Mr. Kinnan is a lawyer with over thirty years of civil litigation experience. He spent the first ten years of his practice on the defense side, and thereafter exclusively on the plaintiffs’ side, thus giving him a balanced view of the cases he handles. His areas of practice include product liability, personal injury, toxic tort, and various business and employment related matters. Mr. Kinnan received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1985, and graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982. Mr. Kinnan is Martindale-Hubbell Rated-AV Preeminent. Mr. Kinnan’s extensive trial experience has earned him an Associate Membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is a frequent contributor of articles for various legal journals. He has also been an invited speaker at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Annual Environmental Law Symposium. Mr. Kinnan’s practice has included substantial appellate work, and he has several published appellate opinions, including a seminal case on legal cause in California, Mitchell vs Gonzalez, 54 Cal. 3d 1041 (1991). Many of the cases Mr. Kinnan has worked on have been successfully settled in the seven and eight figure range, including the Erin Brockovich case, and another hexavalent chromium contamination case affecting children at an elementary school in Los Angeles, California.


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, 1985 J.D.
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, 1982, B.A. summa cum laude, Major in Politics / Government

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Annual Environmental Law Symposium

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)