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I have been practicing law for almost twenty years and I am just as passionate now about law as I was when I began my law practice in 1994. My experience in the legal arena is extremely diverse based upon a wide variety of matters including civil litigation, business litigation, corporate and real estate, that I have handled over the past two decades. Originally from Los Angeles, I have been very fortunate to be involved with some very high profile matters including the O.J. Simpson civil action in which we were successful in obtaining a civil judgment against O.J. Simpson in the Wrongful Death matter in Santa Monica, California. I was also involved in the successful representation of the Hot Air Balloon litigants here in Palm Desert, California in 2011.  I look forward to meeting with you to assist and resolve any and all of your matters.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 40%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%


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  • Nikki B Allen

    Rhona is an excellent attorney. She is diligent and detail-oriented and maintains a high level of professionalism both with her clients and with opposing counsel. She is extremely knowledgeable of all areas of civil litigation. I highly recommend Rhona.


    Nikki Allen Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rhona S. Kauffman, Attorney at Law

4445 Eastgate Mall
Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92121

Rhona S. Kauffman, Attorney at Law

77-564 Country Club Drive
Suite 134
Palm Desert, CA, 92211



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2015
Top LawyersPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
The Infamous Bird AwardDesert Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRhona S. Kauffman, Attorney1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Indian Wells Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Desert SymphonyBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inns of CourtMember2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtFormer Board of Directors2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
JCM Farming v. Fantasy Balloon Flights, et al.Successfull- JCM Farm was forced to dismiss the action.
Ron Goldman v. O.J. SimpsonCivil Victory
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Southern CaliforniaLegal StudiesGraduate - Legal1986
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Inns of CourtObamacare2014
Farmers Insurance ClaimsCivil Litigation2004