The simple fact of the matter is that the most important thing you can do to protect yourself in any lawsuit is to make sure of the quality of the lawyer you're going to hire. The lawyer must be experienced. The lawyer must be well financed. The lawyer must have an outstanding reputation in the community. The lawyer must be feared. No feared in the sense that they are disliked, but feared in the sense that the other side knows the quality of the work and the amount of effort that your lawyer is going to put into your case.
I have tried over 80 Jury Trials and Arbitrations. I have more Plaintiff's verdicts than any other female attorney in the Inland Empire. We are a small law firm. You will not be shuffled off to a young associate lawyer. I will personally be at your side every step of the way. We may be a small law firm but we have a big reputation. I am the first female President of the local Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. I am a Martindale-Hubblell AV rated attorney. I am a member of the Consumer Attornery of California and the Inland Empire. I was voted in the Top Trial Lawyers in the United States by the American Trial Lawyers Association in 2007 and 2009.
Why is that so important? Of course, I cannot guarantee that my past success will equate to a win in your specific case, but what that kind of experience gets you is the ability to maximize the value of your case as quickly as possible. When a lawyer consistently wins significant verdicts against Defendants, the entire legal community knows it. You get your "reputation". You reputation in this business is everything.
Here are just a few of my biggest accomplishments:
Mnatsakanyan V. CalFarm; Insurance bad faith case where the Insurance company failed to pay for fire losses. Result: $4.7 million for the Plaintiff.
Fraijo v. Equipment Manufacturer: Defective Parking brake disengaged allowing the scraper to run over the operator. Result: $3.5 million to Plaintiff.
Shtayyeh v. Kaiser: Failure to diagnose a blood clotting disorder and failure to porperly treat the condition: Result: $1,100,000.00 for the Plaintiff.
Oliver v Toyo Tire: Tire de-lamination resulting in truck overturning. Result: $1.3 million to the Plaintiff
Hamby v. Riverside Medical Clinic: Lost pathology specimen and failure to diagnose cancer: $1.75 million to Plaintiff
Eastwood v. Caterpillar: Defective asphalt paver that deployed a wing screed into worker. Result: $1 million verdict for the Plaintiff.
Mundeu v. Kaiser, failure to get informed consent for a brain surgery $3.3 million verdict.
Baksh v. Kaiser , failure to stop blood thinner after auto accident, $1.3 million verdict