Top 100 Bench Awards in the United States in 2021

Top 100 Bench Awards in the United States in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 100 plaintiff's bench awards obtained in the United States in the year 2021. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of the United States.

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51
Amount: $1,760,000.00
Attorneys: Rico J. Tessandore of Law Offices of Rico Tessandore L.L.C.
Case: Gillespie v. American Septic and Side Sewer LLP
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Washington
52
Amount: $1,750,000.00
Attorneys: Evan J. Lide of Stark & Stark
Case: Estate of Pageau v. Buckalew, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
State: New Jersey
53
Amount: $1,635,094.00
Attorneys: William Dennie Cook of Law Office of William D. Cook; William A. Earnhart of Office of the Municipal Attorney
Case: Downing v. Shoreside Petroleum Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Alaska
54
Amount: $1,509,953.00
Attorneys: Brian K. Carroll, Allen V. Wilson of Sanderford & Carroll P.C.
Case: Cash Construction Co. Inc. v. City of Pflugerville
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
55
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: J. Christopher Wilson of Wilson & Luginbill L.L.C.; E. Wayne Ridgeway Jr. of Burriss & Ridgeway; R. Alexander Murdaugh, Ronnie L. Crosby of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick P.A.
Case: Faris v. Broome, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State: South Carolina
56
Amount: $1,320,699.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Joblove, Nina Greene, Jessica Serrell Erenbaum of Genovese Joblove & Battista P.A.
Case: Tim Hortons USA, et al. v. Tims Milner L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Unfair Competition, Landlord-Tenant, Trademark Infringement, Commercial Litigation
State: Florida
57
Amount: $1,303,719.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Brochin of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P.
Case: Arellano v. OHL USA,et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation
State: Florida
58
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Roy T. Willey, Eric M. Poulin, Matthew T. Foss of Anastopoulo Law Firm L.L.C.
Case: Redick v. Northrup, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: South Carolina
59
Amount: $1,184,350.41
Attorneys: T. A. Borowski, Jr., Darryl Steve Traylor, Jr., of Borowski & Traylor, P.A.
Case: Dancaescu v. Levitan
Type: Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Fraud, Intentional Tort
State: Florida
60
Amount: $1,171,199.00
Attorneys: Steven C. Dawson of Dawson & Rosenthal P.C.; Steven J. German of Begam Marks & Traulsen P.A.; Frederic G. Lemberg of Law Offices of Frederic G. Lemberg
Case: Alsadi v. Intel Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Gas Leak, Negligent Tort
State: Arizona
61
Amount: $1,135,742.00
Attorneys: John D. Halepaska of Law Offices of Jason W. Jordan L.L.C.; Jason D. Hermele of Law Offices of John D. Halepaska
Case: Lowery v. Hastings, et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft
State: Colorado
62
Amount: $1,111,634.94
Attorneys: Rickey J. Brantley, Alex Pelley of BrantleyPelley P.L.L.C.
Case: Pana, et al. v. Evangelista-Ysasaga, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
63
Amount: $1,100,293.76
Attorneys: Keith Fuicelli, Lori Tolle of Fuicelli & Lee, PC
Case: Luby v. Delay
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Colorado
64
Amount: $1,097,480.00
Attorneys: Roger N. Walter of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy Chtd.
Case: Hefner v. Deutscher, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, Shareholder Dispute
State: Kansas
65
Amount: $1,049,012.00
Attorneys: Richard Risinger, Deputy City Attorney of Pasadena, TX
Case: City of Pasadena v. Gonzalez
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Deceptive Trade Practices, Intentional Tort, Construction Defect, Faulty Workmanship
State: Texas
66
Amount: $1,038,698.00
Attorneys: Kenneth Reed of Law Offices of Kenneth Reed
Case: Direct Text LLC v. Bright Star Logistics Inc.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Indemnity, Tortious Interference, Conversion, Intentional Tort
State: California
67
Amount: $1,038,417.00
Attorneys: Michael Iaconelli, William Clements of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Case: Touraine, L.P. v. Spruce 1530, LLC, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Property Rights, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Real Estate
State: Pennsylvania
68
Amount: $1,030,674.00
Attorneys: David M. Bae of Boyle & Shaughnessy Law P.C.
Case: Terry v. Hospitality Mutual Ins. Co.
Type: Assault & Battery, Deceptive Trade Practices, Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Bad Faith
State: Massachusetts
69
Amount: $1,000,265.00
Attorneys: John Paul Truskett, Courtney N. Driskell, Samuel T. Perrine of Truskett Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: Ward v. Miller
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: Oklahoma
70 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin W. Burkhart, Sutton T. Slover of Law Office of Sutton T. Slover, P.C.
Case: De Castandeda v. Estrada, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Georgia
70 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: George T. Major Jr. of Oliver Maner LLP
Case: Johnson v. Brown, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Georgia
71
Amount: $975,431.00
Attorneys: David L. Thompson of Podorowsky Thompson Baron
Case: Estate of Lockery v. T & T Auto LLC
Type: Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Connecticut
72
Amount: $960,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel E. DeKoter of DeKoter, Thole, Dawson & Rockman P.L.C.
Case: C2P Pigs LLC, et al. v. Agri Control Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation
State: Iowa
73
Amount: $950,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan T. Guldin of Clark Guldin Attorneys at Law
Case: Diaz v. Pires, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
74
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Eric V. Traut, Connor J. Traut of Traut Firm
Case: Schrauwers-White, et al. v. Roy
