Arash Homampour

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

The Homampour Law Firm
 | 15303 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 323-658-8077
Fax: 323-658-8477
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Arash Homampour is a trial attorney. He started his firm with no money, no cases and no mentor. Today, he is considered to be one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the State who is sought out by other attorneys and clients to take on the most challenging, but righteous cases. His firm exclusively represents Plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and death cases. His verdicts and his firm’s settlements are routinely considered to be outlier and record setting.

 

In the last five years alone, Arash has obtained Eight 8 figure verdicts and Four 7 figure verdicts in a wide array of trials and cases involving dangerous products, roads, driving, and premises (including a record setting $60 million wrongful death/product liability verdict in Orange County Federal Court and a $30 million wrongful death verdict in Ventura County.)

 

His firm specializes in what they call “Underdog” or “David v. Goliath” litigation where they represent one individual client that is taking on a public entity, large employer, industry or manufacturer in an effort to change and/or stop unlawful or unsafe conduct for the good of others and the community. They are frequently involved in litigation that involves multiple defendants and multiple law firms with unlimited resources.  While also a last-minute trial firm, they also handle cases from intake to trial and through appeals (including the California Supreme Court.)

 

Arash is frequently sought out by other attorneys to handle cases that involve highly specialized, technical and complicated issues like design of products (trucks, industrial equipment, dust collectors, heaters, ladders, etc.); manufacturing/design/crash worthiness of cars (tires, air bags, side structures, roll over protection and seatbelts); building and home fires (including cause and origin issues); design, maintenance and operation of roadways (including lack of median barriers, guardrails, warning signs, traffic signals, improperly designed crosswalks, etc.); traffic control during construction; injuries at multi-employer construction sites; disputed brain injuries; chronic pain; and insurance coverage and bad faith issues.

 

Arash loves what he does, and his firm literally spares no expense in its pursuit of justice for their clients. His firm has taken on the biggest and most formidable of Defendants, including Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Toyota, Nissan, Sunbeam Products, the State of California, Costco Stores, Farmers Insurance Exchange, Allstate Insurance, Daimler Trucks of North America, and Louisville Ladder.

 

Since 2016, he has been named one of the top 30 Plaintiff attorneys in the State by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  He was named CAALA 2010 trial attorney of the year and has been nominated as trial attorney of the year every year since 2004. In 2017, he was named the Ventura County Trial Lawyer Association Trial Attorney of the Year. In 2018, he was named the Orange County Trial Lawyer Association as its product liability Trial Attorney of the Year. In 2007, he was named one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. From 2005 through the present, he has earned the distinction of being a "Super Lawyer", with the additional recognition since 2010 as one of the top 100 Southern California Attorneys.   He was the recipient of the CAALA 2018 Ted Horn Memorial Award, presented to lawyer who has provided outstanding service to the Association and the legal community. Arash frequently lectures throughout the state on all matters related to trial practice and has published many articles. He also handles appellate work, including successfully briefing and arguing before the California Supreme Court. He also appears as a legal analyst on television.

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Arash Homampour

Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.homampour.com/Attorneys/Arash-Homampour.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Super Lawyer in Southern California, January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2013, 2019
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles), January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010, 2010
  • Named one of the Top 30 Plaintiff lawyers in Southern California, Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyer in Southern California, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2019
  • Top 20 under 40 (Los Angeles Daily Journal), January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1993
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governor
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • Trial Lawyer Charities, Board of Director

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Director of Trial Lawyers Charities

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Using Case Management Software Products, California Employment Lawyers Association, September 10, 2005 - Present
  • Trial Technology, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2005 - Present
  • Cross Examining Defense Experts, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2006 - Present
  • Premises Liability, Consumer Attorneys of California - California College of Trial Arts, November 1, 2006 - Present
  • Trial Skills, California Employment Lawyers Association, September 1, 2007 - Present
  • Revenge of the Nerds; PowerPoint and CaseMap for the Technically Challenged, Consumer Attorneys of California - California College of Trial Arts, December 1, 2006 - Present
  • Advanced Trial Skills, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2007 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, June 1, 2007 - Present
  • Framing the Case, California Employment Lawyers Association, June 1, 2007 - Present
  • Lawsuits Against Public Entities, Ventura County Bar Association, August 2, 2007 - Present
  • Discovery, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2008 - Present
  • Discovery in a Disability Discrimination Case, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Employment Section, May 1, 2008 - Present
  • Defeating Motions for Summary Judgment, Consumer Attorneys of California - California College of Trial Arts, November 1, 2008 - Present
  • Mock Trial - Defense Attorney Closing, California Employment Lawyers Association, September 20, 2009 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Skills, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, April 1, 2011 - April 8, 2011
  • Working with Experts on Economic Losses, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2009 - Present
  • Day in the Life Videos, California Applicants Attorneys Association, June 1, 2009 - Present
  • Wrongful Death Damages, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2010 - Present
  • Jury Selection, Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire, November 1, 2010 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, May 4, 2010 - Present
  • Expert Depositions, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2011 - Present
  • Personal injury themes, concepts and tactics in employment cases, California Employment Lawyers Association, October 9, 2011 - Present
  • Preparing the Strategic (Organic) Discovery Plan, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2005
  • Trial Fundamentals 101 by the Masters - Creative Closing Arguments, Consumer Attorneys of California - California College of Trial Arts, November 1, 2011 - Present
  • Using PowerPoint During Trial, Consumer Attorneys of California - Forum Magazine, 2005
  • Large Verdicts Against Sympathetic Defendants and Public Entities, Los Angeles County Bar Association Inn of Court, July 1, 2011 - Present
  • Juror Bias - What to Do, Consumer Attorneys of California - Forum Magazine, 2006
  • Selecting the Right Experts, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2012 - Present
  • Anatomy of Trial Technology, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - Advocate Magazine, 2007
  • Use of Electronic Evidence and Trial Technology, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2013 - Present
  • Using PowerPoint and other cool technology to make your case, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - Advocate Magazine, 2008
  • The Deposition and Cross-Exam of Defense Experts, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - Advocate Magazine, 2012
  • Discovery and Creating a Discovery Plan, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2004 - Present
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 1, 2005 - Present
  • Cross Examining Defense Experts, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, October 15, 2007 - Present
  • How Do You Do That? Trial Technology for the Trial Lawyer, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, May 1, 2005 - Present

