Kathleen “Kathy” Hunt is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass. She is the leader of the Security Services and Security Guard Litigation practice and a member of the Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Litigation practice.
Kathy has defended premises owners and security guard companies for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, DC (JD 1989). Prior to law school, she attended the College of William and Mary, where she earned Phi Beta Kappa distinction. Her undergraduate studies included advanced economics and her law school studies focused on trial tactics and economic law disciplines.
Since being admitted to the California Bar in 1990, Kathy has practiced as a civil litigator, exclusively on the defense side. She has defended entities associated with the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries, including owners, managers, tenants, vendors, and suppliers. Representative cases include personal injury, catastrophic loss, premises liability, ADA claims, and third party criminal act claims. In addition to retail defense, Kathy has a winning track record in the successful defense of security guards and related security services litigation. Security guard companies are the target of highly charged litigation; involving claims of assault, battery, false arrest, and civil rights violations. Kathy and her team take an aggressive defense approach to defeat unmeritorious claims, while minimizing risk to the client.
In addition to the California Bar, Kathy is also a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York. While in New York, Kathy worked for the District Attorney's Office in the White Collar Crime and Major Fraud Unit Division.
- National Law Center at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctor
- College of William and Mary
- Phi Beta Kappa