Mr. Kearney has represented various corporate clients in both transactional and litigation matters, including software companies, private works and public works contractors, advertising companies, restaurants, nutritional supplement companies, payroll companies, network marketing distributors, factoring companies, collection companies, debt-settlement companies, and commercial lenders.
- Admitted in 2002, California
- Admitted in 2012, Utah
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- California Western School of Law Class of 2002, J.D.
- Arizona State University Class of 1999, B.S., Justice Studies
MR. KEARNEY’S PROFESSIONAL SUCCESSES INCLUDE:
- A complete defense verdict for the owner of several dog grooming businesses on claims for partial ownership of the businesses and labor code violations. Also prevailed on the cross-complaint in which a permanent injunction was issued against the Plaintiff/Cross-defendant. (Aaron Reich v. TLM Enterprise Group, Inc., et al., Orange County Superior Court)
- Successfully defending at trial the owners of a multi-million dollar nutritional supplement company against ownership and employment related claims by a former owner and manager (Quadri v. Alkayali, (Orange County Superior Court)).
- Successfully defending at trial a multi-million dollar nutritional supplement company in Federal court against trademark infringement claims and obtaining a jury verdict awarding the trademark and damages to the client (Collagen Nutraceuticals, Inc. v. NeoCell Corporation, (United States District Court, Southern District of California)).
- Representing the founders and owners of a software company in an ownership and employment dispute and obtaining discovery sanctions against a large law firm in excess of $7,000.00 and achieving a successful settlement of the case.
- Obtaining a successful settlement of over $1,000,000.00 representing a subcontractor on a large public works project against the general contractor and surety for amounts owed for extra work performed (Alliance Streetworks, Inc. v. SJB Group, Inc., Safeco Ins. Co. of America, et. al.).
- Successfully defending a general contractor at arbitration against a multi-million dollar construction defect claim while prevailing on a counter-claim for money owed for work performed and recovering attorneys’ fees and costs (Community of Christ v. Austin Jones Corp.).
- Obtaining a successful judgment at trial for securities fraud and breach of contract and recovering an award of over $350,000.00 for attorneys’ fees and costs.
- Obtaining a settlement of over $1,000,000.00 representing a minority shareholder in connection with his shareholder claims.
- Obtaining a non-dischargeable judgment for securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty for $1,175,000.
- Obtaining a jury verdict of over $4,000,000 for breach of an oral contract to grant stock in a private corporation.