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  • $156 million class action verdict on behalf of doctors defrauded by an insurance company.

  • $40 million recovered in a class action lawsuit for individuals financially defrauded by a major corporation

  • $30 million verdict for the parents of an infant who suffered damage due to hospital negligence.

  • $18 million recovered against a commuter rail service for victims who were injured and lost loved ones in a railroad disaster caused by negligent commuter line train operations.

  • $16 million verdict for corporation which was the victim of theft of their trade secrets.

  • $13 million recovered against a commuter rail service for victims who were injured and lost loved ones in a railroad disaster caused by a deranged felon who left a Jeep on the tracks and was later convicted of eleven counts of first degree murder and one count of arson.

  • $12 million verdict for a paraparetic victim of a truck vs. train collision where there were no lost wages and the plaintiff could walk with the assistance of a walker.

  • $12 million recovered in a class action lawsuit on behalf of pharmacists who were denied overtime pay by a major healthcare provider.

  • $12 million recovered in a products liability action for the wrongful death of middle-aged spouses due to defective recreational vehicle design.

  • $10 million verdict for an injured construction worker who fractured his hip due to the negligence of a general contractor.

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Jerome L. Ringler

Jerome L. Ringler

Location:
Santa Monica, California
Phone:
310-955-4105
Fax:
310-955-4106
Email:

Experience

Name partner Jerome L. Ringler is regarded as one of the premier trial attorneys in California, having tried over 75 cases to verdict with phenomenal success. He has achieved the rank of Diplomate, the highest level of achievement in the American Board of Trial Advocates and a rank attained by only a small fraction of lawyers in the United States. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an elite organization of courtroom attorneys which selects its members from the top of the crust of the trial bar. Indeed, membership is limited to 500 lawyers from the United States judged to possess, to an exceptional degree, superior skill and recognized ability in trial and appellate practice, and to be of excellent character and absolute integrity. Mr. Ringler has also been awarded "best of" recognitions by various media and legal associations such as Super Lawyer magazine, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, California Trial Lawyers Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Ringler's practice focuses on the trial of catastrophic personal injury matters, business torts and class actions. Mr. Ringler has served in a leadership role on numerous occasions involving state-wide mass tort actions and has served as well in a leadership role involving a national class action. Mr. Ringler served as co-lead counsel in the Glendale Metrolink Derailment Disaster coordinated mass tort action involving eleven deaths and over one-hundred injuries which at the time was the largest commuter rail disaster in our nation's history. This matter was successfully settled for the sum of $40 million. He also served as co-lead counsel in the Chatsworth Collision Metrolink coordinated mass tort action which currently stands as the largest commuter rail disaster in our nation's history and involved casualties which included twenty-five deaths and over one-hundred injuries. This matter was settled for the sum of $200 million, the maximum allowed by law. Additionally, Mr. Ringler has served as co-lead counsel in the Placentia Metrolink collision cases and the Burbank Metrolink collision cases where he successfully obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts for the lead plaintiffs in each of these matters ($9 million and $12 million respectively). Finally, Mr. Ringler was appointed as one of nine lead attorneys to prosecute a national class action against Toyota Motor Corporation arising out of the sudden acceleration claims filed by hundreds of attorneys across the country. The Toyota national class action is one of the largest national class actions prosecuted over the past twenty years in the United States. Selected jury verdicts and settlements obtained by Mr. Ringler are provided on this web page together with news and press reports which analyze his stellar results.

Selected Jury Verdicts

$156 million class action verdict on behalf of doctors defrauded by an insurance company.

$30 million for the parents of an infant who suffered damage due to hospital negligence.

$16 million for corporation which was the victim of theft of their trade secrets.

$12 million for a paraparetic victim of a truck vs. train collision where there were no lost wages and the plaintiff could walk with the assistance of a walker.

$10 million for an injured construction worker who fractured his hip due to the negligence of a general contractor.

$8.9 million for a commuter train passenger who suffered facial fractures and post-traumatic stress disorder due to a collision caused by the negligence of another railroad.

$7.5 million for an injured motorist who suffered brain damage and could not recall the accident, and where all witnesses ascribed fault to him.

$6.75 million for a commuter train passenger who suffered a closed head injury resulting in PTSD, cognitive impairment and personality changes due to the negligence of a railroad.

$4.5 million recovered for a switchman who lost his leg below the knee due to the negligence of the railroad.

$3.5 million for an unemployed 60-year-old man who lost an arm due to the negligence of a trucking company in loading a semi-trailer.

$3.3 million for an individual who was the victim of a corporate stock fraud.

$3.1 million recovered in a products liability action for an individual who suffered two fractured vertebrae due to defective railroad grain car design.

$2.9 million for a railroad switchman who suffered a knee injury due to the negligence of the railroad.

$2.9 million for a young female pedestrian who suffered a closed head injury when struck by a defendant's vehicle.

