Kristine Mollenkopf of Mollenkopf Law Group in Santa Maria, California has been welcomed as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.  LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society, limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  The purposes of the LCA include recognition of deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, provision of outlets for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, promotion of superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, community involvement by its membership, and the advancement of a superior judiciary.

Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.  The selection process is a combination of Fellow input, internal research nominations by Fellows, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel, limited input from active and retired judges, and reviews of acknowledgement and recognition by other peer reviewing sources and associations.  The criteria used for selection is not based purely on the number of cases tried, or the notoriety usually associated with frequent court appearances, but also effectiveness in the area of a particular lawyer’s expertise.  By using this approach, the LCA has developed its membership with a breadth of experience in litigation that makes its Fellows one of the most well-rounded practice groups among any legal professional society, and provides recognition and opportunities to those deserving the designation “Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.”

Ms. Mollenkopf may be reached at (805) 314-2378, or