Faithfully Serving Clients Since 1932

MANAGING PARTNER

Michael Louis Kelly

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Derek Rappard

CAREERS

Interested in a career at Kirtland and Packard? Submit your resume, a short letter definining your career goals and a writing sample to:

The Firm

Each client of our firm is unique, and has a unique set of needs, problems and goals. It is our mission to help them carefully define their legal issues, and supply them with the highest quality of legal services calculated to exactly meet their particular goals.

The firm maintains a civil trial practice with emphasis in Architects & Engineers, Aviation & Aerospace, Business Litigation, Casualty & Healthcare, Class Action, Mass Tort & Complex Litigation, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Injury & Wrongful Death, Insurance, Media, Product Liability, and Professional Liability Litigation.

Published and Unpublished Opinions of the Firm

2014

Vasquez v. California School of Culinary Arts, Inc., 230 Cal. App. 4th 35 (2014)

2013

Morgan v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., 2013 WL 5034436 (Cal. App. 2 Dist.)

2010

Rubio v. Capital One Bank 613 F.3d 1195 (9th Cir. 2010)

2010

Verzani v. Costco Wholesale Corp. 2010 WL 2838526 (2d Cir. 2010)

2010

Shroyer v. New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL 3619936 (9th Cir. 2010)

2010

Adams v. Superior Court, 2010 WL 602515 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.)

2010

Sutton v. Pistone & Wolder LLP, 2010 WL 46859 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.)

2009

Morgan v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., 177 Cal. App .4th 1235

2009

Oestreicher v. Alienware Corp., 322 Fed.Appx. 489 (9th Cir. 2009)

2008

Weinstein v. Saturn Corp., 303 Fed.Appx. 424 (9th Cir. 2008)

2007

Shroyer v. New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. WL 2332068 (9th Cir. 2007)

2004

Dottie Goldstein et al v. Ralphs Grocery Company 2004 122 Cal.App.4th 229.

2003

In Re Air Crash at Belle Harbor, NY on November 12, 2001 2003 WL 21032034 2003 (MDL 1448 (RWS))

2002

Allen v. Sully-Miller Contracting Co., 28 Cal 4th 222 (2002)

2002

Pedus Building Services, Inc. v. Allen,96 Cal. App. 4th 152 (2002)

1999

APRI Ins. Co. v. Superior Court,76 Cal. App. 4th 176 (1999)

1999

Brockrath v. Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc., 21 Cal. 4th 71 (1999)

1998

Balthazor v. Little League Baseball, Inc.,62 Cal. App. 4th 47 (1998)

1998

Chung v. Tarom, S.A.,990 F. Supp. 581 (N.D. Ill. 1998)

1996

Magnin v. Teledyne Continental Motors, 91 F. 3d 1424 (11th Cir. 1996)

1996

Tomko Woll Group Architects, Inc. v. Superior Court, 46 Cal. App. 4th 1326 (1996)

1996

Armstrong World Industrices, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 45 Cal. App. 4th 1 (1996)

1996

Tate v. Boeing Helicopters,921 F. Supp. 1562 (W.D. Ky. 1996) 55 F. 3d 1150 (6th Cir. Ky. 1995)

1995

Pruyn v. Agricultural Ins. Co.,36 Cal. App. 4th 500 (1995)

1995

Mero v. Sadoff,31 Cal. App. 4th 1466 (1995)

1994

Viner v. Brockway, 36 Cal. Rptr. 2d 718 (1994)

1994

Kerins v. Hartley,27 Cal. App. 4th 1062 (1994)

1994

Linton v. Airbus Industrie, 30 F. 3d 592 (5th Cir. Tex. 1994)

1994

Kern v. Jeppeson Sanderson, Inc., 867 F. Supp. 525 (S.D. Tex. 1994)

1993

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 26 Cal. Rptr. 2d 35 (1993)

1992

Whittaker Corp. v. Allianz Underwriters, Inc.,11 Cal. App. 4th1236 (1992)

1992

Contreras v. Goldrich,10 Cal. App. 4th 1431 (1992)

1992

Linton v. Airbus Industrie, 794 F. Supp. 650 (S.D. Tex. 1992)

1991

Williamson v. Teledyne Continental Motors Aircraft Products Div., 1991 WL 249787 (E.D. Pa. 1991), 1990 WL 99756 (E.D. Pa. 1990)

1991

Adams v. Murakami,54 Cal. 3d 105 (1991), 228 Cal. App. 3d 885 (1990)

