Personal Injury Trial Attorney
If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident, it’s important you have an attorney with litigation experience
Stefano Formica is an experienced Trial Attorney and Of Counsel to Bond Sanchez-Gordon. Stefano has recovered over $50,000,000 on behalf of his clients. Stefano is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
ABOTA is one of the nation's most effective organizations in championing the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession. Members in this distinguished invitation-only group have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion, and must maintain the highest level of ethical standards and civility, while also successfully advocating on behalf of their clients. Only 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states, and Stefano is one of the youngest members to be admitted into the prestigious organization.
$3.1 MILLION VERDICT BARNETT V. WESTFIELD: THE LARGEST TRIP AND FALL VERDICT IN CALIFORNIA FOR 2017. World’s largest mall operator denied creating a dangerous condition causing 87-year-old patron to trip and fall. She suffered a broken hip and post-surgical dementia.
$4.55 MILLION SETTLEMENT 2018: van rolled over after being struck by inattentive corporate driver. 6-day laborers suffered serious injuries including 2 ejected passengers.
$2 MILLION SETTLEMENT: 2019: Wrongful death caused by semi-truck driver who ran over motorcycle rider.
$1.9 MILLION SETTLEMENT 2019: Corporate driver for world’s largest shipping company struck an off-duty employee who was taking a lunch break.
$800,000 SETTLEMENT 2019: Semi-truck crashed into client on her way home from work in early morning hours on freeway.
$815,000 SETTLEMENT 2019: Airport shuttle bus-driver was inattentive causing passenger to fly out of her seat suffering multiple injuries.
$850,000 SETTLEMENT 2019: Husband and wife were injured after being struck by semi-truck on major freeway.
$1,000,000 SETTLEMENT 2018: Against Ride-share Company. Inattentive driver caused accident resulting in spine injury.
VERDICT: 2019: Disputed liability against DUI Driver who crashed into plaintiff on freeway.
VERDICT: 2019: Admitted liability against corporate driver who was on his cell phone. (Amount confidential)
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT 2018: Wrongful Death against State of CA for improper road design with multiple prior fatalities.
$1.1 Million Settlement: 2018: Disputed liability against driver who made dangerous lane-change on freeway resulting in multi-car collision and spine surgery.
$1,000,000 Settlement: 2017: Disputed liability against driver and insurance company denying rear-end collision resulting in cervical surgery.
Confidential Settlement: Lane-change dispute with semi-truck driver who caused client’s vehicle to spin out on freeway on way to son’s 15th birthday party.
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Stefano and his team were so helpful. He took a personal approach with me and my mom, and treated us like family. I would never go to another lawyer.- Nicole
Stefano is the best trial lawyer! He was so calm in the courtroom and made me feel comfortable during a very scary process!- Anthony
I’m so happy with my settlement with Stefano. He and his team prepared me throughout so there were no surprises. When I got my check I was so surprised at the result! Thanks Stefano!- Christina
Stefano took my case to trial when no one else would. My previous lawyer kept trying to settle for whatever the insurance company offered, but Stefano fought, and prepared me for trial. I’m very happy with the result.- Raymond
Preparation equals results:
An experienced trial lawyer is hard to find. Less than 5% of cases actually go to trial. The vast majority of attorneys have little to no trial experience. Stefano Formica has tried cases at every level, having been recognized with some of the nation’s most prestigious honors for ethics and success. By focusing on the minor details and understanding each case’s strengths and weaknesses, he will position your case for maximum success. Whether your case settles before trial, or results in a jury verdict, you can rest assured your case will be ready. Stefano specializes in taking cases with very difficult liability and turning the facts around to expose the defense’s weaknesses. By showing the jury the entire picture (good and bad), the end result is often the just outcome.