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KNCH Announces Three New Partners

The partnership is pleased to announce that the following three persons have been elevated to partners in the firm.  Please join us in congratulating them.

JASON ROSE graduated in 2005 from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the California, Nevada, and Texas State bars as well as the United States District Courts for the Districts of California (Eastern and Central), Colorado, Nevada, and Texas (Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern) and the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Rose was selected by Super Lawyers to the 2016 & 2017 Northern California Rising Stars list.  In addition, Jason was a UC Davis professor, teaching paralegal students the fundamentals of civil procedure. Prior to obtaining his undergraduate and law degrees, Jason worked as a construction manager for AT&T. Since joining KNCH in 2013, Mr. Rose’s practice focuses on construction defect, employment, personal injury, product liability, public entity defense, lemon law defense, and litigation brought against automobile dealers and manufacturers.  As a seasoned litigator, Jason has successfully represented his clients throughout California, Nevada, and Texas. 

LARA Z. MORIARTY graduated in 2000 from New England School of Law in Massachusetts. Lara is a member of both the California and New Mexico State bars as well as admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New Mexico and the Eastern District of California, and the Ninth and Tenth Circuits Courts of Appeal. Lara has significant jury trial experience, having prepared for and tried numerous state and federal trials in multiple jurisdictions.  Lara began her career defending public entities and law enforcement agencies in Section 1983 actions, but, early in her career, shifted to general liability and personal injury defense in Fresno and, ultimately, Sacramento.  Before joining KNCH, Lara practiced in-house with one of the largest national liability insurance companies.  Since joining KNCH in 2015, Lara’s practice has focused on defense of complex and major casualty cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims.  Lara freely shares her trial and litigation experience and talents mentoring new and less experienced attorneys.  Lara’s excellent client relations and efficient and effective service, as well as her extensive litigation experience, will serve KNCH well as the firm continues to grow and gain in prominence.

ZACHARY SCHWARTZ received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 2008. After a stint in sales, Mr. Schwartz attended Chapman University School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 2012. He was a summer associate for KNCH in 2011 when he received an offer of employment and has been with the firm ever since. Mr. Schwartz’s practice focuses primarily on government liability and defending the County of Orange in civil rights lawsuits, but he is a willing contributor to the firm’s construction defect practice. With his writing skills, Mr. Schwartz has prevailed on many dispositive motions and several appeals, including in the Ninth Circuit. His deep understanding of complex legal issues allows for creative and strong legal arguments for his clients. Mr. Schwartz believes in developing strong relationships with his clients and strives to deliver first class legal services in every case.Mr. Schwartz’s incredible focus in his research and clarity and persuasiveness in his writing has resulted in repeated success in Motions For Summary Judgment and similar motions in difficult and complex matters as well as resounding success in handling appeals at both the State and Federal level. He is a valuable addition to our partnership and we will count on his continued growth over the years to come.