Defective Product Lawyers We've Recovered OvER A Half Billion $$$ For Our Clients

Our Results

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    $30m Product Liability Verdict
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    $24m Wrongful Death Settlement
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    $14m Medical Device Settlement
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    $13.5m Personal Injury
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    $12m Child Wrongful Death
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    $11m Personal Injury
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    $11m Personal Injury
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    $10.5m Personal Injury
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    $10m Brain Injury
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    $9m Personal Injury
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    $8.9m Personal Injury
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    $8.5m Personal Injury
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    $8.2m Personal Injury


Powerful Advocates With an Impressive Track Record

When a product fails to perform as promised and causes an injury, illness, or loss of life, legal action must be taken quickly to seek justice for the injured and their families. You need to call a product liability attorney as soon as possible to help you secure the compensation you need.

These cases are increasing in recent years, as many more products are manufactured overseas where the controls and restrictions in manufacturing are less stringent than in the U.S.

Even products manufactured in our own country can have defective parts and serious design flaws, or be faulty and cause terrible damage to innocent people.

This is what makes product defect law firms so important in our state and country. A defective product attorney can not only help injury victims get the compensation they deserve, a verdict against negligent manufacturers may also help prevent future product safety incidents.

If you've been injured by a defective product, contact our Los Angeles product liability lawyers to pursue the justice you deserve!

David R. Shoop

Meet Our Attorneys

  • David R. Shoop

    Attorney David Shoop is the founder of Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, one of California’s premier plaintiffs’ firms. Over the course of his well-established career, he has recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for clients injured by defective products and medical devices.

    Mr. Shoop’s talent for winning multi-million-dollar legal victories has earned him national recognition and the regard of his peers and clients. Just a couple of his notable case results include a $34 million verdict achieved in a complex product liability lawsuit in Los Angeles County (Case No. BC 594187) and a $14 million settlement obtained in an implantable Class III medical devices lawsuit.

    Having previously worked on numerous multi-million-dollar cases for some of the largest corporations around the globe, Mr. Shoop has a firm grasp on the tactics that big corporations and their insurers often employ to avoid accountability. Now, Mr. Shoop exclusively focuses his practice on protecting the rights of plaintiffs and uses his past experience to give them the upper hand.

  • Thomas S. Alch

    Over the course of his legal career, Tom Alch has recovered in excess of $440 million for his clients, the majority of whom suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of negligence and corporate irresponsibility. Mr. Alch’s clients and courtroom successes have been featured on various news outlets including Fox, ABC and the Los Angeles Times. He has also been featured in several radio and magazine interviews.

    Since 1997, Mr. Alch has represented plaintiffs who suffered severe brain damage, amputations, cerebral palsy, paralysis, asphyxiation, brain trauma, loss of the ability to care for themselves, and the death of family members due to negligence. He has proven to juries how these injuries could have and should have been prevented with proper care.

  • Susannah M. Dudley

    Susannah M. Dudley is a seasoned attorney with over twenty years of experience litigating high stakes claims in both state and federal courts throughout California. Prior to joining the team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, Susannah was a partner in an 800 attorney, New York based law firm wherein she successfully handled hundreds of claims and cases involving complex insurance and reinsurance issues.

    Susannah prides herself on establishing a hands-on, client-centric focus in all aspects of her practice and she supervises the law and motion and insurance practices at the firm. Throughout the course of her outstanding legal career, she was a contributing editor to California practice guides and served as the past president of the Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles.

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If you have recently suffered an injury from a defective product, it is vastly important that you have a highly skilled and experienced Los Angeles product liability lawyer on your side.

These types of claims are often extremely complex and may require dealing with large corporations who have big pockets to fight these types of claims.

It is therefore important that you ensure you have a heavyweight on your side to help level the playing field. 

Every case is different, but we always fight to recover the maximum possible damages for each of our clients, contact us today!

  • Complimentary Consultation

    You can get started on your case today by giving us a call. We would be happy to review your case at no charge or risk to you.

  • Client-Centered Service

    Our client services are focused on you, your rights, and your best interests. We proudly give the innocently injured a powerful voice.

  • Experienced Legal Advocates

    Our team draws on more than 35 years of combined experience to help represent clients to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Results-Oriented Counsel

    Our firm has been recognized nationally and locally for achieving landmark results, including multi-million dollar victories! 


Our firm is experienced with pursuing compensation for injuries sustained due to defective products, including catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, burn-related injury, and injuries leading to wrongful death. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we are committed to providing the aggressive legal assistance you need during daunting and overwhelming situations. That means we are more than just a product liability law firm. In a personal injury claim, we can fight to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are also skilled at pursuing just compensation for individuals injured in industrial machinery accidents. Our firm can also represent you in complicated business disputes. If you or your business has suffered due to unfair practices, we can safeguard your interests.

  • "Great resource for all things product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and many more areas of law."
    - Evan G.
  • "Extremely competent law firm."
    - Former Client
  • "Tom was extremely professional, kept me informed on timelines and steps along the way."
    - Tim W.
  • "They are wonderful and very caring human beings"
    - Alison G.
  • "Everyone I dealt with was super friendly, patient, informed, and professional."
    - Enrique F.
  • "Mr. Alch was my attorney and he was very open and honest about what was going on and what was to come next!"
    - Nicole H.
Veteran Owned & Operated

Owned and operated by David Shoop, who served on active duty in the United States Army. Mr. Shoop provides legal support to all veterans, active-duty military, and their dependents.


Have a question about defective product cases? We have answers!
  • What are the different types of product liability claims?
    While there are several different types of product liability claims, most general lawsuits can be grouped into three categories. The first is a manufacturing defect, which means that, at the factory or some place between the factory and the place of purchase, there was an error with the product. The second is a design defect, which means that the idea or design of the product is defective. Even if the product was manufactured correctly, the design is the flaw. Cases like these would not be for one faulty product, but rather an entire line of products in which the design is unreasonably dangerous. Last, there are marketing defects. These cases involve inadequate warning labels or instructions that make the product dangerous to use.
  • What do I have to prove if I want to receive compensation and win my case?
    The evidence you need will vary according to your specific case. Generally, you will need to prove four things to win your case.
  • What types of compensation can I fight for in my claim?
    You can file for compensatory damages along with punitive damages. The compensatory damages are meant to reimburse you for your financial and physical hardships due to the injury. These include your medical expenses, lost income, and property damage. Compensatory damages can also be for your physical pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant in order to deter other people from acting in the same way.
  • Who is liable in a defective product case?
    Uncovering who was liable can often be complex because several chains of distribution need to be reviewed. Manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and distributors are common defendants in a defective product case. Contractors, engineers, and designers can also be held accountable for an injury caused by a defective product.
  • How long will my product liability case take?
    One of the questions we get asked most often is how long a product liability case will take. The answer is: “it depends.” Unsatisfying as this may be, there are so many factors involved that there is no way to accurately predict at the onset of a case how long it will take. Some may take only a few months to settle, while some may take years. Ultimately, a quick resolution can never be guaranteed. However, you can rest assured that when you hire a qualified attorney from our firm, your case will be diligently managed from start to finish.


After an injury, California gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a claim or you may lose your right to recover compensation, no matter how severe the injuries you suffered. This is called the statute of limitations.

California does acknowledge a few exceptions to this two-year rule, however, it's extremely important to discuss your case with a product liabilty attorney in Los Angeles who can help you determine how long you have to file a claim.

Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation can assist you with the process of a claim or lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer, distributor, or other liable party.

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