resumption of jury trials following the COVID pandemic the lawyers of KMS are back to doing what they do best for their clients: Winning

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KMS Legal plays in 2021 Manhattan Beach Six Man Volleyball Tourney

September 22, 2021

4 time Champions KMS volleyball team a.k.a. Spider/Res Ipsa, competed in the Manhattan Beach six man volleyball tournament. The “sixer” is the oldest and most prestigious six person volleyball tournament in the county and is in its 60th year. In addition to team captain Jim Kjar, the team featured Olympains Casey Patterson and Russel Hlmes,…

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KMS sponsors Signature Event at 2021 SCAHRM conference

July 9, 2021

The Southern California Association of Hospital Risk Managers held its annual conference in June at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs. KMS was proud to sponsor the signature poolside reception. KMS is proud of its long standing representation of some of the most prestigious and appreciated medical centers, both large and small in Southern…

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Rick Wirick nominated for Best Essay in America 2020 in prestigious Houghton Mifflin contest

March 13, 2021

Houghton Mifflin is one of the oldest and most prestigious publishers in America. Its annual contest for the best American essay is considered one of the most coveted prizes in journalism. KMS Partner Rick Wirick recently published a piece in the University of Chicago Magazine titled “The Ground Game: Poll-watching, Ballot-curing and the Evening Redness…

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