Bar Hopeful Returns

July 2009 Bar Hopeful Returns Law clerk Marina Cerde returns to the firm after studying for the California Bar Exam. She continues to assist Stephen Mancini in the Firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Welcome back, Marina.

Lateral Hire Bolsters Coverage Group

September 2009 Meridith L. Casat Joins the Los Angeles office. Ms. Casat brings more than 10 years of experience to the firm’s Coverage Group. Ms. Casat received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego St. University in 1993 and received her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in […]

Welcome New Lawyer Natalie Shenon — KMFM Rolls On

November 2008 Congratulations to Natalie Shenon of the Los Angeles office for passing the California Bar exam.  She has ben promoted from Law Clerk to Associate and is  working in the Firm’s Criminal Law Practice Group. KMFM Rolls On For the 7th year in a row KMFM has been elected to Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Registry of […]

Best Wishes for a Peaceful and Prosperous 2009!

January 2009 Welcome New Oakland Associates Two new Oakland Associates were announced at the beginning of the year.  KMFM is pleased to welcome Paul Samoni andKenneth Tsang. Mr. Samoni joins the Northern California office’s Construction Defect Practice Group.  He is a 2005 graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Law.  Mr. Tsang, […]

Spanish Sojourn

February 2009 Los Angeles Associate Kiran Singh has returned from a six month sabbatical in Barcelona, Spain. Check out her bLAWg entry in the coming months to learn more about her Spanish adventure.

Crime Defense Ranks High

March 2009 City Spur L.A., the on-line national business and entertainment guide, has named KMFM one of the top 10 Criminal Defense Firms in Los Angeles . Check it out at Congratulations to Stephen Mancini and his team.

Taking Points — Hired Gun

April 2009 Partner Susan Caldwell, head of the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group, was the featured speaker this month at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s Symposium on Environmental Risk Management hosted by the Complex and Emerging Risk Claims (CERC) unit in Dover , New Hampshire. The forum focused on new Federal and California legislation in the area […]


Welcome back to Lydia Lemalu after a several month maternity leave. The Firm extends its best wishes to her and new son Heru. Also returning from a recent sojourn to theU.K. is Perry Rhoads. Read all about the family’s adventure in Perry’s bLAWg entry–“All Rhoads lead to London“ where he chats about English gardening, pub life and […]

Construction Newsletter Vol. 6

IN THIS ISSUE: A new twist on an old story “Automatic” termination catches many contractors off guard Job, interrupted Mecahnics’ lien rights are a matter of perspective–the court’s Historic fiction Owner’s failure to disclose building history brings harsh lesson Not dead yet: Claim periods may defy expectations Can construction managers insure against their own breach […]