GBW Attorneys Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our clients are always our first priority. If in the course of providing exceptional representation to our clients we obtain professional accolades, we consider that a bonus.

Recently, attorneys Mark Quigley, Ivan Puchalt and Christian Nickerson received such recognition when they were nominated for a respected legal award for the work they provided to a client in a high stakes whistleblower/conflict of interest case (Pedowitz v. The Regents of The University of California). Due to the skill and service they provided to Dr. Robert Pedowitz as he fought to ensure that physicians disclosed any financial conflict of interest to their patients, the previously listed attorneys were nominated for the Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the Consumer Attorneys of California.

We are proud of the dedication and hard work that our lawyers brought to this case, and congratulate them on their nomination for this prestigious award.

We invite you to read about the case and view a video from the Trial Lawyer of the Year nomination process. Some notable quotes from the Greene Broillet & Wheeler trial team include:

  • Christian Nickerson on Dr. Pedowitz: “Our firm was given a great opportunity to represent someone who is an advocate for patient safety and the public good – someone who was trying to do the right thing even though he knew he would be met with substantial backlash.”
  • Ivan Puchalt on the difficulties this case presented: “This was a challenging case, because on UCLA’s side there were nearly 30 surgeons all saying bad things about Dr. Pedowitz, and we had to overcome that at trial. We were able to overcome that because everyone who actually worked with Dr. Pedowitz and had firsthand experience with him had positive things to say.
  • Mark Quigley on the impact this case will hopefully have: “This case sends a message to big business, industry and the medical profession that they need to clean up their act.”

We also invite you to read more about Dr. Pedowitz’s ordeal in a Los Angeles Times article that discusses the circumstances and outcome of the case.

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