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 Recorder profiled Mr. Panish following a series of successful cases last year. The first of those cases involved a client who was paralyzed after being involved in a serious big rig collision. Mr. Panish felt that the $250,000 settlement offered by the defense pre-trial failed to do justice to his client, who now requires 24-hour medical care. He brought the case to trial and was able to obtain a $36.5 million jury verdict, the largest such personal injury decision in the history of Riverside County.
That was just the tip of the iceberg in 2012. After turning down a $2 million settlement, Mr. Panish was able to secure a $20 million verdict for a woman who had also been injured by a big rig collision, $10 million for a family whose special needs child died on a school bus, and $9 million for an individual who suffered an injury on the job.
When bringing cases such as these to trial, Mr. Panish uses the power of technology to help the jury better understand the situation which befell his clients. A big proponent of a computer’s ability to demonstrate the facts of a case in a visual, easy-to-understand manner, Mr. Panish employs technology experts in a bid to put together the best case possible. In the case of the aforementioned Riverside big rig crash case, staff put together an animated recreation of the incident to show exactly what transpired.
These latest trials join a list of more than 100 cases brought to trial by Mr. Panish since he started practicing law upon graduation from Southwestern Law School. Mr. Panish figures that he secured $300 million in settlements and verdicts last year alone.