Kevin Rising represents clients in the resolution of a broad range of complex commercial litigation claims. He has served as lead trial counsel in a variety of business disputes, defended scores of consumer class actions, argued in state and federal courts across the country, tried bench and jury claims to verdict, and advocated client positions in arbitration and mediation.
Kevin’s experience includes the resolution of contractual disputes and business torts, partnership and fiduciary litigation, consumer class action defense, multidistrict litigation, product liability and toxic torts. He has an active trial practice and has served as trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous high-stakes jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations.
In addition to serving as a persuasive and dedicated advocate, Kevin is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to manage even the most sophisticated, large-scale litigation from start to finish and with an eye toward conserving client resources. For many years, Kevin has served as national counsel for complex product liability cases across the country.
Kevin is the office managing partner for Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office and partner-in-charge of the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He also assists with cases in the firm’s San Diego office.
He is co-chair of the Consumer Class Action Defense Practice Group, the Los Angeles office’s litigation practice administrator, and is one of the original six founding members of that office, having previously served as a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
With nearly two decades of experience, Kevin offers clients deep experience in multiple industries that range from entertainment, healthcare and manufacturing to financial services, technology and telecommunications, retail, and chemical compounds. No matter the client or industry, Kevin focuses on understanding each client’s business and financial objectives, acting as their ambassador in the courtroom, and attaching his credibility to those he represents.
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California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008-2012