Darrell Padgette

Law Firm of Darrell M. Padgette
11755 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 974-4818



Darrell Padgette represents personal injury plaintiffs in state and federal courts. Darrell Padgette's specialty includes personal injury, products liability and wrongful death cases.

Darrell Padgette focuses his litigation and trial practice on actions against individuals, businesses and government entities responsible for causing or creating defective products, automobile collisions, trucking crashes, and dangerous conditions of property.

BAR ADMISSION: State Bar of California, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and 10th Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California; multiple District Courts around the country on a Pro Hac Vice basis.

REPORTED CASES: Helman v. Alcoa Global Fasteners, Inc., 637 F.3d 986 (9th Cir.2011) (involving Death On the High Seas Act); Getz v. The Boeing Company, 547 F.Supp.2d 1080 (N.D. Cal.2008) (involving government contractor defense); McKinley v. XL Specialty Insurance Company (2005), 131 Cal.App.4th 1572 (involving suits against own insureds); United States v. Reyes-Platero, 224 F.3d 1112 (9th Cir.2000) (involving Hague Convention on Consular Relations).

PUBLICATIONS: Combatant Activities Defense: Another Option for Military Product Manufacturers, DRI Skywritings Aviation Law Committee (Dec. 2012); Severing Bureaucratic Red-Tape to Secure Evidence from the Federal Government in Aviation Cases, Aircraft Builders Council, Inc. Law Report (Fall 2012); Death On the High Seas Act and the New Frontier, Aircraft Builders Council, Inc. Law Report (Fall 2009); California Adopts the Sophisticated User Defense by Placing a Label on Already Existing Legal Principles, Newsletter of DRI Aerospace Law Committee (Fall 2008)

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS: AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Super Lawyers; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100; The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers; The Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2015; Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army, Afghanistan