Looking forward...

As Plaintiff enters its second year, there’s a new editor at the helm.

Donna Bader
Althea T. Kippes
2008 October

Following in Donna Bader’s footsteps as editor of Plaintiff magazine will be difficult.  Through her vision and dedication, Donna has created a magazine that truly captures the essence of a plaintiff’s attorney.  Plaintiff is not only an educational and informative magazine, it is fun to read. That’s what attracted me to the very first issue, and that¹s the way I intend to keep it.

Donna’s expertise enabled her to recruit writers who brought us not just trial topics, but articles about attorneys who suffer from depression, attorneys who find spirituality in the practice of law, and wisdom from attorneys on how to achieve balance in our lives.

As the new editor, I want to build on what Donna has created. As a plaintiff’s lawyer myself, I know that being successful is more than just knowing how to win a case at trial.  We need to know how to run our firms so that we can stay in business and continue to help our clients. We need to know about the various financial, medical and therapeutic resources that can help our clients survive the litigation process, and we need to maintain balance in our own lives so that we can continue to achieve peak performance.

This magazine is for you. If you have any comments, want to suggest story ideas, or are interested in writing an article, please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donna Bader Donna Bader

Donna Bader is a certified specialist in appellate law with 30 years experience, practicing in Laguna Beach. She is the former editor-in-chief of Advocate and Plaintff magazines, and is the author of An Appeal to Reason: 204 Strategic Tools to Help You Win Your Appeal at Trial. 


Althea T. Kippes Althea T. Kippes

Bio as of January 2008:

A. T. Kippes is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Golden Gate University School of Law. She focuses her practice on competitive employment litigation, non-compete issues, and animal law. Ms. Kippes assists businesses, corporations, partnerships, and individuals with   successfully resolving business and employment-related conflicts.

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