$2.8 million for a railroad engineer who suffered a shoulder and foot injury due to the negligence of a construction company.

$2.5 million for a railroad switchman who suffered a back injury due to the negligence of the railroad.

$2.3 million for a minor child who suffered a head injury due to the negligence of the parking lot management personnel.

$2.1 million recovered in a products liability action for an individual who suffered burn injuries due to defective vehicle fuel system design.

$2 million recovered for a conductor who suffered a back injury due to the negligence of a railroad.


Selected Settlements

$40 million recovered in a class action lawsuit for individuals financially defrauded by a major corporation.

$18 million recovered against a commuter rail service for victims who were injured and lost loved ones in a railroad disaster caused by negligent commuter line train operations.  

$13 million recovered against a commuter rail service for victims who were injured and lost loved ones in a railroad disaster caused by a deranged felon who left a Jeep on the tracks and was later convicted of eleven counts of first degree murder and one count of arson.

$12 million recovered in a class action lawsuit on behalf of pharmacists who were denied overtime pay by a major healthcare provider.

$12 million recovered in a products liability action for the wrongful death of middle-aged spouses due to defective recreational vehicle design.

$10 million recovered in a products liability action for the wrongful death of a spouse due to defective tire design.

$10 million recovered in a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers financially harmed by the deceptive practices of a national retailer.

$9 million recovered in a class action lawsuit for individuals financially harmed by a major corporation.

$6.8 million for a construction worker who suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of a general contractor.

$6.5 million recovered in a class action lawsuit on behalf of workers denied full pay for all overtime and other benefits.

$6 million recovered in a class action lawsuit on behalf of workers denied full pay for all overtime and other benefits.

$4.5 million recovered for a switchman who lost his leg due to the negligence of a railroad.

$4.1 million for the wrongful death of a spouse due to the negligence of a ship owner.

$4 million recovered in a products liability action for an individual who suffered brain damage due to defective automotive vehicle design.

$3.5 million for wrongful death of a middle-aged man killed in a traffic accident.

$3 million recovered for a victim of an unwitnessed slip and fall accident in a supermarket where the plaintiff suffered a brain injury.

$2.5 million for a minor child who suffered brain damage due to hospital negligence.

$2 million for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist who was under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine at the time he struck a truck leading to his demise.

$2 million recovered for a conductor who suffered a back injury due to the negligence of a railroad.

$2 million for a minor child who suffered burns due to the negligent child placement by the County of Los Angeles.

$2 million recovered for a man who suffered a back injury in a car accident where there was no physical damage to the vehicles involved.


Speaking Engagements

Mr. Ringler has lectured for over 25 years, the following are only selected presentations:

  • How To Distinguish Suitable Class Actions From The Impostors
    Guest Lecturer, Santa Monica Bar Association; Symposium "The Secrets To Success In Trials" (May 23, 2013)
  • The Presentation of Catastrophic Damages at Trial, Former Trial Lawyers of The Year Present a Detailed Analysis
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (September 2010)
  • Anatomy of a Trial, the Elite Southern California Trial Lawyers Present a Detailed Analysis
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (September 2009)
  • Emerging Trends in Class Action Litigation(an overview of current class action procedure before trial)
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (August 2008)
  • Arguments of the Masters
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (September 2005)
  • The Real Truth about Contingency Fees
    An interview with Jerome L. Ringler on the Business and Technology Report featuring "America's Best Lawyers" as presented on the Forbes Business Channel produced by Sky Radio Network (2005)
  • Is the Deck Stacked Against the Consumer in Civil Litigation Today
    An interview with Jerome L. Ringler on the Business and Technology Report featuring "America's Best Lawyers" as presented on the Forbes Business Channel produced by Sky Radio Network (2005)
  • Is Class Action an Effective Mechanism for Justice?
    An interview with Jerome L. Ringler on the Business and Technology Report featuring "America's Best Lawyers" as presented on the Forbes Business Channel produced by Sky Radio Network (2004)
  • Masters In Trial, The Elite Southern California Trial Lawyers Present a Trial Demonstration
    Guest Lecturer, The American Board of Trial Advocates (November 2002)
  • Arguing Pain and Suffering in a Catastrophic Injury Case
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (August 2002)
  • Masters in Trial, The Elite Southern California Trial Lawyers Present a Trial Demonstration
    Guest Lecturer, The American Board of Trial Advocates (May 2002)
  • Agony & Ecstasy: Trial Tips From Trial Lawyers of the Year
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (December 1996)
  • Arguing Damages in a Brain Damage Case
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (October 1996)
  • Trial Techniques
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (1994)
  • Trial Techniques: Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (October 1994)
  • Arguments of the Masters--Damages: Loss of an Arm
    Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (June 1992)
  • Mock Trial of an Automobile Case, Lessons from the Masters
    Team Participant and Panel Member, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (October 1989)

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, 1987
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Verdictum Juris (Jury Verdict Publishers), 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President, Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Association, 1992
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
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