Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg nominates CRLA for a $427,000 cy pres award

What Motivates Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg's Support for CRLA?

Kemnitzer Barron & KriegKemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, is a consumer protection firm committed to standing up for call Californians, regardless of race, background, gender, or economic circumstances.  Their dedication to economic justice inspires them to support CRLA.  “CRLA’s historic work, and the daily effort they put in on behalf of the rural poor is inspiring to our entire firm,” said Nancy Barron a partner with Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg.  “We know firsthand how Californians can suffer at the hands of big corporations with deep pockets.” 

“We really appreciate the state-wide aspect of CRLA’s work.  As we know from our own work in more than 30 California counties, rural communities share many and varied challenges. We have been aware of CRLA’s impressive work for decades, so it is an honor to be able to support such an organization. We are pleased that the mission of public interest groups like CLRA can amplify the results of our private class action litigation and change unfair business practices in California.” stated Nancy Barron.

"Knowing that friends in the private bar like Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg who will support a public interest law firm like CRLA is deeply meaningful to our organization,” said Jose Padilla CRLA’s executive director.  “It’s a tremendous help and allows CRLA to continue to fulfill our mission and advance justice in rural communities. I am proud to call Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg our friends.”

In 2012 KBK graciously nominated CRLA for a $427,000 cy pres award, which has been approved by the court and which will further our broad legal service programs at CLRA. (Cy pres awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class action lawsuits to be distributed to organizations that are most likely to benefit or pursue the interests of the class.)

Firm Description:

Bryan Kemnitzer, Nancy Barron and William Krieg have practiced California consumer law since 1984. They back up their efforts to settle cases with extensive trial and appellate experience. They have worked tirelessly over the past few decades to ensure that all Californians are entitled to safe and reliable transportation, truth in lending, fair credit, and access to the civil justice system. All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis and never paid by the clients they represent.

The firm specializes in Lemon Law, Auto Dealer Fraud, Auto Repo (Auto Repossession), Door-to-door Scams, Title Loans, and Unfair Debt Collection. The firm takes many of these cases as class actions and has won back well over $38 million in restitution for class members and has erased over $2 billion in alleged debt. Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg attorneys have significant expertise in all of these areas and embody the firm's dedication to providing legal services to all Californians. They protect consumers statewide and have offices in Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. Offering their services to people in San Jose (Santa Clara County), Oakland (Alameda County), Orange County, Contra Costa County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, and throughout the Central Valley (Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield), Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg  is proud to be a part of the California community. 

If you are an attorney or law firm representative and are interested in nominating CRLA for a Cy Pres award or doing Pro Bono work with us please contact Jeff Ponting for more information.


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