James L. Pocrass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP
 | 1875 Century Park East, Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-550-9050
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly skilled and passionate advocate for people who have suffered serious personal injuries or for families who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, personal injury attorney Jim Pocrass demands accountability from corporations, health care professionals, insurers, and commercial interests. He has repeatedly obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Because Jim Pocrass holds an MBA, he is able to maximize recoveries on behalf of his clients. 

Qualified as a commercial pilot since 1969, Jim Pocrass is particularly qualified to represent individuals or families who have suffered serious personal injuries or a wrongful death in a helicopter accident, airplane crash, or airline or aviation disaster.  

Jim Pocrass is admitted to practice within the state of California, as well as the Ninth District Court of Appeals, the Eastern U.S. District Court of California, and the U.S. Tax Court.  

Though Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the personal injury law firm represents people throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Aviation and Aerospace (10%): Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Aviation and Aerospace: Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About James Pocrass

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.pocrass.com/our-attorneys/james-l-pocrass.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – 2017
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, Best Law Firms in Personal Injury Plaintiff in Los Angeles, U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Commercial Pilots License, California, 1969

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • State Bar of California, 1973
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Beverly Hills Rotary Club
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Home for the Aging
  • Coachella Valley Flyers
  • West Valley Flyers Club
  • Radio Controlled Airplane Pilot

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $450,000 Settlement for a Bike Accident
  • $250,000 Settlement for a Dog Bite
  • $990,000 Settlement for Personal Injuries in a Bus Accident
  • $425,000 Settlement for a Bus Accident
  • $450,000 Settlement for a Trip-and-Fall
  • $500,000 Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries caused by Toxic Mold
  • $600,000 Settlement for a Railroad Accident (FELA)
  • $975,000 Settlement for Birth Injuries caused by Medical Malpractice
  • $1.2 Million Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) suffered in a golfing accident
  • $1.4 Million Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident
  • $1.6 Million Settlement for Spinal Cord Injuries suffered by a Pedestrian in a Motor Vehicle Accident in which the Driver was an Uninsured Motorist
  • $1.7 Million Settlement for a Motor Vehicle Accident caused by Product Liability
  • $1.8 Million Settlement for an Accident causing Serious Personal Injuries
  • $2 Million Settlement in a Wrongful Death due to a Car Accident
  • $2.3 Million Settlement in a Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $2.5 Million Settlement in a Wrongful Death Case due to a Truck Accident
  • $2.3+ Million Settlement for a Bicycle Accident
  • $4.5 Million Verdict in Helicopter Crash
  • $2.8 Million Settlement for a Burn Injury
  • $3.3 Million Verdict in Construction Accident
  • $275,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case (MICRA limits + out-of-pocket expenses).
  • $1 Million Dollar Settlement in Auto Accident resulting in Serious Personal Injury
  • $2.9 Million Verdict in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case resulting from an Auto Accident

Representative Clients:

  • As a leading Los Angeles trial lawyer, Jim Pocrass represents people who have suffered serious personal injuries or families who have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or negligence of another.

Educational Background:

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1973
  • University of Southern California, M.B.A., 1971
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1970

Industry Groups

  • Airplane Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Paralysis
  • Product Liability
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Train Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Office Location for James L. Pocrass

    1875 Century Park East
    Suite 1750
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Phone: 310-550-9050

     

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    Last Updated: 9/13/2016

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