Richard Knickerbocker | Santa Monica Litigation Lawyer

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Richard L. Knickerbocker

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Richard L. Knickerbocker has earned his Juris Doctor degree and Masters of Law degree from the University of Southern California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
Mr. Knickerbocker is a former City Attorney of the City of Santa Monica and a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate National Board of Trial Advocates Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, Designated Super Lawyer according to Los Angeles Magazine, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for individual verdicts in excess of One Million Dollars.
 
Mr. Knickerbocker has also made numerous television appearances related to his legal profession. These included Court Television with regards to the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial, multiple appearances on Fair Disclosure on Issues of Voter Fraud, Immigration Reform, and Rights of the Media.
Position Organization Location Duration
CEOKnickerbocker Law GroupMalibu, CA1964 - Present
GEPKnickerbocker Law Group1964 - 2011
School Degree Major Graduation
USC Law SchoolJ.D. Law School1963  
University of Southern California Law SchoolLL.M1971
University of California - Los AngelesBAPsychology1960
State / Court Date
California1964
6th Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States
United States Tax Court
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy | Certified Civil Trial Advocate | 2005 - Present
    State Bar of California | Certified Specialist in Appellate Law | 2000 - Present
    Santa Monica | Member
    Los Angeles County Bar Association | Member
    American Bar Association | Member
    Local Government, Real Estate and Litigation Sections | Member
    Committee on Administration of Justice | Former Member
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America | Member
  • Certified Specialist - Appellate Law 2005 | State Bar of California | 2011
  • People v. Municipal Court (Byars)
    Respondent: Attorney for the respondent, The Municipal Court For The Santa Monica Judicial District of Los Angeles County. This case was to determine under what circumstances the trial courts have the authority to recuse a prosecuting attorney. Upon review of all evidence as well as the real party complaints from Ronald and Michael Byars, it was found that there is no conflict of interest nor appearance which justifies action barring a city attorney from carrying out his prosecutorial function. It was therefor ordered that a writ of mandate be issued directing the trial court to vacate its order barring the city attorney from Acton as a prosecutor in a criminal processing's.

  • Litigation | Supreme Court remanded , case settled | Cotran was accused of sexual harassment and terminated. He sued his employer for wrongful termination. Knickerbocker tried case with a 1.83 million dollar verdict.

  • NESTLE v CITY OF SANTA MONICA
    Attorney for the City of Santa Monica (Appellees) in an Appeals case in with the original Plaintiffs (Appellants) asserted that vibration, fumes, and noise from jet aircraft landing and taking off at the Santa Monica airport caused damage to their property, interfered with the enjoyment of said property and resulted in physical pain, suffering and emotional disturbance. The original filing included four counts. The Trial Court entered judgment for defendant on count I and counts II, III, and IV were dismissed. This initial ordered was affirmed on appeal.

  • Appeals | Won in trial and on appeal | Established the right of municipal airport proprietors to regulate noise at municipal airports.

  • Appeals | Won Appeal | leading case in family and partnership law, determining that wife was not a partner in Husband’s business and reversing the decision of the trial court.

  • Appeals | Victory | Represented the City of Santa Monica against airport association and aircraft manufactures challenging the City's noise ordinace

  • League of California Cities | Serrano - Equality Or Mediocrity | 1998
    National Institute of Municipal Law Officers (NIMLO) | Government Tor Reform in California | 1978
    Air California In Flight Magazine | Save Santa Monica Airport | 1977
    Conference at Risk Management Santa Monica | After the Claim is Made | 1975
    American Bar Association | Commentary And Update On Inverse Condemnation Of Air Easements: by Ernest S. Kettleson, Real Estate In Midcentury - Transition, Taxation & Trends | 1974
    Liability Insurance - Available Alternatives | Liability Insurance - Available Alternatives | 1973
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2425 Olympic Boulevard
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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