Richard G. Somes

Richard G. Somes

Partner

Office: Irvine, CA
Phone: 949-864-3400
richard.somes@knchlaw.com

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Richard G. Somes practices in the areas of general liability and construction law. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Somes practiced in the area of medical malpractice, toxic and mass torts, construction law, personal injury accident lawsuits, and employment litigation. While in law school, Mr. Somes was an extern for the Honorable Robert W. Alberts in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Somes worked for the Marriott Corporation in their loss prevention department. Mr. Somes was also in charge of handling the adopt-a-school program while in law school.

Mr. Somes graduated from Western State University, College of Law in December 1998, where he was the recipient of the Honorary Distinguished Student Award. He was also the Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Mr. Somes holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Irvine.

Mr. Somes is a member of Cardinal and Gold and the Mater Dei Alumni Association. His hobbies include swimming and following USC football.

Education

  • University of California, Irvine, 1993- B.A. Political Science
  • Western State University College of Law, 1998- J.D.

States Licensed to Practice

  • State Bar of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • General Legal Defense
  • Professional Malpractice