Friday, June 8, 2018
Daehnke and Stevens Winding Down Their Law Partnership
By a MetNews Staff Writer
PATRICIA EGAN DAEHNKE
Two former Los Angeles County Bar Association presidents—Patricia Egan Daehnke and Margaret Stevens—are winding down their law partnership, Daehnke Stevens LLP.
Daehnke, who was LACBA president in 2013-14, on May 1 joined the California/Nevada civil defense firm of Collinson Law, which has become Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco. Stevens, last year’s president of LACBA, has formed Stevens Law, which will represent plaintiffs.
In her new firm, Daehnke will head the medical malpractice team.
Prior to founding Daehnke Stevens, she was a shareholder in Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols. While at that firm, she opened and managed the Las Vegas office.
Daehnke said Friday she will continue to divide her time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, remarking:
“I am geographically diverse! Currently, the majority of my trials are venued in Clark County (Las Vegas) and my team of lawyers I brought with me is dedicated primarily to our Las Vegas work, but I do have several trials coming up here in California.
“I am thrilled that by joining forces with another woman owned civil defense firm that I will be able to increase my California business.”
She said Daehnke Stevens is “winding down and will be dissolved” but that an “exact date” for the closure has not been set.
The final hearing in a wage and hour class action lawsuit, in which the firm is representing the plaintiffs, is set for July 17, but Daehnke said there “is much to do” and that dissolution will take place after that date.
Emily Atherton will be senior counsel at Stevens’s new firm.
Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco’s local office is in Hawthorne and Stevens will remain at Daehnke Stevens’s mid-Wilshire location.
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