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Panish Shea & Boyle Attorney Articles

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have consistently been in the news for their accomplishments and case results. But they have also been published in prominent law magazines asking for their opinions on various topics. Below are some of the events and publications that they have appeared in or been a part of.

Latest Articles

  • Deborah S. Chang To Co-Chair Daily Journal Inaugural Event “Women Leadership in Law” Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Deborah S. Chang will serve as co-chair for the Daily Journal “Women Leadership in Law” event to be held at The Montage Beverly Hills on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The inaugural conference and interactive forum will bring together some of the greatest law firm and in-house practitioners to participate in ...
  • Brian Panish Among Speakers at American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roadshow 2.0 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish will participate in the upcoming American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roadshow 2.0 – Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win – Los Angeles. Moderated by Honorable Jeremy Fogel, “Roadshow 2.0” will tackle the challenge of making motions better with discussions lead by local judges as ...
  • Whittier Bus Driver Convicted in Death of Paul Lee Distracted With Affair At Time of Incident Armando Abel Ramirez, the bus driver convicted of dependent adult abuse resulting in the death of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, was distracted by an affair with a fellow bus company employee when he failed to ensure the 19-year-old autistic student had exited the bus for school. Sexually explicit text messages documented in a Whittier Police ...
  • Senator Mendoza Presents Signed “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” to Lee Family Commemorating the one year anniversary of Senate Bill 1072’s inception, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Cerritos) welcomed the parents of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee to his Cerritos office on Thursday and presented them with a replica of the bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Eun Ha Lee and Sang Sik Lee worked closely with Senator Mendoza in creating ...
  • Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Obtains $7.5 Million Settlement For Man Injured In Major-Impact Collision PSB attorneys Brian Panish, Adam Shea and Ryan Casey obtained a $7,500,000 settlement for a man severely injured in a major-impact collision with a vehicle driven by a commercial farming employee. On March 5, 2013, Plaintiff was driving his car northbound on a two-lane street when a commercial farming corporation vehicle traveling eastbound blew through a ...
  • Nine Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Attorneys Recognized As 2017 Super Lawyers Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish, Adam Shea, Kevin Boyle, Rahul Ravipudi, Deborah Chang, Daniel Dunbar, Spencer Lucas, Peter Polos, and Tom Schultz have been selected as 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers by the annual publication which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.     ...
  • Newland v. County of Los Angeles Recognized By Daily Journal As 2016 Top Plaintiffs’ Verdict By Impact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP’s $13,935,550 jury verdict against the County of Los Angeles for a young man who suffered extensive injuries as a result of a county employee’s negligence has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of 2016’s Top Verdicts by Impact.  Jake Newland, 19, was walking on a Norwalk, California sidewalk when ...
  • Rahul Ravipudi Discusses Dangerous School Zones with CBS Los Angeles Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death in the United States, with pedestrians and bicyclists the most vulnerable users of the road. Young children are particularly at risk as they travel to and from school. In an effort to bring awareness to the dangers surrounding school zones in California, Panish Shea & Boyle ...
  • Brian Panish Testifies Before New Attorney General Sessions At 2006 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On March 10, 2006, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including then-Senator Jeff Sessions, to testify about defective products and corporate accountability. Mr. Sessions was confirmed as the new United States Attorney General on February 8, 2017. Mr. Panish obtained a $4.9 billion verdict in 1999 in a case against General Motors ...
  • Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Named One Of The 25 Most Influential Law Firms in America Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is honored to be named a member of The Forum: America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms for 2016 by The Trial Lawyer, the official publication of The National Trial Lawyers. The 25 firms recognized for this distinction were chosen from nominations by the magazine’s readers, and reflect law firms which ...

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Brian Panish

  • Brian Panish Named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” Brian Panish has been recognized by the Best Lawyers’ publication as “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. He received the same honor in 2010. In 2009, Panish was named as Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles in the area of Personal Injury Litigation. ...
  • Panish Named One of 2012’s Attorneys of the Year by The Recorder Hot on the heels of Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Brian Panish working tirelessly to secure an $8.3 million verdict for a client who sustained complications after being implanted with the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, a California legal publication has just honored Mr. Panish with the coveted “Attorneys of the Year 2012” distinction. Law.com’s The ...
  • Brian Panish Selected as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Brian Panish has been named a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer magazine. The CLAY awards are given annually by the magazine to recognize attorneys whose work made a significant impact during the previous year. Attorneys are recognized in 21 areas of legal practice; Panish was selected for a CLAY award ...
  • Brian Panish Selected To the Daily Journal’s Annual List of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” Brian Panish has been named by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2012. The list is a compilation of California attorneys “who moved the needle” and “had an impact on the legal industry, the state, the nation and the world”. Over 1000 attorneys were considered for the honor. ...
  • Panish and Chang Ask What is The Value of a Poor Man's Life It might seem counterintuitive to some, but in many wrongful death cases, it can make more sense to discard economic damages entirely in order to focus on the noneconomic damage that can befall those persons who have had a loved one taken away from them.  In the January issue of Advocate, our own Brian J. ...
  • Brian Panish featured in The National Law Journal NEW YORK — It’s not often that a lawyer gets the chance to leave $4.5 billion on the table. But when plaintiffs lawyer Brian Panish proposed to forgo most of the punitive damages his client had won in a suit against General Motors, he joined a small but significant trend: offering to trade big punitive ...

