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PREMIER TRIAL LAWYERS

ERIC  B. STRONGIN

Founding Partner & Trial Attorney

Licensed Since: 2001

English, Spanish

Trial Stats

94.72%

Total Clients

8,194

Client Approval

94.72%

TRIAL ADVOCACY

100%

CROSS EXAMINATION

98%

CLOSING ARGUMENT

96%

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

95%

JURY PERSUASION

93%

BRIEFCASE TOSS RANKING

65%

PRONUNCIATION OF “RES IPSA LOQUITUR”

55%

MASTER OF DRAMATIC COURTROOM ENTRANCES

40%

EXOTIC DRESS SOCK RANKING

30%

LEAST LIKELY TO BE OFFENDED BY LAWYER JOKES

10%

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Eric B. Strongin

Partner

Eric Strongin is a skilled trial attorney specializing in serious personal injury, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation. Mr. Strongin has a track record of success in handling such matters and has successfully tried or resolved hundreds of matters. Mr. Strongin has personally recovered millions of dollars for his clients, and has established a reputation as one of the most tenacious trial lawyers in Southern California.

 

No stranger to the courtroom, in just 2022-2023, Mr. Strongin spent more than 30 weeks in jury trial. In 2023, he won back-to-back-to-back jury trials, including obtaining a $5 million-dollar verdict against the County of Orange for the role of the Sheriff's Department in causing an accident in a parking lot.  The County offered nothing to settle the case.

Mr. Strongin is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service. “AV Preeminent” is the industry’s highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards.  An AV rating is based on peer reviews by other attorneys and the judiciary.  An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide. In 2001, he was named to the “Who’s Who in American Law.”  In 2012, he was recognized by the City of Lancaster, California for “Excellence in Trial Advocacy,” after securing more than $1 million for his client in a case that went to the California Supreme Court. For the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Mr. Strongin was named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star and Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

 

In 2017, 2018, and 2019 the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized Mr. Strongin as “10 Best Attorneys — California.”  Mr. Strongin was also selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California by L.A. Magazine and one of the Top 10 Attorneys for Personal Injury Law by Attorney and Practice Magazine. In 2020 he was added to The National Trial Lawyers roster of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and he has remained on the Top 100 list ever since.

Mr. Strongin has litigated cases with or against some of the largest law firms in the country.  He has also lectured with well-known attorneys and judges: Thomas Mesereau (Michael Jackson), Edi M.O. Faal (1992 Rodney King riots defense of alleged assailant of Reginald Denny), Hon. Judge Allen J. Webster, Jr., Hon. Judge David O. Carter, Brian T. Dunn (The Cochran Firm of O.J. Simpson infamy), among others.

Serious Personal Injury

Mr. Strongin has successfully handled hundreds of auto accident, toxic exposure, product liability and serious personal injury matters, and his commitment to his clients and aggressive advocacy in these areas has generated results that speak for themselves. Mr. Strongin has secured millions for personal injury victims.

Mr. Strongin handles personal injury and product liability matters in the following areas: Auto Accidents; Bicycle Accidents; Brain Injury; Burn Injury; Car Accidents; Construction Accidents; Defective or Dangerous Products; Heavy Machinery Accidents and Defects; Dog Bite Injuries; Toxic Tort including Environmental Exposure and Toxic Mold; Motorcycle Accidents; Trucking Accidents; Nuisance; Tenant Rights including claims of Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Transportation Accidents and Wrongful Death.

Mr. Strongin is well-known and respected within the legal and medical communities for his representation of clients that have been victims of environmental and chemical hazards such as Toxic Mold (often referred to as “black mold”) and Chemical Burns.

Mr. Strongin frequently represents individuals that have been forced to live in unacceptable or uninhabitable living conditions or that have been exposed to chemicals given off by wet or damp building materials which foster the growth of microorganisms and fungi, including mold. Mr. Strongin is relentless in his representation of victims exposed to environmental hazards and often other lawyers will counsel, or partner, with Mr. Strongin before agreeing to accept such cases because of his experience in this area.  In 2020, Mr. Strongin and was featured on KTLA News in connection with toxic mold at a large apartment complex in West Hollywood.

Insurance

Mr. Strongin has extensive expertise analyzing issues pertaining to insurance coverage. For more than a decade, he was called upon by major international and domestic insurers to interpret, and offer advice, concerning whether claims were covered under their policies, and what the insurers’ obligations were.  Years of experiencing litigating and providing advice regarding insurance coverage issues sets him apart from other lawyers who do not have this background.  In addition to automobile liability policies, his experience and expertise extends to commercial property, commercial liability, natural catastrophe, homeowners, specialty and contingency insurance lines such as those covering specialized risks such as fine art and specie, jewelers block, and related cargo/transportation claims.

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998

Instituto de Cervantes in Madrid, Spain, 1998, Hon. Diploma


Noteworthy

Mr. Strongin attended Brigham Young University, where he obtained his four-year degree in 2 1/2 years—graduating a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha honor society with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Brigham Young, he also received an honorary diploma for Spanish proficiency from the Instituto de Cervantes in Madrid, Spain.

Mr. Strongin received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego where he served as content editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and President of the school’s Science & Technology Law Society.

While in law school Mr. Strongin was a member of the University’s National Mock Trial Team, and upon graduation he was appointed a National Member of the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.

Mr. Strongin is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, including the California Supreme Court, all Federal Courts within the State of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Affiliations
 
Publications and Presentations

Mr. Strongin’s presentations and publications include:

  • “Case Biopsy: Fire/Construction Defect Case,” presented at Forensic Expert Witness Association’s (FEWA) “Forensic Expert Witness Association 2009 Annual Conference: Diverse Disciplines … Common Concerns,” (February 26, 2009)

  • “When Paper Doesn’t Cut It: Understanding E-Discovery Law and Putting in Place an Effective E-Discovery Strategy,” Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (February 2009); “Protecting the Rights of Those Who Defended Us,” 21 WHITTIER L. REV. 631 (2000) (coauthor)

  • “Slave/Forced Labor Litigation: Illuminating a Dark Corporate Past,” proceedings of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 38th Annual Convention (1999); reprinted in proceedings of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association’s Last Chance Seminar (1999) (coauthor)

Of Interest

Mr. Strongin is an Eagle Scout and served many years as a Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys mountain biking, trail running, Taekwondo with his kids, cycling, and triathlons. He remains active in his church and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Education

1995

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001

1998

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998

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