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Cary A. Kinkead

Cary A. Kinkead is a partner with Andrews ∙ Lagasse ∙ Branch & Bell LLP and focuses his practice on professional liability defense, business litigation and counseling, employment law, and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Kinkead represents professionals in the fields of real estate, engineering and design, accounting, and insurance. He also represents corporate clients in general business matters, including business litigation and consulting, premises liability, and employment defense/counseling. Mr. Kinkead’s experience in toxic tort litigation includes defending corporate clients against claims involving exposure to asbestos, chemicals and other environmental toxins. His business clients range from small local establishments to multi-million dollar national companies.

Mr. Kinkead has significant experience litigating cases through trial and arbitration. Some of his recent litigation successes include the following: successfully defending accountants at trial against multi-million dollar professional liability claims; securing a multimillion dollar settlement for a corporate client in an action for fraud and misrepresentation; securing complete defense for an architect against professional liability claims; securing verdicts for two employers involving claims of wrongful termination and wage and hour violations; a favorable arbitration award in favor of a franchisee in a franchise dispute/fraud case; complete defense for a corporate client against product liability and environmental regulatory claims and alleged damages in excess of $10 million; successful prosecution of a business dispute claim involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition; successful defense of a multimillion dollar business dispute claim involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition; successful defense of individual board members of a Southern California chamber of commerce against injunctive and declaratory relief action; successfully defending a Southern California city association board against a Brown Act violation claim.

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Kinkead was voted by his peers to be included on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers in the area of Professional Liability Defense, an award that recognizes the top 5% of California attorneys.  Mr. Kinkead obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 from Santa Clara University, where he was a proud member of the baseball team.  Mr. Kinkead earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and was a member of both the legal honors society and environmental law society.  Mr. Kinkead is admitted to practice before all California State Courts as well as the United States District Court (Southern and Central Districts).  He currently serves as a memeber of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and SurfAid International.

Mr. Kinkead can be contacted at:

Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP

4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950
San Diego, CA  92121

(ph) 858.356.5265
(f) 858.356.5143

ckinkead@albblaw.com
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