Kathryn Canale

Kathryn Canale


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Kathryn Canale

Kathryn (Kamil) Canale is an AV-Preeminent rated trial attorney who has defended clients for more than 20 years in business, employment (employer side) and civil litigation matters.  She is known for her ability to find creative solutions to complex legal problems.

Ms. Canale is admitted to practice law in California and before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Growing up, Ms. Canale lived all over the United States and Europe.  She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana with a BA in International Business and Marketing.  She also ran Division I Cross Country.  After college, she obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. During law school Ms. Canale fell in love with the Golden State and decided to make it her home.

Ms. Canale has won numerous jury trials on behalf of her clients.  Most notably, she was lead trial counsel in a jury trial on behalf of a large cosmetics manufacturer in a products liability case where it was alleged the product contained asbestos.  Plaintiff claimed the product caused her cancer and demanded over $30 Million.  After a several month jury trial, the jury found in favor of Ms. Canale’s manufacturing client.

In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Canale sits of the board of directors of Paws for Life K9 Rescue, a non-profit organization that pulls dogs from local shelters and places them with incarcerated trainers throughout the California State Prison System.  The dogs are provided basic training prior to adoption or proceed with further  training to become PTSD service dogs for military veterans and first responders.

She is also active with the National Association of Women Business Owners, is a member of  “The Hive,” a national legal think tank comprised of women attorneys, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Contracts
  • Employment – Employer side
  • Public Entity

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Director of Continuing Legal Education, Bradley & Gmelich
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Advocacy and Programming Committees
  • Paws for Life K9 Rescue, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • ASIS International – American Security for Industrial Security
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Speaking Engagements

  • ASIS Employment Update, 2018
  • ASIS Active Shooter, 2015, 2017
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, “The Reptile Method,” 2017
  • “Reptile is a Two-Way Street” – MCLE Provided 2016, Updated 2018
  • ASIS Employment Update, 2019
  • “Business and Employment Consideration In a COVID-19 World – An Overview of What You Need to Know”, 2020
  • “Returning to Your (New) Workplace Normal” – NAWBO National, 2020

Publications and Press

  • ASIS Show Daily, September 29, 2015 “Active Shooter”
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal regarding the defense of Brown v. Marshalls of California, LLC, 2017
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal regarding the defense of Colpitts v. American International Industries, Inc., et al., 2017


  • AV-Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell


  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., University of Evansville, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, All Courts, 1997
  • United States Supreme Court


  • California, All Courts – 1998
  • United States District Court- Admitted to the Northern, Central and Southern Districts


  • Running (okay, jogging) with USA Marathon Training
  • Hiking with my dogs, Remy, Martin and Arya