GM should stop passing the buck

  • Dayton Daily News – Richard W. Shapiro, who wrote the Nov. 25 letter to the editor “Perpetuating untruths undermines justice,” was a member of the trial team that defended General Motors in the Anderson case.

Experimenting with the Consumer

  • pdf Trial Magazine – Brian Panish gives his review of Marshall S. Shapo’s book, “Experimenting with the Consumer.”

Multiple Choice

  • Los Angeles Lawyer – Separate choice of law analysis is required for each legal issue arising in a case.

Take Technology to Trial

  • Trial – To prevail at trial, a lawyer must present a simple, understandable case that makes a lasting impression with the jurors. But words are not enough.

Jury Trials in The US

Adam Shea

  • $8.1 Million Settlement for Motorcyclist Injured After Hitting Paper Roll Dropped On Freeway Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang, along with co-counsel Greg Vanni of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell, obtained a $8,100,000 settlement for a 47-year-old man injured when his motorcycle hit a paper roll in a lane of traffic.  Sergio Jolon, was riding his motorcycle on the freeway one morning ...
  • Navigating the Perils of a Stipulated Protective Order Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Adam Shea and Ryan A. Casey have contributed a great article to the newest issue of the Advocate Magazine.  The article delves into the problematic nature of readily agreeing to a stipulated protective order when dealing with a product liability case. Although it may seem like the better option to agree ...
  • 8-figure Settlement for Victims Whose Vehicle Was Struck by an Oncoming Semi-Truck. On March 1, 2013, Adam Shea and Spencer Lucas recovered a confidential 8-figure settlement for their injured clients whose vehicle was struck head-on by an oncoming semi-truck. On the morning of May 18, 2011, a young married couple were traveling in their SUV on their way to work as teachers with their 18 month old daughter ...
  • Shea and Casey Explain How to Litigate a Tire Failure Liability Case Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Adam Shea have been featured in the latest issue of The Advocate Magazine.  In a standout report, they expound upon certain challenges that await plaintiff lawyers attempting to litigate a product liability case involving the failure of a tire.  Not only do the two go into detail ...

Kevin Boyle

  • Boyle and Glassman Discuss Obviously Intoxicated Minors Statute Not all cases are as cut and dried as initially suspected.  In the March issue of Advocate, Kevin Boyle and Robert Glassman, two members of our firm, talk about the challenges that awaited them when they took a personal injury case involving an intoxicated minor who was liable in an automobile accident. During an exploration of ...
  • Glassman and Boyle Find Opportunities to Chip Away at Prop 51 In the January/February issue of Forum, our firm’s very own Robert Glassman and Kevin Boyle discuss the ways that personal injury lawyers can get around the legal hurdles imposed by Proposition 51.  Thanks to the efforts of tort reformers and insurance companies, this proposition was passed way back in 1986.  Basically, the measure limited the ...

Rehnquist Was Humble, Respectful, With Great Sense of Humor

  • pdf The Daily Journal – A lot has been written and said about Chief Justice William Rehnquist over the last few days – some of it nice, some of it not so nice.

Multiple Choice

  • Los Angeles Lawyer – Separate choice of law analysis is required for each legal issue arising in a case.

Finding Opportunity to Chip Away at Prop. 51

Deborah Chang

  • Panish and Chang Ask What is The Value of a Poor Man's Life It might seem counterintuitive to some, but in many wrongful death cases, it can make more sense to discard economic damages entirely in order to focus on the noneconomic damage that can befall those persons who have had a loved one taken away from them.  In the January issue of Advocate, our own Brian J. ...

