Preeminent Plaintiff's
Trial Law Firm

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims of serious accidents recover physically and financially from the harm they suffered due to another’s negligence. We concentrate our efforts on representing people who have been seriously injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another.

Our experience covers the full range of personal injury and business torts litigation issues, including legal malpractice, insurance bad faith, whistleblower claims and wrongful termination lawsuits.

What gives GBW clients a clear advantage, at the settlement table or at trial, is that we have the legal talent and financial resources to build and present a solid case for financial recovery from serious accidents.

 

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Results


$4.9 Billion Defective Products
$3.4 Million Mass Transit Accident
$3.3 Billion Tobacco industry case
$78 Million Industrial Injuries
$73 Million Auto Defect
$58 Million Defective Products
$55 Million Business Litigation
$45.6 Million Legal Malpractice
$33 Million Civil Rights
$32.5 Million Personal Injury
$32.5 Million Auto Accident
$36.1 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$32.5 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$25.9 Million Auto Defect
$25 Million Construction Injury
$22 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$21 Million Burn Injuries
$20.7 Million Sexual assault of college student
$17.9 Million Tire Defects
$17.8 Million Burn Injuries
$16.1 Million Construction Injury
$16 Million Vehicle Accidents
$14.4 Million Personal Injury
$13.8 Million Head Injury
$12 Million Business Law
$12 Million Wrongful Death
$11.3 Million Business Litigation
$10.4 Million Business Litigation
$10 Million Child Injuries
$10 Million Child Injuries
More Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Than Any Other Firm in California See more Results

Practice Areas


Passionate & Exceptional Legal Counsel For Our Clients
Wrongful
Death
At GBW we are well known throughout California for achieving significant verdicts and settlements in wrongful death claims. learn more
Catastrophic
Injuries
People throughout California trust the attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, to represent them in complex claims involving serious injuries. learn more
Vehicle
Accidents
At GBW we are well known throughout California for achieving significant verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accidents claims. learn more
Product
Defects
Our aggressive approach to product liability litigation is a hallmark of the firm. It’s what has earned us the title “#1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California”. learn more
Wrongful
Termination
From retaliation against whistleblowers to firing an employee who complains about sexual harassment, employment cases often come down to the victim’s word against the employer’s word. learn more
Insurance
Bad Faith
We represent individuals and businesses whose insurance companies failed to provide the coverage or defense specified in their insurance policies. learn more
Legal
Malpractice
We represent clients in legal malpractice cases in order to achieve justice for our clients and to help uphold the standards of the legal profession. learn more
Business
Litigation
Our business litigation achievements encompass a full range of commercial wrongdoings. learn more

National Law Firm Based in Los Angeles

They focus their practice on helping victims of catastrophic accidents and injuries seek compensation from those who harmed them. Best Lawyers in America recently voted us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California. Our top-flight law practice spans business, professional, and emotional injuries as well. Our fellow lawyers and law firms across the country frequently refer clients with their most complex and challenging cases to us. We’re honored and privileged to have earned that respect from the legal community.

Clients whose lives and livelihoods were disrupted by a catastrophic injury or accident, or whose loved ones tragically died in catastrophic circumstances, often need multitalented lawyers with the capacity and resources to investigate and litigate the most complicated fact patterns and legal questions.

Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s injury and accident attorneys represent those clients every day. We are proud to have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of victims of catastrophic injuries and accidents through both trial and settlement. If a catastrophic injury or accident devastated your life or livelihood, left you mourning the loss of a loved one, or if you are an attorney with such a client who needs legal services beyond your capacity to provide, email us today or call (310) 576-1200 to find out how we might help.

We Often Take Cases That Other Attorneys Can’t Handle

Few law firms in the country have the expertise and resources to handle the matters we focus on at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. Clients come to us having suffered catastrophic physical, emotional, financial, or professionals injuries, or victims’ families come to us after a wrongful death, under the most factually and legally complicated circumstances.

Investigating and litigating issues of causation and fault often exceed our clients’ and their first lawyers’ financial capacities. They not only need our team’s expertise to get to the bottom of how and why they were injured, but they also need a team of client-centered lawyers and professionals on their side who can go toe-to-toe with powerful interests whose success and profits depend on resisting liability at every turn.

At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our years of success give us the ability to be selective about the cases we take and to commit our own significant resources to seek justice for our clients. We employ our own team of investigators. We regularly work with top experts in highly technical fields ranging from mechanical engineering to medicine to corporate accounting. No catastrophic injury or accident case is too complicated for our team of committed, compassionate legal professionals.

