JONZ NORINE is the managing of Kenny & Norine who is a civil litigator, primarily as a defense attorney retained by numerous insurance companies.   

Mr. Norine has more than 20 years' of defense litigation experience.   He studied international and comparative law at University of Oslo College of Law in Norway and received his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995. After graduation from high school in Buffalo, Minnesota, he was an exchange student in Durban, South Africa, studied international relations, economics, German, and law at Philipps Universität in Marburg, Germany, and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and German from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California in 1992, graduating Cum Laude.  He received NCAA All-American honors for Academics and Track and Field (1500 m).

He has experience representing clients in a great variety of case subjects from pre-litigation, to mediation/ADR, trial, and through appeals including: 

  • ·      Personal Injury
  • ·      Premises Liability
  • ·      Product Liability
  • ·      Public Entity Liability
  • ·      Insurance Coverage
  • ·      Insurance Bad Faith Allegations
  • ·      Mass Tort Liability
  • ·      Professional Liability (physicians, pharmacists, accountants, real estate agents/brokers, mechanics, etc.)
  • ·      Contract Disputes and Liability
  • ·      Construction Defects
  • ·      Fire Cause Liabilty
  • ·      Directors & Officers Liability
  • ·      HOA Disputes/ Claims including Davis-Stirling Act Violations
  • ·      Medical Care Violations
  • ·      Medical Contract/Business Violations including Stark Law
  • ·      Pharmaceutical Injury Allegations
  • ·      Elder Care Facility Liability
  • ·      Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act Allegations (EADACPA)
  • ·      Discrimination Allegations (ADA, FHA, FEHA, Unruh Civil Rights, Civil Code 12900, 42 USC Section 1983 Civil Rights Violations)
  • ·      Employment Law (wrongful termination, discrimination, disability leave violations)
  • ·      Wage and Hour Allegations
  • ·      Labor Code Violations
  • ·      Land Use Allegations (easements, encroachment, nuisance, eminent domain, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA), Williamson Act, Water Code)
  • ·      Real Estate Transactions
  • ·      Real Estate Sales Allegations including failures to disclose and breach of fiduciary duty
  • ·      Business Law (corporate, shareholder, partnership disputes/dissolutions)
  • ·      Maritime Torts and Product Liability
  • ·      Transportation Violations (tractor/trailer accident liability)
  • ·      Banking Law Violations (Business and Professions Code 17200 Unfair Competition, wrongful foreclosure, HAMP violations, HOLA law and pre-emption defense, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA))
  • ·      Auto Dealership Liability
  • ·      Environmental and Toxic Substance Violations
  • ·      Sports Event and Organizer Liability

Reported Cases: Whittemore v. Owens Healthcare-Retail Pharmacy, Inc., 185 Cal.App.4th 1194 (2010)

Curtiss v. Short, 2008 WL 332378 (not citable)