(831) 373-7762 (Monterey) (831) 757-1115 (Salinas)


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.

Achievement 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)
  • Member of California Association of Consumer Lawyers (CAOC)


  • J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, 1974
  • B.A. from, UCLA, 1971
  • University of Madrid, Spain, 1969-70
  • 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 and Softball 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
Fluent in Spanish.
  • UCLA Extension for Para-Legal Studies
  • Cal-State University Los Angeles Law Studies
  • U.C. Davis/U.C. Santa Cruz Paralegal Program
  • 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
  • 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 — Of Counsel

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.

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.

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

Frances Vazquez

Law School Graduate

Emilyn Sanchez-Camacho

Administrative Assistant

Charlene Huihui


Claudia Kelley


Personal Injury and Employment Law

500 Lighthouse Ave, Suite A

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 373-7762 (Monterey)

(831) 757-1115 (Salinas)

© Kenneth J. Kroopf, Attorney at Law

What Our Clients Say…

“I was in an intersection car accident with another car. No one knew who was at fault. Mr. Kroopf immediately investigated and found out that I was not at fault. The other driver had to pay to repair my car, and pay my medical bills, and more money for my pain and suffering. I am so happy with the legal help I got from Mr. Kroopf and his staff. Thank you.”


“After our workplace became a hostile work environment we hired Ken Kroopf. He listened carefully to our problem, and promptly took action to deal with the situation.”


“Sufrí acoso sexual en el trabajo. Cuando me quejé, fui despedido. El abogado Kroopf fue muy comprensivo y paciente. Luchó por mis derechos, y me ayudó a colectar compensación monetaria.”


“I was wrongfully fired after 25 years of employment. Ken vigorously pursued my claim. I was extremely happy with the result.”


“I was being sexually harassed at work. When I complained to my supervisor I was fired. Mr. Kroopf was patient and understanding with me. He fought for my rights, and helped me to collect money from my old boss.”


“Estuve en un accidente automovilístico en el cual la mi culpabilidad fue cuestionada. El abogado Kroopf inmediatamente investigó y averiguó que yo no fui culpable. El otro conductor tuvo que pagar por reparación de mi coche, pagar mis cuentas médicas, y compensación por mi dolor y sufrimiento. Estoy muy satisfecho con la ayuda legal que recibí del Sr. Kroopf y su personal. Gracias.”


“I was in a horrible motorcycle accident and sustained multiple fractures. Mr. Kroopf aggressively fought for my legal rights and obtained a great settlement for me.”


“I lost my only daughter in an auto accident in which she was put at fault. Where other attorneys rejected my case Mr. Kroopf took it and stood by me. His hard work and persistence led to an excellent settlement.”