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January 26th, 2016
- Kring & Chung Partners Named to 2016 Super Lawyers List

Kring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth W. Chung and Laura C. Hess have once again been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list.  This is the sixth consecutive year Kenneth W. Chung has received this honor, and the third consecutive year for Laura C. Hess.  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.

January 18th, 2016
- Kring & Chung Holds Men’s Clothing Drive in Support of Working Wardrobes and their Camp Pendleton Power Up for Success Event

Kring & Chung is thrilled to be hosting a clothing drive to benefit Working Wardrobes.  Working Wardrobes empowers men, women, veterans and young adults overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve success.  Their clients become workforce ready by participating in career training, job placement assistance and wardrobe services, in an environment of dignity and respect.

The items needed are men’s suits, slacks, blazers, ties, dress shirts, belts and new dress socks.  We kindly ask that all donated clothing is in good condition, with no tears, holes or broken zippers.  Please provide your donations to Courtney Kring at the Irvine, CA office before February 29th, 2016.  Contact Courtney Kring at (949) 261-7700 or if you have any questions.

If you would like to learn more about Working Wardrobes, visit their website here.

January 5th, 2016
- Kyle D. Kring selected for 2016 Best Lawyers list

Congratulations to Managing Partner, Kyle D. Kring on being selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers list.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

December 8th, 2015
- Allyson K. Thompson Sworn in as New OCWLA President

Congratulations to Kring & Chung Partner, Allyson K. Thompson, on being installed as the incoming 2016 President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association at last night’s OCWLA’s holiday celebration. OCWLA is the second largest affiliated bar association in Orange County with over 400 members. Ms. Thompson gave a very nice acceptance speech in front of a large audience of lawyers, judges and justices. As part of its charitable efforts, OCWLA made a significant charitable contribution to Human Options.

December 2nd, 2015
- Twenty-five Olive Crest Academy Families Receive Thanksgiving Meals

We are excited to announce we reached our goal of providing 25 complete Thanksgiving meal baskets for the families of Olive Crest Academy.  A huge “thank you” to our clients, business partners, friends and families who helped support our event.  The OCA families were extremely grateful and appreciative of what we were able to provide.

For more information about Olive Crest, please visit their websites at and

November 3rd, 2015
- Partner Robin C. Huggins Returns to Kring & Chung

Robin HugginsWe are happy to announce that Partner, Robin C. Huggins has returned to Kring & Chung, LLP to lead the family law practice in our Orange County, CA location.  With more than 17 years of experience and knowledge as a family law attorney, she has a demonstrated track record of effectively guiding and counseling her clients through the difficulties of numerous family law matters.  Ms. Huggins prides herself on providing sensitive yet insightful advice tailored to a client’s budgetary constraints, but can aggressively advocate her client’s position in the court room when necessary.  To view Ms. Huggins full profile, click here.

October 29th, 2015
- Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Olive Crest Academy

Kring & Chung, LLP’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will benefit the families of Olive Crest Academy this year. We are excited to be helping such a reputable and deserving organization this holiday season. Our goal is to provide 25 complete meal baskets to Olive Crest Academy families. We invite our clients, business partners, friends and families to make a food or monetary contribution to a great cause. Please contact Courtney Kring at if you would like to make a donation.

For more information about Olive Crest, please visit their websites at and

October 26th, 2015
- Allyson K. Thompson Represents Former Police Officer in Sexual Harassment/Whistleblower Case

Kring & Chung Partner, Allyson K. Thompson is representing a former Bakersfield police officer in a sexual harassment and wrongful termination case. The lawsuit that was filed on Friday, October 23, 2015 states Bjorneboe was subjected to a pattern of humiliating sexual harassment, exposed to a hostile work environment with negligent supervision and suffered retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal police practices.

To view the full article in the Bakersfield Californian, click here.

October 23rd, 2015
- Scott M. Bonesteel Promoted to Partner

bonesteel_profileKring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott M. Bonesteel to Partner in our San Diego office.

With 29 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Bonesteel’s commitment to legal excellence and his dedication to defending our clients earned him this well-deserved promotion to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2010, his practice has focused upon complex product liability, intellectual property, personal injury, product-based class actions and construction defect litigation.

Mr. Bonesteel can be reached at our San Diego office located at:
11682 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 436-0268

October 23rd, 2015
- Piece Rate Update

On October 20, 2015, Managing Partner, Kyle Kring met with Christine Baker, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, which oversees DLSE, and her Special Counsel, on behalf of and with CalPASC members to discuss the new legislation affecting piece rate pay.  Recently enacted AB 1513 will have a significant effect on employers who pay employees on a piece rate basis.  We were able to obtain some guidance from the Director and her Special Counsel on some of the critical issues in the bill.  Every business with a piece rate compensation plan should immediately consult with counsel to discuss the effect of AB 1513 and SB 588.

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