Pete Kaufman

Rahul Ravipudi

  • Rahul Ravipudi Examines Danger on the Docks In an issue of The Advocate from last year, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Rahul Ravipudi discussed the threat to safety posed on the docks by workers who engage in drug and alcohol use while on the job.  If this substance abuse leads to an injury of another party, the ensuing discovery process is critical ...
  • Ravipudi and Casey Discuss How to Counter Abuse of Discovery Process In the August issue of Advocate, our firm’s own Rahul Ravipudi and Ryan Casey illustrate how important the discovery process is in a personal injury case and show what can be done should the defendant withhold or even destroy evidence that can be used to benefit your claim.  In such instances, the state of California ...
  • Rahul Ravipudi Discusses Dealing With The State of California’s First Line of Defense – Stonewalling Any Meaningful Discovery One of the most important steps that must be made when pursuing a personal injury case is obtaining every piece of information relevant to the case.  This is known as the discovery process, and it is typically used to prove liability of the defendant, who may knowingly or unknowingly be harboring some critical safety oversight ...

Robert Glassman

  • Compelling the Participation of Recalcitrant Witnesses at Deposition The newest issue of Los Angeles Lawyers finds Panish Shea and Boyle’s own Robert Glassman outlining how to approach a situation wherein the counsel for the opposing side attempts to put barriers up to the proper testimony of a witness. In it, Mr. Glassman describes how the only reason such an objection by the opposing counsel ...
  • Exploding Exercise Ball Injures NBA Player An NBA player has reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributors of an exercise ball that exploded during training camp. Francisco Garcia, then 29, was balancing on a Gymnic Burst Resistant Plus Stability Ball while using dumbbells when the ball burst, causing him to fall and fracture his wrist. Garcia had ...
  • Casey And Glassman Detail The Benefits of a Mock Jury in Forum In the July/August 2012 issue of Forum, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Robert Glassman detail the benefits that can be reaped by putting together a mock jury before a case goes to trial.  They explain that mock juries can help an attorney figure out if an otherwise complex liability case is going ...
  • Robert Glassman – From Law Student to Seasoned Litigator in Just Three Years From Southwestern Law School Alumni News – Robert Glassman, an attorney with the plaintiffs law firm of Panish Shea & Boyle, takes a moment from his busy practice to answer a few questions about his journey from law school to law practice and why he continues to support Southwestern as a member of the ...
  • $6.6 Million Auto Collision Award Makes Waves in Southern California A payout by the city of Los Angeles to the family of a woman killed in an automobile accident could provide the impetus for the Los Angeles Police Department to begin changing the way they conduct their affairs. The story was recently reported in the Los Angeles Times, and it has now made its way onto ...
  • Boyle and Glassman Discuss Obviously Intoxicated Minors Statute Not all cases are as cut and dried as initially suspected.  In the March issue of Advocate, Kevin Boyle and Robert Glassman, two members of our firm, talk about the challenges that awaited them when they took a personal injury case involving an intoxicated minor who was liable in an automobile accident. During an exploration of ...
  • Glassman and Boyle Find Opportunities to Chip Away at Prop 51 In the January/February issue of Forum, our firm’s very own Robert Glassman and Kevin Boyle discuss the ways that personal injury lawyers can get around the legal hurdles imposed by Proposition 51.  Thanks to the efforts of tort reformers and insurance companies, this proposition was passed way back in 1986.  Basically, the measure limited the ...

The Expansive Reach of Proposition 213

  • pdf Los Angeles Lawyer – Robert Glassman discusses Proposition 213 and its broad interpretations, as well as surviving remedies and thoeries.

Finding Opportunity to Chip Away at Prop. 51

Ryan Casey

  • Navigating the Perils of a Stipulated Protective Order Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Adam Shea and Ryan A. Casey have contributed a great article to the newest issue of the Advocate Magazine.  The article delves into the problematic nature of readily agreeing to a stipulated protective order when dealing with a product liability case. Although it may seem like the better option to agree ...
  • Casey And Glassman Detail The Benefits of a Mock Jury in Forum In the July/August 2012 issue of Forum, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Robert Glassman detail the benefits that can be reaped by putting together a mock jury before a case goes to trial.  They explain that mock juries can help an attorney figure out if an otherwise complex liability case is going ...
  • Shea and Casey Explain How to Litigate a Tire Failure Liability Case Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Adam Shea have been featured in the latest issue of The Advocate Magazine.  In a standout report, they expound upon certain challenges that await plaintiff lawyers attempting to litigate a product liability case involving the failure of a tire.  Not only do the two go into detail ...
  • Ravipudi and Casey Discuss How to Counter Abuse of Discovery Process In the August issue of Advocate, our firm’s own Rahul Ravipudi and Ryan Casey illustrate how important the discovery process is in a personal injury case and show what can be done should the defendant withhold or even destroy evidence that can be used to benefit your claim.  In such instances, the state of California ...

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