1991

Woods v. Young,53 Cal. 3d 315 (1991), 246 Cal. Rptr.768 (1988)

1989

Harris v. Tashma, 258 Cal. Rptr. 20 (1989)

1989

Marlene F. v. Affiliated Psychiatric Medical Clinic, Inc., 48 Cal. 3d 583 (1989)

1989

Brownfield v. Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital,208 Cal. App. 3d 405 (1989)

1988

Knighten v. Sam's Parking Valet,206 Cal. App. 3d 69 (1988)

1988

Getty v. Getty,205 Cal. App. 3d 134 (1988)

1988

In Re San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation, 687 F. Supp. 716 (D. Puerto Rico 1988) (MDL 1448(RWS))

1988

Stanton v. Continental Cas. Co.,243 Cal.Rptr. 147 (1988)

1987

U.S. v. Stringfellow,661 F. Supp. 1053 (1987)

1987

Grimm v. Thayer,188 Cal. App. 3d 866 (1987)

1986

Graham v.Teledyne-Continental Motors, a Div. of Teledyne Industries, Inc. 805 F. 2d 1386 (9th Cir. Cal. 1986)

1986

Green v. Travelers Indemnity Co., 185 Cal. App. 3d 544 (1986)

1986

Swett v. Schenk,792 F. 2d 1447 (9th Cir. Cal. 1986)

1986

Brimmer v. .California Charter Medical, Inc., 180 Cal. App. 3d 678 (1986)

1986

Covenant Mutual Ins. Co. v. Young,179 Cal. App. 3d 318 (1986)

1986

Budavari v. Barry,176 Cal. App. 3d 849 (1986)

1985

Jaffe v. Cranford Ins. Co.,168 Cal. App. 3d 930 (1985)

1985

Iverson v. Superior Court,167 Cal. App. 3d 544 (1985)

1984

Gradus v. Hanson Aviation, Inc., 158 Cal. App. 3d 1038 (1984)

1984

County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court, 155 Cal. App. 3d 798 (1984)

1983

Hogen v. Valley Hospital,147 Cal. App. 3d 119 (1983)

1982

Weber Aircraft Corp., a Div. of Walter Kidde and Co., Inc. v. U.S., 688 F. 2d 638 (9th Cir. Cal. 1982)

1982

Garcia v. Douglas Aircraft Co.,133 Cal. App. 3d 890 (1982)

1982

Aeronaves de Mexico, S.A. v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 677 F. 2d 771 (9th Cir. Cal. 1982)

1982

S.A. Empressa De ViacaoAerea Rio Grandense (Varig Airlines) v. Walter Kidde & Co., Inc.,690 F. 2d 1235 (9th Cir. Cal. 1982)

1980

Stoddard v. Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc., 513 F. Supp. 314 (C.D. Cal. 1980)

1979

Evans v. Hawker-Siddeley Aviation, Ltd.,482 F. Supp. 547 (S.D.N.Y. 1979)

1979

Robinson v. Pediatric Affiliates Medical Group, Inc.,98 Cal. App. 3d 907 (1979)

1979

Reyno v. Piper Aircraft Co.,479 F. Supp. 727 (M.D. Pa. 1979)

1979

Baker v. Beech Aircraft Corp.,96 Cal. App. 3d 321 (1979)

1979

Scandiavian Airlines System v. United Aircraft Corp., 601 F. 2d 425 (9th Cir. Cal. 1979)

1979

Segura v. Brundage,91 Cal. App. 3d 19 (1979)

1978

Insurance Co. of North America v. Sam Harris Constr. Co., 22 Cal. 3d 409 (1978)

1978

Colby v. Schwartz,78 Cal. App. 3d 885 (1978)

1977

Barton v. Owen,71 Cal. App. 3d 484 (1977)

1977

Saxton v. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co., 428 F. Supp. 1047 (1977) (MDL 172)

1977

Moncur v. City of Los Angeles,68 Cal. App. 3d 118 (1977)

1977

In Re Paris Air Crash of March 3, 1974, 427 F. Supp. 701 (C.D. Cal. 1977)
420 F. Supp. 880 (C.D. Cal. 1976), 423 F. Supp. 367 (C.D. Cal. 1976)
410 F. Supp. 326 (C.D. Cal. 1976), 69 F.R.D. 310 (C.D. Cal. 1975) 399 F. Supp. 732 (C.D. Cal 1975), No. MDL 172

1977

Flanagan v. McDonnell Douglas Corp.,428 F. Supp. 770 (C.D. Cal. 1977)

