Barbara Kokkinakis

Barbara Kokkinakis obtained an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science of Administration at California State University. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles in 1983 and was admitted to the California Bar in that year.

While earning her law degree, Ms. Kokkinakis was a personnel manager in private industry. Her legal career has been exclusively in insurance defense litigation, both as private defense counsel and staff counsel for two major multi-line insurance carriers. She was managing attorney for Transamerica Insurance Company’s Southern California staff counsel office.

Upon leaving Transamerica, Barbara worked as an associate with Sheehy & Bullard and Tomaryn & O’Reilly. She handled litigation for various defense clients including public entities. Ms. Kokkinakis has been a partner with the firm since 1999.

Ms. Kokkinakis is certified through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy/ Notre Dame Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. She is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association and obtained her initial mediation training through the Los Angeles County Bar Dispute Resolution Services.

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