J. Kenneth Gorman

J. Kenneth Gorman: Attorney with Penrose Chun & Gorman LLP
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J. Kenneth “Ken” Gorman has been a trial attorney and litigator for over 30 years. He has successfully represented a broad array of clients from national corporations to local businesses, families and individuals, in cases ranging from personal injuries to business litigation, real estate disputes, agricultural litigation and construction defects. Ken has handled numerous jury and court trials and hundreds of arbitrations and mediations for plaintiffs, defendants and cross-defendants, in matters ranging from millions of dollars to neighbor disputes. While most of his practice has been concentrated in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties, he has handled cases throughout the state in both state and federal courts. His broad experience and dedication have earned him a reputation as an excellent litigator who is respected by his clients, colleagues, adversaries and judges.

Ken is admitted to practice in all state courts of California, New York and Hawaii, the Northern and Central Federal District Courts in California, the federal district court of Hawaii and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, Monterey County Bar Association, Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and the Bar Assocation of the state of Hawaii.

Ken graduated with a degree in journalism from Stanford University in 1978 and earned his JD at the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1981.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Construction Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Agricultural Litigation
  • Dog Bites
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
831-515-3344  Phone
831-515-3308  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Santa Clara, School of Law, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1993, New York Bar Association; 1982, California Bar Association; 1989, Hawaii Bar Association
Santa Cruz County Bar Association
Monterey County Bar Association
Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
Bar Association of the State of Hawaii
Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California
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Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (1 review)
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