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2016 KNCH Partnership Announcement

The partners of KNCH are pleased to announce that after another successful year of hard work and to commence our 30th Anniversary, we have elevated 6 individuals from Associate to Partner.  Please join us in congratulating :

            Michael P. Zech of our San Diego Office

            Sarah P. Long also of our San Diego office

            Alicia A. Young of our Las Vegas Office  

            Andre C. Robin of our San Diego office

            Richard D. Young  of our Las Vegas Office and

            Douglas C. Koeller of our Irvine office

For more information as to our newest partners please read on.   

Michael Zech

Michael Zech is a 2004 graduate of the USD School of Law.  Since joining KNCH in 2007, Mr. Zech’s practice has been focused on defending developer clients in construction defect litigation, including SB800 claims and arbitrations.  Prior to joining KNCH, Mr. Zech had experience representing insurance companies, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in the defense of state workers' compensation and federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims.  As a partner, Michael brings his reliable and steadfast approach to case management and strong legal skills to match.

Sarah Long

Sarah Long is a 2007 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego.  She practiced in the firm’s Nevada office for her first 7 years of her legal career focusing on insurance coverage issues, predominantly Additional Insured risk transfer, and general civil litigation.  She returned to her home state in 2014 and now brings her coverage and litigation experience to the San Diego office.  Sarah’s clarity, speed and excellence in presenting legal issues are true assets and will serve KNCH well going forward.

Alicia Young

Alicia Young is a 2007 graduate of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She has been a part of the firm’s Nevada office since August 2007. Alicia’s attention to detail has been a large component of the success she has achieved on complex CD Litigation. Alicia continues to be a valuable asset to the firm and its developer clients, particularly in the areas of complex product defect litigation. Alicia also lends her skills and tenacious work ethic to the firm’s insurance and government practice areas.

Andre Robin

Andre Robin is a 2008 graduate of California Western School of Law.  He began his legal career with the firm as a law clerk and steadily rose through the ranks with hard work and a willingness to take on each challenge with enthusiasm and passion.  Andre has been instrumental in the successful defense of the San Diego office's developer clients including Bosa, Pulte and Pardee. We look forward to Andre’s dynamic personality and impact as a KNCH partner.

Richard Young

Richard Young is a 2008 Pepperdine Law School graduate.  He clerked in our Irvine office before bringing his keen legal mind and skills to the Nevada office. His leadership and mentoring of young talent have been integral to our Nevada clients’ success.  Richard is an accomplished case handler, effectually managing everything from complex CD actions with nearly 1,000 homes to a construction site slip and fall claim.  Regardless of the size, Richard treats each case with uncompromising thoroughness and attention.  Richard practices in the firm’s construction defect and general liability practice areas.

Douglas Koeller

Douglas Koeller is a 2008 graduate of California Western School of Law. He has achieved outstanding results for some of the firm's most valued clients, including Beazer, Pulte and McCarthy. His hard work, attention to detail and successful negotiation skills have earned him the respect of both our clients and his peers. Doug strives to be a leader for the next generation of the firm his father founded almost 30 years ago.