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Laura Christine Hess

Laura Christine Hess

About me


Lead counsel in employment litigation matters including wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower, trade secrets/unfair competition, age discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, wage and hour, arbitrations, Labor Commissioner hearings, and investigations. Advise employers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Negotiation of dispute resolution, employment contracts, and severance agreements.


Lead counsel in a wide variety of business litigation matters involving shareholder and LLC member disputes, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, collection of accounts receivable, supply chain disputes, commercial leases, land use, product failures, warranty claims, product recalls, unfair competition, defense of consumer claims, quality control issues, advertising injuries, business sale disputes, and fraud.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
  2. Business: 50%



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kring & Chung LLP

38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA, 92606


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2015
Top Attorneys of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Remarkable Women Awards NomineeNational Association of Women Business Owners2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
100 Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazine2013
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2012
100 Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Women in Business AwardsOrange County Business Journal2012
40 Under 40 AwardsOC Metro Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKring & Chung, LLP2010 - Present
Senior AssociateKring & Chung, LLP2004 - 2009
PartnerBrown & Charbonneau, LLP2002 - 2004
AssociateKring & Brown, LLP1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Women LawyersAffiliate Governor2015 - Present
Orange County Women LawyersPresident2014 - 2014
Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)Member2010 - Present
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Orangewood PALSBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LG Chem America, Inc. v. RKB International, Inc.N/A
Sure Building Products, Inc. v. TCC SteelN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineWhen Can a Plaintiff Recover Future Replacement Cost Damages in a Breach of Warranty Case?2009
Orange County Lawyer MagazineThe Biggest Mistakes Made By Trial Lawyers - Are You Making Them?2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern SOLN/Alaw1998
Pepperdine UnivEnglishundergraduate1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whittier Law SchoolLessons Learned from Successful Women Attorneys2015
EAC WorkshopPrivacy in the Workplace2014
California HR ConferenceSo You Received a Sexual Harassment Complaint, What Not to Do, A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective2014
SCORE Counselors to Small BusinessesLegal Issues for Small Businesses2009
Orange County Bar Association, Products Liability SectionPre and Post Sale Duty to Warn: A Primer on a Manufacturer's Duty to Design Effective Warnings2009