Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is a plaintiff's personal injury law firm that helps innocent victims of motor vehicle accidents, aviation disasters, defective products, and dangerous drugs.

Firm Overview

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is a plaintiff's personal injury law firm that helps innocent victims of motor vehicle accidents, aviation disasters, defective products, dangerous drugs, and other negligence or intentionally wrongful acts pursue their legal rights. We are a law firm that takes on large corporations and government entities whose negligence causes our clients' injuries, and holds them accountable. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built up the resources we need to thoroughly investigate personal injury and other claims, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Brian Panish, Adam Shea and Kevin Boyle are nationally recognized trial attorneys who have among their accomplishments some of the largest personal injury verdicts in history. They consistently have been honored by various organizations and publications for their work fighting for the rights of those injured or damaged by the wrongful acts of others.

Main Office

Main Office
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 700
Los Angeles CA 90025



Personal Injury


If you've been injured by someone else's actions whether they intended it or not you may be able to sue under personal injury law. The injuries can be economic or psychological as well as physical; often, they are all three. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you decide whether you have a case and recover the maximum compensation. The attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle are respected as some of the industry's top attorneys in the area of personal injury. Their track record includes record-setting recoveries for personal injury, including winning the largest personal injury and product liability settlement in American legal history, $4.9 billion, in Anderson v. General Motors.

The lead attorney on that case, Brian Panish, also helped win the largest personal injury verdict in California history in Griggs v. Caterpillar, et al. In that case, Panish's team won $58 million for a man who was burned over 75% of his body when a defective O-ring caused a fire in the cab of the tractor he was operating.

Other notable personal injury results by the firm's attorneys include:

-Cellamare v. Laidlaw, in which a woman in a crosswalk was hit by a school bus, sustaining multiple broken bones. Adam Shea was part of a team that won a jury verdict of $5.6 million.
-Beltran v. Boeing et al, in which defective parts caused a catastrophic crash of an Army helicopter over Iraq, injuring two maintenance officers. Settlements to date total $13.65 million; Kevin Boyle is preparing to take the case to trial.
-Doe v. Roe Bus Company was a $32.5 million settlement on behalf of a teenage passenger in a Volkswagen van who was severely injured when a school bus turned left in front of the VW van. As a result of the frontal collision and the lap belt only seat belt provided in the VW van, the plaintiff sustained severe internal injuries to her digestive system. Adam Shea was co-counsel for the plaintiffs.

The legal team at Panish Shea & Boyle has been honored many times for their excellence in personal injury law, including repeat nominations for Trial Lawyer of the Year and spots on lists of the top lawyers in Los Angeles and in California. The firm's attorneys often write and speak as experts in personal injury law. Brian Panish speaks frequently to attorneys' groups, including the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Inner Circle of Advocates.


Robert Crenshaw v. Land O'Lakes, Inc. $6,450,000
Foust v. Morrow Equipment $6,000,000
Vasquez v. Doe Oil Refinery $6,000,000
Janovici v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) $5,000,000
Gandy v. Williams Bros. $4,600,000
Wilbur v. Does $3,500,000
Surrency v. Herman Miller $3,300,000
Cruz v. Hertz $2,750,000
Lockmoeller v. Huntington Hospital $2,300,000
Graham v. Lippman $2,100,000
Lockett v. Death Row Records $2,100,000
Torchia v. LA County Metropolitan Transportation $2,000,000
Younger v. Foster Wheeler $1,750,000
Wash v. Federated $1,650,000
Ramirez v. Patterson $1,600,000
Frustaci v. Marik $1,500,000
Wishum v. Rite Aid $1,331,000
Noe v. Buckeye Construction $1,250,000
Steinberg v. Kim $1,200,000
Klier v. Southern Contracting $1,100,000
McIroy v. Doe $1,100,000
Kosterboyn v. Vandross $1,050,000
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Brian Panish

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

One of the country's leading trial attorneys, Brian Panish has obtained some of the most significant jury verdicts in United States history on behalf of plaintiffs. His courtroom victories include a $4.9 billion record verdict in the landmark products liability case Anderson v. General Motors, and over thirty verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million in personal injury, car accident, wrongful death and business litigation cases. He also has obtained more than 250 verdicts and settlements over $1 million dollars. Mr. Panish has obtained three jury verdicts in excess of $50 million in personal injury cases more than any other attorney in California.

Since 2011 alone, Mr. Panish has obtained more than $150 million in verdicts, including a $36.5 million jury verdict against Schneider National for a big-rig crash that left a woman with severe spinal cord injuries, a $17 million jury verdict against the Los Angeles MTA in the wrongful death of a visually impaired passenger, a $17.845 million award in a wrongful death case involving four family members killed when a Marine jet crashed into their home, a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run accident involving a J.B. Hunt tractor trailer, a $17 million jury verdict for a 84-year old man hit by a bus resulting in a leg amputation, a $15.3 million jury verdict for a woman and her daughter after the woman was severely injured on a negligently driven Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District bus and a $8.3 million jury verdict in the first DePuy ASR Hip Implant case to go to trial.

Because of his expertise in personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases, Mr. Panish has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering and Executive committees in numerous high profile mass torts and major disaster cases, including litigation involving train crashes (co-lead counsel in the the Chatsworth Metrolink disaster, the Glendale Metrolink crash, and the Placentia Metrolink collision), airplane disasters (Alaska Airlines Flight 261 and Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes), pharmaceuticals (Vioxx and diet drugs), and defective product cases (Welding Rods, DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, and Toyota Unintended Acceleration cases.) He is currently handling numerous cases involving the Asiana Flight 261 plane crash.


Southwestern University School of Law