Kelly W. Weil is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP's Santa Monica office, where she litigates on behalf of consumers, whistleblowers, and injured individuals. Kelly handles a wide variety of complex cases in state and federal courts throughout California including environmental, qui tam, elder abuse, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, fraud, and consumer class actions through settlement and trial.
A Santa Monica native, Kelly received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Political Theory and interned for the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Court for the Central District of California, and as a clinical extern with the Loyola Project for the Innocent (a student clinic which has successfully aided in exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals). Kelly clerked full-time throughout law school for a prestigious Los Angeles civil litigation firm advocating on behalf of plaintiffs where she continued her work as a practicing attorney for another six years before joining CPM.
Since 2015, Kelly has been involved with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, where she serves as a volunteer attorney and sits on the Leadership Council. As a volunteer attorney, Kelly has been successful in obtaining numerous Domestic Violence Restraining Orders on behalf of victims of domestic abuse (both physical and financial).
When Kelly is not working, she enjoys cooking, doing yoga, and spending time at the beach with her husband, daughter, and extended family. While she has remained geographically close to her roots, Kelly also loves to travel and has studied abroad in Sweden, Italy, and Costa Rica.
Throughout her career, Kelly has represented thousands of clients in mass tort cases against pharmaceutical companies, public utilities, energy companies, and automotive manufacturers. Kelly currently serves as an active member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Southern California Gas Leak Cases (JCCP 4861) against SoCalGas and Sempra Energy, which arises out of the largest release of methane in U.S. history.
- Despite Court Closures, 2020 Brought Big Courthouse Wins for Plaintiffs in the Southern California Gas Leak CasesAdvocates for Justice, 01.13.2021
- Advocates for Justice, 01.07.2021
- The Apex Doctrine Does Not Preclude Taking the Depositions of Top-Level Executives and Agency Heads with Personal Knowledge of Information or Communications Material to the ActionAdvocates for Justice, 10.20.2020
- Advocates for Justice, 05.03.2020
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Consumer Attorneys of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, Leadership Council and Volunteer Attorney
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S.
- Dean’s Honors
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.
- U.S. District Court Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California
- All Federal Courts in California