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Firm Overview

Kerekes Law Corporation was established in January 2010.

Kerekes Law Corporation is a general services firm that offers services in civil litigation, corporate formation, trademark prosecution and patent prosecution.

Example cases

Published appellate decisions:
• Olsen v. Harbison (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 278
• Wanland v. Law Offices of Mastagni, Holstedt & Chiurazzi (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 15

Main Office

Main
555 Capitol Mall 9th Floor
Sacramento  CA  95814

Phone
  • (916) 706-0271
Fax
  • (916) -550-9644

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I sometimes offer free initial consultations, primarily for personal injury matters.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I do trademark prosecution (filing only) at a flat rate of $1,500 plus costs (e.g. filing fees, postage, copies, etc.). I do provisional patent (filing only) at a flat rate of $2,500 plus costs (e.g., filing fees, postage, copies, etc.)

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose intellectual property as a primary area of practice because of my science background.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think clients should take the time to learn about their legal issues and I often refer clients to the court self-help websites, the USPTO website, and Nolo publications. When a client has at least a basic understanding of the legal issues, it tends to create a better attorney-client relationship.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I generally have the clients prepare a detailed chronology of events leading to the legal issues at hand prior to meeting clients in person. This refreshes the client's memory and gives me the ability to look at something while the client tells me about the situation. Often, clients become emotional about the legal problems and tend to "vent" rather than focusing on the facts at hand. A detailed chronology helps the client and me focus on the situation to identify issues and possible solutions in a more efficient manner.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I have coached clients in pro per, however, I prefer not to do this as I cannot be certain how my coaching is interpreted by the client and what the client decides to pick and chose from the advice offered. I will do this type of work in very limited instances.

Kathleen Kerekes

I have worked for over nine years in complex civil litigation matters in a variety of practice areas for both plaintiffs and defendants. Civil Litigation (plaintiff and defense): legal malpractice; fraud; malicious prosecution; real estate transaction disputes; contract disputes; business dissolutions/disputes; partnership disputes/dissolutions; collections; creditors rights; trade secret disputes; bad faith insurance claims; personal injury claims; administrative proceedings; arbitrations; extensive law and motion work (legal writing, oral arguments, hearings, etc.); contempt proceedings.

I worked as a research scientist for approximately ten years before becoming a lawyer. This experience and scientific background qualified me to become licensed as a patent attorney. My work as a research scientist was highly analytical and helps me in analyzing cases and complex fact patterns.

My strengths are my commitment to my clients and to assist them with identifying their goals and providing legal services that make sense for each client. I can be a very aggressive attorney.

Personal interests:

I love traveling with my two little mini dachshunds, Chloe and Oliver. I love taking them to Carmel to enjoy the beach.

License
  • Bar Number: 216106
    California , 2001
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2001
    Sacramento, CA
    Concentrations in Intellectual Property and International Law
  • Michigan State University
    Bachelor of Sciences , 1993
    East Lansing, MI
    Microbiology

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