Kathryn A. Stebner

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Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
800-610-9641
Fax:
415-362-9801
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Testimony

  • Senate Bill 2947, California Assembly and Senate, Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse: Waiver of Rights.
  • Senate Bill 558- Standard of Proof for Physical Elder Abuse Cases.
  • Senate Bill 2171 – Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly – Bill of Rights.

Kathryn Stebner was recently profiled in the February 2013 edition of Plaintiff’s Magazine.

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

  • “Cluster Cases and Staffing to Acuity”, 11/16/13, CAOC Convention, San Francisco, CA
  • “Is It Working?”, 11/23/13, CANHR Elder Law Convention, Monterey, CA
  • New Models for Nursing Home Cases, 11/17/12, CANHR Elder Law Conference, Monterey, CA
  • "Money Not Medicine: Proving Corporate Recklessness" 11/10/12 CAOC 51st Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA
  • "Resident Rights Litigation: A Tool for Quality Care" 11/19/11, CANHR Elder Law Conference, Monterey, CA
  • "Elder Abuse: Focus on the Corporation" 11/12/11, CAOC 50th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA
  • “Proving a Rape or Molestation Case with an Unknown Perpetrator,”  10/10/14, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association (SCCTLA) Belli Seminar, San Jose, California
  • "APS and Civil Litigators: Allies in the Fight Against Financial Elder Abuse", 10/31/14, NAPSA 5th Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation, Portland, OR

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Oregon

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Practice and Procedure in Actions Against Residential Care Facilities", Chapter Five, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate's Guide (Co-Author with Peter Lomhoff), Continuing Education of the Bar, California
  • "Litigating Financial Abuse Actions Against Institutions, Agents and Fiduciaries", Chapter 6A, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate's Guide (Co-Author with Kirsten Fish), Continuing Education of the Bar
  • "Drop That Negligence Claim for a Claim of Custodial Neglect", The Trial Lawyer, Spring, 2008
  • "Elder Neglect Cases in Acute Care Facilities: It’s Not Just a Nursing Home Problem", Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California (Advocate), February, 2008
  • "Elder Abuse and Medical Malpractice: Intersection with Parallel Roads?", Forum, January/February, 2006
  • "Pressure Sore Cases in Acute Care Facilities: No Matter What the Defense Tries to Tell You, These Are Elder and Dependent Neglect Cases", Forum, January/February, 2006
  • "Recent Decisions In Elder Abuse Law: 'Take Up The Cause'", Trial Lawyer, 2006
  • "Pressure Ulcers in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly - Look at the Regulations", California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Winter, 2005
  • "Practice and Procedure in Actions Against Residential Care Facilities", Chapter Five, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate's Guide, Continuing Education of the Bar, California, 2003
  • "Elder Abuse: Do You Know It When You See It?", The Trial Lawyer, Fall, 2003
  • "Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: The New Frontier in Litigation", Forum, June, 2002
  • "'Transfer Trauma' Class Action Filed Against California Nursing Home Operator", Nursing Home Litigation Reporter, August 9, 2002
  • "Discovery for the Motion to Amend for Punitive Damages in an Elder Abuse Case", Forum, July/August, 2000

