Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2020

Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 100 plaintiff jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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51
Amount: $641,860.00
Attorneys: John Nojima of Lederer & Nojima LLP; Greyson Goody of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Luciano v. Knopf
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
52
Amount: $615,000.00
Attorneys: Keith J. Bruno, Stephen K. McElroy of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley LLP
Case: Larson v. O’Reilly
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
53
Amount: $612,250.00
Attorneys: John F. Denove of Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy; Mark Waecker of Law Offices of Mark Waecker
Case: Kim v. Ma Gal B.B.Q.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Restaurant Negligence, Negligent Tort
54
Amount: $610,190.00
Attorneys: Luan K. Phan, Sharon Niku of PB Law Group LLP
Case: Hesselgrave v. Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Negligent Tort
55
Amount: $507,748.00
Attorneys: John S. Hinman, Seth E. Workman of Hinman Law Group P.C.; Joseph Pourshalimy, Laura Ames of Law Offices of Joseph Pourshalimy, PC
Case: Bassett-Smith v. Flores
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
56 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Victor L. George, Wayne C. Smith of Law Offices of Victor L. George
Case: Samson v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Assoc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
56 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory Garrison, Kevin Rhine of Gregory M. Garrison APC
Case: Albertini v. Acebo-Houlihan
Type: Property Rights, Nuisance, Intentional Tort, Real Estate, Trespass
57
Amount: $479,313.00
Attorneys: Maro Burunsuzyan, David L. Scott of Law Offices of Maro Burunsuzyan
Case: Perez-Sandi v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
58
Amount: $458,650.00
Attorneys: Michael B. Geoola, Daniel D. Geoulla, Mahsa Farid of B & D Law Group APLC
Case: Flores v. Soria, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
59
Amount: $457,800.00
Attorneys: Pejman Ben-Cohen, Megan R. Gyongyos, Robert J. Ounjian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley
Case: Aguilar v. Davis
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort
60
Amount: $434,713.00
Attorneys: Daniel T. Pierson of Law Offices of Daniel T. Pierson
Case: Shannon v. Saleh
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
61
Amount: $408,175.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey C. Lyon of Lyon Law P.C.
Case: San Juan v. Hernandez
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Imprisonment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
62
Amount: $404,228.00
Attorneys: Jacob Cutler of Strategic Legal Practices APC; Michael H. Rosenstein, Brian T. Shippen-Murray of Law Offices of Michael H. Rosenstein LC; Ramtin Shahian of Benchmark Legal, P.C.
Case: Newton v. BMW of North America LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Business Liability, Defective Product, Consumer Protection, Lemon Law, Breach of Warranty of Merchantability
63
Amount: $386,904.00
Attorneys: Jeremy J. Levy, Nissim Levin, Jack Gindi, Zev Abramson of Abramson Labor Group
Case: Ortega v. The Kirin Hut
Type: Retaliation, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
64
Amount: $326,719.00
Attorneys: Mark J. Ginnamore, Siamak Vaziri, Shawn K. Elliott of Vaziri Law Group APC
Case: Solorzano v. Sierra
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
65
Amount: $309,250.00
Attorneys: Jon Davidi of Lederer & Nojima LLP; Nathan Werksman of Panish, Shea & Boyle
Case: Jones v. Epstein
Type: Dog Bite, Personal Injury, Animal Attack, Strict Liability
66
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan M. Lebe of Lebe Law A.P.L.C.; Rodney Mesriani of Mesriani Law Group A.P.L.C.
Case: Ortega v. Carson Wild Wings LLC
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
67
Amount: $295,540.00
Attorneys: Brandon S. Reif, Marc Ehrlich of Reif Law Group, P.C.
