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Firm Involvement & Events

  • Rahul Ravipudi Appointed Public Entity Co-Lead Counsel in JUUL Labs Product Cases
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP partner Rahul Ravipudi has been appointed to serve as Public Entity Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel representing public entities, including school districts, in the Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding against electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs. The leadership appointment is detailed in a Case Management Order signed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ...
  • Ryan Casey & Andrew Owen Explain How Recent Caselaw Could Affect the Expert Designation Process
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Ryan Casey and Andrew Owen have been featured in the February issue of the journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations of Southern California, Advocate magazine. In the article entitled ‘Designated Hit’, they discuss expert designation and how recent caselaw affects the ability to strike “improper” experts found in defendant’s supplemental ...
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Files Class Action Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Manufacturer JUUL Labs, Inc.
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles Unified) and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP held a joint press conference in downtown Los Angeles today to announce the filing of a class action lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc., the leading e-cigarette manufacturer, for creating an epidemic of youth vaping that has infiltrated the second-largest school ...
  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA
    Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • UC Regents & UCLA Doctor Sued for Wrongful Death of Maria Isabella Steele
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish, Pete Kaufman and Whitney Smith have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of decedent’s husband Ashley Steele, seeking to hold UC Regents and Dr. Patrick Yaffee accountable for their negligent, careless, and unskillful management of Maria Isabella “Izzy” Steele’s medical condition and the over-prescription of Atorvastatin, ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
    Brian J. Panish and Deborah S. Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have been named 2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) by Daily Journal. The 23rd Annual CLAY awards publication recognizes attorneys in 20 areas of legal practice whose work made a significant impact during the previous year;  Mr. Panish, Ms. Chang ...
  • Rahul Ravipudi Receives 2019 Trailblazer Award from South Asian Bar Association
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP partner Rahul Ravipudi has been honored as the recipient of the 2019 Trailblazer of the Year Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC). The award, presented to Mr. Ravipudi at the Annual Public Interest and Installation Dinner in downtown Los Angeles, recognizes his achievements in personal injury ...
  • 4 PSB Cases Recognized As 2018 Top Verdicts by Daily Journal
    The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has released its list of Top Verdicts for 2018 and named four (4) Panish Shea & Boyle LLP cases as the largest and most significant verdict and appellate reversals in California, with recognition in each of the following categories — two cases were named Top Verdict by ...
  • Deborah Chang Named Among 2018 Top Women Lawyers in California by Daily Journal
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Deborah S. Chang has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California for 2018. This is the third consecutive year of recognition for Attorney Chang who was also named to the list in 2016 and 2017. The publication’s West Coast ranking recognizes 100 women ...
  • Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accidents
    Following a series of accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish weighs-in with Forbes magazine on the potential liabilities the California-based carmaker may face if problems continue with the self-driving system. In an interview with Doug Newcomb, the renowned product liability attorney shares his insight and discusses Tesla’s current ...

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP sponsors the 6th Annual Pepperdine School of Law Golf Tournament

  • 6th Annual Pepperdine School of Law Golf Tournament – All proceeds from the May 16, 2011 tournament benefit the Global Justice Program, which funds international human rights projects, summer stipends in public interest work, and students’ efforts to help establish the rule of law around the world.

Polos to serve on DePuy Hip Implant Steering Committee

Polos appointed to DePuy Hip Implant Multi-District Litigation Plaintiff?s Steering Committee

  • Press Release – The Honorable Peter J. Polos (ret.) of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP will be one of thirteen attorneys on the Steering Committee which will help direct the personal injury litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. relating to its recalled ASR Hip Implant systems.

Former Fresno State footballer (Panish) gives generously to Dan Brown Legacy Fund

Brian Panish and Fresno State Coach Dan Brown

  • MedWatch Today – Panish has given $50,000 to the Dan Brown Legacy Fund to support the Central California Neuroscience Institute at Community Regional Medical Center.

Frank and ‘Angels Judge’ take in game

Panish Shea & Boyle’s Peter Polos Discusses the City of Anaheim vs. Angels Baseball L.P. Case

  • The Orange County Register – So you really haven’t been back?” Peter Polos asked as we went through the turnstiles at Angel Stadium. “Not since your decision,” I confirmed. “Not my decision – the jury’s decision,” he reminded me.

Panish Serves on Plaintiff’s Committee in Toyota Multi-District Litigation

Brian Panish and the Toyota Recall

  • Press Release – Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP was appointed on May 14, 2010 by U.S. District Court Judge James Selna to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel Committee for Personal Injury/Wrongful Death cases in the Toyota multi-district litigation (MDL) pending in Santa Ana, California.

Judge Agrees to Expand Plaintiffs Committees in Toyota MDL

  • The National Law Journal – A federal judge in California acceded to plaintiffs’ request for a robust litigation committee structure in appointing lead counsel for the multidistrict litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. over sudden unintended acceleration defects in its vehicles.

Toyota Recall News

  • Toyota 2010 Recall – Breaking News – Panish Shea & Boyle LLP are continuing to investigate cases involving the massive Toyota recall.
  • Toyota Accelerator Recall – While Toyota investigates accelerator pedals that pose the danger of sticking, the automaker has informed dealers to stop selling 8 popular models.

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