Personal Injury & Employment Law Center

Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito

Phone

(831) 373-7762

2014-07-01 17.42.44

Kenneth J. Kroopf – Attorney at Law

With over 40 years of experience in general civil law and litigation, Kenneth J Kroopf is now focusing primarily in the areas of Personal Injury and Employment Law. He is committed to professional excellence, the highest ethical standards, civility in his business and professional relationships, and service to the community.

Letters of Appreciation

Achievements in Law/Affiliations

Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
Admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court
Admitted to practice in Court of Appeals
Served as Judge Pro Tem in Small Claims and Traffic Court.
Advance Level Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
California Certified Mediator.
Member of the Mediation Panel for Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
Member of the Arbitration Panel for Monterey County Superior Court.
Direct Panel Mediator for Monterey County Superior Court
Member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

Languages

Fluent in Spanish

Community Service

Founder and President of Monterey County Youth Sports Group, Inc. dba Monterey Magic, 1992-2002
Monterey Kiwanis Club member from 1981-2001
1985 Graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula
Member of Board of Directors of Monterey County Economic Development Corporation
Past President of Executives Association of the Monterey Peninsula
Toastmaster
YMCA Basketball Coach
Youth League Baseball Coach
President of BEAM (Business Education Alliance of the Monterey Peninsula)
Member of Board of Directors of Monterey County Bar Association
Member of Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Israel
Elementary Law Day for Foothill 5th Grade Class.
Lawyers Referral Service volunteer attorney providing legal service and handling attorney-client fee disputes
Board of Directors of Alumni Leadership Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Education

J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, 1974.
B.A. from, UCLA, 1971.
University of Madrid, Spain, 1969-70.

Professor

UCLA Extension for Para-Legal Studies
Cal-State University Los Angeles Law Studies
U.C. Davis/U.C. Santa Cruz Paralegal Program

Honors

Received a Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Henry Mello.
Received a Certificate of Special Recognition from Congressman Sam Farr.
1994 Silver Bowl Winner for the Business Section of the Volunteer Center of Monterey County.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Continuing education courses for real estate agents and brokers
Efficiency of a Physical Therapy Practice
How to Make More Money in the Medical Field
What They Did Not Teach You in Medical School
Understanding Attorney’s Fees, both Statutory and Non-Statutory


 

Jessica Dumas - Attorney at Law

Jessica Dumas – Attorney at Law

Jessica Dumas is an experienced trial attorney with a track record of successfully litigating numerous criminal cases in the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey and thousands of criminal cases in Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Dumas has now expanded her practice areas to include Employment Law and Personal Injury.
She is highly accomplished, well organized and an aggressive litigator with proven ability to get results through case analysis and preparation, negotiation and trial. She is a current member of the California State Bar and the Pennsylvania State Bar.

Education

University of California, Berkeley – BA, 2000
Temple University, Beasley School of Law – Juris Doctor, 2006

Awards

Temple University, Beasley School of Law National Trial Team, 2005 National Champions, NITA Tournament of Champions
Temple University, Beasley School of Law BLSA Trial Team, Best Advocate 2005


 

Meet The Team

Janet Maravilla – Legal Assistant

Janet Maravilla – Legal Assistant

Claudia Ramos - Paralegal

Claudia Ramos – Paralegal