PR Web (press release), WA
Aug 30 2004

Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena Firms Merge

Downtown Los Angeles law firm Kabateck & Garris, LLP and Pasadena's
Brown & Kellner, LLP are joining forces effective September 1, 2004.
The new firm is Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP and will occupy the former
Kabateck & Garris offices at 350 South Grand Avenue, 39th Floor in
Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2004 -- Downtown Los Angeles law
firm Kabateck & Garris, LLP and Pasadena's Brown & Kellner, LLP are
joining forces effective September 1, 2004. The new firm is Kabateck
Brown Kellner LLP and will occupy the former Kabateck & Garris
offices at 350 South Grand Avenue, 39th Floor in Los Angeles.

Headed by partners Brian S. Kabateck, Michael R. Brown and Richard L.
Kellner, the firm will represent plaintiffs in insurance bad faith,
construction defect, consumer class actions, legal malpractice, law
firm partnership dissolutions and complex business disputes. Firm
members have recovered in excess of $250 million in verdicts,
judgments and settlements for clients. Clients include commercial
businesses and business owners, law firms, homeowner associations,
celebrities and entertainment companies, policyholders, property
owners and consumers.

"Combining our two firms is a natural,' says Brown. `Each partner has
strong trial and negotiating skills and brings with him a successful
consumer and business litigation background.'

The firm has 11 partners and associates. `We are one of the largest
law firms in California that represents consumers and businesses
primarily on a contingency-fee basis,' says Kabateck, who recently
was involved in reaching a $20 million settlement with New York Life
over life insurance policies written for Armenians prior to the 1915
Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. He has also represented
Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon and other entertainers plus thousands of
homeowners and consumers in civil actions. `Our attorneys have the
experience and track record to take on insurance companies, corporate
giants and the large law firms that represent them. They know we mean
business.'

Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix,
Sacramento and Newport Beach. The Los Angeles telephone number is
213-217-5000.