About Us

At Krankemann Law Offices P.C. we are committed to excellence, operate with the highest standards of ethics, and above all are passionate about helping people.  We are proud to be a client-driven firm and strongly believe that our first responsibility is to the client.

To best serve our clients Krankemann Law Offices P.C. has offices in Sonoma County and Mendocino County.  With years of legal experience, our attorneys demonstrate insightful litigation tactics, provide expert legal advice, and have the ability to accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses of any client's case.

Team Members

Chris Krankemann

W. Christian Krankemann is the managing share holder of Krankemann Law Offices P.C., a boutique law firm with offices in the heart of Sonoma County and Mendocino County. While the firm is based in these areas, Mr. Krankemann and the firm represent clients in all aspects of litigation and trial throughout California in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, workers compensation, medical malpractice, employment law, breach of contract, and construction law.

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Martin Reilley

Martin Reilley is an attorney with Krankemann Law Offices P.C. and has been a trial lawyer his entire professional life, trying more than 50 jury trials to conclusion. For the first 18 years of his practice, Mr. Reilley was a defense attorney representing individuals and companies being sued in cases involving personal injury, professional malpractice (medical doctors and hospitals, architects, real estate agents and brokers), product liability, wrongful termination, and construction defects...

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Pano Stephens

With more than 45 years of legal experience in handling difficult and demanding personal injury and wrongful death claims, Pano Stephens’ exclusive devotion to personal injury law ensures that his clients receive the knowledgeable support and assistance they require. Commitment to his practice and clients has resulted in the recovery of millions on behalf of personal injury victims. His repertoire includes claims for spinal injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, electrocution,...

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Mike Li

After completing Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science at the University of California Los Angeles, Michael Li attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. As law clerk to the Honorable Lance A. Ito, Mr. Li was honored to contribute to the research, fact finding and preparation of legal briefs in the famous 1995 case of People vs. O.J. Simpson. The experience influenced his decision to pursue a career dedicated to being a top trial attorney...

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Jim Boardman

Mr. Boardman spent over 20 years practicing law in Alaska with both large international and small law firms where he represented some of the largest corporations in the United States and injured fishermen who couldn’t afford one night of lodging.  He graduated from Cordova High School, located in a small Alaska fishing town that requires one to boat or fly in.  Then he attended the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) and graduated with a B.S. in Biology.  During his breaks, he fished...

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Patrick Perez

Patrick Perez is a first chair trial lawyer, litigator and counselor adept at handling high-stakes, complex civil litigation.  With more than 15 years of experience, he has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state courts, federal courts, and arbitrations throughout the United States. 

Patrick divides his practice between the areas of general liability, commercial disputes, and intellectual property.  His breadth of experience enables him to handle complex...

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Matthew Chavez

Mr. Chavez has been practicing law for 24 years, and currently focuses on transactional and business law, general civil litigation, trust and estates, and legal and regulatory compliance review and consultation.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Mr. Chavez practiced law in Washington D.C. from 1994 until 2002 with the law firms Wiley Rein & Fielding and Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  In 2002, Mr. Chavez relocated to the Bay Area and was Of Counsel with Latham &...

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Kelly E Leonhardt

Kelly Leonhardt recently joined the firm as counselor in February of 2021 after passing California’s first ever remotely held Bar exam in October of 2020. Ms. Leonhardt attended Empire College School of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was the Class Valedictorian. During her law school career, she received the Dean's Scholarship, Katherine Thornhill Scholarship and was awarded special honors for her torts, criminal procedure, real property, evidence and remedies coursework.

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