Richard L. Kellner

Of Counsel

Richard L. Kellner is a co-founder of Kabateck LLP and is recognized as one of the leading litigators in the nation. In his over 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Kellner has tried more than 25 cases to verdict and recovered hundreds of millions in judgments and settlements for his clients. His areas of practice range from class actions, business disputes, pharmaceutical and drug device litigation, partnership disputes and catastrophic personal injury cases.

Among Mr. Kellner’s notable successes is his recovery in the Epson class action, which resulted in a settlement valued at over $400 million, considered one of the largest class action settlements in history. Mr. Kellner also served as co-lead counsel for the NAACP in landmark litigation against major banking institutions, and was given the Champion of Justice in Civil Rights award in 2010. Mr. Kellner is among a handful of experienced California trial litigators who handle complex business and corporate litigation matters on a contingency fee basis.

In addition to being an accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Kellner is a highly successful appellate attorney. He has argued more than 130 appeals in state and federal courts including the California State Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the New York Court of Appeals.

Mr. Kellner presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also serves on the Executive Board for the National Trial Lawyers Association and Shalhevet School.

  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 in California – 2010 to present
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Influential Trial Lawyers in the United States – 2015 to present.
  • NAACP’s Champions of Justice in Civil Rights – 2010
  • Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California – Consumer Attorney of the Year – 2010
  • Daily Journal– Complex Civil Litigation Program Is ‘Incubator’ for Efficient Practices (November 2, 2012)
  • Daily Journal– Non-Profit Legal Services Organizations: Important Ally of the Courts (August 15, 2012)
  • Daily Journal– Kilgore: Broughton-Cruz Post Concepcion (June 4, 2012)
  • Daily Journal– Limitations on Concepcion in PAGA Claims: Brown v. Ralphs Grocery Co. (April 27, 2012)
  • The Recorder– Plugging the App Info Leak (April 23, 2012)
  • Daily Journal– Medical Bills: Questions Remain Unresolved After Howell (March 29, 2012)
  • Daily Journal -FDR’s Supreme Court Justices, Up-close and Personal (March 9, 2012)
  • Daily Journal– The Alien Tort Statute: A Powerful Weapon Against Corporations Engaged in War Crimes (November 8, 2011)
  • State Bar of California– Earn More Now – Transition Your Practice, Small Firm Survival Guide (August 1, 2011)
  • Daily Journal– Interpretation by Example (April 14, 2011)
  • Daily Journal– When Does the Five-Year Clock Stop Ticking? (March 22, 2011)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– From Warren to Roberts, A Changing Court (December 30, 2010)
  • California Lawyer– Labor and Employment Roundtable (October 2010)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– The Internet, Indispensible for Providing Class Action Notice (August 16, 2010)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal -Financial Reform: The Shifting Pendulum of Preemption (July 23, 2010)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– The End of Consumer Class Action Arbitrations (May 14, 2010)
  • The Recorder– Know the Rules for Technology – Based Evidence (May 11, 2010)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– Cy Pres Myths and Misconceptions (March 29, 2010)
  • Century City Lawyer– Are Your Clients Violating State or Federal Wiretapping Laws? (February 2010)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– Class Arbitration After Gentry (December 29, 2009)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal– Five Years Later, Proposition 64, Still Unclear  (November 2, 2009)
  • Daily Journal– Class Arbitration After Gentry (December 29, 2009)
  • Daily Journal– Five Years Later, Proposition 64 Still Unclear (November 2, 2009)
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Consumer Attorneys of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the Litigation Section
American Bar Association
National Trial lawyers Association
  • Executive Board
Bureau of Jewish Education – Director
  • Director
Shalhevet School
  • Director
Albany Law School of Union University
  • J.D. – 1986
University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. – 1983

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