- Business Litigation
- Labor & Employment
|University ||University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1993|
|Law School||University of the Pacific, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997 Articles Editor, Pacific Law Journal, Order of the Coif, Traynor Honor Society, Student Body Vice President|
|Admitted||1997, California; 1999, Nevada; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada|
|Memberships ||Orange County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Nevada; Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Member, Orange County Chapter). |
Kevin has represented national, regional, and local clients in a variety of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate level.
As first or second chair, Kevin has tried several cases and has successfully handled breach of contract, securities, valuation, construction, antitrust, fraud, professional liability, malicious prosecution and environmental matters in federal and state courts throughout the western United States.
Kevin has also litigated complex insurance coverage issues arising under a variety of third and first party policy policies, including professional liability, directors' and officers' liability, comprehensive general liability, and employment practices liability. He has successfully defended several insurance companies against claims of bad faith.
Kevin also litigates all types of labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, violation of public policy, retaliation, wage and hour, and noncompetition covenants. Kevin has also counseled companies on corporate policies and practices.
On behalf of electrical subcontractor and its principals, first chaired six month jury trial involving breach of contract, fraud, and construction claims, obtaining a complete victory for the individual defendants.
Represented the subcontractor in the appeal of a pretrial writ of attachment, resulting in the first published decision in California regarding the interplay between Public Contract Code 4107 and breach of contract.
Obtained several summary judgments and/or settlements involving waiver of costs on behalf of insurers in bad faith or breach of contract lawsuits.
Obtained dismissals and/or settlements involving waiver of costs or nuisance payments on behalf of employers alleged to have committed a variety of employment claims.
Represented relaters in a novel False Claims Act case that obtained $76.25 million in recoveries based upon allegations of price fixing for carbon fiber.
Served as lead counsel in the resolution of a $5 million breach of contract, fraud dispute involving the failed sale of a commercial building.
Served as lead trial counsel and negotiated $2 million settlement in derivative suit involving an allegedly fraudulent stock purchase.
As lead trial counsel, prevailed on numerous motions for summary judgment and secured $3.75 million settlement in lawsuit involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
As lead trial counsel, successfully obtained a preliminary injunction and negotiated $4 million settlement on behalf client, a national pharmaceutical company.
Successfully represented inventor of product in arbitration involving copyright, trademark and breach of contract claims.
Obtained a significant victory for a pro bono client and a published opinion in the California Court of Appeal on California's Anti-SLAPP statute.
Negotiated a waiver of costs settlement for a company in defense of a serious motorcycle accident personal injury case.
Negotiated a waiver of costs settlement on behalf of one client and a nuisance value settlement on behalf of others in an environmental lawsuit brought against several clients.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Kevin gives in-house presentations to various insurance clients on changes in insurance and bad faith law.
"Hot Topics in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation in California," Lorman Education Services (December 3, 2004).
Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Law & Politics' Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2012).
Selected as a Southern California "Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Law & Politics' Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2011).
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2009-present
Partner, Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP, 2005-2008
Associate, Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP 1999-2004
Kevin has taught labor and employment law at Cerritos College
· Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter
· American Bar Association
· Orange County Bar Association
· Nevada State Bar Association
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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