Lauren Horwitz (CA)

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Lauren Horwitz is a trial attorney at Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC in its wrongful death and catastrophic injury practice group. She has recovered over $100 million on behalf of her clients to date. Lauren represents plaintiffs in state and federal court. In addition to advocating for individual plaintiffs, she has experience litigating mass torts and class actions. She also handles bad faith insurance litigation, and has argued before the California Court of Appeal. She is a member of the CAALA Board of Governors and is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Membership Committee. Lauren is a three-time Finalist for CAALA’s Rising Star Awards, and she was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 - 2019.

Lauren earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2010. While a student at Loyola Law School, she was the Chief Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. She also externed for the Honorable Richard L. Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2010. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2006.

Lauren is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Representative Verdicts & Settlements

  • Settlement: $9,000,000 – Spine injury, premises liability (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $6,000,000 – Spine injury, tractor-trailer v. auto collision (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $5,000,000 – Bad faith insurance suit (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $4,000,000 – Burn Injuries, gas explosion (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $3,728,000 – Spine Injuries, truck v. auto collision (Palacios v. Cardoso)
  • Verdict: $3,340,323 - Shoulder and spine injuries, premises liability (Guerrero v. NFI)
  • Verdict: $3,318,911 – Wrongful death, pedestrian struck by a car (Teague v. Williams)
  • Settlement: $3,300,000 – Brain injury, auto v. auto (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $3,112,843 – Lower leg burn injuries, propane ignition (Sysak v. Western Propane)
  • Settlement: $3,000,000 – Spine injury, fall from ladder (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $2,611,000 – Face, shoulder, and spine injury, tractor/trailer v. auto collision (Meraz v. Valle)
  • Settlement: $2,200,000 – Spine injury, truck v. truck collision (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $2,530,000 – Wrongful death, motorcyclist hit by car (Confidential)
  • Settlement $1,900,000 - Wrongful death, auto v. auto (Confidential
  • Settlement: $1,500,000 – Traumatic brain injury, tractor/trailer v. auto collision (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $1,315,000 – Traumatic brain injury, bus collision (Ha v. Light of Love)
  • Settlement: $1,125,000 – Spine injuries, tractor/trailer v. auto collision (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $1,047,371 – Hip and shoulder injuries, premises liability (Erickson v. Intercommunity)
  • Verdict: $594,000 – Spine injury, truck v. auto collision (Perez v. Skeffington)

Publications

  • Medical Credit Cards: A Clash Between Physicians’ Interests and Patients’ Rights, 42 Loy. L.A. Rev. 807 (2009).
  • Laying the Foundation for Electronic and Documentary Evidence at Trial, The Advocate (2015)

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Awards

  • 2016 – 2017 Southern California Rising Stars – Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Verdicts California 2016
  • 2016 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Rising Star Award Nominee

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Federal Bar Association
  • LA County Bar Association

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