1976

Slapin v. Los Angeles International Airport,65 Cal. App. 3d 484 (1976)

1976

Scherer v. Mark,64 Cal. App. 3d 834 (1976)

1976

Singelyn v. Superior Court, 62 Cal. App. 3d 972 (1976)

1976

Sanchez v. South Hoover Hospital,18 Cal. 3d 93 (1976)

1976

Beech Aircraft Corp. v. Superior Court,61 Cal. App. 3d 501 (1976)

1976

Smith v. Sikorsky Aircraft,420 F. Supp. 661 (1976)

1976

Taylor v. Union Pac. R. Corp.,16 Cal. 3d 893 (1976), 50 Cal. App. 3d 271 (1975)

1976

Rousseff v. Western Airlines, Inc.,409 F. Supp. 1262 (C.D. Cal. 1976)

1976

Kaiser Steel Corp.v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., 55 Cal. App. 3d 737 (1976)

1976

Aas v. Avemco Ins. Co.,55 Cal. App. 3d 312 (1976)

1976

Scherer v. Mark,54 Cal. App. 3d 468 (1976)

1976

Sanchez v. South Hoover Hospital, 54 Cal. App. 3d 270 (1976)

1974

Times Newspapers Ltd. (Of Great Britain) v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 387 F.Supp. 189 (1974)

1974

City of Los Angeles v. Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd., 41 Cal. App. 3d 416 (1974)

1974

Baker v. Beech Aircraft Corp.,39 Cal. App. 3d 315 (1974)

1974

Cairl v. Boeing Co.,39 Cal. App. 3d 137 (1974)

1974

Mitchell v. National Auto. & Casualty Ins. Co., 38 Cal. App. 3d 599 (1974)

1974

Pease v. Beech Aircraft Corp.,38 Cal. App. 3d 450 (1974)

1974

McCullum v. United Intern. Corp., 493 F. 2d 501 (1974)

1974

Klingebiel v. Lockheed Aircraft Corp.,494 F. 2d 345 (9th Cir. Cal. 1974)

1973

Arney v. U.S.,479 F. 2d 653 (9th Cir. Cal. 1973)

1973

Wint v. Fidelity & Casualty Co., 9 Cal. 3d 257 (1973)

1972

Cobbs v. Grant,8 Cal. 3d 229 (1972)

1972

Harbor Ins. co. v. Employers' Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 26 Cal. App. 3d 559 (1972)

1972

Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc. v. City of Burbank,457 F. 2d 667 (9th Cir.Cal. 1972)

1971

Klingebiel v. Lockheed Aircraft Corp., 372 F. Supp. 1086 (N.D. Cal. 1971)

1971

Cal-Medicon v. Los Angeles County Medical Assn., 20 Cal. App. 3d 148 (1971)

1971

Citizens Cas. Co. v. Otis Clark & Co.,19 Cal. App. 3d 294 (1971)

1971

McGlenon v. Boeing Co.,437 F. 2d 433 (9th Cir. Cal. 1971)

1970

Marincovich v. Oriana, Inc.,13 Cal. App. 3d 146 (1970)

1970

Hiemstra v. Huston, 12 Cal. App. 3d 104 (1970)

1970

Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc. v. City of Burbank, 318 F. Supp. 914 (C.D. Cal. 1970)

1970

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Harris, Kerr, Forster & Co.,10 Cal. App. 3d 1100 (1970)

1970

City of Newport Beach v. Sasse,9 Cal. App. 3d 803 (1970)

1970

Egly v. Superior Court,6 Cal. App. 3d 476 (1970)

1969

Knox-Seeman Motor Parts, Inc. v. American Ins. Co., 2 Cal. App. 3d 173 (1969)

1969

Berkey v. Anderson,1 Cal. App. 3d 790 (1969)

1969

Cullum v. Seifer,1 Cal. App. 3d 20 (1969)

1969

Rodde v. Trousdale Const. Co., 276 Cal. App. 2d 419 (1969)

1969

Western Salt Co. v. City of Newport Beach, 271 Cal. App. 2d 397 (1969)

1968

Employers' Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 266 Cal. App. 2d 183 (1968)

1968

Geddes v.Tri-State Ins. Co.,264 Cal. App. 2d 181 (1968)

1968

Patton v. Royal Industries, Inc.,263 Cal. App. 2d 760 (1968)

1968

Dorobek v. Ride-A-White Stables,262 Cal. App. 2d 554 (1968)

1968

Cunningham v. Burbank Bd. of Realtors,262 Cal. App. 2d 211 (1968)

