Newport Beach, – March 15, 2022 – Adelson McLean, APC is pleased to announce that Kevin Place has joined the firm as a Shareholder, Trial Attorney in our Newport beach office. His areas of focus include wrongful death, vehicle accidents, premises liability, toxic torts, and products liability.
“We are pleased to have Kevin join our firm. He is meticulous, experienced and will be a great addition to our high caliber team of attorneys,” said Co-Managing Shareholder Mike McLean.
Kevin Place is a Trial Attorney at Adelson McLean where he handles a complex defense practice. Kevin has in excess of 25 jury trials, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Kevin’s singular focus during his law career has been to provide the best defense to the individual and business clients he represents. In 2017, Kevin obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client staffing agency in a toxic tort case. Plaintiff sought $23 million in damages, claiming he was born with birth defects after mother was exposed to pesticides while pregnant. The Daily Journal selected this case as a top ten defense verdict of the year.
Kevin’s jury trial experience also includes obtaining a defense verdict in a products liability case where plaintiff sought $36 million in damages for causing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a defense verdict on behalf of an Orange County engineering firm in a wrongful termination case, a defense verdict on behalf of a stucco manufacturer in an asbestos exposure case, and defense verdicts on behalf of Denny’s and Smart & Final in premises liability cases.
Before practicing law, Kevin played one year of football at the U.S. Air Force Academy before returning to Southern California to work at the Orange County Probation Department and Disneyland.