Kevin exclusively represents individuals and families who have been
harmed as a result of the negligence of others. His particular
expertise is with construction site, defective products, automotive and
premises liability cases. Because of the circumstances of his clients'
injuries, he has become an expert legal advisor on the overlap of
California's third party and workers' compensation system, which is
critical for his clients to obtain the best outcome from both systems.
His peers would describe Kevin as an attorney who loves trial work. He
has tried cases throughout California, from San Francisco to Los
Angeles, in both State and Federal Court. For Kevin, trial preparation
includes working with a variety of technical and medical experts, and
he often uses focus groups to explore the most salient aspects of his
complex cases. Kevin has mentored other attorneys on the usefulness of
these trial techniques
His successful trial work includes several favorable appellate
decisions. Kevin's most significant appellate victory was a published
case in California Court of Appeal, Browne v. Turner Construction Co.
(2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 1334, in which he persuaded the Court of Appeal
to reverse the trial court's granting of summary judgment of his
client's case. The case was then successfully settled.
Although he does not hesitate to take a case to trial if the offer
is not adequate, the vast majority of his cases resolve by way of
mediation. He has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases
successfully on behalf of his clients.
In addition to work on behalf of his clients, Kevin serves as an
arbitrator and settlement conference panelist for the San Francisco
Superior Court. He is an active member of the American Association of
Justice; the Consumer Attorneys of California; the San Francisco Trial
Lawyers Association; as well as the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Kevin is also Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated, a testament to
the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional
Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in
1988, majoring in Economics. He graduated from Albany Law School of
Union University in New York in 1992; however, during law school, he
spent his third year as a visiting student at the University of San
Francisco School of Law, and while studying there, decided to make the
Bay Area his home. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Margot, and
three young children, Cora, Elsa and Luca.
Licensed since 1992
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Partner||Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP||2002 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Stanley J. Bell||1994 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2008 - 2012|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1999 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||N/A|
|Donnelly v. Wong||Plainitff's verdict for $356,807.|
|Nancy Gans v. Alta Building Material Company d/b/a Westside Building Material Company and Roll Rite Corporation, No. RG04171008||$1,961,000 settlement in mediation|
|Chen Zhang and Shan Zhang v. Anchie Kuo and John Wei, individually and doing business as Ngai Construction||A $1,125,000 settlement in mediation|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||Juris Doctor||1992|
|Bucknell University||Economics||Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Focus Groups||2005|
|2005 CAOC Convention||Focus Groups||2005|