Simona A. Farrise

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Berkeley, CA

Farrise Firm, P.C.
 | 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 800-748-6186
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Simona A. Farrise is the founder of the Los Angeles law firm, Farrise Law Firm. Ms. Farrise's practice has primarily involved representing plaintiffs diagnosed with asbestos-related terminal cancer, but includes other complex products liability cases as well as insurance bad faith actions. She has been co-counsel with Equal Rights Advocates in a landmark class action employment case alleging sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and wage and hour violations for the approximately 2000-person workforce at the Thunder Valley Casino located north of Sacramento, California.

Ms. Farrise has established herself as among the top lawyers in the country as well as a sought-after national public speaker on a variety of legal topics concerning trials, jury work and other matters. She has been recognized as one of the top 50 female lawyers in California with her practice and verdict being featured in The National Law Journal and The Recorder. Ms. Farrise has received numerous awards and honors, including the progressive leadership award from the Equal Justice Society. In 2007, she received the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award of Golden Gate University School of Law presented at its commencement exercises.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (70%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

Entertainment & Sports (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About Simona Farrise

Admitted: 1994, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Received the Prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award of Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007
  • Progressive Leadership Award from the Equal Justice Society
  • Recognized as One of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • National Public Speaker on a variety of Legal Topics Concerning Trials, Jury Work, and other matters
  • Newsweek – "Mesothelioma changed my life" says Farrise, a people’s lawyer"
  • SFGATE: Occupy Oakland protesters hit by car sue owner
  • Huffingtonpost: Lance Laverdure And Margaret So, Occupy Oakland Protesters article
  • The Stanford Daily – BSU, NAACP host panel on Trayvon Martin case
  • Farrise Law Firm Platinum Sponsor of California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) Annual Conference for the 4th straight year

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Harrell v. Ford – $4.35 Million
  • Radford v. BAE Systems – $2.17 Million
  • Keeney v. John Crane, Inc. – $5.55 Million
  • Franklin v. USX Corporation, $6.5 Million
  • Peterson v. Hill Brothers Chemical Corp – $20+ Million
  • Stewart v. Union Carbide – $9.2 Million
  • Shahabi v. Fluor Corp – $14.87 Million

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.M in Social Justice, 2005
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Office Location for Simona A. Farrise

2150 Allston Way
Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: 800-748-6186


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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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