Douglas Shaffer

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Los Angeles, California

Dordick Law Corporation
Douglas Shaffer
Dordick Law Corporation

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Elder Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1984

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Dordick Law Corporation

1122 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017 Visit website


Douglas D. Shaffer has been actively practicing in complex litigation cases since 1984.  Having graduated magna cum laude from law school, he began his career working with such prestigious firms as O'Melveny and Myers (whose chairman was former Secretary of State Warren Christopher).

Beginning in 1990, Mr. Shaffer and his law practice focused exclusively on the REPRESENTATION OF PLAINTIFFS– those people and their families who have been wrongfully denied their insurance benefits, had a loved one suffer a fatality, or themselves suffered major injuries- such as paralysis, brain injures, serious orthopedic injuries or otherwise been victimized.    The cases Mr. Shaffer agrees to handle are frequently complicated, and often involve fighting powerful businesses or corporations for clients who have catastrophic injuries. Since Mr. Shaffer only becomes involved in those cases with serious injuries or losses,  Mr. Shaffer is personally involved in all significant aspects of the cases he agrees to undertake.  He has personally litigated to verdict more than 60 catastrophic injury cases on behalf of Plaintiffs, has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients,  and has handled hundreds of large and complex cases throughout his 29 years of practice.

Mr. Shaffer was nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year and has been prominently mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Sports Illustrated,  as well as the top legal publication, The Los Angeles Daily Journal,  for many of the cases he has worked on over the years.

Mr. Shaffer is active in the community, donates to many charities, and has volunteered to coach his childrens' youth basketball and football over 10 times. He has travelled extensively for business and pleasure. He completed the Tour of France, the Tour of Italy, and recently competed in the Alcatraz and Malibu Triathlons.

Mr. Shaffer works exclusively on a contingent fee basis, and would be happy to personally review your case free of charge.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Elder Law, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Insurance, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Elder Law
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1984, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles
  • Staff Member, Pepperdine Law Review, 1982-1984
  • Who's Who of American Law Students, 1983-1984
  • Top 2% of Class, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • US News and World Reports Best Lawyers in 2016-2018
  • Dean's Scholarship, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1982-1984
  • National Dean's List, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1982-1984
  • Amjur Awards: Antitrust (Professor J. Von Kalinowaski), Evidence, Pre-Trial Procedure,             Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor, Community Property, Tax, Contracts, Property
  • Magna Cum Laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
Educational Background:
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, 1984
  • Ohio State University, B.S., Mathematics. Dean's List., 1980
Industry Groups:
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Bar Association

Office location for Douglas Shaffer

1122 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 866-787-6392


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

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