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Ricardo Echeverria Elected to American College of Trial Lawyers
Membership of ACTL is only one percent of total lawyer population of California
March 12, 2014 – Claremont, CA – Ricardo Echeverria, name partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in March, 2014. Mr. Echeverria is now part of the one percent of total attorneys in California who belong to the ACTL.
Being elected a Fellow in the ACTL is the latest recognition Ricardo Echeverria has received. He’s also been named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, named a “Best Lawyer’ by the Best Lawyers in America for 2014, received an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego in 2012 and was presented the 2011-2012 Jennifer Brooks Lawyer of the Year Award by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.
“Ricardo Echeverria is one of the finest trial lawyers I’ve known, and I’ve been fortunate to know some of the best,” said Managing Partner Michael J. Bidart. ” We take great pride in his many great accomplishments on behalf of our clients ”
Mr. Echeverria has successfully obtained a number of trial victories, including: a $25.7 million (net) jury verdict in a catastrophic personal injury case (Elkins v. Murchison); a $15 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving a mother of two killed in a hit-and-run accident (Paregien v Perez dba E&M Trucking); a $7.2 million unanimous jury verdict against an insurance company for its failure to settle a claim within policy limits on behalf of its insured in Minnesota Federal Court (George Martin Co. v. Royal Insurance); and, a $5.1 million jury verdict against an insurance company for low-balling victims of the October 2003 California Wildfires (Stone v. Fidelity National).
“I’m honored to be included amongst such a fine group of attorneys,” said Mr. Echeverria. “Any time your peers wish to recognize your accomplishments, it’s a humbling and exciting achievement.”
About the American College of Trial Lawyers
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.
About Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP leads the nation in protecting policyholders from insurance company abuse. The firm has been protecting the rights of insurance consumers, both individuals and businesses, for over 40 years after having set the legal precedent requiring insurance companies to act in good faith.