In The Recorder’s annual report of California’s top verdicts, four of the highlighted verdicts were obtained by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP – the most by any law firm. The four jury verdicts total over $75 million and all are among the top 33 highest in the state in 2012. Last year, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP was recognized by The Recorder as having five of the top verdicts in California in 2011, with awards totaling over $65 million.
The four verdicts demonstrate Panish Shea & Boyle LP’s continued ability to win significant verdicts at trial year after year. The 2012 verdicts include a $36.5 million jury verdict in a case arising from a big-rig truck crash that left a woman catastrophically injured (Sheth v. Schneider National Carriers, Inc.); a $20 million jury verdict in a case involving a hit-and-run truck crash that left a 47-year-old woman catastrophically injured (Rivas v. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.); a $10 million jury verdict in the death of a three-year-old boy with special needs who died on a bus ride home from school (Cisler v. Capistrano Unified School District); and a $9.3 million verdict for an injured worker in a case taken on by the firm the week before trial (Cedillo v. the Efim Sobol Trust).
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