Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel

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Richard J. Kern
Richard J. Kern

Focus of Practice
Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Subrogation, Employment Litigation and Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions
California, 1978

Education
J.D., San Francisco Law School, 1978

B.A., St. Mary's College of California, 1974

 Professional and Civic Involvement:
State Bar of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Fresno County Bar Association

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Defense Research Institute

International Association of Defense Counsel

Former Adjunct Professor of Law,
San Joaquin College of Law

Richard J. Kern is a shareholder in the civil litigation department of Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel. His primary area of practice is in insurance defense, subrogation, employment litigation and insurance coverage.

In the employment law arena, he has extensive experience representing clients in Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and wage and hour claims. He has particular expertise representing small local businesses and management on hire/fire issues and proactive management of employment cases. He has tried cases as both a plaintiff and defendant ranging from wrongful death, race discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, quadriplegia and catastrophic brain injury cases.

Mr. Kern is a member of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel and a former adjunct professor of law at San Joaquin College of Law. He is a frequent speaker before insurance, employment groups and municipalities. He also acts as an Arbitrator on appointment by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Mr. Kern is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the  Eastern District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Richard Kern is a graduate of Saint Mary's College of California and San Francisco Law School.

Mr. Kern is rated AV Preeminent™  by Martindale Hubbell, a rating bestowed on those attorneys who have earned an exemplary reputation in their legal community.