Christopher A. Asvar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Asvar Law, PC
 | 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-442-7700
Fax: 310-442-7701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of Asvar Law, PC, Christopher A. Asvar brings more than a decade of legal experience to a practice that focuses on catastrophic personal injury litigation and workers' compensation matters. Representing clients in the Los Angeles and throughout the state of California, his focus in brain injury litigation.   Asvar Law, PC handles cases involving catastrophic injuries resulting from a variety of causes, from civil negligence to workplace accidents.  Mr. Asvar is certified as a minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) instructor by the State Bar of California and was certified by the California Department of Insurance as an instructor in its Insurance Adjuster Certification program since 2008.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, Mr. Asvar went on to attend Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. While in law school, he received honors for his academic achievements and performance in both tort law and criminal law. Mr. Asvar is admitted to practice in California.

During the course of his career, Mr. Asvar has obtained multiple notable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including an $8.9 million workers' compensation award that since 2012, still remains the highest workers' compensation settlement or award in the nation.  Other outcome include successive multi-million-dollar civil and workers compensation settlements focused on clients with brain, spine and other catastrophic injuries; be they in the civil or workers' compensation arena.

Frequently called on to give talks to professional groups on matters related to his practice area, Mr. Asvar has proudly served on various panels on topics related to brain injury.   He has also served as guest lecturer in several university courses related to law and public health.  In 2015, Mr. Asvar sccessfully argued beofre the California Court of Appeal in Schultz v. JT3, and the case resulted in a significant expansion of rights for the injured workers of California.  Over the years, Mr. Asvar has seen it a prividege to be able to assist individuals who were not able to afford an attorney when they needed one the most.  Asvar Law is proud of its community service in representing clients on a pro bono (free) basis. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (50%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014

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About Christopher Asvar

Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage: www.AsvarLaw.com

Honors/Awards:

  • After winning at trial and the decision being overturned by the WCAB, Mr. Asvar argued successfully before the California Court of Appeal, 2nd Dist, leading to a decision on "premises line doctrine", expanding the rights of California's injured workers., Craig Schultz v. JT3, The Hartford, California Court of Appeal, 2015
  • January 25, 2012:  Christopher Asvar concludes the highest known worker compensation award in the Nation on behalf of his client AE who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a fall., AE v. Willie's Painting, State Comp Ins Fund, 2012
  • The Witkins Award for High Honors in Torts Law., 2001
  • The Witkins Award for High Honors in Criminal Law, 2000
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Scholarly Reseach, University of California.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified, California State Bar as MCLE Instructor, 2009
  • Certified, Department of Insurance, Commission as Instructor in Insurance Adjustor Certification Program, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist and Moderator, Evaluation, Treatment, and Legal Representation of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and a Pre-Existing Psychiatric Condition. , Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference, San Jose, CA, Brain Injury, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Cal State University, Northridge, 2011
  • Speaker at California Self-Insured Association 84th Annual Meeting, topics relating to defense of multi-million dollar catastrophic injury claims and lessons applicable to more recurrent worker's compensation cases., Speaker, California Self-Insured Association, Self-Insured Employers, 2011
  • Course lectures on current challenges in American public health system, from homelessness to epidemics, to the new focus on traumatic brain injuries implicated with mental health, especially with American veterans and the application of battlefield lessons to civilian life., Guest Lecturer in Public Health Course, Cal State University Northridge, Current Challenges in Public Health, 2010
  • Guest lecturer in Public Health Course at Cal. State University, Northridge, Guest Professor, Legal Foundation of the American Public Health System, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer at Cal. State University Northridge, Business Law., Guest Professor , Challenges in Business Law and Litigation for Young Attorneys, 2009
  • Minimizing Artifacts Observed in Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph Images Used in Evaluation of Ocular Hypertention. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1999
  • Inhibition of Pentagastrin-Induced Gastric Acid Secretion by Intravenous Pantoprazole: A Dose Ranging Study. American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1998
  • The Safety and Clinical Efficacy of Intravenous Pantoprazole on Gastric Acid Inhibition in Patients with Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. UCLA Clinical Research, Los Angeles, CA, 1997
  • Impact of Curve Distortion Errors on Intravascular Ultrasound Measurements and Three-Dimentional Reconstructions. Am. J. of Cardiology, 1997 (79:384-388), Stanford University, 1997
  • The Reduction of Artery Wall Motion Inhibits Plaque Formation.  Surgical Forum, 1996 (XLVII: 350-353), Stanford University, 1996
  • How Significant Are Curve Distortion Errors in Intravascular Ultrasound Measurements and Reconstruction? Circulation 1995 (Supp 92: I-77), Stanford University, 1995

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Michael B. v. RN Kanea, Hartford, settlement of $2,500,000, 2016
  • $8,900,000 Settlement of a "Mild" Traumatic Brain Injury Claim as a Record Highest Worker's Compensation Award or Settlement in the Nation.  AE v. Willie's Painting, SCIF.  Chris Asvar as Handling Attorney, 2012
  • $2,700,000 Catastrophic Brain Injury Case Settlement, AC v. Ashpludh, Crawford Insurance., 2009
  • $3,500,000 Catastrophic Brain Injury Settlement, CS v. California Exteriors Roofing, State Compensation Insurance Fund, 2008
  • $2,200,000 Catastrophic Injury Settlement Resulting from a Work-Place Explosion. MN v. Walton Motors & Controls, Employers Ins., January 25, 2012
  • $6,100,000 Settlement of Catastrophic Injury Claim.  JJC vs. Roofind Excellence, SCIF.  Chris Asvar as Co-Counsel, March 15, 2012
  • $1,750,000 Civil Settlement. LB v. National Drug-Store Chain and its Cleaning Company, Premises liability claim arising from a head injury, February 20, 2013

Representative Clients:

  • Our firm is proud to represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries.  The injuries are near always life-changing.  We are in the business of moving mountains and putting lives back together.

Educational Background:

  • University of California

Industry Groups

  • Plaintiff's Lawyer
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Office Location for Christopher A. Asvar

10940 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-442-7700

Fax: 310-442-7701

 

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Last Updated: 5/10/2018

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