Brian Panish Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Aviation Law By Best Lawyers

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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP partner Brian Panish has been named by Best Lawyers as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles in the area of Aviation Law. This distinct honor recognizes the individual attorney in a geographic location who receives the highest overall peer-feedback in a specific practice area.

This is Mr. Panish’s fifth “Lawyer of the Year” recognition by the publication and his peers.

In 2016 and 2009, Mr. Panish was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation for the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. He was also named as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the area of Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation in Los Angeles in 2015 and 2010.

In addition to being named 2018 Aviation Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles, Mr. Panish was also included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Aviation Law.

Brian Panish has obtained some of the most significant jury verdicts in United States history on behalf of plaintiffs including a $4.9 billion record verdict in the landmark products liability case Anderson v. General Motors, and over 75 verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million in personal injury, car accident, wrongful death and business litigation cases, including four verdicts in excess of $50 million.  Mr. Panish consistently serves in a leading role in the largest personal injury cases in the state and country, including the Porter Ranch Gas Blowout Litigation, the Olympus Superbug CRE Litigation, the DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation and the Asiana Airlines Crash Litigation.

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of aviation accidents. Some of the firm’s significant results include a $17.85 million jury verdict for a man whose wife, two daughters and mother-in-law were tragically killed when a Navy/Marine Corps jet’s fuel tanks failed, causing it to crash into the family’s San Diego home, a $15 million jury verdict for a brother and sister whose parents were killed in a crash of Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 which attempted to take off on a closed runway during Typhoon Xangsane, a $13.5 million settlement for two military personal who were catastrophically injured when their Apache Longbow helicopter crashed during the war in Iraq, and an $11 million settlement for the families of three people who lost their lives when their plane crashed in Aspen, Colorado while enroute to a birthday celebration.