Founder and Principal
- Business & Commercial
- Real Estate Law
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
Past Positions :
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Death Penalty Clerk
Specialties and Certifications :
***Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Kasey Corbit, Founder and Principal of Seren Legal, has been practicing for nearly 20 years, having graduated from U.C. Hastings, College of the Law in 2004.
She started her career providing direct representation to people with serious mental illness with Mental Health Advocacy Project, moving into class action and high-impact cases on behalf of people with all kinds of disabilities at Disability Rights Advocates. One of her greatest honors was representing OEF and OIF veterans in a challenge to the Veterans' Administration's failure to provide adequate mental health care to returning veterans. As the daughter of a career Marine, it was deeply meaningful to give back to this community. She also taught the Law of Disability Discrimination for four years at her alma mater.
Following her time working for those venerable non-profits, Ms. Corbit served the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for five years as a Staff Attorney in both the Motions unit and the Certificate of Appealability units. There, she obtained valuable skills evaluating complex constitutional claims in very short timeframes. She carried those skills to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California where she served as a Death Penalty Clerk for four years. Ms. Corbit then returned to litigation, spending three years at a boutique real estate-focused law firm in Kentfield. Ms. Corbit has been a contributor to the Continuing Education of the Bar, both by writing short articles and by conduct a CLE on Partition.
From addressing systemic injustices in locked institutions to evaluating the constitutional claims of state capital habeas petitioners to resolving property disputes between neighbors and family members, there is little in litigation that Ms. Corbit has not seen. This depth and breadth of experience allows Ms. Corbit to retain a grounded perspective during the heat of litigation and to keep focused on the end result. She also has a broad network of colleagues she can call on if another area of expertise is needed. By eschewing scorched-earth tactics, she finds it easier to reach resolutions or to respond with nimble, creative strategies to which opposing counsel is more receptive.
Ms. Corbit also is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. CFEs are trained professionals who possess a unique set of diverse skills in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud. Such skills include: Knowledge of complex financial transactions, understanding of investigative techniques and legal issues, the ability to resolve allegations of fraud, and designing effective anti-fraud programs.
When she is not hard at work on your case, you can find her in West Marin enjoying her time on the trails, in the water, and with her family, chickens, ducks, and dog. She has volunteered a significant amount of time in her community, most recently as the Disaster Coordinator for Muir Beach. She previously has volunteered time with several causes that remain close to her heart and which will be shared here as part of her monthly donation recipients.