ITLA FYI



Posted by: Avery Roberts on Apr 30, 2019
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Thomas Dempsey is a nationally recognized trial attorney, obtaining numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements. His practice emphasizes spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries in state and federal courts. Yearly named as a “Super Lawyer" yearly since 2004, his commitment to prosecuting socially just cases is emphasized by his presidency of the Public Justice Foundation (formerly known as Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) (2005-2006), a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyer skills and resources to achieve the public good. He is the recipient of the Public Justice Foundation 2009 Champion of Justice and the 2011 Public Justice Achievement Award for the case of Castaneda v. State of California (voted one of the top ten verdicts of 2010 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal). He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, “Top 100 Lawyers in California” and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Mr. Dempsey was on the Executive Committee and is still on the Board of Governors, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He is a past President of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (1993), received its Ted Horn Memorial Award (1994), and has twice been its Trial Lawyer of the Year nominee. He was a finalist for CAOC'S esteemed 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. Mr. Dempsey has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1978 and is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. He is the president of the National Melvin Belli Society. He is a former adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School and Whittier Law School. Finally, Mr. Dempsey has been a commentator in both the electronic and printed media, regarding legal issues, including the O.J. Simpson civil trial, medical negligence recovery limitations, travel industry litigation, etc. California Top 10 settlements 2018.