THE RESULTS

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.

Legal Malpractice win by Jim Kjar and Jon Schwalbach upheld on appeal by Federal Ninth Circuit

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…

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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…

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds legal malpractice win for Jon Schwalbach and Jim Kjar

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…

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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 PDF

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Erica Levitt and Alexandra Martino’s 4th Demurrer sustained without leave to amend foreclosing non-MICRA claim against healthcare provider

Erica Levitt and Alexandra (Ali) Martino secured a dismissal for their healthcare provider client without leave to amend by way of a 4th Demurrer. The plaintiffs alleged civil rights violations under Section 1983. To be liable for federal civil rights violations under Section 1983, a private party must act “under color of state law.” Erica and…

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