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Deborah Chang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Chang Klein, LLP
126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-736-1836
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Deborah Chang is a personal injury attorney in Hermosa Beach, California, with over three decades of legal experience. Ms. Chang is a partner at Chang | Klein and represents clients throughout the Los Angeles area.

Ms. Chang handles catastrophic injury matters involving issues such as amputations, electrocutions, explosions and fires, government liability, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, sexual assault and harassment, toxic torts, transportation accidents, traumatic brain injury, truck accidents and more. Over her career, she has been involved in several major injury cases, resulting in significant verdicts and settlements.

In honor of her achievements, Ms. Chang has been recognized by several organizations including The American Lawyer, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Daily Journal, Lawdragon and the National Law Journal. She is a member of the International Society of Barristers and has been featured in “The Best Lawyers in America.”

In 2021, Ms. Chang was the president of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is co-chairperson of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and belongs to the Connecticut Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.

Dedicated to professional education, Ms. Chang has lectured for groups including the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the Inner Circle of Advocates. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Ms. Chang received a bachelor's degree from The University of Kansas and earned her law degree from Drake University Law School. She is a graduate of the Harvard Mediation Program and is licensed to practice law in California, Connecticut and Florida.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

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


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

About Deborah Chang

First Admitted: 1986, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Cuhbertson v. LACMTA
  • Rosen v. The Regents of the University of California


  • 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
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Office Location for Deborah Chang

126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310-736-1836

Last Updated: 7/6/2022

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