Brian Panish

One of the country's leading trial attorneys, Brian Panish has obtained some of the most significant jury verdicts in United States history on behalf of plaintiffs. His courtroom victories include a $4.9 billion verdict in the landmark products liability case Anderson v. General Motors, and over thirty verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million in personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation cases.

Since 2011 alone, Mr. Panish has obtained more than $140 million in verdicts, including a $36.5 million jury verdict against Schneider National for a big-rig crash that left a woman with severe spinal cord injuries, a $17 million jury verdict against the Los Angeles MTA in the wrongful death of a visually impaired passenger, a $17.845 million award in a wrongful death case involving four family members killed when a Marine jet crashed into their home, a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run accident involving a J.B. Hunt tractor trailer, a $8.3 million verdict in the first DePuy ASR Hip Implant case to go to trial, and a $15.3 million verdict against Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District for a woman and her daughter in a bus injury case.

Mr. Panish has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations as being among the top trial lawyers in the country. Among other honors, he received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award in the area of Personal Injury in 2013 and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010 by the California Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and in 1999 by the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles. The Recorder named Mr. Panish as among the top 20 lawyers in California in 2012, and he has been named by Law Dragon as One of the Top 500 Attorneys and Litigators in the United States. In 2010, he also received a Champions of Justice award from Loyola Law School.

Mr. Panish is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, comprised of 100 of the nation's top plaintiffs' lawyers. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and was the 2011 President of the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA.

Mr. Panish received his law degree, with honors, from Southwestern Law School, and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Southwestern in 2011. He received his B.S. from California State University Fresno, where he was named Scholar Athlete, was the recipient of the Athletic Directors Award and was named outstanding alumnus at the school's Centennial Celebration in 2010.