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $12 million wrongful death verdict in Long Beach in an extremely difficult products liability case against Daimler Trucks whose 2009 Freightliner Columbia tractor trailer was designed with side-mounted Diesel fuel tanks. Decedent was driving the truck when, for reasons unknown, she veered off the I-710 and collided with a tree. Decedent survived the initial impact. However, the exposed side-mounted fuel tank on the driver's side was pierced by the truck's axle during the impact, causing Diesel fuel to spray out of the tank and erupt into flames. Decedent burned to death in an otherwise survivable crash due to the post-collision, fuel-fed fire. We alleged that the subject truck was defective in design due to the exposed side-mounted fuel tanks and proposed an alternative design of moving the fuel tank behind the cab where it is less vulnerable. Defendant Daimler argued its truck was safe and state of the art, with millions of similar trucks being sold and with no other manufacturer of Class 8 trucks putting the tank behind the cab.   We won at trial with the jury finding the truck's design defective and apportioning 100% fault to the defendant Daimler.Courtney, et al. v. Daimler Trucks of North America, Case No. BC615223, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach, 2019
  • $30 million verdict in Ventura County, the largest award in a wrongful death suit in Ventura County history involving parents of a teenager who was killed when a vehicle made an illegal u-turn near an improperly parked tractor-trailer.Plascencia, et al. v. Flat Creek Transportation, et al., Case No. 56-2015-00475756-CU-PO-VTA, Ventura County Superior Court, 2019
  • $12.25 million verdict in Fresno County in a difficult wrongful death case involving a claim for premises liability by a spouse of only four years and where the decedent died of electrocution when the 28 foot advertisement banner he lifted came into contact with obvious voltage lines which exceeded public utility height regulations.  Zuniga v. Cherry Avenue Auction, Case No. 15CECG02779, Fresno County Superior Court, 2018
  • $10 million verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court - Long Beach in a difficult wrongful death case for a dangerous roadway where an inexperienced 16 year old driver made an illegal left turn (driver admitted he knew it was a no left turn intersection but he turned anyway) and struck the decedent on a motorcycle (who defendants claimed was heavily impaired from marijuana use).      Webb, et al. v. Skanska-Rados Expo 2 Joint Venture, et al., Case No. BC598284, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach     , 2018
  • $60 million verdict in wrongful death case involving a defective product that was venued in federal court in Orange County where the product was admittedly misused (the verdict was  affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). Shinedling, et al. v. Sunbeam Products, et al., Case No. EDCV 12-438 CJC (SPx), United States District Court, Central District, Southern Division  , 2015
  • $16.2 million verdict in a very difficult brain injury case against an employer where there was little evidence to support the negligent driver was acting within the course and scope of employment and where Plaintiff was wearing a non-Dot helmet (Defendant contended that Plaintiff would not have suffered the brain injury had he worn a DOT Approved helmet).Evans v. Charter College, Case No. MC 023778, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District, 2015
  • $14.1 million verdict in a difficult wrongful death/motorcycle case for a dangerous condition of property against the State that was venued in Ventura where a teenage motorcyclist sped through a curve and into the opposing lane hitting another motorist head-on.  Shanks, et al. v. State of California, Case No. 56-2012-00423044-CU-PO-VTA, Ventura County Superior Court, 2015
  • $14 million verdict in a bad faith insurance action against Allstate Insurance Co. after Allstate acted unreasonably during settlement discussions in an underlying catastrophic injury case by first accepting and then refusing a $100,000 policy limits demand by a motorcyclist who became a paraplegic after he was struck by the vehicle driven by the Allstate insured. Madrigal v. Allstate, Case No. CV 14-04242 SS, United States District Court, Central District.   The bad faith verdict was later affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   Homampour also tried the underlying case which resulted in a verdict exceeding $10 million against the Allstate insured who was found to be 100% at fault for the accident. Madrigal v. Tang, Case No. BC 445794, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: Economics/Finance, 1989
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Office Location for Arash Homampour

15303 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 323-658-8077

Fax: 323-658-8477

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Last Updated: 4/7/2020

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