Deborah Chang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hermosa Beach, CA

Chang Klein, LLP & Athea Trial Lawyers
 | 44 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: 310-573-8941
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Deborah Chang is the founder and managing partner of Athea Trial Lawyers LLP, a national law firm that promotes women trial lawyers, a partner at Chang | Klein LLP.   She is the 2021 President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and will be the President of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in July of 2021.   She was on the trial teams that obtained a recent $160,500,000 verdict for a brain injury in Las Vegas, as well as some of the largest and record wrongful death and personal injury verdicts and settlements in numerous jurisdictions throughout California.  She is a recipient of the 2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award and has been selected as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon.  She was selected by the National Law Journal/ALM as one of the Elite Trial Lawyers in the inaugural Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar category and was also included in The American Lawyer’s Titans of the Industry.  She has been named in various years by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California, and as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California.   For her work, she was the recipient of the 2014 Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the award in 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2020.   She is also the recipient of the CAOC Women’s Caucus 2017 Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for her outstanding commitment to furthering the education and careers of women trial lawyers. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for Southern California, and is a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and is an American Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. 



    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About Deborah Chang

    Admitted: 2006, California


    • CAOC's Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year, Finalist, 2012
    • Who’s Who in American Law
    • Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
    • Selected for inclusion, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
    • Consumer Attorney of the Year, CAOC, 2014
    • Who’s Who of American Women
    • Faculty Advisor for the Moot Court Executive Board and teams
    • CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year, Finalist, 2012
    • One of the “20 Young Lawyers Whose Work Makes a Difference, American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division
    • Who’s Who in the West

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California, 1986
    • Florida, 2006
    • Motor Vehicle Products Liability Litigation Group
    • Connecticut
    • American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Co-Chairperson
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 2012
    • Connecticut Appellate Advisory Rules Committee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Proposed and Instituted the first national scholarship fund with the Stewart B. McKinney Foundation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Instructor and part of the Adjunct Faculty, Appellate Advocacy, University of Connecticut Law School
    • Speaker, ATLA
    • Speaker, The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
    • Speaker, The Inner Circle Of Advocates
    • Case Note Editor of the Drake Law Review, Drake Law School

    Educational Background:

    • Kansas University
    • Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop with the Program on Negotiation, June 2007
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    44 Hermosa Ave
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

    Phone: 310-573-8941

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    Last Updated: 6/14/2021

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