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Kendall H. MacVey


3390 University Avenue
5th Floor
(951) 826-8226

Kendall MacVey is a partner with Best Best & Krieger LLP, practicing litigation in eminent domain, public agency litigation, antitrust, business torts and complex litigation.

Mr. MacVey represents both private and public clients. Prior to joining BB&K, he was lead counsel in prosecuting federal antitrust and unfair competition civil law enforcement cases of national and industry-wide scope, including antitrust cases in the record and motion picture industries.

Over the last several years, Mr. MacVey has represented public entities before the California Public Utilities Commission in evidentiary hearings, oral arguments and full briefings involving rate making and other proceedings.

Mr. MacVey received his B.A. degree from Occidental College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA Law School. Mr. MacVey has been the chair of the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he was the first and only person outside of Los Angeles County to hold this position. In addition, he was a master in the Los Angeles Inn of Court for Complex Litigation and president of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has been selected as an attorney-representative to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals judicial conference and appointed by federal judges to serve on panels for the selection of magistrate and bankruptcy judges. Mr. MacVey was appointed to the Standing Committee for Discipline for the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. He chaired the opening ceremonies committee for the new federal courthouse in the Eastern Division of the Central District in Riverside. He is currently appointed to the Central District’s Settlement Officer Panel.

Mr. MacVey has taught classes on civil litigation and eminent domain at the University of California extension programs and other institutions. He has published several articles, including “The Subtle Role of Hearsay in Expert Testimony” in California Litigation, “The Unfair Competition Act” in the California Antitrust Law treatise, “California’s Proposition 90: The Kelo-Plus Strategy Fails” in  Planning and Environmental Law, and “Responding Strategically to a Government Antitrust Investigation” in Working with Government Agencies in Antitrust Law (Aspatore Books). Mr. MacVey has spoken before the Appraisal Institute, the International Right-of-Way Association, the League of California Cities, the National Association of Housing Officials, the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and many other professional organizations throughout the state. He recently testified before the Joint Committees of the State of California Assembly on the history of eminent domain in California.

Mr. MacVey has great depth and breadth of litigation experience which includes winning eminent domain, inverse condemnation, fraud, insider trading, and antitrust cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.
  • Occidental College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • All Federal Courts in California


  • Daily Journal Top Verdicts, Top 20 Defense Results in California (2013)
  • Daily Journal, Top 20 Municipal Lawyers in California (2013)

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