Kenneth B. Prindle attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, from which he graduated in 1975. Thereafter, he attended Southwestern University School of Law and received his J. D. degree in 1978. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978, and the Colorado Bar in 1990. He has appeared in all of the U.S. District Courts in California, Hawaii, and the Territory of Guam. Mr. Prindle joined a Los Angeles based firm, Schell & Delamer, as an associate in 1978, and became a partner in 1984. Initially, Mr. Prindle’s practice involved a broad range of casualty defense litigation, including product and premises liability, legal and medical malpractice, and insurance coverage.
In the early 1980’s, the emphasis of Mr. Prindle’s practice shifted toward asbestos and other toxic tort litigation. He became, first, Regional and then, National Counsel for several defendants in the asbestos litigation. Mr. Prindle has resolved over 10,000 asbestos exposure claims throughout the Western United States, Hawaii, and Guam. He is currently California or Western Regional Counsel for over ten different insurance companies concerning asbestos and other toxic tort claims.
Mr. Prindle is one of the three founding partners of PGBR LLP. In 1994, he established the firm’s thriving San Francisco office, to which he still commutes on a weekly basis.
In addition to membership in the American, California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, Mr. Prindle has served as lecturer for the Defense Research Institute on toxic tort litigation. He is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel.