National Law Journal Recognizes Verdict as Top 100 in the Nation

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National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2014

In 2015, the National Law Journal published its annual edition of the Top 100 Verdicts in the United States. The National Law Journal reports legal information of national importance to attorneys and the public regarding decisions, verdicts, practitioners’ columns, coverage of legislative issues and legal news for the business and private sectors in the nation.

In 2015, after scouring through the trial results in every state in the nation, the National Law Journal identified a jury verdict of Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, as one of the top 100 verdicts in the nation.

National Law Journal Recognizes Verdict as Top 100 in the Nation2019-05-21T21:47:48-07:00

California Top 100 Million Dollar Verdicts in 2015

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2015 California's Million Dollar Verdicts

In 2015, ALM’s the Recorder once again published its annual review of the top million dollar verdicts in California for the previous year. In the 2015 issue,Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, was identified for achieving one of the biggest personal injury verdicts of 2014 in California.

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Woman Trial of the Year

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Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (Portfolio)
Nicole Lari-Joni was selected as the Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2011. The award was given by the Consumer Attorneys of California, which is a professional organization made up of nearly 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs seeking accountability from those who do wrong. The award is given to a female trial lawyer, who has achieved outstanding and impressive results at trial representing the following types of clients:

  • Those injured or killed by defective products or drugs.
  • People who suffer discrimination because of age, gender, disability or race.
  • Individuals injured or killed because of another’s negligent acts.
  • Citizens whose civil rights have been violated.
  • Workers who have been fired unjustly or injured on the job.
  • Investors and others wronged by financial institutions.
  • Those whose lives are undercut when insurance companies act in bad faith.
  • Patients who have negligently been harmed instead of healed by the health care industry.

Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, is proud and humbled to have one of its main partners, Nicole Lari-Joni, receive CAOC’s prestigious award. For more information on CAOC, its mission, and its contributions, you can visit its website at www.caoc.org.

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Santa Barbara News Press Article

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SB News Press Young Lawyers Win Trial

In 2011, the Santa Barbara News Press recognized the trial team of Nicole Lari-Joni and Torsten Bassell. The team took on a personal injury case against Farmers Insurance, which resulted in a significant jury verdict for a young, hard-working woman of the Santa Barbara area. Although the accident giving rise to the case originally occurred in 2006, the litigation ensued until the case went to trial in July 2011. Luckily, Nicole Lari-Joni and Torsten Bassell encountered a caring, local jury, which saw the plight of their unfortunate client and rendered a fair and just verdict to compensate her for her losses. Regrettably, as is so often the case, the insurance company filed an appeal immediately after the jury verdict. Nevertheless, Torsten Bassell and Nicole Lari-Joni represented their client throughout the appeal process and fought against multiple law firms, including a major appellate stalwart, Horvitz & Levy. In November 2013, the efforts of Lari-Joni & Bassell paid off when the Court of Appeal affirmed the jury verdict and awarded almost $1,000,000.00 in interest due to the delay imposed by the defense’s appeal. It was a long and difficult journey, but the firm was able to fight until its client saw justice.

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CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

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2015 CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) is the nation’s largest local association of plaintiff attorneys. As its mission, CAALA promotes and protects the rights of individuals and consumers in California and the nation. Every year, CAALA recognizes one attorney for its prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Past notable recipients include Johnnie Cochran, Michael Piuze, Charlie O’Reilly, and William Camusi. CAALA presents the award to recognize an attorney, who achieves a significant result at trial on behalf of a client.

From a long list of nominees, CAALA identifies and selects five finalists for the award. In 2015, CAALA gave this honor to Torsten Bassell by selecting him as a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

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Guest Speakers at SCCTLA Melvin Belli Conference

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2015 Melvin Belli Conference SCCTLA

In Fall 2015, the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association invited Torsten Bassell and Nicole Lari-Joni to speak at the prestigious Melvin Belli Seminar (i.e. Belli Seminar).

The 2015 SCCTLA Belli Seminar is moderated by Melvin Caesar Belli, son of the late “King of Torts”. In the tradition of the late Melvin Belli, the seminar is a venue for top trial lawyers, consultants and experts to share cutting-edge trial strategies, tactics and techniques.

As featured speakers at the 2015 Belli Seminar, Ms. Lari-Joni and Mr. Bassell will instruct other plaintiff attorneys on how to improve the presentation of their cases on behalf of injured consumers.

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Street Fighter of the Year Award Finalist

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2015 CAOC Street Fighter of the Year Award
We are pleased to announce that Torsten Bassell and Nicole Lari-Joni were selected as finalists for CAOC’s Street Fighter of the Year Award.

The award is given to a consumer attorney or attorneys. It recognizes a noteworthy result from the past year, which significantly advanced the rights or safety of California consumers.