Classes/Seminars

  • Elder Abuse, University of San Francisco, 2006 - Present
  • Ten Tips to Minimize Litigation and the Costs of Litigation - The Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective, Annual Conference Aging Services of California, Long Beach, California, May 4, 2010 - May 5, 2010
  • Kaiser Home Health – Discovery into Common Areas of Neglect, Consumer Attorneys of California, Oakland, California, April 20, 2010
  • Financial and Physical Abuse to the Elderly, Class Action and Individual Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, April 13, 2010
  • Potential Strategies in Skilled Nursing Facility Cases, Consumer Attorneys of California, Live Webinar, December 10, 2009
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Developing Partnership with Elder Abuse Litigation Team, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Phoenix, Arizona, April 24, 2009
  • Direct Examination of an Adverse Witness-Evidence Code section 776, Consumer Attorneys of California, Tahoe, California, March 21, 2009
  • Elder Abuse: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives, Individual and Class Action Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, San Francisco, California, March 10, 2009
  • Gender Bias in the Courtroom, Consumer Attorneys of California College of Trial Arts and San Joaquin County Trial Lawyers' Association Presents Masters Seminar-Stockton,CA, January 23, 2009
  • Elder Abuse and Long Term Healthcare Litigation (Plaintiff vs. Defense Perspective-Debate), Consumer Attorneys of California, 47th Annual Convention, November 8, 2008
  • Remedies for Financial Abuse, Class Action Cases in Financial Elder Abuse, Continuing Education of the Bar - California, August 14, 2008
  • Mock Trial – Plaintiff and Defense Day-Long Mock Trial, California Association for Healthcare Quality, June 25, 2008
  • Update on Long-Term Care Litigation, Point/Counterpoint: Plaintiff and Defense Perspective, Common Ground: Estate Planners and Litigators Working Together, 12th Annual Elder Law Conference, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, May 9, 2008 - May 10, 2008
  • Assisted Living: Three Different Perspectives, West Legal Education Center, April 24, 2008
  • Using the Elder Abuse Statute To Its Fullest, Business and Professions Code section 17200 and Financial Elder Abuse Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyer and Litigation Practice, April 22, 2008
  • One Stop Shop - Ethics, Consumer Attorneys of California 46th Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 11, 2007
  • Medical Malpractice vs. Elder Abuse, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Las Vegas, Nevada, September 8, 2007
  • Ways of Helping Your Jury Get to Know Decedent, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2007
  • Financial Elder Abuse Class Action and Individual Cases, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Elder Law Conference, Berkeley, CA, May 5, 2007
  • Elder Law Seminar, New College of California, School of Law, 2006
  • Elder Abuse: Point/Counterpoint with John Supple, California Regional TLA Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, June 9, 2006
  • The Many Faces of EADACPA, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2006
  • Using EADACPA in Actions Against Hospitals, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Manhattan Beach, CA, May 12, 2006
  • Elder Abuse, Golden Gate School of Law, 2005
  • Can The Expert Be Destroyed? Live Prep and Unrehearsed Cross of Real Experts, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, December 13, 2005
  • Long-Term Care Litigation and EADACPA Issues, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2005
  • The Home Brewed Multi Media Trial: Presenting High Tech and Old School Demonstrative Evidence, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 15, 2005
  • Who Are These Plaintiff Attorneys and Why Are They Saying These Awful Things About Us?, QCHF Institute 2005 & CAHF August Quarterly Conference, San Diego, CA, August 15, 2005
  • Elder Abuse in Acute Care; Elder Financial Abuse: Relevance, Representation and Remedies; Elder Abuse Litigation: Ethical Advocacy, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law Conference, Monterey, CA, 2005
  • When You Least Expect It-Elder and Dependent Neglect in Hospitals, California Regional Trial Lawyers Association Conference, MCLE Program, June 3, 2005
  • Gender and The Law, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, March 7, 2005
  • Elder Abuse", University of San Francisco, 2004 - 2005
  • Elder Abuse: Cases and Controversies; Elder Abuse Litigation: Point/Counterpoint-A Panel of Defense and Plaintiff Litigators; The Role of Experts in Elder Abuse Litigation; Scams, Scandals and Elder Fiduciary Abuse; Elder Abuse Litigation: New Directions, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law, Pasadena, CA, 2004
  • How to Produce a Film of the Incompetent Plaintiff-Let The Jury Get to Know the Plaintiff Maximizing the Value of Your Case Through Its Greatest Asset-The Plaintiff-Litigation Practice, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA, September 7, 2004
  • Defendants Gone Wild! What To Do When Discovery Issues Are Taking Over Your Case (And Your Life). Roundtable Discussion, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 18, 2003
  • Representing Elders, Minors and Sexual and Racial Minorities, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2003
  • Relevant Code Sections and Causes of Action-Scams, Scandals and Elder Fiduciary Abuse, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Elder Law, 2003
  • Remedies for Physical Abuse and Neglect, Education of the Bar, Elder Law Litigation, May 10, 2003
  • Current Elder Abuse Law-Physical and Financial, California College of Trial Arts/Consumer Attorneys of California's 42nd Annual Convention, 2003
  • Elder Abuse, Golden Gate School of Law, 2002
  • Residential Care Facilities-The New Frontier in Litigation, Consumer Attorneys of California's 41st Annual Convention, 2002
  • Trial Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law, 2002
  • Transfer Trauma-The Perfect Psychological Injury Tort, San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association, July 11, 2002
  • Long Term Care and Medi-Cal and Long Term Care Litigation, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, December 1, 2001
  • Elder Abuse Litigation: Early Investigation and Discovery; Trial Preparation, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 2001
  • What is Elder Abuse and Why is it Not Med-Mal?, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association-Elder Abuse Litigation, 2000
  • SNF Litigation, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Workshop, November 4, 2000
  • Investigating Elder Abuse, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, 2000
  • Elder Abuse Litigation, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's 4th Annual Elder Law Conference, 2000
  • Issues and Advocacy, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's 3rd Annual Elder Law Conference, April 30, 1999 - May 1, 1999
  • Elder Abuse & Long Term Litigation Workshop, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, November 14, 1998
  • Law Practice Management: Elder Abuse Litigation; The Outer Limits: Elder Abuse Litigation., California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's First Annual Elder Law Conference, 1997
  • Toxic Torts, Willamette University School of Law, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • "Super Lawyer," Elder Abuse, 2009 - 2013
  • "Presidential Award of Merit," Consumer Attorneys of California, 2008
  • "Legal Advocate of the Year," California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 2002
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year," San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • "Volunteer of the Year," San Francisco Bar Association, 1990
  • Marvin E. Lewis Award from CAOC, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors
  • San Francisco Trial lawyers Association, Past-President, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Lopez, Hodes, Restiano, Milman, Skikos & Polos, San Francisco, California, 2000 - 2003
  • Law Offices of Edward J. Nevin, San Francisco, California, 1998 - 2000
  • Law Offices of Dan Bolton, San Francisco, California, 1997 - 1998
  • Williams and Troutwine, Portland, Oregon, 1993 - 1996
  • McTernan, Stender & Walsh, San Francisco, California, 1990 - 1992
  • Hoberg, Finger, Brown, Cox & Molligan, San Francisco, California, 1986 - 1990
  • Lewis & Lewis, San Francisco, California, 1986
  • Law Offices of Jesus M. Maldonado, Oakland, California, 1986
  • Law Offices of Kathleen Lucas-Wallace, San Francisco, California, 1986
  • Public Advocates, San Francisco, California, Law Clerk, 1985
  • US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment and Voting Sections, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk, 1984
  • Oregon Department of Justice, Oregon State Attorney General, Trial Division, Salem, Oregon, Law Clerk, 1984
  • Paul Cominskey, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California, Law Clerk, 1984
  • Super lawyers
  • SFTLA | San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • The BAR association of San Francisco
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • CANHR | Elder Justice Advocates