Christine D. Spagnoli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
 | 100 Wilshire Boulevard, 21st Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800-274-4917
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Christine Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is a products liability trial lawyer well-known throughout California. One of her signature victories was a case she co-tried in 1999 against General Motors which resulted in a landmark $4.9 billion verdict.

Due to her vast experience with tire tread products liability, Ms. Spagnoli is a member of several California automotive legal organizations, including the Plaintiffs' Steering committee of Ford/Firestone and the Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel for Cooper Tires. She is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the former president and first vice-president of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. Her other memberships include participation in the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, an organization specializing in automotive product liability cases.

Ms. Spagnoli has been listed in the Southern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Southern California Lawyers from 2004 to 2008. Other awards include Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer (2001), the F. Scott Baldwin Award from the AAJ and the 2001 Trial Lawyer of the Year award from her alma mater, the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.

 
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About Christine Spagnoli

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.greene-broillet.com/Attorneys/Christine-D-Spagnol...

Honors and Awards:

  • California Super Lawyers peer-nominated listings, Top 100 Southern California Lawyers, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2015, 2016  
  • California Super Lawyers peer-nominated listings, Top 50 Women Southern California Lawyers, 2004 - 2016
  • Rank of Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc.
  • Named by lawdragon.com, Inaugural List of "The Lawdragon 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers" in the United States
  • Recipient, 2001 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Loyola Law School, 2001
  • Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer of 2001, F. Scott Baldwin Award, American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, 2001
  • Ranked as One of the Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California, Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2002
  • First Vice-President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2001
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 1991
  • Civil Subcommittee (Appointed by the Chief Justice), California Supreme Court, Task Force on Jury Instructions
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Officer, American Association for Justice, Product Liability Section
  • Executive Committee, Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 1996 - Present
  • Officer, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 1996 - Present
  • Leader, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Forum", Editor-in-Chief, CAOC, 1995
  • Amicus Brief in Soule v. General Motors, Co-Author, CAOC, 1994
  • "Advocate", Editor-in-Chief, CAALA, 1994
  • Lecturer, Discovery and Demonstrating Head Trauma Injury in Children
  • Lecturer, Direct and Cross Examination Methods
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence
  • Discovery and Demonstrating Head Trauma Injury in Children
  • Direct and Cross Examination Methods
  • Demonstrative Evidence

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • McGee v. The City of Alameda - $25 million
  • Ogden v. Hamm Brothers Construction - $6.4 million
  • Brezovec v. State of California - $8.8 million
  • A $21 million verdict for an electrocuted avocado picker
  • A $58 million verdict for a man severely burned by a defective O-ring

Educational Background:

  • University of California, 1978
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Office Location for Christine D. Spagnoli

100 Wilshire Boulevard
21st Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 800-274-4917

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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