During the month of March, Kring & Chung will be helping collect items for WHW's annual Suits for a Cause clothing drive. Participation supports unemployed or underemployed individuals in Orange County in need of assistance in making a great first impression on potential employers. As part of the Southern California legal community our new or gently used professional and casual clothing and accessories will assist men and women in being prepared to successfully enter the workforce. If you would like additional information on how you can contribute, please email email@example.com. To learn more about WHW's non-profit organization, you can view their website here.
On February 8, 2017, Kring & Chung associate Roland J. Amundsen presented at the DRI Product Liability Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Amundsen discussed how Bragg Crane & Rigging received a defense verdict following a three week jury trial. The plaintiff/construction worker was injured when a 108 foot long, 73,000 pound I-beam collapsed while being hoisted into position on a bridge construction project. The plaintiff was awarded $1.65 million against the other defendants in the case. Bragg was able to recover its costs as the prevailing party in the case.
Founding Partner, Kyle D. Kring spoke on a panel of attorneys at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman Law Review Symposium regarding "The Future of the Legal Profession" on Friday February 10, 2017. The topic covered the future of the legal profession in the United States and addressed various issues such as the role of technology and whether it will make lawyers more productive or displace them. The keynote speaker was Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kring & Chung is pleased to announce the addition of Jennie I. Lee to its Irvine, CA office. Ms. Lee focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation and transactions. She has experience in handling litigation involving real estate, corporate, employment, products liability and collection disputes. To view her complete profile, click here .
Kring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Kenneth W. Chung, has once again been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list. This is the seventh consecutive year Mr. Chung has received this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from various practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
A patented multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis with no more than 5% of the attorneys in California being selected as Super Lawyers.
Kring & Chung welcomes new Associate, Laura M. Booth to its Irvine, CA office. Ms. Booth is an accomplished litigator with over 20 years of civil litigation experience. She has represented businesses, ranging from small to large corporations, in a variety of business litigation and employment matters. To view Ms. Booth's full profile, click here.
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On October 13, 2016, Olive Crest Academy students planted their classroom gardens for the Fall season. Garden themes consisted of an art garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, pollinator garden and many more! Kring & Chung's involvement in OCA's therapeutic garden program began in April 2016. Since then, the children have been utilizing what they have grown and are benefiting from taking care of their gardens. While working in the therapeutic school garden and learning about the life cycle of plants, students are gaining an understanding of nurturing, problem solving, learning from mistakes, personal responsibility, and compassion. Click here for more information on the school's website.
Olive Crest Academy is a nonpublic, non-profit special education school for grades K-12 that specializes in providing individualized academic instruction to students with unique needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and mood disorders, behavioral challenges, dual diagnosis, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
If you are interested in contributing to the ongoing maintenance and curriculum implementation of Olive Crest Academy's therapeutic garden program, please contact Courtney Kring at (949) 261-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to partner, Allyson K. Thompson, for her efforts in putting on the 41st Orange County Women Lawyers Association Gala on September 22, 2016 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA. It was attended by over 40 current and former Superior Court Judges and Appellate Justices, along with 250 plus guests. As President of the OCWLA, Ms. Thompson served as the master of ceremonies. An award was given to the Honorable Gail Andler as Judge of the Year and Justice Eileen Moore gave the keynote address. We are proud of Ms. Thompson for her continued leadership and involvement in the community.
On Thursday, September 8th 2016, Kring & Chung attended the 6th Annual Orange County Asian Business Expo. This free event featured more than 50 local companies from a wide variety of industries. It was great to network with new businesses, as well as see familiar faces from the community. We look forward to being in attendance again next year. For more information, visit www.theasianbusinessexpo.com.