Experienced High Quality, Cost Effective Freelance Legal Support when Needed
Kathleen is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Arkansas, as well as before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Under strict application of all applicable ethical rules, including ABA Op. 08-451, while not holding herself out as a licensed attorney, Kathleen provides invaluable legal assistance to attorneys throughout the United States.
BKG,PC provides litigation/trial assistance in both state and federal courts.
Because of the unique practice Kathleen has built, she has a wide area of focus, including, inter alia:
Because of the uniqueness of her practice, Kathleen can easily pick up new areas of practice quickly, has extensive experience in researching, understanding, analyzing and applying statutes and case law in a large variety of areas including, inter alia, criminal law, family law, security law, torts, contract/business, wills/estates/trusts.
Kathleen has years of experience prepared opening, response and reply briefs for general and special action appeals. She also has experience with petitions for review to the Supreme Court, as well as various motions in the appeal court system.
Kathleen has prepared simple complaints, answers and counterclaims as well as complicated multi-count complaints for such matters as, inter alia, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent transfer, security fraud, punitive damages, unlawful acts and pattern of unlawful activities, strict liability, injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, alter ego liability, unjust enrichment and constructive trust.
Kathleen has drafted requests for admissions, requests for production of documents and uniform and non-uniform interrogatories. She has also prepared detailed responses to each type of discovery request.
Kathleen has prepared various types of disclosure statements, from the very simple to the complicated, including detailed factual discussions of complicated issues.
All types of Motions/Responses/Replies
Kathleen has prepared and responded to all types of dispositive motions and other types of motions including, inter alia, motion for summary judgment, motion to dismiss, motion to strike, motion for more definite statement, Rule 56(g) motion, motion to amend, motion for new trial, application for default judgment, motion for protective order, motion to vacate, motion for sanctions, motion to compel, motion to set aside default, motion to increase bond, motion to continue, motion to exclude, motion to intervene, motion to consolidate, motion for expedited hearing, motion for separate trial on issues, and motion for nunc pro tunc.
It is difficult to edit your own work and the task can be very time consuming. Kathleen has experience editing the written work product of other attorneys.
Legal Research, Analysis and Memorandums
Kathleen has vast experience in conducting legal research on multiple legal topics and issues. Research can be presented to you in a variety of ways based on personal preference and/or case needs including merely case law with highlights, brief research note quoting key language in relevant cases or full legal memorandum with case analysis and discussion of law to facts.
Kathleen has experience preparing various types of letters including, inter alia, status letters to clients, demand letters to opposing counsel or defendants, inadequate answer and request to amend letters, insufficient disclosure letters and insufficient discovery response letters.
Given her extensive background and experience, Kathleen is able to assist her clients in brainstorming case strategies, arguments, and assist in the overall direction a case should take.
Second Level Reviews
A second pair of eyes is always helpful in preparing detail legal briefs and arguments. Kathleen has experience in providing second level reviews to help her clients pinpoint issues of concern and/or strengths and ensure a clean, well-written, persuasive brief.
Trial preparation is always time consuming. Kathleen has experience in reviewing deposition to identify key information, preparing deposition summaries and outlines. She also has experience in identifying key exhibits and issues, preparing jury instructions, etc.
Kathleen has extensive experience in transactional matters including, inter alia, drafting and reviewing contracts, undertaking due diligence investigations, business entity formation, preparing non-compete and/or non-disclosure documents, asset purchase agreements, employee handbooks, etc.
Kathleen has experience creating many specialty documents including, inter alia, continuing legal education materials, change of firm affiliation notices, and legal articles.
Pre and Post Trial Motions and Memorandums
Kathleen has experience in preparing many types of pre and post trial motions and memorandums including, inter alia, motions in limine, proposed jury instructions, joint pretrial statement, pretrial conference memorandum, remittitur, motion for judgment on the pleadings, settlement agreements, and case management reports.
Miscellaneous Legal Writing Projects
Kathleen has experience preparing many different types of legal documents including, inter alia, application for attorney’s fees, stipulation, subpoena duces tecum, notice of deposition, status conference report, proposed orders, good faith certificates, Registrar of Contractor complaint, arbitration brief, notice of non-party at fault, notice of deposition, certificate of complexity, notice of errata, order to show cause, temporary restraining order, settlement conference memorandum, application for appointment of receiver, declarations and affidavits.