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James L. Pocrass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP
1875 Century Park East, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 661-558-1158
Fax: 310-550-9051
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%), Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has offices in Bakersfield, Calif. The personal injury law firm represents people throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Fresno, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura counties.

A highly skilled and passionate advocate for people who have suffered serious personal injuries or for families who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, personal injury attorney Jim Pocrass demands accountability from corporations, health care professionals, insurers, and commercial interests. He has repeatedly obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Because Jim Pocrass holds an MBA, he is able to maximize recoveries on behalf of his clients. 

Qualified as a commercial pilot since 1969, Jim Pocrass is particularly qualified to represent individuals or families who have suffered serious personal injuries or a wrongful death in a helicopter accident, airplane crash, or airline or aviation disaster.  

Jim Pocrass is admitted to practice within the state of California, as well as the Ninth District Court of Appeals, the Eastern U.S. District Court of California, and the U.S. Tax Court.  


Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About James L. Pocrass

First Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kern County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • United States Tax Court
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District
  • State Bar of California, 1973
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • American Association for Justice


  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble
  • 2014 - 2022, Best Law Firms in Personal Injury Plaintiff in Los Angeles, U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – 2022, Best Lawyers in America


  • $1.4 Million Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident
  • $3.3 Million Verdict in Construction Accident
  • $975,000 Settlement for Birth Injuries caused by Medical Malpractice
  • $1.8 Million Settlement for an Accident causing Serious Personal Injuries
  • $450,000 Settlement for a Trip-and-Fall
  • $275,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case (MICRA limits + out-of-pocket expenses).
  • $450,000 Settlement for a Bike Accident
  • $2.3 Million Settlement in a Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1.6 Million Settlement for Spinal Cord Injuries suffered by a Pedestrian in a Motor Vehicle Accident in which the Driver was an Uninsured Motorist
  • $990,000 Settlement for Personal Injuries in a Bus Accident
  • $2.5 Million Settlement in a Wrongful Death Case due to a Truck Accident
  • $500,000 Settlement for Serious Personal Injuries caused by Toxic Mold
  • $4.5 Million Verdict in Helicopter Crash
  • $250,000 Settlement for a Dog Bite
  • $2.3+ Million Settlement for a Bicycle Accident
  • $1.7 Million Settlement for a Motor Vehicle Accident caused by Product Liability
  • $1.2 Million Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) suffered in a golfing accident
  • $2.9 Million Verdict in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case resulting from an Auto Accident
  • $600,000 Settlement for a Railroad Accident (FELA)
  • $1 Million Dollar Settlement in Auto Accident resulting in Serious Personal Injury
  • $425,000 Settlement for a Bus Accident
  • $2.8 Million Settlement for a Burn Injury
  • $2 Million Settlement in a Wrongful Death due to a Car Accident

Pro bono/Community Service

  • West Valley Flyers Club
  • East Side Riders Bike Club, Advisory Board
  • Los Angeles Walks, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Home for the Aging
  • Radio Controlled Airplane Pilot
  • Beverly Hills Rotary Club
  • Coachella Valley Flyers
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, former, Board of Directors and Vice President

Representative Clients

  • As a leading Los Angeles trial lawyer, Jim Pocrass represents people who have suffered serious personal injuries or families who have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or negligence of another.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Commercial Pilots License, California, 1969

Educational Background

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1973
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1970
  • University of Southern California, M.B.A., 1971

Industry Groups

  • Airplane Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Paralysis
  • Product Liability
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Train Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
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Office Location for James L. Pocrass

1875 Century Park East
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 661-558-1158

Fax: 310-550-9051

Last Updated: 9/10/2021

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