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Robert McKenna III, Founding Partner at Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper - ideamensch Interview

Robert L. McKenna III is a founding partner at Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper LLP, a Huntington Beach, California-based law firm specializing in multijurisdictional representation for professional, general, and product liability defense in individual and class action legal cases.

McKenna received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, and is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. Previously a partner at Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McKenna & Peabody, and a lawyer with Girardi & Keese, Robert McKenna has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts.

Named Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2004, and Super Lawyer from 2005 through 2019, by Los Angeles Magazine, McKenna’s professional affiliations include the American Board of Trial Advocates’ committee on diversity, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, California Hospital Association, California Medical-Legal Committee, California Medical Malpractice Defense Professionals, California State Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, DRI (Drug and Medical Device Committee, Medical Liability and Healthcare Law Committee, and Product Liability Committee), Joseph A. Ball & Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court program, Long Beach Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Nevada Hospital Association, Nevada State Bar Association, and Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management PR/Marketing Committee.

As a dedicated community member, McKenna’s outreach includes work with St. Mary Medical Center’s ethics committee, the Long Beach Community Medical Center Foundation, Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Stags Committee Benefit of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, and the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Robert McKenna, a single father of two, raised his son, Matthew, and daughter, Katie, while working full time as an attorney. He continues to serve as assistant scoutmaster for Troop 105 of the Boy Scouts of America, in which his son was a member. (He also logged extensive hours as the only dad in a leadership role for his daughter’s Girl Scout troop.) In addition to his love of travel with his family, McKenna is a member of the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and the Long Beach Yacht Club, and is National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certified as an advanced open water diver.

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