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Client Testimonials


Freeman v. Doe Realty Company

“Spencer and Brian were right there, encouraging me, supporting me, helping me to know the things I needed to know to make good decisions. They were solid rocks of confidence in telling me the advice that I needed to know to make a good decision, and that advice was good advice because it helped me to make the right decisions for Patrick.”

Mike Freeman

Whose son, Patrick, suffered a severe brain injury when he was struck by a car while legally crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $48.5 million settlement for Patrick.


Michael Nelsen v. Hillyard, Inc.

“I knew I had found the right attorney for my son when I met Brian Panish at the hospital after Mike’s catastrophic accident and saw tremendous compassion and concern on Brian’s face.

But I had no idea that Brian and Spencer Lucas would care so much and work so hard to get the life-changing settlement that has allowed Mike the best quality of life possible after his brain injury.”

Terry Nelsen

Whose son, Michael Nelsen suffered a severe brain injury when the car in which he was driving was rear ended by a truck. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $21 million verdict for the Nelsen family at trial.


Whetzel v. State of California

“Today I am grateful for the chance to move forward in my life with my dreams still intact after being in a terrible car accident. My team, led by Tom Schultz, Spencer Lucas and Erika Contreras, was phenomenal – both in and out of court. Thank you Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for the kind way you treated me during the most trying time of my whole life and for getting me a great verdict. Now I am able to rehab my injuries and have enough savings to feel very comfortable moving forward in my life.”

Byron Whetzel

Who suffered injuries and underwent a C6-7 fusion, a shoulder labral repair arthroscopy, and two wrist surgeries after his commercial truck was rear-ended by a State-owned Chevrolet Impala. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys obtained a $1,850,000 verdict for Mr. Whetzel at trial.


Morataya v. City of Bakersfield

“When we lost our Dad from substantial injuries to negligence we were devastated. Even though we knew that the Defendants accepted fault, it was still a fight like David and Goliath with us going against the City of Bakersfield at trial. Yet we had the strength and courage with Brian Panish and Deborah Chang on our side. They fought this battle with professionalism, dedication and integrity. Through perseverance and prayer, Goliath went down and we won the victory with one of the highest wrongful death verdicts in Kern County…On behalf of the Morataya family, words cannot explain the gratitude. Thank you to the most warmest staff a legal firm can have. You were all very welcoming from the beginning to the end. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you again for believing in us.”

Erika and Cindy Morataya

Whose father, Armando Morataya was tragically killed when he was run over in a park by a Bakersfield City truck. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys obtained a $2,123,262 verdict at trial.


Cuthbertson v. LACMTA

“Looking back over our trial, one thing really stands out from all the other details and events. The dedication, hard work and thorough investigation done by the attorneys and staff made all the difference in enabling the jury to speak in our favor. The care that was given, and the respect that was shown to our family, will never be forgotten. The trust we put in them was not misplaced and we know why their organization is ranked among the best in the country. Not only has their work made a difference in our lives, but also in the lives of those with various “challenges” nationwide ! We pray that their efforts continue to help justice be served !”

Colen Cuthbertson

Whose brother, Cameron, who was visually impaired, was killed when he fell between the cars of a MTA rail car and was crushed when the car left the station. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $17 million jury verdict for Cameron’s mother, Mary, at trial.


“I thank god that he led us to you after the death of my son Cameron. The combination of your perfectionism and personalism made the ordeal much better. The final verdict was a result of your steadfast legal work. You didn’t leave a stone unturned. I was impressed with how you made the “top” people accountable. You respected us as clients and treated us as “family”. I can never thank you enough. Many will benefit from your great work.”

Mary Cuthbertson

Whose son, Cameron, who was visually impaired, was killed when he fell between the cars of a MTA rail car and was crushed when the car left the station. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $17 million jury verdict for Mary at trial.


Nichols v. AC Transit

“Brian and Spencer, Thank you both for everything you did to help my case!  I am eternally grateful to you both.  Chrys and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”

Abby Nichols

Who suffered severe orthopedic and internal injuries when she was hit by a Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $10.5 settlement for Abby.


Martinez v. Wells Fargo Bank

“I always felt like the lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle were fighting for ME — my health, my children, and my future. They worried more about me – and not about how much money they were going to make. I always knew they had my back. Deborah [Chang] made me feel like I was more of a friend than a client.”

Andrea Martinez

Who, suffered catastrophic injuries when she was hit by a car while waiting at a Wells Fargo ATM that lacked protective barriers.


Powers v. Tanzman

“Their honest and professional approach was just what we needed during this difficult time. From the partners to the junior staff, they walked us through each step of the way and fought for us.”

Joe and Didi Powers

Didi suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was hit by a recreational vehicle while riding her bicycle.


Harutyunyan v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al

“Attorney Robert Glassman handled my case from the beginning to the end. He met with me at the initial client meeting; we had a follow up meeting once the case had been filed; and then we met again at mediation. Robert explained everything to me in great detail and was always very professional during our meetings as well as during our telephone calls. He kept me updated on my case, worked hard and effectively advocated for me. More importantly, Robert was able to obtain a very favorable result for me. I am so grateful for his skills as an attorney and his dedication to his clients. Thank you, Robert, for all you did for me.”

Robert Harutyunyan

Who was severely injured when he was electrocuted while working on a job. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for Mr. Harutunyan at mediation.


Dog Attack Case

“Thank you Tom for your hard work, I hope someday I will be able to reach the same level of skill, thoroughness, and compassion as an attorney that you and your firm displayed with my mother. All the best”

Salar Hendizadeh


 

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