We Have Achieved Record-Setting Results

Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has built a track record of success without equal in California and across the nation. Our results page lists many of our proudest accomplishments on behalf of our clients, including our key participation in winning a record-setting $4.9 billion verdict against Ford Motor Company in a case involving a defective fuel system.

Other major cases in which we’ve helped to secure compensation include:

  • $3.3 billion tobacco company settlement
  • $78 million after an industrial accident
  • $73 million verdict against Ford Motor Company for an auto defect
  • $58 million verdict in a defective product lawsuit that severely burned our client
  • $55 million verdict for FOX Sports reporter and TV personality Erin Andrews
  • $32.5 million settlement after a catastrophic motor vehicle accident

We invite you to browse those accomplishments and to read on below for specific examples of results we’ve achieved for clients in our various practice areas. Of course, our past results do not predict our future success. We are proud, however, to have gained the reputation as a go-to firm for high-stakes matters.

Our Catastrophic Personal Injury and Accident Practice

Representing clients who have suffered catastrophic physical injuries and wrongful death is a cornerstone of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s practice. That is why Best Lawyers in America named us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California, and fellow lawyers routinely refer cases to us when the facts and circumstances of their clients’ physical injuries require uniquely skilled and well-resourced legal representation. We are honored to team with some of those attorneys in appropriate cases.

The Catastrophic Accidents and Personal Injuries We Handle

Clients often come to Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, after suffering catastrophic physical injuries, or their families come to us after a wrongful death, in motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls and other premises accidents, aviation accidents, and bike accidents. We have had particular success seeking compensation in these cases from municipal and governmental entities, and in complicated multi-vehicle pile-ups.

There are no typical clients, of course, but common injuries our clients have suffered include traumatic brain injuries resulting in permanent disability, spinal cord injuries that leave our clients partially or totally paralyzed, traumatic amputations and crush injuries, burns, and death. We have developed the skill to describe and explain to juries the mechanisms and prognoses for these injuries, even when the injuries involve complicated physiological processes and medical terminology.

A Commitment to Client-Focused Representation

The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is also committed to listening to and learning about our clients and their families. We know that every catastrophic physical injury and tragic death causes an enormous disruption not only for the victim but also everyone in the victim’s life. Our compassionate team takes the time to investigate the details of how each injury or death has affected our clients’ lives, such as by damaging our clients’ self-esteem, family income, relationships, and emotional health, to paint a complete portrait of our clients’ lives. Our client-focused commitment also serves to direct our efforts toward addressing our clients’ most pressing needs and concerns.

Record Results in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases

Because we selectively represent clients who have suffered the most catastrophic personal injuries, we have achieved large settlements and jury verdicts on their behalf. Those results have included:

  • A $36.1 million verdict against San Bernadino County on behalf of a child victim struck by a motor vehicle while she crossed the street to catch her school bus.
  • A $32.5 million recovery on behalf of a client who was a passenger in a car struck by another vehicle, leading to internal injuries that caused our client to lose digestive tract function.
  • A $21 million recovery for a client who suffered burns and amputation as a result of the negligent placement of power lines.
  • A $13.8 million result against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority for a metro bus passenger who suffered head injuries when the bus struck a parked vehicle.

Our Product Defect Practice

Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is also a national leader in pursuing legal action on behalf of victims of defective products. When large corporations profit from the sale of unreasonably dangerous goods, victims who suffer catastrophic injuries when those products fail often need highly skilled, knowledgeable legal counsel by their side to achieve justice and recover appropriate compensation. Big businesses will go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for their dangerous products. It takes a law firm with the expertise and resources of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, to hold them accountable. For example, we helped recover $3.3 billion by representing Los Angeles County against tobacco companies.

Our Renowned Automotive Defect Successes

The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, handles matters for clients injured by product defects of all types. We, however, are particularly proud of our successes against automotive manufacturers in cases involving defective tires and fuel systems. Our partner Christine Spagnoli played an integral role in the trial team that achieved a record-breaking $4.9 billion verdict against Ford Motor Company for a defective fuel system that exploded, severely burning the four children and two adults who were her clients. Our team has also achieved eight-figure outcomes against Ford on behalf of victims of passenger rollover accidents caused by defective Goodyear tires installed on the vans. Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, attorneys worked with other lawyers nationwide on these record-setting cases.

