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Bruce A. Broillet

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Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer


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About Bruce A. Broillet

BRUCE A. BROILLET’S intelligent and committed approach to the law has earned him national recognition and respect among his peers in the legal community and has led to his induction into the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles “Hall of Fame.” As a trial lawyer, he has obtained numerous seven and eight figure results. He represents plaintiffs in such areas as business litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. His diverse achievements include a $3.3 billion settlement against Big Tobacco on behalf of the County of Los Angeles, a $45.6 million verdict in a legal malpractice case (which is the largest of its kind in California’s history), one of California’s largest pre-trial injury settlements in the amount of $32.5 million, a $14.5 million verdict against a major health club concerning failure to perform proper resuscitation, and a $10.35 million award in a business fraud case against a major financial corporation. Bruce tried and won a $55 million jury verdict for sports and television personality Erin Andrews against the Nashville Marriott relating to video secretly taken of her while she was in a state of undress in her hotel room. The case was covered nationally and internationally by all major media outlets and sparked a national conversation about security, safety and privacy for hotel guests. This verdict led to Bruce being named Consumer Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Bruce has successfully handled a wide variety of complex cases, ranging from stock transfer fraud to defective products causing life-altering injuries. His outstanding trial work has pitted him against such diverse entities as General Motors Corporation, Isuzu Motor Co., American Appliance Corporation, Robertson Honda, Schlumberger Corp., Ford Motor Company, Ambassador Insurance Company, International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), Globe Machinery Company, LA Fitness, Turner Construction Company, the City of Los Angeles, the County of Imperial, and the State of California. He was also involved in the Ford/Firestone tire tread litigation. Bruce has represented numerous people suffering from catastrophic injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain damage, burns, and amputation, as well as the families of deceased loved ones in wrongful death cases. He represented television news reporter Adrienne Alpert in her case involving injuries from electrical shock, executive producer Gary Binkow (Finding Neverland) in his case against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne for breach of contract, and independent producer Leigh Ann Burton in her case against Oscar de la Hoya for wrongfully using her reality television show idea. He currently represents companies and individuals harmed in the business arena and in matters involving catastrophic personal injury and death. Bruce has been named one of the “Top Ten Southern California Superlawyers” thirteen times. He was also named “top point getter” by Superlawyers in 2008. He is also named in “Best Lawyers in America” and has been honored as its “Lawyer of the Year” in personal injury for Los Angeles. Bruce served as President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (1994) and has received its “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award” and its “Ted Horn Memorial Award.” The Century City Bar Association named him its “Litigator of the Year.” The Consumer Attorneys of California elected Bruce its President (2001) and has presented him with its “Robert E. Cartwright Award,” its “Edward I. Pollock Award,” and its “Marvin E. Lewis Award.” California Lawyer Magazine named Bruce “One of California’s Most Respected Plaintiff’s Lawyers” and the Los Angeles Daily Journal has repeatedly named him as one of the “100 Most Influential Attorneys in California.” He has been named by Lawdragon to its list of “The 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” and its list of “The 500 Leading Litigators in America” on five occasions. He has also repeatedly been named one of the Top 30 Plaintiff Attorneys in California by The Los Angeles Daily Journal. Bruce was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and has served on its Board of Governors. He is a Founding Member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and he co-chaired the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ 2002 Annual Law Firm Campaign. Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Bruce holds the rank of Advocate and has served on ABOTA’s National Board of Directors. He is a recipient of the “Civility Award” from the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA. Bruce was honored by the Foundation For Taxpayer and Consumer Rights with its “Lifetime Legal Achievement Award.” Loyola Law School presented Bruce with its “Champions of Justice” award. The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel presented Bruce with its “Civil Advocate Award.” In 1995, Bruce chaired the statewide CAOC-CAALA Joint Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, which educated plaintiffs’ attorneys on how to better serve their clients. As an author, Bruce has written several publications including “Chapter 55, Industrial (Heavy) Machinery,” Matthew Bender Products Liability Practice Guide, 1988; and “Anatomy of a Civil Jury Trial,” 1992. He is a frequent guest lecturer at professional seminars. Bruce is active in a number of community activities. A firm believer in the value of education, Bruce is a member of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council and served as President of the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association. Bruce has endowed three scholarships to enable deserving students to attend the University of Notre Dame, including the Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Broillet Scholarship, the Eugene H. Broillet Scholarship, and the John and Betty Foster Scholarship, as well as a graduate stipend fund in the names of two of his uncles, Joseph and Frank Ferrara. Bruce also endowed a fellowship at Notre Dame in the name of his two best friends from college. He also endowed a scholarship in honor of his parents to enable recipients to attend the University of Texas School of Law, which is Bruce’s law school alma mater. Bruce also established a computer classroom and a high tech teaching facility at his high school in El Paso, Texas, Cathedral High School. Bruce is from El Paso, Texas. