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Brian J Panish

Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP

Attorney Brian Panish is a Member of Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles, CA. As a lawyer in Los Angeles, California, attorney Panish serves Los Angeles County, as well as clients throughout California.

Contact Information
: 3104771700
Fax : 3104771699
Areas of Practice
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Defective / Dangerous Products
  • Employment Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills and Living Wills
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1984, California and US District Court, Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
: California State University
Law School : Western University School of Law
Graduated : 1984
Professional Memberships
  • Los Angeles County and American (Member, Civil Justice Institute) Bar Associations; State Bar of California; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Barristers; Consumer Attorneys of California (Member, Board of Governors); Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Member, Board of Governors); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Biographical Information

Mr. Panish is a graduate of California State University, Fresno (B.S., Cum Laude, 1980), where he received the Fresno State Scholar Athlete Award and Athletic Directors Award and was also selected as California State University, Fresno's 2010 Outstanding Alumni. While attending Southwestern Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 1984), he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills and Trusts, Legal Professions Secured Transactions, Entertainment Law and Product Liability.

Born: Los Angeles, California

Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP
Contact Information
: 310-477-1700
Fax : 310-477-1699
Office Location

11111 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 700
Los Angeles, California 90025

Firm Overview

Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP was founded in 2005. Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP is located in Los Angeles County California.

Practice Areas:
General Civil and Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts, Personal Injury, Catastrophic Injuries, Insurance, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Aviation, Complex Business Litigation, Class Actions, Pharmaceutical Litigation,...

$4,900,000,000 Verdict - Auto Product Liability

A jury ordered General Motors to pay $4.9 billion to a family for a defectively designed fuel system that caused their Chevy Malibu to burst into flames after it was rear ended on December 24, 1993. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented the family in their auto product liability suit which resulted in the largest personal injury verdict in history.

$58,000,000 Verdict - Burn Injury, Work Accident, Product Defects

A Moyle Excavation employee was awarded the single largest individual personal injury verdict in California history after he sustained severe personal injury in the form of third-degree burns after the construction vehicle he was operating suddenly burst into flames. The employee settled with and was awarded damages from construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, distributor West-Pac Industries, employer Moyle Excavation, and defective part importer Tool Exchange. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented Griggs in the product liability suit.

$55,600,000 Verdict - Auto Product Liability

A jury awarded a tire-tread separation accident victim more than $55 million, her mother more than $5.5 million, and her father $1 million after finding that tire manufacturer Continental General Tire's product caused the 1996 rollover accident that led to the victim's catastrophic injury. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented Lampe, who sustained a spinal cord injury that caused her to become paralyzed and wheelchair-confined.

$27,400,000 Verdict - Truck Accident, Wrongful Death

In the largest personal injury verdict ever delivered against the city of San Francisco, a jury awarded two families a total of $27.4 million for the February 2003 two-car accident that took the life of a 4-year-old girl. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented the family of 4-year-old, who was killed during an accident caused by a negligent Municipal Railway worker.

$25,500,000 Verdict - Wrongful Death, Auto Accident

A Superior Court jury in Burbank on Wednesday awarded three adult siblings $25.5 million for the St. Patrick's Day deaths five years ago of their parents and teen-age brother who were hit by a drunken driver.

$22,000,000 Verdict - Catastrophic Injury, Government Liability, Police Misconduct

45-year-old student was awarded gross damages amounting to $22 million after being struck by a pursued vehicle during a 1991 police chase. The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was ordered to pay damages as a result of negligence exhibited during the police chase. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented the student, who had to undergo an above-knee amputation and sustained massive internal injuries as a result of the crash.

$21,000,000 Verdict - Auto Accident, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury

A jury ordered cleaning supply distributor Hillyard, Inc. to pay damages totaling more than $21 million to a 29-year-old Iraq War veteran after a he was involved in an auto collision with a speeding Hillyard, Inc. van. The accident took place on August 17, 2007. Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented the veteran, who suffered a stroke as a result of the accident and who now requires 24-hour care for the remainder of his life.

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