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2015 Up-and-Coming 50 Rising Star

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2015 Best 50 Rising Stars Up-and-ComingWe are pleased to announce that Superlawyers recently selected Nicole Lari-Joni for inclusion on its “best of the best” list: Up-and-Coming 50: 2015 Women Southern California Rising Stars.

This selection is a special honor, because it is an even more limited selection than the already impressive Rising Star list. The Superlawyers Rising Star list is a list composed of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the State of California, as determined by Thomson Reuters’ Superlawyers’ extensive review process. However, the Up-and-Coming 50 list singles out those lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the nomination, research and peer review process.

Consequently, out of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys selected to the Rising Star list, we are proud to announce that Nicole Lari-Joni was one of the top 50 of those attorneys.

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Commendation City of Lancaster-Lari-Joni

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Since the firm’s inception, the attorneys from the law offices of Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, have received significant attention for their advocacy in defending the civil liberties of the injured within the California community. For her contributions and hard work, the City of Lancaster awarded Nicole Lari-Joni with a commendation for her “exceptional achievement” and “legal prowess”.

As set forth in the commendation, Nicole Lari-Joni “exemplified the skill of a true litigator” by adhering to the principle that: “In defense of civil liberties, let us always seek to do what is good and just, reprove what is cruel, rightly defend the tenets of Justice and be a true advocate for those in need of protection.”

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California Top 100 Million Dollar Verdicts in 2012

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Recorder Top Million Dollar Verdicts

In the legal industry, it is increasingly rarer to find attorneys capable of taking a case to trial. In fact, some attorneys may never even go to trial over the course of their entire career.  However, we at Lari-Joni & Bassell are not those kind of attorneys. We go to trial often and we have proven ourselves in the courtroom time and time again.

In 2012, the annual publication The Recorder issued its annual report on California’s top jury verdicts from 2011. The Recorder compiled the report from all the jury verdicts that occurred in every type of case across California (whether the case involved patent infringement, personal injury, or commercial disputes). After reviewing all those verdicts, The Recorder published its “California’s Million-Dollar Verdicts” issue, which featured Lari-Joni & Bassell. There were very few firms selected for the publication, and, even from the ones that were selected, Lari-Joni & Bassell placed in the top 60 verdicts.

When you are selecting an attorney to represent you, it is extremely important to retain an attorney with trial experience. At Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, you can be confident that the attorneys who represent you will be there by your side in the event your case goes to trial.

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Daily Journal – Plaintiffs’ Boutique Notches Emotional Win

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Daily Journal Man Reading Newspaper.jpgIn 2011, the prestigious Los Angeles Daily Journal featured the attorneys of Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP, in an article entitled “A Plaintiffs’ Boutique Notches Emotional Win”. The article praised Lari-Joni & Bassell for a recent verdict the firm achieved against all odds in Santa Barbara.

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Top Women Attorneys of California (2014)

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Super Lawyers 2014 Top Women Lawyers

Every year, Thomson Reuters (owner of Westlaw and West Publishing) issues its hand-selected lists of outstanding lawyers in the legal community. The annual issues are entitled “Super Lawyers”, “Super Lawyers Rising Stars”, and “Women Super Lawyers”. The annual Super Lawyers lists are highly prestigious and selection to the lists results from a rigorous, multi-stage process in which nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research into the professional achievements and standing of the attorney in the legal community. If a nominated attorneys passes the Super Lawyers’ initial evaluation (which utilizes 12 different indicators to determine whether the nominee qualifies for further evaluation), then the attorney must still be approved by a panel of respected attorneys in the industry. It suffices to say that many are nominated, but few are chosen. However, in 2014, Super Lawyers selected Nicole Lari-Joni to its list of Women Super Lawyers for her exceptional work and achievements in the legal field.

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Top Women Attorneys of California (2013)

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Super Lawyers 2013 Top Women Lawyers
Every year, Thomson Reuters (owner of Westlaw and West Publishing) issues its hand-selected lists of outstanding lawyers in the legal community. The annual issues are entitled “Super Lawyers”, “Super Lawyers Rising Stars”, and “Women Super Lawyers”. The annual Super Lawyers lists are highly prestigious and selection to the lists results from a rigorous, multi-stage process in which nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research into the professional achievements and standing of the attorney in the legal community. If a nominated attorneys passes the Super Lawyers’ initial evaluation (which utilizes 12 different indicators to determine whether the nominee qualifies for further evaluation), then the attorney must still be approved by a panel of respected attorneys in the industry. It suffices to say that many are nominated, but few are chosen. However, in 2013, Super Lawyers selected Nicole Lari-Joni to its list of Women Super Lawyers for her exceptional work and achievements in the legal field.

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