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Top Rated Personal Injury - Plaintiff Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Ronald M. Papell
Law Offices of Ronald M. Papell
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone Work 310-477-4775
Fax Fax 310-477-4252
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1974
Education: Southwestern Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Industry Groups: Consumer Attorneys Of California, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Settlement Officer Los Angeles Superior Court; Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles; Judge
Languages Spoken: English, French

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Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

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Ron Papell has been representing victims in Los Angeles and the State of California for more than 30 years. Ron always places his clients' interests first and limits his practice to cases involving injuries resulting from automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents and those occurring at construction sites and other dangerous conditions of property.  Ron also represents those injured from dog bites which cause scarring or other significant injury.  Ron also handles cases against insurance companies for their unfair handling of claims (often referred to as insurance bad faith claims). Over the course of his career, Mr. Papell has obtained million-dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in all areas of his personal injury practice.

Professionally, Mr. Papell holds an AV rating* from Martindale‑Hubbell, which is the highest rating an attorney or law firm can receive. In addition to that honor, Mr. Papell has received numerous certificates of recognition for his devotion to his profession and his clients. Ron has been recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as numerous other consumer attorney's organizations.

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.

About Ronald Papell

Law School: Southwestern Law School

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: www.rmplaw.com/attorney-profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Included in National Registry of Who's Who
  • Recognition from California Trial Lawyers Association for experience in fields of Trial Lawyer, General Personal Injury and Professional Negligence

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ron Papell has been representing injured victims for more than 30 years. His practice is limited to cases involving injuries and wrongful death from automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents as well as dangerous conditions of property including construction sites and other locations.  He also represents those significantly injured from dog bites. Mr. Papell has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in all areas of personal injury and enjoys an AV rating from Martindale‑Hubbell. He has received numerous certificates of recognition for his devotion to his profession and his clients and has been recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers for ten years and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Ron Papell places his clients’ interests first and believes that his former clients and attorney referrals are the source of his successful practice.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • California, 1974
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California
  • Judge Pro-Tem, Small Claims Division, Santa Monica Municipal Court
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Ad Hoc Uniform Arbitration and Pretrial Procedures Committee, 1981-1983
  • Member, Joint Liaison Committee, Los Angeles County Medical Association/Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1981-1984
  • Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration Plan, 1981 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member, Superior Court Settlement Officer Program, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, 1979 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association, Negligence Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr Papell has served as a settlement officer with the Los Angeles Superior Court for 25 years and as a volunteer Arbitrator at moot court competitions including those held at his former law school, Southwestern University School of Law

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Be Prepared Before and What to do After an Auto Accident"; "Automobile Accidents: More Common And More Serious Outcomes";  "Motorcycle Accidents: Obtaining Your Full Amount Of Damages"; "Truck Accidents: Greater Dangers And More Severe Injuries"; "Calculating Damages In An Accident/Personal Injury Case";  "Distracted Driving: The Number One Cause Of Serious Accidents";  "Automobile Accidents: Protecting Your Rights To Maximize Your Recovery";  "Choosing An Attorney-Making An Informed Decision"; "Safeguarding Your Rights And Your Right To Privacy"; "Documenting And Reporting Accidents"; Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Don't Leave Home Without (Plenty) Of It";  "Insurance Companies In The Driver's Seat: How To Level The Playing Field And Improve Your Chances Of Recovering The Damages To Which You Are Entitled";  "Protect Your Family And Your Assets"; "The Myths and Reality of Dog Bites"
  • "An Overview of California Condominium Law," Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 6 No. 3, Fall, 1974
  • Member, Southwestern University Law Review, 1973-1974

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Mr Papell has listed some examples of cases he has tried and/or settled on his website: www.rmplaw.com

Representative Clients:

  • Wrongful Death: Horse Accident.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Wrongful Death: Father of Five Struck While Crossing Street/ Trial and Appeal in Favor of Client.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Wrongful Death: Infected Catheter.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Underinsured Motorist Claim Arbitration/ Numerous Cases.  See writeups on website rmplaw.com
  • Dangerous Condition of Freeway.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Ins. Bad Faith: Freeway Accident Failure to pay benefits  See website rmplaw.com
  • Ins. Bad Faith: Underinsured Motorist Failure to Pay Policy Limits.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Pharmacy Malpractice: Wrong Pills Dispensed.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Death of 33 y/o/ Failure to diagnose/treat meningitis.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Spinal Injury.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Fall in Hospital.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Birth Injury/ Erb's Palsy.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Spinal Cord Injection Resulting in Paralysis.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Med Malpractice: Fail to Diag Cancer. See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Product Liability: Dock Plate Failure With Fall.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Bowel Injury From Seatbelt. See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Product Liability: Tire Failure/ Crash Into Signpost.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Personal Injury: Fall in Apartment  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Personal Injury: Actress Burned During Filming of Commercial.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Premises Liab: Fall in Garage.  See writeup on Website rmplaw.com
  • Premises Liab: Scalding Water Heater Burn Injuries.  See writeup on Website rmplaw.com
  • Premises Liability: Burns in Restaurant.  Several Cases.  See writeups on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Minor Impact.  See writeup on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Numerous Policy Limits Recoveries.  See writeups on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Pedestrian: Wrongful Death.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Pedestrian: Grandmother / Grandchild.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Pedestrian: Drunk in Crosswalk.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Truck v Truck: Heavy Impact.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Shoulder Injury. See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Brain Injury. See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Hand Injury.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Dog bite to face of young woman.  See write up on website rmplaw.com
  • Auto v Auto: Injury to Teen. See write up on website rmplaw.com

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr Papell has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest achievable, for both his legal ability and his ethical practices.  Mr Papell has carried this rating for his entire career.

Newsletters:

  • Mr. Papell publishes newsletters on topics of interest to consumers on his website: www.rmplaw.com as well as articles he has authored that may be of interest to consumers and those involved in accidents of all types., NEWSLETTERS

Educational Background:

  • California State University at Northridge; Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.; 1974

Find Me Online

Website
Websitewww.rmplaw.com

Last Updated: 11/3/2015
Call me at 310-477-4775

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