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Patrick E. Stockalper

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Firm Name
Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper LLP
841 Apollo Street
Address 2
Suite 100
Name & Address

El Segundo, CA 90245

Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation, Employment & Labor - OSHA, General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice
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841 Apollo Street, El Segundo, CA, USA
Practice Summary
Practice Overview

Patrick E. Stockalper is a principal and managing partner in the law firm of Kjar McKenna & Stockalper. He has extensive experience in the defense of professional liability matters including medical malpractice and dental malpractice. He also has substantial experience in general liability and catastrophic injury defense, the defense of public entities, and employment-related litigation.

Mr. Stockalper was the 2009 Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) President, which is a trial lawyer honorary society where honorees are selected by invitation. He has tried over 50 jury trials and arbitrations and obtained a defense verdict in 2007 in one of the nation’s largest wrongful life potential exposure cases in its history ($100 million). He is also the LCA California Membership Chairman and is a member of the LCA Trial Academy. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has twice served as a faculty member of the ABOTA Los Angeles chapter’s “Masters in Trial” program. Mr. Stockalper served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles chapter of ABOTA between 2010 and 2017 and is a longtime faculty member of the ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial School. He has served on the Board of Directors for over a decade with the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), which is one of the largest civil defense lawyer organizations in the country. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), which is an invitation-only society made up of outside defense counsel, in-house counsel for major insurers and corporate entities, and professional and casualty insurance executive professionals. He has served continuously for over a decade on the California Defense Counsel, which represents the interests of the civil defense counsel before the California Legislature and the California Judicial Council. He is a member of the California Medical Legal Committee, whose membership is limited to 50 medical malpractice defense lawyers in California following a rigorous selection process.

Mr. Stockalper has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2007 and has been a frequent speaker on numerous topics before various organizations, including but not limited to, the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), local attorney bar associations, hospitals, hospital risk management groups, and physician organizations. He has also served on the faculty of Lorman Education Services and the National Business Institute on various legal topics, including trial practice.

Mr. Stockalper has been an invited guest on the “Champions of Justice” radio program, which has featured numerous prominent members of the legal, judicial, and political community, including Supreme Court justices.

Prior to entering the legal profession in 1992, Mr. Stockalper worked in Washington, D.C. as a congressional aide where he was involved in drafting legislation, press relations, and extensive speech writing.

Mr. Stockalper hails from a farming family where hard work and ethical behavior was mandatory and a part of life from a very young age. He has an incredible work ethic and relishes the opportunity to get in the trenches with his clients in the defense of their legal matters, thereby ensuring their peace of mind and confidence in trying circumstances. In short, he is there for his clients and works with them in forging the perfect partnership toward a successful resolution of their legal problem.

Mr. Stockalper is married and the proud father of three children. He is actively involved in the sporting activities of his three children which include high school cross country and track, club soccer, and flag football (Friday Night Lights).


Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
California Medical-Legal Society
California Defense Counsel (CDC)


California State Bar
Central District of California (Federal Court)
Southern District of California (Federal Court)


University of San Diego
J.D., 1991

University of California at Irvine
B.S., Political Science, 1985
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Co-founder of the chapter in 1982 and served as an officer in the fraternity