Kenneth Bacon

Top rated Professional Liability attorney in Sacramento, California

Mastagni Holstedt, APC
Kenneth Bacon
Mastagni Holstedt, APC

Practice Areas: Professional Liability, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1982

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

Mastagni Holstedt, APC

1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811 Visit website


Attorney Kenneth Bacon is a senior associate at Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation. Since joining the Sacramento law firm's civil litigation department, he has focused primarily on legal malpractice law. In addition, he also assists clients from throughout the state of California who face legal challenges relating to the following:

• Insurance coverage and litigation
• Construction defects and litigation
• Professional liability and ethics

Mr. Bacon began his legal career in 1982 after earning his law degree from Santa Clara Law and his admission to The State Bar of California. In addition to his approval to practice in all of California's state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

After a legal career spanning nearly 30 years, Mr. Bacon has built a reputation as one of the state's leading civil litigation attorneys. In fact, the California Board of Legal Specialization recognizes him as a board-certified legal malpractice specialist. In addition to his recognition from the state, he has also received a number of honors, including a "Very Good" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Bacon is a respected member of the legal community, as evidenced by a number of leadership positions in various organizations. He served as chair of The State Bar of California's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, and he is the current chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association's Fee Arbitration Committee and Ethics Committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Professional Liability: Defense, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, General Litigation

Focus areas

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

  • 60% Professional Liability: Defense
  • 30% Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1982, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization 2011 to present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section
  • Committee Member, California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2007-present
  • State Bar of California, Member Litigation Section, Law Practice Management Section and Real Property Law Section
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 to 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) 
  • American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Data Center
  • Vice-Chair, California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2009-2010
  • State Bar of California, Member, State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Sacramento County Bar Association Delegate, Conference of California Bar Associations 2016 to present 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Chair, Sacramento County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program 2011 to present
  • American Bar Association, Member Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility
  • Chair, California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2011-2012
  • Presiding Arbitrator, California State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program
  • Chair, State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, State Bar of California, 2011-2012
  • California State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • National Association of Legal Fee Analysis
Educational Background:
  • San Jose State University, B.S., Major:Criminology, 1978
Industry Groups:
  • Association Of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Office location for Kenneth Bacon

1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: 916-491-4246


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

Certificates and credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization
Legal Professional Liability
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