Successful Verdicts and SettlementsThe following is a brief list of cases that we have recently handled. The descriptions are purposefully broad in an attempt to maintain client privacy and to avoid giving unreasonable expectations. However, hopefully they will give you an idea of the nature of the cases we handle. It is important to note that every case is unique and has its own set of facts and circumstances that may affect the ultimate outcome. We look for angles that may not be so obvious. Disclaimer: Every case is different, and the following case results do not guarantee a similar outcome in any case. The amounts recovered in the following examples are approximate in some cases. For information about your potential case and possible recovery, always consult with a qualified attorney.
$4,700,000 judgment obtained in a legal malpractice case where client’s prior attorney transferred title to his own property and held other property under former spouse’s name.
$3,500,000 appealed increase in real property tax reassessment successfully appealed.
$1,000,000 recovered on a product liability case involving fireworks and multiple amputations. Not only was liability disputed, but the insurance carrier vigorously disputed coverage.
$1,000,000 recovered in motor vehicle collision involving an alleged stolen vehicle. Insurance company for the vehicle denied coverage.
$2,000,000 recovered on a horse / equine accident involving quadriplegia. The defense argued primary assumption of risk despite the newbie victim being given a horse with dangerous propensities known to its handler.
$1,000,000 recovered for client who suffered spinal injuries from a fall off a ladder. The defense contested liability, and there were multiple insurance coverage disputes.
$1,000,000 recovered for client in a motorcycle vs car collision. The defense claimed the motorcycle traveled too fast and struck defendant whose was making a left turn.
$900,000 recovered for elderly client suffering amputation resulting from tripping on a curb and being run over by a bus pulling away from its stop.
$750,000 recovered for student on a school sponsored trip, suffering serious spinal injury despite having signed a written activities waiver.
$750,000 recovered for tradesman client against a sub-contractor for negligently installing safety barriers at a construction site. Defense claimed intoxication.
$550,000 recovered for client who rear-ended a slow-moving bottom-loader big rig late at night on a dark freeway. The defense argued inattention.
$500,000 recovered for client suffering multiple injuries suffered from a motor vehicle collision caused by an intoxicated driver who only had $50,000 in insurance coverage.
$500,000 recovered for family in a wrongful death case involving multiple other competing claimants and only $250,000 in insurance coverage for car accident where a vehicle struck debris on a highway.
$500,000 recovered for family in a wrongful death case involving a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The defense argued plaintiff was jay walking late at night while wearing dark clothes during a light rain.
$400,000 recovered for client suffering traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle collision where there was only $250,000 in insurance coverage.
$400,000 recovered in a wrongful death action against the State of California where client’s vehicle hydroplaned on a freeway in Los Angeles County. The defense argued excessive speed.
$350,000 recovered for client against former employer for identity theft.
$350,000 recovered for a client who fell at her own home when flooring contractors failed to cover a hole at the base of the bedroom stairs.
$350,000 recovered for client suffering a fractured leg in a premises liability case against the landlord. The defense argued the client caused the injury by knocking over a structure.
$325,000 recovered for client suffering severe burns against a service station that siphoned gasoline with an electric motor.
$300,000 recovered in a traumatic brain injury case involving disputed insurance coverage based on an exclusion in the policy.
$300,000 recovered for client against a sub-contractor for negligently installed heavy machinery on a construction job-site. The defense argued the injuries were not caused by the incident.
$250,000 recovered in a motorcycle vs. car collision in a freeway lane splitting case involving a fractured arm. The vehicle made a sudden lane change. The defense argued the vehicle had completed its lane change and that the motorcyclist was traveling at an excessive speed.
$200,000 recovered in a wrongful death action involving a pedestrian struck by a bus. Defense argued the pedestrian stepped in front of the bus.
$200,000 recovered for plaintiff suffering lacerated internal organs from a car crash, where the driver of the vehicle the police found to be at-fault only had $100,000 in insurance coverage.
