Douglas Shaffer

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Dordick Law Corporation
 | 509 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-551-0949
Fax: 855-299-4444
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Douglas D. Shaffer has been actively practicing in complex litigation cases since 1984.  Having graduated magna cum laude from law school, he began his career working with such prestigious firms as O'Melveny and Myers (whose chairman was former Secretary of State Warren Christopher).

    Beginning in 1990, Mr. Shaffer and his law practice focused exclusively on the REPRESENTATION OF PLAINTIFFS– those people and their families who have been wrongfully denied their insurance benefits, had a loved one suffer a fatality, or themselves suffered major injuries- such as paralysis, brain injures, serious orthopedic injuries or otherwise been victimized.    The cases Mr. Shaffer agrees to handle are frequently complicated, and often involve fighting powerful businesses or corporations for clients who have catastrophic injuries. Since Mr. Shaffer only becomes involved in those cases with serious injuries or losses,  Mr. Shaffer is personally involved in all significant aspects of the cases he agrees to undertake.  He has personally litigated to verdict more than 60 catastrophic injury cases on behalf of Plaintiffs, has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients,  and has handled hundreds of large and complex cases thoughout his 29 years of practice.

    Mr. Shaffer was nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010, and has been prominently mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Sports Illustrated,  as well as the top legal publication, The Los Angeles Daily Jounal,  for many of the cases he has worked on over the years.

    Mr. Shaffer is active in the community, donates to many charities, and has volunteered to coach his childrens' youth basketball and football over 10 times. He has travelled extensively for business and pleasure. He completed the Tour of France in 2004, the Tour of Italy in 2009, and recently competed in the Alcatraz and Malibu Triathlons.

    Mr. Shaffer works exculsively on a contingent fee basis, and would be happy to personally review your case free of charge.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 10%Elder Law
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Insurance


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

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    About Douglas Shaffer

    Admitted: 1984, California

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    • Staff Member, Pepperdine Law Review, 1982-1984
    • Who's Who of American Law Students, 1983-1984
    • Top 2% of Class, Pepperdine University School of Law
    • US News and World Reports Best Lawyers in 2016-2018
    • Dean's Scholarship, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1982-1984
    • National Dean's List, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1982-1984
    • Amjur Awards: Antitrust (Professor J. Von Kalinowaski), Evidence, Pre-Trial Procedure,             Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor, Community Property, Tax, Contracts, Property
    • Magna Cum Laude, Pepperdine University School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Los Angeles Bar Association
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Consumer Attorneys Of California
    • Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • IRS FBAR Disclosures and FATCA, 2013 Review, CPE Club, 2013


    • Mui v. Commissioner

    Educational Background:

    • Pepperdine University School of Law, 1984
    • Ohio State University, B.S., Mathematics. Dean's List., 1980

    Industry Groups

    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Consumer Attorneys Of California
    • Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles Bar Association
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    Office Location for Douglas Shaffer

    509 South Beverly Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Phone: 310-551-0949

    Fax: 855-299-4444

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