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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 against an international product manufacturer, I knew I was on to something.
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!
Kristin Hobbs is a partner in the Claremont office of Hobbs Law Group. Ms. Hobbs’ practice is in the area of insurance bad faith, personal injury and class action lawsuits. Prior to re-joining the firm, Ms. Hobbs was a partner at a preeminent insurance bad faith firm, litigating various insurance bad faith and catastrophic injury cases through trial. Ms. Hobbs has significant trial experience with high-value cases, and has received various awards for obtaining top personal injury verdicts in California. Ms. Hobbs is a past President of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, where she still serves on the board, and is a board member of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, where she was nominated for the Rising Star award in 2018, and the Consumer Attorneys of California, where she was a finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2021.
Ms. Hobbs has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year from 2018 to the present, and has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star Southern California Top 50 Women from 2021 through 2023, and as a Southern California Top 100 from 2021 to 2023.
Some notable cases Ms. Hobbs has been involved in include:
• Certification of a class of over 14,000 employees of Ulta Cosmetics & Fragrance for their practice of forcing workers to undergo uncompensated bag checks before leaving the premises, leading to a $2.7 million settlement (Moore v. Ulta Cosmetics & Fragrance)
• $17 million jury verdict in a catastrophic personal injury case where a security guard had his leg amputated in a forklift accident (Meier v. Pennysaver USA)
• $17 million dollar verdict against an insurance company for failing to accept a reasonable $25,000 policy limit offer (Simone v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company)
• $13.2 million jury verdict in an auto v. bicycle hit-and-run accident (Wood v Venegas).
• $6.5 million settlement against an insurer for failing to accept a $15,000 offer to settle
• $7.45 million settlement on behalf of a construction worker who was severely injured when equipment malfunctioned at a construction site crushing the man’s head and fracturing his skull in several places. (Chelbab v. Paramount Metal & Supply, Inc.)
• Verdict of $2.3 million for a California-based construction company against its insurance agent for failing to secure the proper coverage. (Fulton Santa Rosa v. Sullivan Curtis Monroe)
• $775,000 settlement for a broken arm following a beam collapse
• $10,556,489 gross verdict ($7,917,367 net) for a trucker hit by a forklift in a warehouse with extensive comparative fault allegations. (Singh v. Capay, Inc.)
• Obtaining a confidential seven-figure settlement on behalf of dozens of homeowners against a property management company for failing to properly maintain a flood channel, causing two devastating floods to the community
• Obtaining a confidential high six-figure settlement against an insurance company for its wrongful denial of coverage to two former directors of a large company that were sued by the shareholders
• $25,000,000 settlement with an insurance company it failed to accept two $15,000 policy limit demands on behalf of its insured.
Ms. Hobbs is a frequent lecturer and writer on topics involving insurance and personal injury. Some notable presentations include:
• 2019, CAALA Las Vegas Convention, "Opening Up the Policy, Reading the Policy & Trigering Coverage"
• 2020, RCBA Webinar, "Trying Cases During COVID"
• 2021, CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar, "Navigating ERISA liens in Personal Injury Cases"
• 2021, Rutter Group, Insurance Bad Faith Seminar, "Pinto and the Duty to Settle"
• 2021, WSVCBA Webinar, "Effective Use of Written Discovery at Trial"
• 2022, CAALA Webinar, CCP 998 Offers and Policy Limit Demands
• 2022, CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar, "Properly Opening Up a Policy After Pinto"
• 2022, CAALA Las Vegas Convention, "Preparing for and Taking Adjuster/PMQ Depositions"
• 2022, CAOC San Francisco Convention, "CACI 2334 before and after Pinto"
In her free time, Ms. Hobbs enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball and volleyball with her two girls, and being at the river.