Our Investigators Level the Playing Field

The investment Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has made in developing the resources and expertise in product defect cases gives us and our clients a significant leg up when the time comes to prove liability in or out of court. Product defect disputes often involve a battle of experts who have performed forensic analyses of how a product might have failed. Product manufacturers put their resources behind this kind of investigation to try to prove why juries should not find them at fault. Having a legal team with the expertise and resources to oversee their own similar analysis can level the playing field dramatically for the plaintiff.

At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we have the good fortune to commit our considerable resources to conduct these highly technical analyses on behalf of our clients in appropriate cases. Our firm has the ability to conduct testing and experimentation under controlled conditions, which can provide the crucial evidence needed to prove our clients’ cases in court.

Why Fellow Lawyers Choose to Refer Matters to Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we owe a significant portion of our success to our fellow lawyers in the California and national legal communities who routinely refer cases to us. We’re constantly honored by that show of trust from our colleagues. In our experience, fellow lawyers choose to refer clients and matters to us because of our unique mix of skill, street smarts, and resources.

Referrals From Fellow Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Our colleagues in the California and national plaintiffs’ bar often send a client to us when the scope of a representation exceeds their ability to serve the client’s best interests. Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is fortunate to have the capacities and resources to handle matters that might overwhelm other, smaller firms, such as when a catastrophic accident involves multiple victims, attracts significant media attention, or requires detailed forensic analysis. In many cases, we have collaborated alongside lawyers who have referred cases to us.

Referrals From Corporate Lawyers

Lawyers from large, corporate-focused law firms often refer matters to us because of our reputation as top-notch trial lawyers who know how to win big cases. Unlike law firms with practices focusing on transactional or administrative matters, or whose litigation departments rarely try cases, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s team has a proven track record of success in courtrooms across California and the nation. Our colleagues know our lawyers are comfortable on their feet in front of judges and juries, and that sends a strong signal to defense counsel.

Referrals from Defense Counsel

We consider it an honor and tribute to Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, when colleagues on the defense side refer a client or matter to us. When we receive referrals from our former and would-be adversaries in the legal community, it speaks to our sterling reputation and the respect we’ve earned through our hard work and dedication to our clients. Fellow lawyers in the defense bar know we only represent plaintiffs, and that we fight aggressively and honorably to protect our clients’ interests.

Our Awards and Accolades, and Why They Matter

Best Lawyers in America named us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California, and that’s just one of the many awards our team has received. We have also received recognition as a top plaintiffs’ firm in the country from the prestigious National Law Journal as well as from U.S. News and World Report. Individually, our attorneys have received a long and growing list of honors. All of our partners are Southern California SuperLawyers, and that organization named many of our associates Rising Stars.

Multiple members of our team were included in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America, and have received honors as top trial lawyers by publications and organizations including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Verdictum Juris Publications, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights, and Lawdragon.

These awards and honors matter because, like the referrals we receive from our colleagues in the legal bar, they reflect our reputation for skilled, appropriately aggressive, and thorough representation of our clients who have suffered catastrophic physical, professional, and financial injuries. Many of the publications and organizations who have honored us with accolades base their decisions on surveys of our peer firms and colleagues. A firm that has earned as many awards as we have is one that has the trust and respect of the entire legal community, including fellow lawyers, judges, and experts in the field of trial advocacy.

Our Commitment to Serving Only Plaintiffs

Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, only represents plaintiffs. We do not represent clients as defense counsel. Our policy of representing only plaintiffs represents a conscious choice on the part of our team and leadership. That policy helps us earn the trust of our clients, who know we are only on their side and never compromised by relationships with insurance carriers or defense counsel.

Our commitment to serving plaintiffs also reflects our firm’s values. People do not choose to suffer catastrophic injuries, or to suffer the loss of a loved one, that turn their lives upside down. Many of them lack financial resources or the ability to face off against the powerful interests arrayed against them. They need advocates on their side with the experience and resources to level the playing field. At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we treat it as our mission to give catastrophically injured clients access to the justice they deserve—justice that they might not receive if not for skilled, well-funded lawyers to investigate and litigate cases that protect their interests.

How We Can Deploy Our Resources to Benefit Our Clients

At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we choose to focus our practice on representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or losses in the most complex circumstances, because we have the resources to help those clients more than most other firms in the country.

Major litigation against well-funded opponents takes time and money. We have the financial wherewithal to sustain litigation efforts that may span years. We also have the ability to invest our own funds in appropriate cases to bear the cost of expert witnesses and accident reconstructions that most firms cannot afford. We work with a network of top experts in many fields, lending our clients added credibility in and out of the courtroom.

