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Katherine R. Moore, Attorney

Katherine R. Moore has nearly 20 years of experience handling premises liability, general negligence, motor vehicle accidents and personal injury cases from both a plaintiff and defense perspective.

Ms. Moore is admitted to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Moore has tried numerous general negligence and premises liability cases to jury verdict in five northern California counties including San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo and resolved a multitude of cases in favor of defendants by mediation, arbitration and motion for summary judgment.

A native of Illinois, Ms. Moore attended Loyola University of Chicago graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1991. Following graduation she became an account manager with Midwest Payment Systems, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, managing sales and service for financial institution’s ATM networks and connections throughout the United States. Ms. Moore subsequently left her home state of Illinois and attended law school at Santa Clara University School of Law, graduating in 1998. Upon graduation, she joined the law firm of Grunsky, Ebey, Farrar & Howell and in April 2004 was named partner.

In 2010 after 12 years with the Grunsky firm, Ms. Moore started the Law Office of Katherine R. Moore, PC and continues to focus on civil litigation working with insurance companies, self-insured clients, and people injured in accidents.

She is a past board member of the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada and served from 2004-2008. She is also a member of the San Mateo and Santa Clara Bar Associations and Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association


10/8/2016: Basic Tort Concepts Presentation for San Mateo County Legal Professionals Association

1/16/2016: Judge Rules Man Justified in Shooting Intruder

1/29/13: Unanimous Defense Verdict in Favor of Safeway Inc. in Trip & Fall Case

10/2009: Judge Rules in Favor of Safeway Inc. When Dancer Claims Injured Knee From In-Store Puddle Slip

2/2007: Judge Rules in Favor of Driver Who Struck Boy Who Ran Out From Behind Ice-Cream Truck

4/2004: Katherine R. Hotchkiss Named Partner at Grunsky, Ebey, Farrar & Howell

4/27/2004: Judge Rules Mother and Daughter Suffered No Injuries in Collision

Charles Stone, Of Counsel

Charles was born in San Francisco and raised in San Mateo County.  He attended UC San Diego where he studied Political Science, Law & Society, and Psychology. He received his B.A. in 1997.  After working in consumer leasing for several years, Charles entered law school at Santa Clara University School of Law.  During law school, he was a law clerk with both the San Mateo and Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Offices. After graduating from Santa Clara and passing the bar, Charles began practicing law with the respected firm of Roger, Scott & Helmer, LLP. In 2011, he formed his own firm focusing on all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation counseling.

During his 11 year career, Charles has dealt with general liability, personal injury, catastrophic loss, business litigation, landlord/tenant, toxic exposure, property damage, construction defect, and professional liability cases.  He has taken and defended over 100 depositions (including experts.)  He has a proven track record of motion practice, having successfully brought multiple summary judgment motions.  Charles has brought many cases to resolution through alternative dispute processes, but believes that vigorous representation sometimes requires drawing a line and proceeding to trial.

Away from the courtroom, Charles is a dedicated and involved member of his community, Belmont, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.  He has served as a volunteer within the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, as a director on the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Education Foundation (School-Force!) Board of Directors, and as a volunteer coach for AYSO soccer, M&M Basketball, and BRSYSA Softball.  In 2013, Charles was honored to be elected to the Belmont City Council where he is currently serving a four year term.

Fleeta Rodriguez, Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

With over twenty-five years of experience, Fleeta is the invaluable aid that keeps the Law Offices of Katherine R. Moore running efficiently. Whether it’s preparing a Proof of Services, summons or subpoena, Fleeta assists in laying the groundwork for investigations, discovery, trial and settlements.

Ms. Rodriguez earned an A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies from Cañada College. Since 2003, Fleeta has served as both a Student Assistant and Instructional Aide specializing in computer literacy and Microsoft software at her Alma Mater. Prior to working in law, Fleeta excelled as a top Real Estate agent for fourteen years in San Mateo County. She earned the designation of Lifetime Million Dollar Member from the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS®.

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