Brian Kabateck

Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP
633 W. Fifth Street,Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 217-5000

As a nationally recognized and respected consumer attorney, Brian Kabateck is a preeminent leader in the fight to ensure access to the justice system. He’s a powerful advocate in the courtroom and at the California State Capitol for consumers’ rights and protections. Mr. Kabateck’s vigorous litigation on behalf of his clients has netted more than a billion dollars in recoveries. He has won many multi-million dollar verdicts, judgments and settlements in the areas of personal injury, insurance bad faith, pharmaceutical litigation, wrongful death, class action, mass torts and disaster litigation. Because of his deep knowledge of the law and dynamic speaking style, Mr. Kabateck is a frequent analyst for national, local and legal media outlets. He makes regular appearances on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW stations. In addition to his television exposure, Mr. Kabateck often speaks at seminars, law schools and industry events. As the former President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Mr. Kabateck drew on his strong leadership abilities to bring change to some of the state’s most contentious problems. Under his direction, he brokered a consensus on issues including protecting patient safety and court funding. He has worked tirelessly with the California Legislature and California Department of Insurance to draft many laws for some of the state’s largest industries. Mr. Kabateck’s ability to straddle the legal and political world has made him a strategic and outspoken advocate for consumer and patient rights. In November, voters will decide whether to overturn the decades old MICRA law which caps non-economic damages at $250,000. Mr. Kabateck is a leader in the fight to lift this outdated and misguided law that deprives the state’s most vulnerable victims from getting the compensation they deserve in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Kabateck has extensive experience in all judicial forums throughout California. He has argued cases before the California State Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. AWARDS & RECOGNITION Finalist, Elite Trial Lawyers Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year, National Trial Lawyers: 2020 Daily Journal Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers: 2019 2018 Persons of the Year Award, Metropolitan News-Enterprise Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award 2018; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyer in California: 2009-2017 Daily Journal Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyer in California: 2016-2018 Daily Journal Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California: 2015-2016 Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California: 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014 Winner, Marvin E. Lewis Award, Consumer Attorneys of California: 2014 50 Inspirational Alumni, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles: 2014 Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: 2013 Southern California SuperLawyer, Top 100 in Southern California: 2012, 2013 Finalist, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Trial Lawyer of the Year: 2012 National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 in California: 2010 to present Top 100 Influential Trial Lawyers in the United States: 2011 to present NAACP’s ‘Champions of Justice in Civil Rights’: 2010 Loyola Law School 2008 Board of Governors Recognition Service Award California Attorney of the Year, Litigation  California Lawyer Magazine: 2006 Finalist, Law Dragon 500 EDUCATION Loyola Law School J.D.  1989 Honors: Cum Laude, Order of the Coif Law Review University of Southern California B.A. Political Science  1985