We have also made long-term investments in our clients’ success. Rather than count on outside contractors, our staff includes full-time investigators who know how to collect evidence that can prove crucial to our clients’ cases. Controlling the collection and evaluation of evidence in our clients’ cases helps us drill down on important factual disputes and maintain a level of quality and consistency that wins trials and drives favorable settlements.

In many cases, our substantial resources also give us the flexibility to enter into contingent fee and modified contingent fee arrangements with our clients, in which all or a portion of our fees are paid out of recoveries we obtain for our clients. These arrangements can help our clients concentrate their personal resources on recovering from catastrophic injuries and losses, while we focus on holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.

When to Call on Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic injury or loss, adequate legal representation may not find a priority at the forefront of victims’ minds. The clients we represent have generally consulted other attorneys before finding us, and those attorneys have concluded the matter is beyond their capacity to investigate and litigate.

We encourage victims of catastrophic injuries and losses, and their attorneys, to contact us as soon as possible after the event that caused the injury or loss. The sooner Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s team of lawyers and investigators can get started collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with defense counsel, or any other appropriate action that we feel a case requires, the greater the chances we will contribute meaningfully to a favorable outcome for the client. This can prove especially important in complex personal injury cases involving multiple victims and in product defect cases where preservation and analysis of evidence may make a critical difference.

This is not to say that we necessarily turn away potential clients who find their way to us after a longer period of time. The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is prepared to meet with anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury or loss in a complex accident or situation to determine if we might meaningfully put our skills and resources to work in achieving a favorable outcome.

If you suffered a catastrophic injury or loss because of someone else’s actions, or if you represent a client whose legal needs after such an injury or loss are appropriate for our involvement, email the team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, or call us today at (310) 576-1200. With our deep bench of talent, our strong track record of success across the state and nation, and our substantial resources, we have the experience and commitment that victims of catastrophic injuries and accidents need to hold those who harmed them accountable. An initial consultation with a potential client or that client’s counsel to discuss the facts and circumstances of the potential client’s case is always free of charge.

American Board of Trial Advocates
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
American College of Trial Lawyers
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Consumer Attorneys of California
Inner Circle of Advocates
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
International Society of Barristers
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
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Other Law Firms Turn to Us


The majority of our cases are referred by other attorneys

Much of our work involves cases referred to us by other attorneys. We have paid millions of dollars in referral fees to attorneys who have entrusted their cases and their clients to our firm.

Additionally, we often serve as lead counsel in situations where our peers send cases to our firm, yet they remain involved in their clients’ representation. By letting us take the lead in their clients’ cases, outside attorneys – at any stage in their careers – can benefit from our experience and learn new skills, while ensuring their clients receive the high-quality legal counsel they deserve.

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The GBW Difference


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EXPERIENCE Unrivaled Success in Serious Injury Claims
Our law firm has obtained more million dollar verdicts and settlements than any other law firm in California history. Our extensive experience and knowledge…
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RESOURCES Investing In Your Case and Your Future
Major corporations, insurance companies, and their lawyers know that we have the financial strength to back up our client’s case. We invest in your case by partnering with the top experts…
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REPUTATION Our Reputation Benefits Our Clients
Because of our integrity, experience, and results we have earned the respect of judges, the defense bar, and big corporations. They take our firm seriously and know we believe in our clients…
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PASSION Making Our Communities Safer
Our passion stems from the impact we make in our communities. We understand that our clients not only seek compensation, but also want to try to ensure others don’t have to have their experience…
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Giving Back to
Our Community

Our lawyers and staff are fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in our client’s lives while doing the work we love. We take great pride in contributing regularly to many charities, schools, and other noteworthy causes. We donate not only financially, but also emotionally, by being actively involved within many of these organizations.

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Client Experiences


“They not only cared about me, but also the cause of our case. They wanted to prevent it from happening to anyone else.

Susan Santoro "I really believed that God put certain people in my life after Tom was killed, Christine is one of them."
Stella Tommasi "Mark, Thank you so much for all your advice and support, the dedication and efforts that you put into our cases and for really caring."
Leslie McLaughlin "Their [Taylor's] efforts have changed my life for the better. Two years later I am honored to call them friends and to still be in touch."
Laura Kieffer "They [Ivan] were dedicated to my case and willing to go to trial if necessary. Their experience, confidence, and expertise helped me through one of the most stressful times in my life."

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