Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Adam Shea has been recognized as a 2021 Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. The list recognizes plaintiff lawyers from across the country who are agents of change and have shown a deep passion and perserverance in pursuit of their mission. As noted in the profile featuring Mr. Shea, becoming a trial lawyer is something he’s known he’s wanted to do since law school and he has obtained numerous record results for his clients — most recently securing a $39.5 million settlement for college student Marissa Freeman who was catastrophically injured after suffering heat stroke during an outdoor class at California State University San Bernardino.
In addition to the monetary settlement and as a condition of the agreement with the Freeman family, California State University agreed to develop and implement a system-wide policy for heat illness prevention, education and protocols with input from Dr. Douglas Casa, the head of the Korey Stringer Institute, a heat illness research and advocacy organization. This policy will apply in all academic environments to the nearly 500,000 enrolled students at all 23 California State University campuses.
“We always like to get nonmonetary changes,” said Mr. Shea. “We want to make a difference, so no one else experiences the same situations as our clients.”
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