Barbaro Gokal & Associates LLP

Southern California litigation law firm specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, catastrophic accidents, elder abuse & child abuse, and trust & litigation. At Barbaro, Gokal, & Associates, our clients always come first.

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Firm Overview

Barbaro, Gokal & Associates is a premier Southern California litigation law firm whose team takes pride in the successful results we achieve for our clients.

Since 1970, our attorneys have represented those harmed by medical and dental malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, airplane accidents, product defects, road design defects, wrongful death, elder abuse, and child abuse. Our team also represents beneficiaries and trustees in probate and trust litigation matters.

Our sole mission is to protect and enforce our client
Main Office

Santa Ana Office
1111 North Broadway
Santa Ana  CA  92701

Phone
  • (949) 753-9100
Fax

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30am-5:00pm

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

  • Riverside Office
    4199 Flat Rock Drive, #144
    Riverside,  CA  92505
Personal Injury
Barbaro, Gokal & Associates practices in various personal injury areas including auto accidents, aviation accidents, bus crashes, wrongful death, truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, slip-and-falls, and dog bites among others.
Barbaro, Gokal & Associates aggressively works to protect our clients by fighting for their rights against insurance companies, corporations, government entities and other wrongdoers. We incorporate the knowledge, skill and expertise of each of our team members in both law and medicine to pursue the maximum recovery for each client's individual case. Our experience has proven our strategy of direct client communication coupled with a focus on working to ensure our clients understand the true nature and extent of their injuries. This is the best method of maximizing client recovery, both legally and medically.

Our experienced team, led by Frank P. Barbaro and Abbas Gokal, includes a full staff of dedicated legal professionals who provide knowledgeable and experienced plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense protection.
Medical Malpractice
At Barbaro, Gokal & Associates, medical malpractice is an area where we have over 40 years of experience. We have extensive knowledge and experience with birth injuries, spinal cord injuries, misdiagnosis, and surgical battery among others.
Barbaro, Gokal & Associates has won several of California's largest medical malpractice verdicts. We have earned a reputation as one of the leading firms in California in the field of medical negligence, based on our record of success in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of its clients at trial.

Medical malpractice can occur when a negligent act or omission by a medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Negligence could include a delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition, a misdiagnosis of cancer, even a surgical error or an injury to a patient. Barbaro, Gokal & Associates can set up a strong case for you and make vigorous representation of your case in court against the medical practitioner responsible for your mistreatment.

The firm’s reputation and expertise has permitted it to develop working relationships with many of the world’s leading medical specialists, who have agreed to serve as experts on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Our staff of nurses permits us to investigate and organize complex medical cases so that they can be efficiently prosecuted and persuasively presented to juries at trial.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Our law firm features some of the most experienced and respected attorneys in Southern California. Some with over 40 years of experience under their belts, our clients can rest assured that their cases will be handled by attorneys with extensive experience and knowledge. Our attorneys have graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Suffolk University Law School, and Whittier Law School.

Abbas Gokal

License
  • Bar Number: 264653
    California , 2009
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
    Attorney Abbas Gokal represents clients throughout Southern California including Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County in estate planning, trust litigation, personal injury litigation, probate and small business matters.

    He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the State University of New York in Albany.

Frank P. Barbaro

License
  • Bar Number: 44417
    California , 1969
Education
  • USC Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1969

Yolanda M. Medina

License
  • Bar Number: 222273
    California , 2002
Education
  • Whittier Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2002

Corey C. Higgins

License
  • Bar Number: 261332
    California , 2008
Education
  • Whittier Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

Melanie H. Lipana

License
  • Bar Number: 285907
    California , 2012
Education
  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
    Juris Doctorate , 2012

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