“It’s a privilege to rank among the state’s top legal minds,” said Alder, who founded AlderLaw and is the current president-elect of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). “It’s especially an honor to represent plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Top 100 and build recognition for the important contributions we make toward improving the odds of individuals who come up against deep pockets and need equally powerful legal representation.”
Alder, 43, is CAALA’s youngest president-elect, and an adamant proponent of raising public awareness of the importance of plaintiffs’ or “consumer”
He has tried more than 70 cases in his career and has secured more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients this year alone. In the first two months of 2011, Alder and his team helped secure two major verdicts totaling more than $77 million in California and Louisiana. In one case, he represented a California Highway Patrol officer paralyzed from the waist down after being struck by a car. The $48 million verdict in January 2011 is the largest personal injury verdict in Ventura County history.
Alder recently made headlines when he filed a wrongful death claim against the Los Angeles County MTA on behalf of Janie Garay, whose son was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with a fellow Metro Red Line rider in August 2011. In conjunction with the filing, AlderLaw launched a Web site – http://www.MakeMTASafer.com – that allows the public to submit complaints about safety in the subway and aims to ultimately help make the MTA system safer for the community.
AlderLaw is a Los Angeles-based plaintiffs’ law firm that represents plaintiffs in personal injury, business tort and employment litigation nationwide. The firm was founded in 2000 by attorney Michael Alder, current president-elect of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and past CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year. In the first months of 2011, AlderLaw helped secure two major verdicts totaling $77 million for clients in California and Louisiana. For more information, visit http://www.alderlaw.com.
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