Kenneth Prochnow – Chiles and Prochnow, LLP

2600 El Camino Real Suite 412
Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States

Practice/Organization Description

My partner Robert Chiles and I are experienced litigators and civil trial lawyers. Our general litigation practice is focused on California state and federal courts in the San Francisco Bay Area, with most of our cases in the Superior Courts of Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.

In recent years, I have spent more and more of my time litigating in probate court, representing beneficiaries, and administrators and trustees, in will contests, trust challenges and other disputes concerning estate and trust administration.

I enjoy the challenges and flexibility that small firm practice allows. At present, I spend a substantial part of each day commuting, mainly by train, BART and/or bus (with rides between connections on a folding, BikeFriday bicycle). My commute and the magic of a 3G Internet connection permit me to be productive while on my way to and from my office, and give me time to explore social media outlets and contacts through Twitter, FaceBook and LinkedIn.

I look forward to being an active participant in the JD Supra community.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1978 (inactive)

Minnesota, 1979 (inactive)

California, 1984


Columbia College, A.B. 1972

New York University School of Law,

- J.D. 1976

National Institute for Trial Advocacy,

- National Session, Boulder CO 1981

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

-Litigation Section

-Law Practice Management Section

California State Bar

-Litigation Section

-Law Practice Management Section

Santa Clara County Bar Association

Silicon Valley Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Editor-in-Chief, New York University Law Review, 1975-76

Clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1976-77

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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