Deborah Chang

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in El Segundo, California

Chang Klein, LLP
Deborah Chang
Chang Klein, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Drake University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Chang Klein, LLP

126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245 Visit website

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Deborah Chang is the founder and managing partner of Athea Trial Lawyers LLP, a national law firm that promotes women trial lawyers, and a partner at Chang | Klein LLP, located in the Los Angeles area.  Both firms have been recognized as one of the 2022 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, and Deborah was awarded the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs for the Los Angeles area.   She is a Past President of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and also the Past President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).

Deborah has obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements throughout California.  She is the recipient of the 2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award and has been selected as one of the 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.  She was selected by the National Law Journal/ALM as one of the Elite Trial Lawyers in the inaugural Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar category and was also included in The American Lawyer’s Titans of the Industry.  She has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, as one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California, and as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California.     For her work, she was the recipient of the 2014 Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the award in 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2020.   She is also the recipient of the CAOC Women’s Caucus Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for her outstanding commitment to furthering the education and careers of women trial lawyers.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://changklein.com/pages/deborah-chang/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Cuhbertson v. LACMTA
  • Rosen v. The Regents of the University of California
Honors/Awards:
  • Recipient, 2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award, listed by the Daily Journal as the Top Appellate Reversal of 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Plaintiff Attorney
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for Southern California and Best Lawyers in America
  • Recipient, CAOC Women’s Caucus 2017 Women Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for out­standing commitment to furthering the education and careers of women trial lawyers
  • Recipient, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in 2014, and was a finalist for that award in 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2020
  • Named in multiple years by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California, and as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California
  • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as Top 100 Plaintiff Attorney
  • Included in The American Lawyer’s 2018 Titans of the Industry
  • Selected by the National Law Journal/ALM as one of the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers in the inaugural Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar category. The fi­nalists were selected after thorough research analysis, and vetting by editors and reporters at VerdictSea
  • Selected as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Instructor and part of the Adjunct Faculty, Appellate Advocacy, University of Connecticut Law School
  • Speaker, ATLA
  • Speaker, The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, The Inner Circle Of Advocates
  • Case Note Editor of the Drake Law Review, Drake Law School
Educational Background:
  • Kansas University
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Proposed and Instituted the first national scholarship fund with the Stewart B. McKinney Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1986
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, Diversity Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, President’s Advisory Committee on Women
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • 2021 Vice President and 2022 President, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Executive Committee and National Board Member
  • 2021 President, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Florida, 2006
  • Motor Vehicle Products Liability Litigation Group
  • Connecticut
  • American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Co-Chairperson
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 2012
  • Connecticut Appellate Advisory Rules Committee

Office location for Deborah Chang

126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310-736-1836

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Southern California Super Lawyers: 2024

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