David R. Lira

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Girardi | Keese
 | 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-977-0211
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)
Attorney Profile

David R. Lira, an attorney with the firm Girardi | Keese, is a trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes the areas of product liability, insurance bad faith, wrongful death, commercial litigation and mass torts on behalf of plaintiffs. His accomplishments have been recognized by the legal profession's leading publications and organizations. His multimillion-dollar outcomes include a $45.5 million jury verdict against Ford Motor Co. for a defective seat belt, a $35 million settlement against a tour company and bus manufacturer involving a multi-death collision, a $30 million settlement against an insurance company for wrongful denial of coverage, to name a few. Mr. Lira was also co-lead counsel in the landmark case of Bryan Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers which resulted in an $18 million dollar jury verdict.

Mr. Lira is a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an invitation-only organization limited to 500 trial lawyers nationally), the American Board of Trial Advocates (rank: Advocate), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been annually listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication. In 2015, Mr. Lira was named one of the "Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers" in California by the Daily Journal.

 
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About David Lira

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.girardikeese.com/Attorneys/David-R-Lira.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Los Angeles Times Magazine
  • Lawdragon Magazine"Best Lawyers in Southern California", 2008 and 2009
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Contractor Wins Suit Against Association of Homeowners", 2002
  • The National Law Journal, "Top 100 Verdicts of 2003", 2004
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Jurors Award $7 Million Hurt in Crash", 2005
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Makin Rain In The Golden State", 2005
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America", 2006
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "500 Leading Litigators in America", 2006
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America", 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, "Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist,", 2003 - 2004
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, "Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist", 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, California Judicial College, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • TOP 100 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS , 2010 - Present
  • Member, Eighth Street Lawyers
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Trial Lawyers of Public Justice
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • California, 1988

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors - Public Counsel, 2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, California Judicial College, 2008

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $2,900,000.00 settlement after opening statements for MTBE contamination to private property
  • $3,700,000.00 settlement after jury selection in an aviation incident resulting in fatalities
  • Estate of Sun v. DW Tour & Charter, Los Angeles Superior Court case no. BC407310
  • $10,000,000.00 settlement in commuter bus rollover incident resulting in fatalities
  • Settlement, $2.1 Million - against automobile manufacturer for lack of crashworthiness in rollover incident
  • Settlement, $2.2 Million - against Fortune 500 company for breach of contract and wrongful termination
  • Navarette v. General Motors Corp., LASC Case No. BC313221
  • Settlement, $2.5 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective seat belt (lap-only)
  • Settlement, $2.8 Million - against automobile manufacturer for seat belt defect (spool-out)
  • Settlement, $2.9 Million - against component part manufacturer for defective motorcycle side stand
  • Beroukhim v. Delta Towing & Transport, Inc., LASC Case No. BC313942
  • Verdict, $3.2 Million - against transport company for closed head injury to 63 year old male
  • Vigil v. IPS Corp., LASC Case No. TC 018338
  • Settlement, $4.7 Million - against contractor in construction site injury case
  • Webb v. ARB, Inc., LASC Case No. PC 039145
  • Settlement, $5.3 Million - against building contractor for spinal injury to worker in construction site injury case
  • Sprague v. Calinex Transport, Inc., LASC Case No. BC258661
  • Settlement, $6.7 Million - against trucking company for wrongful death in truck v. auto accident
  • Lin v. First Transit, Inc., LASC Case No. SC 309663
  • Verdict, $7.1 Million - jury verdict against Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority on behalf of brain-injured client
  • Settlement, $7.5 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective seat that caused brain injuries
  • Settlement, $7.9 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective airbag that caused brain injury to 6 year old child
  • Cabrini Villas HOA v. RESG, Inc., LASC Case No. BC 287117
  • Settlement, $8 Million - against contractor for breach of contract and construction defects
  • ECC Construction, Inc. v. Oak Park Calabasas HOA, LASC Case No. LC 032986
  • Verdict, $9.3 Million - Jury verdict against homeowners association for breach of contract and fraud
  • State of New Mexico v. Chevron USA, Inc., USDC Case No. CV 99-1254
  • Settlement, $13 Million
  • Settlement, $30 Million - against international insurance company for wrongful denial of property damage claim
  • Karlsson v. Ford Motor Company, LASC Case PC 0019980
  • Verdict, $45.5 Million - against Ford Motor Company for defective seatbelt which caused 6 year old child to become paralyzed

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1983

Industry Groups

  • International Academy Of Trial Lawyers; American Board Of Trial Advocates; Consumer Attorneys Associ
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    1126 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Phone: 213-977-0211

     

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