Car accidents, trucking accidents, assault, trip-and-fall, wrongful death and more.
Dangerous and defective automobiles, airplanes, helicopters, Polaris UTVs, batteries, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and more.
Police misconduct, police brutality, excessive force, false arrest, foster care abuse and more.
Discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and more.
Protecting consumers in cases involving robo calls, automobile recalls, banking and more.
Sexual harassment, Title IX and more.
Unlike most plaintiffs’ firms, we handle all types of litigation. Whether it’s a personal injury case, a products liability claim, an employment dispute, a consumer class action matter, or an elder law issue, we have experience litigating at the highest levels and obtaining substantial justice for our clients.
In the last few years, we have been in charge of multiple wrongful death cases that have resolved in the mid-seven figure range. Mr. Kristensen was intimately involved in the California state class action against Toyota Motor Corporation for the claims related to unintended acceleration. The proposed settlement in that matter is estimated to reach $1.4 billion dollars.
We have also tried and resolved numerous employment cases against both small and large employers.
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Large manufacturers, employers, insurance companies and corporations have the resources to deter lawsuits. The only way to fight against bullies is to fight back hard. Our law firm retains excellent expert witnesses and knows how to get orders compelling the evidence defendants want to keep from the jurors’ eyes. We were able to uncover the documentation that proved Toyota misled the U.S. government when it conducted recalls in Asia, but not the United States. Our firms’ car accident attorneys were the first in the nation to keep the parent company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, to a jury in a wrongful death products liability case.
A lawsuit can be the most trying time of someone’s life. Our lawyers work tirelessly to even the playing field and bring manufacturers, employers, insurance companies, and corporations to justice.
Our law firm was founded in 2013, when John Kristensen left Strange & Carpenter, a nationally known plaintiffs’ class action and business litigation firm to start his own firm. Mr. Kristensen also spent a number of years at a law firm that was ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top products liability and aviation law firms in the nation.
While our attorneys have worked for some of the largest and most successful law firms in California, we established Kristensen LLP to provide individuals with the strong representation, attentive service and follow-through their cases deserve.
At most larger firms, the name partner will bring in the case and hand the matter over to a junior attorney. They may get up to speed once a settlement nears, or the case approaches a trial date. Our lawyers are involved with your case from the day you retain us, through discovery and trial. This allows us to have far greater knowledge about the meticulous details that win or lose a big case.
Obtained a record Title IX settlement $1.15 million for a student for sexual assault by one of her professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Federal Court approved $1.495 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement for Robo Call Lawsuit
Obtained a $4.3 million settlement in a medical malpractice case in 2016 (confidential defendant).
Obtained a record $16 million fine against Toyota Motor Corporation after discovering that the auto giant misled the US government when it issued a safety recall in Japan, but not the United States.
Obtained a $1.595 million settlement for a broken ankle in Kirby v. Celebrations.
Kristensen filed lawsuit against UC-Berkeley and Prof. John Searle
Secured over $7.5 Million in Settlements for Wrongful Death Against Confidential Defendants