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Derek Pakiz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Reeves Law Group
1055 W 7th St, #3333
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-271-9318
Fax: 714-550-6015
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, German
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Derek Pakiz is the lead trial attorney and litigation supervisor at The Reeves Law Group, a law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Pakiz devotes his practice to catastrophic injury matters and specializes in car accident and truck accident cases involving amputation, spinal cord injury, Lyft and Uber accident injuries, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death. He serves clients throughout the state of California.

Mr. Pakiz has been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years and has practiced personal injury law throughout that time. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in many significant cases, resulting in seven and eight-figure settlements and verdicts.

Recognized for his accomplishments, Mr. Pakiz was named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers and was named one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys" in the country by Newsweek magazine in 2014. He is one of only a select few attorneys to receive a Diplomate distinction from the American Association for Justice.  

Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Pakiz is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He also belongs to the Melvin M. Belli Society, an invitation-only organization of trial attorneys who are committed to furthering legal education on an international level.

Mr. Pakiz received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and attained his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He is certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.

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

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017, 2019 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Derek Pakiz

First Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.robertreeveslaw.com/about-us/derek-pakiz/

Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Diplomat, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the USA, Newsweek, 2014
  • Diplomate Accreditation from the American Association for Justice

Videos

  • Erica Schaffer of the Personal Injury Network interviews Derek Pakiz of The Reeves Law Group, www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtceWjoUAto

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Banfill v. JC Refrigerated: $805,000 settlement in a tractor-trailer collision case, 2012
  • Myers v. Zaw, $1,000,000 settlement in an auto v. motorcycle case, 2012
  • Mansky v. Fearing: $750,000 jury verdict in an auto v. truck case, 2014
  • Carter v. IMI Cornelius, Inc.: $650,000 jury verdict in a product liability case, 2010
  • DOE v. DOE: $3,275,000 settlement in a near-drowning case, 2016
  • Gomez v. Mallinger: $1,000,000 settlement in an auto v. motorcycle case, 2008
  • Sanchez v. G&J Heavy Haul: $1,800,000 settlement in a tractor-trailer v. pedestrian case, 2017
  • Derek has had thousands of successful settlements on behalf of his clients, and has tried cases in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties in California.
  • Sheeran v. Allee: $1,053,000 jury verdict in an auto v. motorcycle case, 2012
  • Perez v. Liao: $1,000,000 settlement in a premises liability case, 2017
  • DOE v. DOE: $2,750,000 settlement in a bus v. pedestrian case, 2009
  • DOE v. DOE: $1,300,000 settlement in a slip and fall case, 2015
  • DOE v. DOE: $3,750,000 settlement in a brain injury case, 2008
  • Palmer v. Harris: $1,057,805 settlement in a wrongful death case, 2016
  • Brown v. Oberdorfer: $1,964,930 jury verdict in an auto v. motorcycle case, 2011
  • Brown v. Fernandez: $750,000 settlement in a tractor-trailer v. car case, 2011
  • Zhou v. Wang: $2,500,000 settlement in an auto v. pedestrian case, 2018
  • Sanders v. Chavez: $32,556,426.00 jury verdict in a catastrophic brain injury case, 2009
  • Ochoa v. Gonzalez: $1,000,000 settlement in an auto v. auto case, 2015
  • Peres v. Stewart: $1,600,000 settlement in an auto v. pedestrian case, 2006
  • McCann v. PAM Transport: $8,500,000 settlement in a tractor-trailer v. pedestrian case, 2016
  • Cardenas v. Savvy Property Management, Inc.: $900,000 jury verdict in a premises liability case, 2009
  • Rosner v. National Sales Corp: $1,000,000 settlement in a truck v. auto case, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2012
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Office Location for Derek Pakiz

1055 W 7th St
#3333
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-271-9318

Fax: 714-550-6015

Last Updated: 5/13/2021

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