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Defective Product Lawyers We've Recovered Over $550,000,000 For Our Clients We've Recently Obtained One Of The Largest Product Liability Verdicts In California History

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Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    This exclusive admission is only by invitation sent to the premier trial lawyers in the country. The selection process is objective, and is performed in multiple phases, including peer nominations and external research. Only trial attorneys who meet the Top 100 criteria are admitted.

  • The National Law Journal
    The National Law Journal

    The $30,000,000 jury verdict that Mr. Shoop won has been certified as the Third Largest Personal Injury Verdict awarded in California in 2018. The verdict in this case, Anaya v. Superior Industries, was featured in Law 360. This verdict has also been featured in the National Law Journal as being one of the TOP 100 VERDICTS of any kind in the entire United States for 2018.

  • Top 20 Jury Verdicts California
    Top 20 Jury Verdicts California

    Mr. Shoop obtained what has been certified as one of the Top 20 Jury Verdicts in the entire State of California for 2018. The verdict won by Mr. Shoop in this wrongful death matter was issued by a unanimous jury.

  • Top 50 US Jury Verdicts
    Top 50 US Jury Verdicts

    Mr. Shoop’s 2017 unanimous jury verdict in a Premises Liability case has been certified as the 18th largest Premises Liability Verdict in California for 2018. The verdict has also been certified to be on of the 50 largest Personal Injury Verdicts in the entire state for 2018.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    This Forum is one of the preeminent Trial Lawyer Groups in the country. Only attorneys who have obtained Multi-Million Dollar settlements and verdicts can be admitted. Not even 1% of attorneys in the U.S. are members of this exclusive Forum. The attorneys at SHOOP | APLC have obtained dozens of Multi-Million Dollar settlements and verdicts.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Membership in this Forum is limited to attorneys who have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1,000,000. The attorneys at SHOOP | APLC have achieved over 95 recoveries in excess of $1,000,000.00

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Admission to Super Lawyers is based on the nomination by respected peers in specific areas of law. Once a lawyer is nominated, Super Lawyers use a selection process that is patented and includes peer evaluations and independent research.

  • Expertise Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles
    Expertise Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles

    SHOOP | APLC was selected as being one of the Top Personal Injury Firms in Los Angeles when compared to over 2,600 Personal Injury Firms. Expertise’s hand selection process evaluates each Firm’s Reputation, Experience, Credibility, Professionalism and Client Engagement.


Los Angeles Product Liability Attorneys

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. 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.

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

Firm Overview

We Win... A LOT!

We've Recovered Hundreds Of Millions For Our Clients

  • Product Liability Verdict $30,000,000
  • Wrongful Death Settlement $24,000,000
  • Medical Device Settlement $14,000,000
  • Personal Injury $13,500,000
  • Child Wrongful Death $12,000,000
  • Personal Injury $11,000,000
  • Personal Injury $11,000,000
  • Personal Injury $10,950,000
  • Personal Injury $10,500,000
  • Personal Injury $10,000,000


With Decades of Experience
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  • Jason P. Sultzer Photo Jason P. Sultzer Photo
  • Thomas S. Alch Photo Thomas S. Alch Photo
  • Susannah M. Dudley Photo Susannah M. Dudley Photo
  • David R. Shoop Photo David R. Shoop Photo
    David R. Shoop

    David Shoop is a nationally recognized lawyer, having previously tried and litigated numerous multi-million-dollar cases on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and their insurers. He now exclusively represents victims in personal injury suits, with an emphasis on injuries caused by defective products and medical devices.

    In his years of litigating matters involving defective products and medical devices, Mr. Shoop has amassed well over $100 million in verdicts and settlements in these cases alone. He has numerous multi-million-dollar decisions to his name. These include a recent $30 million verdict in a complex product liability case in Los Angeles County (Case No. BC 594187) and a $14 million aggregate settlement involving implantable Class III medical devices.

  • Jason P. Sultzer Photo Jason P. Sultzer Photo
    Jason P. Sultzer

    Jason Sultzer is a class action expert who represents clients throughout the United States in complex and high-stakes litigation. He has amassed nearly two decades worth of experience in litigating mass tort, product liability, commercial litigation, and intellectual property-related cases. Mr. Sultzer and Mr. Shoop began their legal careers together at one of the largest law firms in the country. They were eager to reunite at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation to provide clients with a formidable legal team with proven results and a national presence.

    Mr. Sultzer has successfully tried and litigated matters involving Fortune 500 companies in highly publicized class action lawsuits. He has argued these cases in both federal and state courts and before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

  • Thomas S. Alch Photo Thomas S. Alch Photo
    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 Photo Susannah M. Dudley Photo
    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.


PRoduct Liability FAQs

Have a question about defective product cases? Find answers below!
  • Q:What are the different types of defective product liability claims?

    A:There are several different types of claims but the general lawsuits filed can be grouped into three categories. The first is manufacturing defects which means that the factory or some place between the factory and the place of purchase, there was an error with the product. The second type of claim 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, it would be an entire line of products in which the design is unreasonably dangerous. Last, there are marketing defects for products. These cases involve inadequate warning labels or instructions that make the product dangerous to use.

  • Q:What do I have to prove if I want to receive compensation and win my case?

    A:The evidence that you need will vary according to your specific case. Generally you will need to prove four things to win your case.

  • Q:What types of compensation can I fight for in my claim?

    A: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.

  • Q:Who is Liable in a Defective Product Case?

    A: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.

We Get Results. Period.

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. 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.


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.

PARTNER WITH SHOOP to Pursue the Compensation you deserve

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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