Eric Strongin is a skilled trial attorney specializing in (1) serious personal injury and (2) insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation. Mr. Strongin has a track record of success in handling such matters and has successfully tried or resolved hundreds of matters. Mr. Strongin has personally recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Strongin is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service. AV Preeminent is the industry's highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. An AV rating is based on peer reviews by other attorneys and the judiciary. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide. In 2001, he was named to the Who's Who in American Law. In 2012, he was recognized by the City of Lancaster, California for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, after securing more than $1 million for his client in a case that went to the California Supreme Court. For the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Mr. Strongin was named as a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer." The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. In 2017 through 2021 the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized Mr. Strongin as "10 Best Attorneys" California Mr. Strongin was also selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California by L.A. Magazine and one of the Top 10 Attorneys for Personal Injury Law by Attorney and Practice Magazine.
Mr. Strongin has litigated cases with or against some of the largest law firms in the country. He has also lectured with well-known attorneys and judges: Thomas Mesereau (Michael Jackson), Edi M.O. Faal (1992 Rodney King riots defense of alleged assailant of Reginald Denny), Hon. Judge Allen J. Webster, Jr., Hon. Judge David O. Carter, Brian T. Dunn (The Cochran Firm of O.J. Simpson infamy), among others.
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
Mr. Strongin has successfully handled hundreds of product liability and serious personal injury matters, and his commitment to his clients and aggressive advocacy in these areas has generated results that speak for themselves. Mr. Strongin has secured millions for personal injury victims.
Mr. Strongin handles personal injury and product liability matters in the following areas: Auto Accidents; Bicycle Accidents; Brain Injury; Burn Injury; Car Accidents; Construction Accidents; Defective or Dangerous Products; Heavy Machinery Accidents and Defects; Dog Bite Injuries; Toxic Torts including Environmental Exposures, Toxic Mold, Water Damaged Buildings, MVOC exposure, Dangerous Chemical exposure; Motorcycle Accidents; Trucking Accidents; Nuisance; Tenant Rights including claims of Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Transportation Accidents and Wrongful Death.
Mr. Strongin is well-known and respected within the legal and medical communities for his representation of clients that have been victims of environmental and chemical hazards such as Toxic Mold (often referred to as "black mold") and Chemical Burns.
Mr. Strongin frequently represents individuals that have been forced to live in unacceptable or uninhabitable living conditions or that have been exposed to chemicals given off by wet or damp building materials which foster the growth of microorganisms and fungi, including mold. Mr. Strongin is relentless in his representation of victims exposed to environmental hazards and often other lawyers will counsel, or partner, with Mr. Strongin before agreeing to accept such cases because of his experience in this area. This year, Mr. Strongin and was featured on KTLA News in connection with toxic mold at a large apartment complex in West Hollywood.
While many cases settle without the need to go through a jury trial, Mr. Strongin is no stranger to the courtroom, and he has tried many cases to verdict.
Mr. Strongin has extensive expertise analyzing issues pertaining to insurance coverage. For more than a decade, he was called upon by major international and domestic insurers to interpret, and offer advice, concerning whether claims were covered under their policies, and what the insurers' obligations were. Years of experiencing litigating and providing advice regarding insurance coverage issues sets him apart from other lawyers who do not have this background. In addition to automobile liability policies, his experience and expertise extends to commercial property, commercial liability, natural catastrophe, homeowners, specialty and contingency insurance lines such as those covering specialized risks such as fine art and specie, jewelers block, and related cargo/transportation claims.
Business issues extend to nearly all areas of practice. For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney whose diverse background and training helps to yield the best possible results. In personal injury matters, commercial vehicles and their businesses are often involved. Or, after an accident, there are claims for lost wages or loss of earning capacity---all of which require expert assessment and consideration. Mr. Strongin possesses extensive business litigation experience. He has represented clients in connection with such claims, and related claims including breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998
Mr. Strongin attended Brigham Young University, where he obtained his four-year degree in 2 1/2 years graduating a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha honor society with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Brigham Young, he also received an honorary diploma for Spanish proficiency from the Instituto de Cervantes in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Strongin received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego where he served as content editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and President of the school's Science & Technology Law Society.
While in law school Mr. Strongin was a member of the University's National Mock Trial Team, and upon graduation he was appointed a National Member of the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.
Mr. Strongin is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, including the California Supreme Court, all Federal Courts within the State of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The National Trial Lawyers
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
California State Bar
Orange County Bar Association
International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference (Delegate)
North American Contingency Association
J. Ruben Clark Law Society
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mr. Strongin's presentations and publications include:
Case Biopsy: Fire/Construction Defect Case, presented at Forensic Expert Witness Association's (FEWA) Forensic Expert Witness Association 2009 Annual Conference: Diverse Disciplines â€¦ Common Concerns, (February 26, 2009);
When Paper Doesn't Cut It: Understanding E-Discovery Law and Putting in Place an Effective E-Discovery Strategy, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (February 2009);
Protecting the Rights of Those Who Defended Us, 21 WHITTIER L. REV. 631 (2000) (coauthor); Slave/Forced Labor Litigation: Illuminating a Dark Corporate Past, proceedings of the Consumer Attorneys of California's 38th Annual Convention (1999); reprinted in proceedings of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association's Last Chance Seminar (1999) (coauthor).
Mr. Strongin is an Eagle Scout and has served many years as a Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys most spending time with his wife of 20+ years and their four children. Together with his two oldest boys, Mr. Strongin became a First Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo. He also enjoys serving in his community and church, trail running, cycling and triathlons.