Experience and a record of success are key criteria when considering a law firm to represent you.

The lawyers at Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody are seasoned veterans both inside and outside the courtroom, with a success rate for their clients that is virtually unmatched.

About Us


Our Story

CKTFM&P was established in 1994 in Long Beach, California, specializing in insurance and professional liability defense. We have since grown to include over 50 lawyers, whose range of expertise includes many related legal fields, such as business litigation, health care law, legal malpractice defense, product liability and managed care issues. Five of our partners are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, with a combined total of over 500 trials among them. Many of our members are also recognized as experts in the legal field and have both published and lectured to lawyers, health care professionals and members of the insurance industry.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to handle each and every case in an aggressive, yet ethical manner. We employ the latest in computer and medico-legal technology. Our approach is to work closely with our clients and their carriers to plan the successful resolution of their case. This careful, coordinated strategy has resulted in a success rate of better than 93 percent at trial and the ability to achieve early and very often, favorable settlement terms because of this reputation. This extensive experience, both in the preparation and execution of our defense plan, has enabled us to contain legal costs.


Our Mission

The mission of Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody is to aggressively represent our clients through quality counsel and advocacy, and to reach these goals through uncompromising dedication, ethical standard and personal integrity, while maintaining a stable and profitable business enterprise with the highest reputation.


Awards + Recognition

Super Lawyers

Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody is ranked on Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

US News & World Report

Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody is regionally ranked Tier 1 in Medical Malpractice law and Personal Injury Litigation. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

Best Lawyers

Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody is featured in 5 publications of Best Lawyers magazine. They have received awards for being top listed in the state of California and city of Long Beach for medical malpractice law.

3 Locations to Serve You

Long Beach

111 West Ocean Boulevard, 14th Floor
P.O. Box 22636
Long Beach, California 90801-5636
562.432.8785 fax

Long Beach Office

Las Vegas

8329 W. Sunset Road
Suite 260
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
702.796.5855 Fax

Las Vegas Office

San Diego

225 Broadway
Suite 1575

San Diego, California 92101

619.814.5999 Fax

San Diego Office

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