Top 50 Bench Awards in California in 2023



We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff's bench awards, including court and arbitration awards, obtained in California in the year 2023. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either before a judge or arbitrator in California.

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Visit: Top 20 Bench Awards in California in 2023
Attorneys:Linda Streeter, Desmond J. Hinds, Charles G. Brackins of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Case:Douglas Emmett 2000 LLC v. Cabeau Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Paul John B. Badum of Diemer & Wei LLP
Case:Linkage Fin. Grp. Inc. v. Gahbro
Type:Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Calvin Chang of Cal Law APC; Joseph E. Maloney of Joseph E. Maloney, Attorney at Law; G. Eric Lambdin of Law Office of G. Eric Lambdin
Case:Goodson v. County of Plumas
Type:Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
Attorneys:Michael A. Conger of Law Office of Michael A. Conger
Case:Looney v. City of San Diego
Type:Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
Attorneys:Evan L. Ginsburg, Kerri L. Cavish of Law Office of Evan L. Ginsburg
Case:McCatty v. Mkerchyan
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
Attorneys:Greg L. Kirakosian, Raffi S. Batanian of Kirakosian Law APC
Case:Empire Industries Ltd. v. Ocean Unlimited Corp.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Fraud in the Inducement, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
Attorneys:Barton C. Merrill of Law Offices of Barton C. Merrill
Case:Mansi, et al. v. Rim
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
Attorneys:Jeffrey R. Salberg, Sue Y. Park of Jorgensen & Salberg LLP
Case:Ponticello v. Sands
Type:Breach of Contract, Conversion, Commercial Litigation, Negligent Tort
Attorneys:Peter J. Ryan of Flores Ryan LLP
Case:He v. Ho
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation, Negligent Tort
Attorneys:N. Mauricio Reznik of Reznik Law Group
Case:Personic Virtual Clinic LLC v. Concord Export Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
Attorneys:Curtis C. Chen of Curtis C. Chen & Associates
Case:Hu v. Liu, et al.
Type:Economic Loss, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort
Attorneys:David M. Cohen of David M. Cohen APLC
Case:G&I VIII Northridge Operating LP v. Sharp-Donaldson, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Tom A. Nunziato, Illece Buckley Weber of Nunziato Buckley Weber
Case:Ghods, et al. v. Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Negligent Tort
Attorneys:Steven A. Booska of Law Office of Steven A. Booska
Case:Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. v. Milestone Trucking Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Commercial Litigation, Common Count
Attorneys:Danning Jiang of Law Offices of Danning Jiang
Case:Xia v. Park Townsend Homeowners Ass'n
Type:Breach of Contract, Property Rights, Real Estate, Bad Faith
Attorneys:Leodis C. Matthews, Angelica Chopuryan of Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP
Case:Li v. Wang
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
Attorneys:Mark Fang, William G. Short of Mark Fang Attorney at Law APC
Case:Michael v. AAA Tax Consultants Inc., et al.
Type:Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Meal & Rest Breaks
Attorneys:Dominic V. Signorotti of McKenna Brink Signorotti LLP
Case:Piedmont Capital Mgmt. LLC v. Van Epps
Type:Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Howard Goodman of The Law Office of Howard Goodman
Case:Interpool Inc. v. P.T.C. Express, et al.
Type:Economic Loss, Quantum Meruit, Commercial Litigation, Vicarious Liability
Attorneys:I. Donald Weissman of Weissman Law Firm
Case:Belavis LLC v. Yo Yo Amon LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Thomas E. Ladegaard of Law Office of Thomas E. Ladegaard APC
Case:Gem Iron & Metal Inc. v. Total Trucking Service Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Conversion, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Shahrokh Mokhtarzadeh of Law Offices of Shahrokh Mokhtarzadeh; Steven S. Davis of Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Case:Farmand Prop. LLC v. Mindset Box LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Economic Loss, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Jeff A. Mann of Law Offices of Jeff A. Mann
Case:Lee, et al. v. Masser, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
Attorneys:Laura D. Each of Each Legal PC
Case:Hot Wheels Trucking Inc., et al. v. Estrada
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel
Attorneys:Herbert Godel of Law Offices of Herbert Godel & Associates
Case:Munoz v. Valley Fitness Ctr.
Type:Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
Attorneys:Tristan G. Pelayes, Tom Yu of Law Offices of Pelayes & Yu APC; Joseph Bolander of Law Offices of Joseph N. Bolander
Case:Jiang v. Chen
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Property Rights, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Real Estate, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Trespass, Bodily Injury, Law Enforcement Misconduct
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Note: Awards below $100,000 have not been included to the list.
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