Be reasonable.  Be eager.  Be proud. These are the words my grandfather, who has been on the bench for over fifty years, shared with me when I became a lawyer, and what I strive to exude in my practice.

The focus of my practice is civil litigation.  Therefore, I am well versed in drafting pleadings, taking and defending depositions, and arguing dispositive motions.

The mainstay of my litigation experience has been business and real property disputes, which has allowed me to become an advisor to a range of clients in the aviation, fashion, and real estate industries.  In recent years, I served as outside counsel to a private real estate conglomerate engaged in the acquisition, renovation, and sale of distressed properties.

On a personal note, I was born and raised on a small island outside of Seattle, but have lived in California for the past fifteen years.  The first place I called home was San Diego where I obtained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the University of San Diego.  Thereafter, I attended the University of San Francisco where I received my Masters in Business Administration as a beta gamma sigma.

After working for several years, I decided to follow in the family footsteps and attend law school. During my time at Western State, I competed in the honors moot court program, which included a tri-lingual competition in Washington D.C where I was recognized, along with my co-author, for submitting the best brief in English.  I also served as an editor for the law review.

Since both my husband and I grew up with Seattle weather (and yes – it rains all the time in Seattle), we take advantage of the beautiful Southern California sunshine whenever possible.  On the weekends, you will find us riding our beach cruisers to our favorite breakfast place, playing beach volleyball, or working on our sailing certifications.  If we are not in town, we could be anywhere from the slopes of Whistler, Canada to the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Contact Kirsten

kstockton@mbeachlaw.com

310.982.2699