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“To fight and conquer in all your cases is not almighty power; almighty power is breaking the other party's resistance without fighting at all” Marc Applbaum
Marc Applbaum is our firm’s President and leading Trial Attorney. Mr. Applbaum has been navigating complex claims for more than 15 years. Marc is 2nd generation counsel, with a reputation for assembling strategic partnerships, with the world’s top lawyers.
Josh was admitted into the California Bar on December 1, 2015 after having passed the California Bar Examination on his first attempt. Josh is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver. Josh’s legal career is extensive. He has clerked for a Colorado District Court Chief Judge; interned for the San Diego City Attorney’s office; and worked with a variety of highly respected law firms in and around the Denver and San Diego regions. Josh has experience in a wide array of legal topics from criminal law to business law, but Josh’s main passion is helping those who have been personally injured. Josh is the reassuring and confident presence during trying times for his clients.
Laura Cotter is a highly regarded, esteemed ally of Kettner Law. She is tireless and can successfully advocate high-profile legal battels on behalf of victims whose rights have been violated.
When high-profile legal topics hit the airwaves, you will become accustomed to seeing Laura in some key role as attorney or commentator. But this soon to be nationally-recognized advocate has built her pioneering career on much more than her panache. As a crusader against discrimination in all areas of our lives, Cotter’s legal reach has been wide and long. For the past decade, she has played an integral role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities.
In the words of the man himself, Keith Martinez, “An ego MIGHT cloud my client’s judgement, but it won’t fog mine.”
Credits: MTV Real World, MTV Spring Break Jams, MTV The Grind, MTV Fashionable Loud, The Jon Stewart Show, NFL Super Bowl XXX, NFL Super Bowl XXXII, Buick Invitational, Details Magazine.
Spending the last 25 years working with industry giants has earned Mr. Martinez national recognition on a variety of levels. Keith’s unparalleled approach allows him to transform his clients’ experience when working with lawyers. Being a “non-attorney” with a diverse background in multiple areas of law, Mr. Martinez brings a unique viewpoint to all his professional affairs.
The management of general operations, strategic marketing, and client acquisition and development has been Mr. Brosnan’s specialty for the past 12 years. At Kettner law, his work centers on Intellectual property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Civil litigation and Personal Injury. Driving new business, coordinating the implementation of new ventures and infiltrating new markets are passionate to him.
He began his professional career in the financial sector, focusing on asset placement for re insurance companies and real estate development. Having spent 2 years in Latin America generating revenue for Municipalities through the private placement of assets with re insurance companies, he was able to create and build several local public work projects.
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” - Yehuda Berg
Carefully selected and creatively combined written and spoken words are the most dangerous weapon in a lawyer’s arsenal. Our Senior Paralegal Erin MacLeod - a creative writer and master of word – supervises all the written papers and communications with judges and opposing parties to ensure that they create a desirable effect on the reader beyond the legal arguments. Being an experienced social media writer Erin MacLeod knows how effectively written and organized pleadings and moving papers can influence the outcome of any case
Our managed services team create a healthier environment between client and attorney. They hear a client's pain-points, understand their needs and convey this clearly to counsel. This is how Kettner Law can make our biggest impact. With their in-depth knowledge of the clients needs and the firms capabilities, they can often see a way forward where those down in the trenches cannot.