We are business trial lawyers, not just litigators. In recent years, we have tried over two dozen cases to verdict – and we have won over 80% of those trials. We have recovered over $300 million for our plaintiff clients and have countless defense victories for our defense clients. California’s leading legal periodical has described our trial victories as “record-setting” and “remarkable”, while our founding partner was recently recognized by his peers as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in California.
In the last several years, the attorneys who founded Pacific Trial Attorneys obtained verdicts and settlements worth over $300 million and secured many defense victories through motions and trial.
David W. Reid was named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer for the 5th year in a row– a distinction recognizing the top 2.5% of attorneys in California under the age of 40 for excellence in the practice of law while maintaining high ethical standards. Victoria Knowles was also recognized for 4th year in a row.
We obtained final approval of a favorable class action settlement involving putative claims of over $1 billion against our client after nearly five years of litigation.
The day after we cross examined the named plaintiff in a wrongful termination jury trial, we reached a favorable settlement when the plaintiff dramatically reduced his initial settlement demand to less than an amount previously offered by our client.
On behalf of a class of defrauded university students, we obtained final approval of a $12 million cash refund settlement.
Founding Partner Scott J. Ferrell was named a “Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyer” and a “Top 50 Orange County SuperLawyer” by the bench and bar.