CZ&R receives 2 “Top Verdict” awards in L.A. Daily Journal

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP has been honored in the annual LA Daily Journal “Top Verdicts of 2010” issue for the category of “Top Plaintiff’s Verdicts by Impact”. There were only 10 cases named in each category, and we are proud to share the news that we have received not one, but two of these prestigious accolades.

We at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP take great pride in our unwavering commitment to justice. The two below mentioned cases reflect our strong track record of success in trying and winning multi-million dollar verdicts in difficult and challenging scenarios. Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley refuses to be bullied by the insurance industry, and we never settle for anything less than maximum justice for our clients and their families.

Click below to read a copy of the articles, and descriptions of both cases.

Michael Kopple, John C. Carpenter, and Sark Ohanian were recognized for their $6,897,000 verdict in a premises liability case – Frank v. Gaslamp Bar and Restaurant.

Kenneth Frank suffered a traumatic brain injury after being punched by a security guard outside a bar. The defendant security company had no insurance and declared bankruptcy during litigation. Allied, the bar’s insurer, refused to provide coverage to the individual security guard.  As such, plaintiff’s counsel had to prove that security guard was an agent and/or employee of the insured bar. The first trial resulted in a hung jury and a settlement offer of $200,000. CZ&R refused to settle and re-tried the case, resulting in a verdict of $6,897,000 on $22,829 in past medical bills. The insurer valued the case at less than the cost of defense.

Nicholas C. Rowley was recognized for his $31,600,000 verdict in a Traumatic Brain Injury case – Landeros v. Torres.