Derek Pakiz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Ana, CA

The Reeves Law Group
 | 200 W Santa Ana Blvd, Suite 630
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: 714-550-6000
Fax: 714-550-6015
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017, 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Derek Pakiz is the lead trial attorney and litigation supervisor at The Reeves Law Group, a law firm located in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Pakiz devotes his practice to catastrophic injury matters and has experience with cases involving amputation, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death. He serves clients throughout the state of California.

Mr. Pakiz has been a licensed attorney for more than 25 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017, 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Derek Pakiz

Admitted: 1989, California

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Videos:

  • Erica Schaffer of the Personal Injury Network interviews Derek Pakiz of The Reeves Law Group

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles
Office Location for Derek Pakiz

200 W Santa Ana Blvd
Suite 630
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: 714-550-6000

Fax: 714-550-6015

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Last Updated: 8/30/2018

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