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Kimberly A. Kralowec

The Kralowec Law Group

San Francisco, CA, USA

Kimberly A. Kralowec is the founder of The Kralowec Law Group in San Francisco.  Her practice focuses on plaintiffs' class action litigation in state and federal courts, with a special emphasis on brief writing and appeals.  She handles antitrust (price-fixing and monopolization), consumer fraud (mislabeling and nondisclosure), and employment (wage and hour) cases, including class actions alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL") (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§17200 et seq.) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") (Cal. Civ. Code §§1750 et seq.). 

In 2003, Ms. Kralowec created The UCL Practitioner (http://www.uclpractitioner.com), a legal weblog covering the UCL, CLRA and class action law. The UCL Practitioner is visited an average of 300 times per business day and is used as a research and reference tool by judges, research attorneys, and practicing lawyers.  

Ms. Kralowec publishes and lectures widely. Her most recent articles include "UCL Class Actions After In re Tobacco II," CAOC Forum (September/October 2009) and "A Tool for Mischief: Preemptive Defense Motions Under BCBG Overtime Cases to Reject Class Certification," CAOC Forum (January/February 2009).  Recent speaking engagements include "§17200: The Impact of Tobacco II Cases" (The Rutter Group, March 2010); "Proposition 64: Are the Standards Changing?" (Recorder Roundtable, July 2009); and "5th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar" (California Employment Lawyers Association, May 2009). 

In 1992, Ms. Kralowec graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.  Her law review article, "Estoppel Claims Against ERISA Employee Benefit Plans," 25 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 487 (1992), earned the Patrick J. Hopkins Memorial Writing Award. In 1989, she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California with a B.A. in English (cum laude).  While at Pomona College, she received the F.S. Jennings Prize in Expository Writing and was a three-time Pomona College Scholar.  In 1992-1993, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge David Mannheimer of the Alaska Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Kralowec is admitted to practice in California, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits, the federal district courts in California, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California and of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California. In 2008 and 2009, she received CAOC Presidential Awards of Merit for her work on CAOC's amicus curiae committee. 


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