Case: Brunetti, et al. v. Shaw, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Tort
68
Amount: $287,879.00
Attorneys: Ranger J. Wiens, Daniel L. Jones of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case: Mendonca v. Shahabeddin
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
69
Amount: $272,000.00
Attorneys: W. Douglas Easton, Gabriel M. Mendoza of Easton & Easton, LLP
Case: Kay v. UCSD Medical Center, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
70
Amount: $269,976.00
Attorneys: Jarod A. Krissman, Ian C. Deady of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case: Chabra v. McMenamy
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
71
Amount: $253,454.00
Attorneys: Tom G. Antunovich of Bisnar|Chase
Case: Nevarez v. Brutoco
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
72
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Alan R. Brayton, Gilbert L. Purcell, James P. Nevin, David R. Donadio of Brayton Purcell LLP
Case: Estate of Mahoney v. Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
73
Amount: $217,000.00
Attorneys: W. Douglas Easton, Gabriel M. Mendoza, Brian W. Easton of Easton & Easton L.L.P.
Case: Kay v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
74
Amount: $209,416.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Effres, Justin J. Effres, Debra S. Fischl of Effres & Associates
Case: Bartell v. Spreter
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
75
Amount: $198,070.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey S. Hickey, Mircea S. Tala, Lindsey Downey of Ardalan & Associates; Bernard J. Thalheimer of Law Offices of Burg & Brock
Case: Ekbatani v. Zeidler
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
76
Amount: $195,385.00
Attorneys: Robert L. Clarkson, Brett Rubin of Clarkson Riley Rubin LLP
Case: Clarkson Riley Rubin LLP v. Roussos
Type: Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Commercial Litigation
77
Amount: $192,850.00
Attorneys: Laurence L. Hummer, Rosslyn Hummer of Laurence L. Hummer, A Law Corporation
Case: Laurence L. Hummer, A Law Corp. v. Darwish
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
78
Amount: $192,000.00
Attorneys: Paul R. Kiesel, Steven D. Archer, Bryan Garcia, Nicole Ramirez, Ashley M. Conlogue of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Carlin v. Boroomand
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
79
Amount: $165,000.00
Attorneys: Eugene G. Bruno, Bassem N. Salem of Eugene Bruno & Associates
Case: Brown v. Singhal
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
80
Amount: $150,342.00
Attorneys: Alexander M. Merino of Merino Yebri LLP
Case: Stern v. Dekirmendjian
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit, Commercial Litigation
81
Amount: $146,376.00
Attorneys: James G. Bohm, Charles H. Smith, Daniel R. Wildish of Bohm Wildish & Matsen LLP
Case: Bohm Wildish LLP v. Roebuck
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
82
Amount: $127,400.00
Attorneys: Bryan M. Garrie, Guillermo Marrero, Chelsea Yamabe of International Practice Group P.C.; Douglas E. Kottler of Law Offices of Kottler & Kottler
Case: Pimentel v. Smith
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, DUI, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
83
Amount: $125,000.00
Attorneys: Frances M. Campbell, Nima Farahani, JoAnne E. Belisle of Campbell & Farahani LLP
Case: Rucker v. Beshkov
Type: Fraud, Landlord-Tenant, Intentional Tort, Wrongful Eviction
84
Amount: $122,150.00
Attorneys: John B. Richards of Law Office of John B. Richards
Case: Polk v. Gerrity
Type: Breach of Contract, Personal Injury, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Nuisance, Landlord-Tenant, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
85
Amount: $118,550.00
Attorneys: Mark D. Holmes of Law Offices of Mark D. Holmes APC; M. Stephen Cho, Christopher Lucero of CKB Vienna LLP
Case: Mills v. Hayes
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith, Shareholder Dispute
86
Amount: $117,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin Cortright, Sunny Delitala of Law Offices of Kevin Cortright; Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case: Patel v. Deputy Sheriff Curtis
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Single-Vehicle Accident
87
Amount: $104,000.00
Attorneys: Armen M. Tashjian of Law Offices of Armen M. Tashjian; Daniel Setareh of Setareh Law APLC
Case: Babaian v. Ralphs Grocery Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
88 (tie)
Amount: $100,000.00
Attorneys: Eugene G. Iredale, Julia Yoo, Grace Jun of Iredale & Yoo APC
Case: Adams v. Sotelo, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
88 (tie)
Amount: $100,000.00
Attorneys: John Roach of Law Office of John J. Roach; Daniel Rossi of Martino & Rossi Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Garcia v. Lin
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
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Note: Verdicts below $100,000 have not been included to the list.

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