Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP is a Los Angeles based litigation boutique attracting top-tier clients with a depth of legal experience rarely found in a firm of any size. At KBK, our attorneys routinely litigate with and against the largest and most prestigious firms in Los Angeles and New York, combining the highest standards of advocacy with a tenacious commitment to achieving the best possible solutions for our clients.

Why KBK?

Our firm has received numerous honors, including being ranked among the state’s top white collar defense and investigations firms and the state’s top media and entertainment litigation firms by the prestigious Chambers and Partners legal ranking company. The Legal 500, which surveys some 300,000 clients and corporate counsel for its rankings, recognized KBK’s media and entertainment practice as one of the best in the nation. U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms lists KBK as one of the top firms in the nation for our appellate practice. It also lists KBK as one of the best in Los Angeles for our appellate practice, commercial litigation, entertainment law and white collar defense. In addition, the state’s leading legal publication, the Daily Journal, has twice honored KBK as one of the Top Boutique Law Firms in California, and JD Journal has listed it as one of Los Angeles’ Top Boutiques.

We earned these honors for the litigation of complex trials and appeals for top corporations, law firms, public entities, executives, board members, artists, and entrepreneurs. We have successfully represented a roster of industry-leading clients, including 19 Entertainment, Ascent Media Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), NBCUniversal, Pabst Brewing, Paramount, Viacom, composer Hans Zimmer, and many more.

KBK is the law firm lawyers turn to when they need representation. Our attorneys have served as federal public defenders or assistant U.S. attorneys, bringing a wealth of trial experience to their work. They have tried over 200 cases. They are creative advocates in both government investigations and at trial.

Our team has successfully defended publicly traded and privately held companies and their officers and directors, as well as individuals, including judges, politicians, civic leaders, and entertainment and sports figures against government claims of wrongdoing. We have expertise in a wide range of areas, including public corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial securities, health care and tax fraud, environmental crimes, workplace safety, False Claims Act, procurement fraud, consumer fraud, and antitrust matters.

At KBK, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing complicated business and regulatory disputes. In every matter, we focus on providing the highest quality legal counsel by understanding each of our clients and accomplishing their individual goals. By establishing long-term client relationships and putting our clients at the center of our work, we are able to achieve outstanding results time and again.

We pursue efficiency not by cutting corners, but by combining our experience, insight, and judgment with an understanding of our clients and their business challenges.

As a result, KBK is regularly retained by high-profile clients to perform cutting edge legal work in high-stakes litigation, including entertainment and media litigation, intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, legal malpractice defense, employment litigation, white collar defense, government investigations, internal corporate investigations, and appellate advocacy.

Our Team

Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their precedent-setting work, including California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Awards, Global Investigations Review’s Who’s Who in Investigations, National Law Journal’s White Collar Trailblazer and Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers, Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in the U.S., California’s Top 100 Lawyers, Top Women Lawyers in California, Hollywood Power Lawyer, Variety’s Leading Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation Star and 40 & Under Hot List, Daily Journal’s Top 40 under 40, Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Women  Lawyers, National Law Journal’s White Collar Trailblazer, and Law 360’s Rising Star, Top Women Lawyers, and White Collar MVP. Our attorneys also have been elected to membership in prestigious legal organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers and California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.  

Our attorneys graduated from the nation’s top law schools, and most have served as federal judicial law clerks for the district courts, courts of appeals, or the United States Supreme Court. Our attorneys also are recognized leaders in civic affairs, serving on government commissions  and boards of directors of major philanthropic organizations. They also are deeply committed  to pro bono representation and their work has led to lasting changes, promoting civil rights and protecting the environment.