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1971) and his J.D. from the University of Texas (1974). He is admitted to the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas. He is married to Norah and they have a son, Dalton. BAR ADMISSIONS: Texas Bar 1974 California Bar 1975 EDUCATION: J.D, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas - 1974 B.A, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana - 1971 WORK EXPERIENCE: Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP (Partner) 1977 - Present PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow International Society of Barristers, Fellow American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Past President University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, Past President Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Founding Member Association of Business Trial Lawyers HONORS AND AWARDS: Recipient – “Consumer Attorney of the Year”, Consumer Attorneys Association of California, 2016 Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers in California Recipient, Trial Lawyer of The Year Award- Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2016 Named by The Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 30 Plaintiff Attorneys in California, 2015 – 2017 Named the “Top Point Getter” in Southern California by Super Lawyers, 2008 Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2017 Named by Woodward/White, Inc. as one of “The Best Lawyers in America”, 1984 – 2017 Named “Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation (Los Angeles)” – Best Lawyers in America, 2010, 2012, 2013 Named “Litigator of the Year” – Century City Bar Association Named “Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers Inducted into Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Hall of Fame Named by California Lawyer magazine as “One of California’s Most Respected Plaintiffs’ Lawyers” Named repeatedly as one of the “100 Most Influential Attorneys in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal Named five times as one of “The 500 Leading Lawyers in America” and one of “The 500 Leading Litigators in America” by Lawdragon Recipient, “Lifetime Legal Achievement Award” – Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Recipient, “Champions of Justice Award” – Loyola Law School Recipient, “Ted Horn Memorial Award” – Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Recipient, “Robert E. Cartwright Award” – Consumer Attorneys of California Recipient, “Edward I. Pollock Award” – Consumer Attorneys of California Recipient, “Marvin E. Lewis Award” – Consumer Attorneys of California Recipient, “Civility Award” – American Board of Trial Advocates (Los Angeles Chapter) Recipient, “Civil Advocate Award” – Association of Southern California Defense Counsel PUBLICATIONS: Matthew Bender Products Liability Practice Guide Chapter 55, Industrial (Heavy) Machinery 1988 PRO BONO ACTIVITIES: Past President, University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association Member, University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Past President, University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association Member, University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council PRACTICE AREAS: Los Angeles Vehicle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Los Angeles Brain and Head Injuries Memory Loss and Brain Injury Litigation Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injuries Los Angeles Mass Transit Accidents Metro Subway Railroad Accidents Railroad Crossing Accidents Los Angeles Airport Shuttle Bus Accident Attorney Santa Monica Taxicab Injury Lawyer Tourist and Visitor Injuries in Southern California Common Carrier Accidents Accident Lawsuit Against Government Other Transit Systems Culver CityBus Accident Lawyer Big Blue Bus Accident Lawyer Los Angeles Dangerous Conditions Of Public Property Los Angeles Leaders in Rollover Accident Litigation Los Angeles Inadequate Vehicle Barriers – Putting Pedestrians in Peril Los Angeles Defective Product Attorney Auto Defect Attorney Los Angeles Roof Crush Accident Lawyer Seat Belt Defect Litigation Airbag-Induced Injury Claims Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Faulty Door Latches Faulty Fuel System Lawsuit Attorney California Car Fire Lawsuit Attorney Crashworthiness and Auto Defect Litigation The Dangers of Child Safety Seats Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits Defective Gas Wall Heaters Mechanical Gate Accident Lawyer Tire Defect Lawyer Los Angeles Experienced Aviation Accident Lawyer Los Angeles Industrial Machinery & Equipment Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles Amputation/loss of limbs Defective Products Los Angeles California Bicycle Accident Attorney Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles Truck Accident Claims Los Angeles Bus Accidents Aviation & Helicopter Accidents Aviation Accident Lawyer Industrial Injury Case Pharmaceutical Drug Liability Los Angeles Representing Victims of Pedestrian Accidents Los Angeles Burn Injury Victims Construction Workers Injured by Negligence Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Catastrophic Injury Attorney Brain Injury Rehabilitation Closed Head Injury and Personality Change Life Care Planning Vocational Rehabilitation Head Injury Case Spinal Cord Injuries Case Wrongful Death Attorney Los Angeles Other Injuries Legal Help for Victims of Eye Injuries Burn Injury Case Child Injuries Case Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Attorney Los Angeles Discrimination cases Los Angeles Sexual harassment cases Los Angeles Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer Property Claims Attorney Homeowners Insurance Attorney Fire Loss Claims Attorney Disability Insurance Lawyer Commercial Liability Lawyer Los Angeles Legal Malpractice Transaction Legal Malpractice Auto Defect Class Action Lawyer Los Angeles Successful Business Litigation Attorney City Negligence Claims Attorney Lottery Ticket Fraud Attorney CONTACT: Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP 100 Wilshire Boulevard, 21st Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401 Phone: 310-576-1200