The reputation of a law firm is built entirely on the respect and experience it is able to offer clients who need assistance with their professional liability defense issues. The senior trial lawyers at Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper have been practicing in the industry for over 25 years and have dealt with nearly every kind of defense issue there is. With the support of our young, innovative legal team, KMS has won victory after victory for our clients ranging from trial and arbitration victories, dispositive motions and dismissals. These are examples out of a small sample set of our cases. Please keep in mind that every case is fact specific and different, and that these outcomes do not represent what we may be able to obtain for you in your specific case.
Robert McKenna’s recent defense verdict featured by the Daily Journal in their “Top Verdicts” section.
The Daily Journal recognized partner Robert McKenna for having achieved a defense verdict in a 23 million dollar catastrophic injury case late last year in LA County. Please click on the link below to see the verdict as reported in the publication. Click Here To Download PDFRead More
Jon Schwalbach and Jim Kjar wrote a successful a motion to dismiss for their client, a prestigious appellate law firm in Los Angeles, in a legal malpractice case. The plaintiff alleged federal civil rights violations against the client after it successfully defended an opposing party in a state appeal. Jon and Jim argued that their…Read More
Jon Schwalbach wins Malicious Prosecution suit on anti- SLAPP Motion and receives fee award for client
Jon Schwalbach obtained a dismissal and fee award for a lawyer client in a malicious prosecution case. Jon’s client was sued by an opposing party after he failed to prevail at trial. The underlying lawsuit involved a year-long bitter dispute between two neighbors. Jon wrote and filed an anti-SLAPP motion, arguing that even though his…Read More
Jon Schwalbach and Jim Kjar drafted a winning motion to dismiss for their client, a well-known family law firm in Los Angeles, in a legal malpractice case. The plaintiff alleged federal civil rights violations against the client for representing an opposing party in a lawsuit. Jon and Jim argued that their client was not liable…Read More
In a decision published in June 2020, a California appeals court has ruled that in cases involving a loss of stored gametic material, such as cryogenically preserved sperm or eggs, plaintiffs may not seek damages based on their lost ability to conceive if the plaintiff had no legal right to use the materials for procreation.…Read More
Robert L. McKenna III, Michael R. Pittman, and Andrew J. Wiseman obtain a defense award in a $15 million hypoplastic left heart syndrome case on liability in a bifurcated arbitration
Mr. McKenna and his team obtained a defense award for several pediatric cardiologists and a pediatric anesthesiologist. The case was a very complex medical malpractice action involving care and treatment for a minor claimant with the congenital heart condition hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLSS). Claimant alleged that the physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat…Read More
Robert L. McKenna III, Michael R. Pittman, and Andrew J. Wiseman obtain a complete defense verdict on liability in O’Rourke v. Ali with exposure of $30 million
In O’Rourke v. Ali, et al., Mr. McKenna and his team represented a hospitalist and there was also an emergency medicine physician who was a named defendant through trial. Plaintiffs were represented by Robert Vaage and Elizabeth Teixeira of the Law Offices of Robert Vaage. On January 13, 2012, then 53-year-old male plaintiff woke up…Read More
The plaintiff filed a medical negligence claim against client, urgent care facility alleging they breached the standard of care by failing to diagnose a right ankle fracture. The treating nurse practitioner noted the pain started nearly two months prior to seeking treatment and the plaintiff continued to train despite the swelling and pain. Upon examination,…Read More
During a laparascopic choleycystectomy, the surgeon injured the liver, causing significant bleeding. The patient suffered an intraoperative cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated by aortic compression and 3 cardioversions. She required an extended hospitalization and claimed significant permanent injuries. The defense argued that injury to adjacent organs and bleeding are known complications of the…Read More
Plaintiff was a patient in a large Southern California hospital. She claimed that while she was unattended by her nurses in a hallway waiting for her medication that she fell, lost consciousness and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff relied on MRI studies and multiple experts who testified that she suffered a structural injury to…Read More