Kirsten M. Fish

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Kirsten M. Fish

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Kirsten M. Fish

Kirsten
1960 The Alameda, Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95126
(408)244-2166
Direct Line: (408)261-4226
Web site: nkf-law.com
Email: kfish@nkf-law.com

Kirsten M. Fish joined Needham Kepner & Fish LLP in 2002 and became a partner in 2007. She focuses her practice on personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse litigation.

Kirsten is the author of “Litigating Financial Abuse Actions Against Institutions, Agents and Fiduciaries” in CEB’s California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate’s Guide. She is also a frequent guest lecturer, presenting annual seminars in Northern California such as CEB’s “Civil Litigation Practice: Recent Developments” since 2010 and “What’s New in Tort & Trial” since 2010. Kirsten has also lectured to law students studying Trial Techniques at Santa Clara University School of Law and has taught both Legal Research and Writing and Torts to first year law students at Lincoln Law School in San Jose.

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Education

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

  • What’s New in Tort & Trial Annual Seminars – Northern California (2010 – present)
  • CEB’s Civil Litigation Practice: Annual Recent Developments – Northern California (2010 – present)
  • Litigating Long-Term Care Sexual Assault Cases – 19th Annual California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Elder Law Conference (November 21, 2015)
  •  Elder Abuse: Fighting Arbitration Clauses And Shaping The Ones You Lose – 54th Annual CAOC Convention (November 7, 2015)
  •  Elder Abuse and Neglect: What General Practitioners Need to Know – Santa Clara County Bar Association (September 21, 2015)
  •  Rape and Molestation in Long Term Care Facilities: It’s Happening More Than You Think – 10thAnnual Legal Assistance For Seniors Conference on Elder Abuse (May 19, 2015)
  • Emerging Trends in Nursing Home Cases: Client Screening, Pleadings, Discovery and Law and Motion – 53rd Annual CAOC Convention (November 15, 2014)
  • §998 Offers – Avoiding Potential Traps and Pitfalls – SCCTLA’s 2014 Belli Seminar (October 10, 2014).
  • Emerging Trends in Nursing Home Cases: Client Screening, Discovery and Law and Motion – 52nd Annual CAOC Convention (November 16, 2013).
  • CAOC Law School Panel Discussion – Santa Clara University School of Law (September 12, 2013)
  • Trending Topics in Elder Abuse Litigation – Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association (November 1, 2012)
  • Financial Elder Abuse Roundtable – San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (May 24, 2011)
  • Trial Techniques – Santa Clara University School of Law (September 24, 2009)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Elder Abuse Litigation – Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association (April 14, 2008)
  • Demonstrative Evidence – Santa Clara University School of Law (March 1, 2007)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Elder Abuse Litigation – Monterey County Bar Association (March 9, 2006)

Published Works

  • “Litigating Financial Abuse Actions Against Institutions, Agents and Fiduciaries,” Chapter 6A, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate’s Guide (Co-Author with Kathryn Stebner), Continuing Education of the Bar (Eds. 2008 – present)
  • The Deceptive Complexity of Elder Law Litigation,” Inside the Minds (Co-Author with Kathryn Stebner), Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2012.
  • “The CACI Instruction on ‘Recklessness’ vs. The CACI Instruction on ‘Malice’ in Elder Abuse Cases – Are They Actually One in the Same?,” Legal Network News, Spring 2006, Vol. 17, No. 1.

Published Cases

  • Young v. Horizon West, Inc. (2013) 220 Cal. App. 4th 1122

Awards

  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose’s 2015 Professor of the Year
  • 2015 Top Women Attorneys in Northern California – San Francisco Magazine (December 2015)
  • 2015 Northern California Rising Stars – Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine (August 2015)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2014 Street Fighter of the Year
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association’s 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Professional Affiliations

  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (2010 – present)
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, President (2012, 2013)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors (2014 – present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Women’s Caucus (2012 – present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Local Trial Lawyers Association Presidents Council (2012, 2013)
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Faculty, Legal Research and Writing (2009 – present)
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Faculty, Torts (2014 – 2015)

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