$160,000 recovered for plaintiff against former employer who failed to have worker’s compensation insurance.
$150,000 recovered for client dragged by tow truck during a repossession of client’s vehicle.
$150,000 recovered for client suspected of burning his own vehicle.
$150,000 recovered for client suffering torn ligament to the shoulder during a massage stretch / manipulation.
$150,000 recovered for bicyclist suffering fractured arm who struck debris left in the roadway of a residential neighborhood.
$125,000 recovered for car dealer client against finance company clouding title to multiple vehicles.
$125,000 recovered for plaintiff against former employer for unpaid wages.
$125,000 obtained in slip and fall case against fast food restaurant who claimed client fell because of his shoes.
$100,000 recovered for client in a legal malpractice case against former attorney, where the former attorney’s opposing counsel (now disbarred and convicted felon) misappropriated funds held in a trust account.
$100,000 recovered for pedestrian struck by a car whose driver claimed the sun temporarily blinded her.
$100,000 recovered for client sued by former employer who claimed client interfered with the business’ contractual relations.
$100,000 recovered for plaintiff whose fractured arm was caused by tripping on merchandise at a store’s outdoor display.
$100,000 recovered for plaintiff whose prior cervical fusion was aggravated in a motor vehicle collision where there was only $25,000 in liability insurance. The defense argued plaintiff was at-fault for rear-ending the defendant.
$100,000 recovered for client who was sued by the other driver in a motor vehicle collision
$100,000 recovered for a client who the insurance carrier claimed was at-fault for broad-siding the other vehicle.
$100,000 recovered in a product liability case where the manufacturer claimed the injury could not have been caused by product, and if it was, then the client was at-fault for continuing to use the product after the injury.
$90,000 recovered for client against former employer for unpaid wages.
$80,000 recovered for client who was wrongfully sued by former spouse’s new spouse.
$75,000 recovered for client in an elder abuse case against nursing home that failed to have adequate staffing levels.
$70,000 recovered in a product liability case involving an exploding e-cigarette.
$50,000 recovered for plaintiff suffering broken leg in bicycle vs. motor vehicle collision. Defense argued the minor plaintiff was racing a buddy down a hill in a residential neighborhood.
$50,000 recovered for client in a food allergy case involving an undisclosed ingredient.
$50,000 obtained for an elderly woman struck by a pallet jack with a wide turn radius in a grocery store.
$50,000 obtained in dog bite case where insurance carrier claimed the dog was provoked by a pool cleaner lawfully on the property.
$50,000 recovered for a client who tripped at the base of a ramp at a motel entrance that was visually concealed.
$50,000 recovered in a motor vehicle collision where the insurance carrier disputed who had the right-of-way.
$50,000 recovered in a professional negligence attorney malpractice case.
$7,000 judgment against client involving allegations of credit card fraud case where client sued for approx. $200,000.
Dismissal of lawsuit against contractor client involving former employee suing for wrongful termination.
EDD unemployment appeal granted where EDD claimed client was retired at time of disability.
EDD disability appeal granted where EDD claimed client should have received Unemployment at time of disability.
Confidential amount recovered for unpaid wages.
Confidential amount of recovery for two families in a wrongful death case involving a high-speed pursuit by law enforcement following a pretext traffic stop.
Restraining Order obtained against third party interfering with employment.
Recovery of all attorney fees for client who was wrongfully sued by sibling found by the Court to be a vexatious litigant.
Dismissal of civil lawsuit against client who was previously criminally convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for the same conduct.
Confidential recovery for real estate broker for unpaid commissions.
Dismissal of lawsuit against real estate broker client for fraud involving claimed failure to disclose.
Triggered insurance coverage and subsequent settlement with insurance monies for client who was previously convicted of attempted murder. Protected client’s personal assets.
Triggered insurance coverage which had previously been denied under an exclusion and subsequent settlement with insurance monies for client who shot and killed a person during a dispute. Protected client’s personal assets.