Katherine “Kacey” McBroom
Criminal Defense & Business Litigation
Kacey McBroom is a founding partner of California law firm KAEDIAN LLP. She focuses her practice on white collar and general criminal defense and certain civil matters, particularly when they intersect or overlap with criminal concerns. She represents defendants throughout California in a wide variety of federal and state cases.
Prior to forming KAEDIAN LLP, Ms. McBroom was a senior level associate with a respected Los Angeles defense firm where she practiced both criminal and civil defense litigation. She has handled pretrial negotiations, investigation, case analysis, trial preparation and multiple trials from inception to verdict. Ms. McBroom’s impressive caseload has varied across the criminal and quasi-criminal spectrum. Her state criminal practice has ranged from DUI to grand theft to attempted murder. Her white collar practice has included defending individuals charged with securities fraud, insider trading, Medicare fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of justice and RICO violations and insurance fraud. Ms. McBroom has also handled civil and quasi-criminal matters, defending businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across multiple industry sectors in the civil context. She left the firm to pursue a lifelong dream of having her own practice and to represent the clients who would benefit most from her undivided attention and wide-ranging experience.
Ms. McBroom first honed her criminal defense skills as an associate with The Law Offices of Randolph & Associates and then as a Deputy Public Defender for the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office. Both opportunities gave her a depth and breadth of experience that few attorneys can match, and exposed her to cases involving armed robbery, battery, sexual assault, white collar crime and DUI defense. Ms. McBroom began her legal career as a law clerk to noted criminal defense attorney Gigi Gordon at the Post Conviction Assistance Center in Los Angeles. Ms. Gordon was known nationwide for her work fighting disgraced law enforcement officers and challenging the testimony of jailhouse informants and preserving DNA evidence to exonerate those wrongfully convicted. In her capacity as Ms. Gordon’s law clerk, Ms. McBroom conducted investigations into the criminal convictions achieved in part by the perjured testimony of disgraced Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Rampart Division.
Ms. McBroom obtained her J.D. from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University. While in law school, she served as a law clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, a summer associate with Quisenberry & Kabateck LLC and a certified legal intern for the Post Conviction Justice Project, a clinical program at the University of Southern California that provides legal representation to parole-eligible inmates serving indeterminate life sentences for murder in California state prisons.
Outside of her client work, Ms. Broom is also an active member of the California Public Defenders Association and of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Criminal and Litigation Sections.
Ms. McBroom is admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Obtained an acquittal in a Riverside County case involving a defendant accused of assault with a deadly weapon after the defendant already had two strikes for similar offenses on his record. (People v. Villalba).
- Obtained drug diversion in matter where defendant charged with multiple counts of possession for sale and possession of loaded firearm.
- Integral part of a team that obtained a complete dismissal in a high-profile case where the defendant stood accused of rape and torture. (People v. Albalwi).
- Served as second chair on an SEC matter in which the result was favorable to the defendant on two counts and resulted in a hung jury on the remaining count (S.E.C. v. Smith).
- Successfully appealed a prison sentence ordered by the Federal District Court following the Supreme Court’s seminal ruling in Blakely v. Washington, which resulted in remand, credit for time served and immediate release from federal prison. (U.S. v. Chichil)
- Obtained an acquittal in San Bernardino County in a vandalism case, challenging eye-witness testimony.
- Negotiated dismissal of child molestation charges, a highly uncommon outcome with such highly controversial subject matter.
- Obtained minor infraction for defendant charged with assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. (People v. Harris)
- Obtained dismissals in several juvenile drug possession matters, including a 15 year old accused of marijuana possession on school property and a 16 year old accused of possession of controlled substance with intent to sell.
- Obtained dismissals in an array of cases based upon law enforcements’ violations of defendants’ Fourth Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure.