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Ever since participating in a mock trial in elementary school I've wanted to be a trial attorney.  Immediately after passing the bar exam on my first attempt, I opened up shop specializing in personal injury, insurance bad faith, and wage and hour class actions.  Within a year I had the results to back up my passion.  


Eleven months after opening I settled my first case for $257,500 against an insurance company in a bad faith action with only $21,000 in policy benefits at issue.  A couple months later, and another $615,000.00 against an international product manufacturer, I knew I was on to something.   We recently resolved a $250,000 medical malpractice case in favor of my client.


I am currently co-lead counsel on Moore v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and Martinez v. Guess?, Inc., wage & hour class actions with thousands of putative class members.  


In addition, I am handling numerous auto accident, insurance bad faith, slip/trip and fall accidents, and other personal injury matters in both state and federal court.


Please contact my office today to discuss any legal issue or questions you may have.  I always offer free initial consultations and handle most cases on a contingency basis.  I take a personal interest in each of my cases, even the small ones, and work diligently towards resolution.  I hope to hear from you soon!  



Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%

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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Kristin Hobbs is a zealous advocate for the rights of her clients. She consistently offers sound and practical comments in the Avvo forum. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Adam A Studnicki

    Ms. Hobbs is a valuable asset to this community. Her dedication to the law and her clients is admirable.


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Contact info

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley

600 South Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA, 91711


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
2013 Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Staff EditorLaw ReviewN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Robert Dourian2010 - 2011
Law ClerkWaldron & Bragg2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$257,500 confidential insurance bad faith settlementSettled prior to MSJ hearing for $257,500
Moore v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.class action co-lead counsel
Caldwell v. Chafin, et al.settled for $58,000 in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalCalifornia is on the Winning Side of the Ultimate Fighting Battle2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A