Mayra Fornos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Fornos Law Firm
 | 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 310-204-3529
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Fornos Law Firm, Mayra Fornos-Buch is committed to representing clients in Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Los Angeles County, California. She commits her practice to personal injury cases that involve catastrophic and life-altering injuries such as the following: brain injuries, paralysis, medical malpractice, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death and elder abuse. She also represents people who have been discriminated against because of their disability.

After receiving an undergraduate degree from California State University, Ms. Fornos-Buch went on to earn a law degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.

With two decades of experience, Ms. Fornos-Buch is dedicated to securing justice for people who have suffered as a result of someone else's negligence. She takes the time to speak with clients about their goals for their case and then fiercely advocates on their behalf. Ms. Fornos-Buch has a track record of obtaining awards and settlements for personal injury victims. Adept in working toward a resolution, she also serves as a mediator for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

For her achievements, Ms. Fornos-Buch has been named in The Best Lawyers in America*; the Los Angeles Times has listed her in Women Leaders in the Law; and she holds an Avvo "Good" rating.

When she is not in the courtroom, Ms. Fornos-Buch is fighting for consumers' rights. She has been a board member of, and regularly participates in speaking engagements with, the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Ms. Fornos-Buch also founded Ralph's Riders Foundation in honor of her husband, who suffered a spinal cord injury while surfing that left him a quadriplegic. The foundation serves as a support group for people who have suffered a spinal cord injury.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%)

Personal Injury - Products (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About Mayra Fornos

Admitted: 1992, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • “Women Of The Year” by The Westside Women’s Network, 2010
  • "Advocate Of The Year Award" by The Women's Caucus Of The Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Person of The Year by the Dale McIntosh Center
  • Los Angeles Times "Los Angeles’ Women Leaders In The Law"
  • Southern California's Super Lawyers
  • President's Award, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2011 - 2014
  • Ed Roberts Independent Living Award, Dayle McIntosh Center, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Global Mobility Board, has served as a Mediator for Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Consumer Attorneys of California “CAOC”, Board Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Civil Justice Program, Loyola Law School, Board of Directors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Public Relations Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Education Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Co-chair, Governmental Relations Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • WYNGS, Board of Directors (former)
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, Founding Friend
  • Disability Rights Legal Education Advocacy Project
  • Representation and Advocacy for the Injured and Disabled (RAID) Seminars, Speaker
  • "Ask the Experts," Abilities Expo, Speaker & Moderator
  • Ralph's Riders Foundation, Founder and Executive Director
  • Culver City Disability Advisory Committee, Board Member (former)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Editor of legal articles for consumer magazines
  • Speaker/Moderator for CAALA/CAOC Conventions

Representative Clients:

  • Mayra Fornos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries or disabilities, and the families of those who are victims of a wrongful death. Mayra also represents people with disabilities who are being discriminated against.

Educational Background:

  • California State University at Long Beach

Industry Groups

  • ADA
  • Brain Injuries
  • Elder Abuse
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Paralysis
  • Product Liability
  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Office Location for Mayra Fornos

    800 West Sixth Street
    Suite 1500
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Phone: 310-204-3529


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    Last Updated: 4/28/2017

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