David R. Lira

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Girardi | Keese
 | 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-2412340
Fax: 213-481-1554
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

David R. Lira, an attorney with the firm Girardi | Keese, is a trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes the areas of product liability, insurance bad faith, wrongful death, commercial litigation and mass torts on behalf of plaintiffs. His accomplishments have been recognized by the legal profession's leading publications and organizations. His multimillion-dollar outcomes include a $45.5 million jury verdict against Ford Motor Co. for a defective seat belt, a $35 million settlement against a tour company and bus manufacturer involving a multi-death collision, a $30 million settlement against an insurance company for wrongful denial of coverage, to name a few. Mr. Lira was also co-lead counsel in the landmark case of Bryan Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers which resulted in an $18 million dollar jury verdict.

Mr. Lira is a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an invitation-only organization limited to 500 trial lawyers nationally), the American Board of Trial Advocates (rank: Advocate), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been annually listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication. In 2015, Mr. Lira was named one of the "Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers" in California by the Daily Journal.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (50%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About David Lira

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.girardikeese.com/Attorneys/David-R-Lira.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Lawdragon Magazine"Best Lawyers in Southern California", 2008 and 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, California Judicial College, 2008
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America", 2007
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Makin Rain In The Golden State", 2005
  • Los Angeles Times Magazine
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, "Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist", 2006
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "500 Leading Litigators in America", 2006
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Jurors Award $7 Million Hurt in Crash", 2005
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Contractor Wins Suit Against Association of Homeowners", 2002
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, "Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist,", 2003 - 2004
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America", 2006
  • The National Law Journal, "Top 100 Verdicts of 2003", 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1988
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • TOP 100 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS , 2010 - Present
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Eighth Street Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Trial Lawyers of Public Justice
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors - Public Counsel, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, California Judicial College, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement, $8 Million - against contractor for breach of contract and construction defects
  • Settlement, $2.5 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective seat belt (lap-only)
  • Settlement, $7.5 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective seat that caused brain injuries
  • Settlement, $2.1 Million - against automobile manufacturer for lack of crashworthiness in rollover incident
  • Settlement, $6.7 Million - against trucking company for wrongful death in truck v. auto accident
  • $3,700,000.00 settlement after jury selection in an aviation incident resulting in fatalities
  • Verdict, $45.5 Million - against Ford Motor Company for defective seatbelt which caused 6 year old child to become paralyzed
  • Webb v. ARB, Inc., LASC Case No. PC 039145
  • Settlement, $13 Million
  • Verdict, $3.2 Million - against transport company for closed head injury to 63 year old male
  • ECC Construction, Inc. v. Oak Park Calabasas HOA, LASC Case No. LC 032986
  • Settlement, $2.8 Million - against automobile manufacturer for seat belt defect (spool-out)
  • Settlement, $7.9 Million - against automobile manufacturer for defective airbag that caused brain injury to 6 year old child
  • Settlement, $2.2 Million - against Fortune 500 company for breach of contract and wrongful termination
  • Lin v. First Transit, Inc., LASC Case No. SC 309663
  • Estate of Sun v. DW Tour & Charter, Los Angeles Superior Court case no. BC407310
  • Settlement, $5.3 Million - against building contractor for spinal injury to worker in construction site injury case
  • Settlement, $30 Million - against international insurance company for wrongful denial of property damage claim
  • Vigil v. IPS Corp., LASC Case No. TC 018338
  • Verdict, $9.3 Million - Jury verdict against homeowners association for breach of contract and fraud
  • Settlement, $2.9 Million - against component part manufacturer for defective motorcycle side stand
  • Cabrini Villas HOA v. RESG, Inc., LASC Case No. BC 287117
  • Navarette v. General Motors Corp., LASC Case No. BC313221
  • Verdict, $7.1 Million - jury verdict against Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority on behalf of brain-injured client
  • $10,000,000.00 settlement in commuter bus rollover incident resulting in fatalities
  • Sprague v. Calinex Transport, Inc., LASC Case No. BC258661
  • $2,900,000.00 settlement after opening statements for MTBE contamination to private property
  • Karlsson v. Ford Motor Company, LASC Case PC 0019980
  • Settlement, $4.7 Million - against contractor in construction site injury case
  • State of New Mexico v. Chevron USA, Inc., USDC Case No. CV 99-1254
  • Beroukhim v. Delta Towing & Transport, Inc., LASC Case No. BC313942

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1983

Industry Groups

  • International Academy Of Trial Lawyers; American Board Of Trial Advocates; Consumer Attorneys Associ
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Office Location for David R. Lira

1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-2412340

Fax: 213-481-1554

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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