Peter Klausner has spent the entirety of his career representing and helping to restore the victims of fraud, malpractice and negligence. He has advocated on behalf of numerous injured clients at all phases of litigation, including multiple jury trials that have gone to verdict. The breadth of his career has spanned cases involving banking fraud, auto-defects, surgical implantation devices, hazardous materials (PCBs, lead, ethylene/propylene glycol ethers, tetragenic solvents), big pharma and birth injuries. More importantly, Mr. Klausner has had the honor of appearing in court while standing next to hard-working men and women from all over the country who would otherwise have found themselves overmatched by the moneyed interests that harmed them and now deny responsibility.
Mr. Klausner obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. In his second year at Loyola, he competed on behalf of the school's prestigious mock trial team, winning the 2009 AAJ regional tournament, while also serving as a chair of his school's Public Interest Law Forum, where he helped disadvantaged Los Angeles residents obtain their public assistance benefits. In his final year, Mr. Klausner interned at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (hardcore gang division), while simultaneously competing on Loyola's Moot Court team, during which time he was ranked as one of the top three oralists in the nation at the ABA's 2010 National Moot Court Competition.
Following law school, Mr. Klausner worked as an associate at Waters, Kraus & Paul, LLP, where he represented numerous victims of toxic exposures and faulty surgical devices. In one such instance, he obtained a multi-million dollar verdict from a San Diego jury on behalf of a technician who had been exposed to asbestos while serving in the United States Navy. In addition, he obtained several multi-million dollar settlements in cases involving birth defects that resulted from mothers' exposure to industrial solvents, while also litigating on behalf of cancer survivors whose illnesses could be linked to PCBs manufactured by the Monsanto Company.
Mr. Klausner has continued handling cases in numerous fields, but always involving consumers and victims who have been injured through no fault of their own, and who would otherwise find themselves powerless in the fight against big businesses, negligent corporations and well-financed adversaries. He currently specializes in banking fraud, auto-defects and big pharma.
When not practicing law, Mr. Klausner enjoys marathon training, going to the movies, watching Laker games and exploring the cosmos with his telescope.
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Loyola Law School of Los Angeles (J.D. 2010)
University of Southern California (B.A. 2003)
California State Bar
United States District Court for the Central District of California
2009 AAJ Mock Trial Regional Tournament: Champion
2010 ABA Regional Moot Court Tournament: Champion, 2nd Overall Oralist
2010 ABA National Moot Court Tournament: 3rd Overall Oralist
American Association for Justice
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association