1968

City of Los Angeles v. Standard Oil Co. of Cal., 262 Cal. App. 2d 118 (1968)

1968

Storey v. Garrett Corp.,43 F.R.D. 301 (C.D. Cal. 1968)

1967

Mixon v. Riverview Hospital,254 Cal. App. 2d 364 (1967)

1967

Marcus v. Palm Harbor Hospital, Inc., 253 Cal. App. 2d 1008 (1967)

1967

Kemmerer Engineering Co. v. Continental Cas. Co.,253 Cal. App. 2d 188 (1967)

1967

O'Reilly v. Board of Medical Examiners,66 Cal. 2d 381 (1967), 55 Cal. Rptr. 152 (1966)

1967

Bledsoe v. Informative Research,257 Cal. App. 2d 684 (1967)

1966

Schwartz v. Thiele,242 Cal. App. 2d 799 (1966)

1966

Skyways Aircraft Ferrying Service, Inc. v. Stanton,242 Cal. App. 2d 272 (1966)

1966

Dunlap v. Marine,242 Cal. App. 2d 162 (1966)

1966

Erickson v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 240 Cal. App. 2d 793 (1966)

1965

Mission Ins. Co. v. Brown,63 Cal. 2d 508 (1965)

1965

Olsen v. Lockheed Aircraft Corp., 237 Cal. App. 2d 737 (1965)

1965

Warren v. Flying Tiger Line, Inc.,352 F. 2d 494 (9th Cir. Cal. 1965), 234 F. Supp. 223 (S.D. Cal. 1964)

1965

Mission Ins. Co. v. Brown,43 Cal. Rptr. 518 (1965)

1964

Washington v. Blampin,226 Cal. App. 2d 604 (1964)

1963

Civil Service Emp. Ins. Co. v. Wilson, 222 Cal. App. 2d 519 (1963)

1963

McMahon v. Maddox,221 Cal. App. 2d 119 (1963)

1963

Carrasco v. Bankoff,220 Cal. App. 2d 230 (1963)

1963

Security-First Nat. Bank of Los Angeles v. Lutz, 322 F. 2d 348 (9th Cir. Cal. 1963)

1963

Myers v. Carter,215 Cal. App. 2d 238 (1963)

1963

Dreybus v. Bayless Rents, 213 Cal. App. 2d 506 (1963)

1962

Wilson v. Lockheed Aircraft Corp., 210 Cal. App. 2d 451 (1962)

1962

San Pedro Properties, Inc. v. Sayre & Toso, Inc., 203 Cal. App. 2d 750 (1962)

1962

Farnsworth v. Cote,199 Cal. App. 2d 762 (1962)

1961

Cox v. Shepherd,199 F. Supp. 140 (S.D. Cal. 1961)

1961

Security-First Nat. Bank of Los Angeles v. Lutz, 297 F. 2d 159 (9th Cir. Cal. 1961)

1961

Di Muro v. Matserson Trusafe Steel Scaffold Co., 193 Cal. App. 2d 784 (1961)

1961

Maben v. Rankin,55 Cal. 2d 139 (1961), 4 Cal. Rptr. 731 (1960)

1960

Pacific Greyhound Lines v. Buerner,187 Cal. App. 2d 190 (1960)

1960

Continental Mfg. Corp. v. Underwriters at Lloyds London, 185 Cal. App. 2d 545 (1960)

1960

Campbell v. Magana,184 Cal. App. 2d 751 (1960)

1960

Arvin-Kern Co. v. B.J. Service, Inc., 178 Cal. App. 2d 783 (1960)

1960

Rexall Drug Co. v. Nihill,276 F. 2d 637 (1960)

1960

Vinnell Co. v. Pacific Elec. Ry. Co., 52 Cal. 2d 411 (1959), 334 P. 2d 139 (1959)

1959

Davis v. Goodrich,171 Cal. App. 2d 92 (1959)

1959

McDonald v. Foster Memorial Hospital, 170 Cal. App. 2d 85 (1959)

1958

Lewis v. Franklin,161 Cal. App. 2d 177 (1958)

1957

Mayers v. Litow,154 Cal. App. 2d 413 (1957)

1957

Calvin v. Thayer,150 Cal. App. 2d 610 (1957)

1956

Landsberg v. Kolodny, 145 Cal. App. 2d 158 (1956)

1956

Alwood v. City of Los Angeles, 139 Cal. App. 2d 49 (1956)