Type: Invasion of Privacy, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: California
75
Amount: $840,000.00
Attorneys: J.B. Dilsheimer, Tyler J. Stampone of Stampone O'Brien Dilsheimer Law
Case: Zubrycki v. All in One Warehousing Distribution, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
76
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorneys: Paul L. Macek of Hopkins & Huebner P.C.
Case: Freeman v. Blackwell
Type: Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State: Iowa
77
Amount: $799,905.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Reilly of Cicchiello & Cicchiello L.L.P.
Case: Gomez v. Torres, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: Connecticut
78
Amount: $772,276.81
Attorneys: Michael Mates, Jason M. Melton of Whittel & Melton, LLC
Case: Sharp v. Nichols, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
State: Florida
79
Amount: $748,521.00
Attorneys: Michael L. Justice of Law Office of Michael L. Justice
Case: Fantasia v. Palombo
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
80
Amount: $729,000.00
Attorneys: Paul D. Bekman of Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin L.L.C.
Case: Hupp v. USA
Type: Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Maryland
81
Amount: $693,326.00
Attorneys: Joshua D. Spitalnik of The Law Office of Joshua D. Spitalnik P.C.
Case: Tyrek Heights Erectors Inc. v. WDF Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: New York
82
Amount: $666,206.00
Attorneys: Samuel R. Feldman, Lauren M. Papenhausen, Yanbing Chu of White & Case L.L.P.
Case: Chacon v. Ciano, et al.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Economic Loss, Property Damage, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
83
Amount: $650,679.00
Attorneys: Walter V. Williams, Kurt D. Metscher of Thomas Williams McConnell P.L.L.C.
Case: Shive v. RTRA Properties L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Securities Fraud, Promissory Note
State: Texas
84
Amount: $646,211.00
Attorneys: Joseph T. Mallon Jr., Marshall N. Perkins of Mallon LLC
Case: Uyanwune v. Gladstone Psychiatry & Wellness LLC
Type: Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Maryland
85
Amount: $632,000.00
Attorneys: Tyler H. Bridgers of Simon Bridgers Spires; Joseph L. Wilson of Joseph Wilson Injury Lawyer
Case: Yabra v. FedEx Custom Critical, Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Georgia
86
Amount: $618,654.00
Attorneys: James E. Weger, Patrick G. Colvin of Jones, Gotcher & Bogan P.C.
Case: Flintco LLC v. Total Installation Management Specialists Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: Oklahoma
87
Amount: $616,920.00
Attorneys: Nicholas Papadakos of Law Offices of Stuart G. Blackburn L.L.C.
Case: Merrimack Mutual Ins. Co. v. Christian
Type: Property Damage, Subrogation, Negligent Tort, Fire Damage
State: Connecticut
88
Amount: $609,010.00
Attorneys: Garrett M. Moore Sr. of Moore, O’Brien & Foti
Case: Sexual Assault Victim v. VB Holdings LLC, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Connecticut
89
Amount: $608,949.00
Attorneys: Timothy P. Hill of Hill Law Office P.L.L.C.
Case: Captain Freddy’s Inc., et al. v. Volk, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Property Damage, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation
State: North Dakota
90 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Peter S. Mackey of Burns, Cunningham & Mackey; Christopher B. Estes of Estes Law Firm, LLC
Case: McClellan v. Holiday Isle Owners Assoc., Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Personal Injury, Nuisance, Intentional Tort, Trespass, Negligent Tort
State: Alabama
90 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: A. Reza Davani of Miller & Zois L.L.C.
Case: Swiss v. Post
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: Maryland
91
Amount: $575,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas V. Girardi of Girardi Keese; Richard Harris of Richard Harris Law Corporation; Christopher T. Aumais, Christopher B. Good of Good Gustafson LLP
Case: Madero v. Broughton
Type: Fraud, Intentional Tort, Fraudulent Transfer
State: California
92
Amount: $562,240.00
Attorneys: J. Vincent Swiney II of Swiney & Bellenger, LLC
Case: Diaz v. Mata Electric, LLC
Type: Personal Injury, Retaliation, Work Accident, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Electrical Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workers' Compensation
State: Alabama
93
Amount: $544,806.00
Attorneys: Jessica E. Ayala of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers
Case: Rummel v. Hary
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: Connecticut
94
Amount: $540,142.00
Attorneys: Barry H. Beer of Law Offices of Beer & King P.C.
Case: Paniagua v. The USA
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Texas
95
Amount: $540,053.67
Attorneys: Erik C. Neudorff of Malka & Kravitz, P.A.
Case: BNB Construction, Inc. v. Nitzachon 1, LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Unjust Enrichment
State: Florida
96
Amount: $524,662.42
Attorneys: Christopher W. Dempsey, Daniel K. Bean of Abel Bean Law P.A.
Case: Stevens v. Estate of Redding, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Economic Loss, Conversion, Intentional Tort
State: Florida
97
Amount: $523,235.00
Attorneys: Erik B. Thueson of Thueson Law Office; Scott Peterson of Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP
Case: English v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type: Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State: Montana
98
Amount: $515,176.00
Attorneys: Alex Poberesky, Louis C. Carrico of Law Offices of Alex Poberesky P.A.
Case: Hendler v. Safeco Ins. Co., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Negligent Tort
State: Maryland
99
Amount: $514,989.00
Attorneys: Bradford T. Child of Child & Marton L.L.P.
Case: Siddiqui v. Molayem, et al.
Type: Consumer Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation
State: California
100
Amount: $514,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory R. Buchanan of Slocumb Law Firm, LLC
Case: Milton v. Dennis
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
State: Alabama

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