1956

Agnew v. City of Compton,239 F. 2d 226 (9th Cir. Cal. 1956)

1956

Spencer v. Beatty Safway Scaffold Co., 141 Cal. App. 2d 875 (1956)

1956

Smith v. National Broadcasting Co.,138 Cal. App. 2d 807 (1956)

1955

Potter v. Richards,132 Cal. App. 2d 380 (1955)

1955

Seneris v. Haas,45 Cal. 2d 811 (1955)

1955

Dragna v. White,45 Cal. 2d 469 (1955)

1955

Anderson v. No-Doz, 134 Cal. App. 2d 11 (1955)

1955

Miller v. Glass,44 Cal. 2d 359 (1955), 274 P. 2d 669 (Cal. App. 4 Dist. 1954)

1955

Potter v. Richards,132 Cal. App. 2d 380 (1955)

1955

Seneris v. Haas,281 P. 2d 278 (1955)

1955

Dragna v. White,280 P. 2d 817 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1955)

1953

Bates v. Newman,121 Cal. App. 2d 800 (1953)

1953

Curland v. Los Angeles County Fair Ass'n, 118 Cal. App. 2d 691 (1953)

1953

Farber v. Olkon,40 Cal. 2d 503 (1953), 246 P. 2d 710 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1952)

1951

Champion v. Bennetts,37 Cal. 2d 815 (1951), 231 P. 2d 108 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1951)

1951

Huffman v. Lindquist,37 Cal. 2d 465 (1951)

1951

Romero v. Eustace,101 Cal. App. 2d 253 (1951)

1950

Kritzer v. Citron,101 Cal. .App. 2d 33 (1950)

1950

Kleinberg v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London, 98 Cal. App. 2d 119 (1950)

1950

Larsson v. Cedars of Lebanon Hospital,97 Cal. App. 2d 704 (1950)

1950

McMillen v. Douglas Aircraft Co.,90 F. Supp. 670 (S.D. Cal. 1950)

1950

City of Beverly Hills v. Brady,34 Cal. 2d 854 (1950), 205 P. 2d 1088 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1949)

1950

Sales Affiliates v. Superior Court in and for Los Angeles County, 96 Cal. App. 2d 134 (1950)

1949

Moore v. Belt,34 Cal. 2d 525 (1949)

1948

Whitfield v. Jessup, 31 Cal. 2d 826 (1948), 183 P. 2d 133 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1947)

1947

McCurdy v. Hatfield,30 Cal. 2d 492 (1947), 173 P. 2d 670 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. 1946)

1947

Church v. Bloch,80 Cal. App. 2d 542 (1947)

1946

Rafter v. Dubrock's Riding Academy, 75 Cal. App. 2d 621 (1946)

Multi-District Litigations

Kirtland & Packard LLP has extensive experience in complex multi-party and multi-district litigation, and has litigated, or is currently involved in litigating multiple MDL proceedings, beginning with MDL-13 in 1967. A list of Multi-District Litigations in which the Firm has been involved is below.

MDL-13

In re: Mid-Air Collision Near Hendersonville, N.C. on July 19, 1967

MDL-103

In re: Air Crash Disaster at Toronto International Airport on July 5, 1970

MDL-106

In re: Air Crash Near Duarte, CA on June 6, 1971

MDL-172

In re: Paris Air Crash

MDL-176

In re: Pago Pago Air Crash on January 30, 1974

MDL-391

In re: Air Crash Disaster Near Chicago, IL on May 25, 1979

MDL-453

In re: MGM Grand Hotel Fire Litigation

MDL-721

In re: San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation

MDL-1173

In re: American Airlines, Inc., Flight 869 Turbulence Incident of January 17, 1996

MDL-1448

In re: Air Crash at Belle Harbor, New York on November 12, 2001

MDL-1552

In re: Unumprovident Corp. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation

MDL-1708

In re: Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation

MDL-1726

In re: Medtronic, Inc., Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation

MDL-1850

In re: Pet Food Products Liability Litigation

MDL-1897

In re: Mattel, Inc., Toy Lead Paint Products Liability Litigation

MDL-2151

In re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Products Liability Litigation

MDL-2188

In re: Apple iPhone 4 Products Liability Litigation

MDL-2199

In re: POM Wonderful Sales & Marketing Practices Litigation

MDL-2317

In Re: Oreck Corporation Halo Vacuum and Air Purifiers Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation

MDL-2330

In Re: Carrier IQ, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation

MDL-2543

In Re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation

MDL-2592

In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation