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Law Offices of C. Michael Alder

Law Offices of C. Michael Alder, P.C.

C. Michael Alder, Esq.

The Law Offices of C. Michael Alder, P.C. was founded in 2000.  Michael Alder specializes in trial work of all types of plaintiff’s cases, and was selected as the 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year  by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, after being nominated for the award in 2002 and 2003.  Mr. Alder is the youngest winner of the award in the history of the organization.  Mr. Alder was also nominated as 2004 California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).  He received the Presidential Award of Merit from CAOC in 2003.

Mr. Alder grew up in Louisiana, attending Louisiana State University and graduating from LSU Law School in 1993.  After clerking for The Hon. Lenore Prather, Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, he began his career at the Los Angeles offices of the late David M. Harney, a legendary California trial lawyer.  He then moved on to work for Michael Piuze, trying several cases a year before opening his own firm four years ago.

Mr. Alder is currently a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).  He co-chairs the Legislative Grass Roots Committee of CAALA, and is a frequent speaker at CAALA’s annual Las Vegas convention on topics ranging from jury selection to the use of technology in the courtroom.  He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2004 and has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2005.

Practice Areas :


Jones v. Davis

$4 Million Verdict: 16-year old passenger killed when driver took evasive action to avoid hitting another vehicle. Largest Personal Injury Verdict in San Fernando. Read More.

Layne v. Tsai

$900,000 Verdict for Major League Baseball Umpire who sustained nerve damage to his pinky in a motor vehicle accident. Read More.

Medina v. Wright Trucking

$750,000 Settlement for a back injury resulting from rear-end accident. Total damage on the vehicle was $500. Read More.

Cicconi v. Lyons

$600,000 Settlement for auto-trailer accident resulting in torn shoulder rotator cuff.

Steckman v. Stomel

$110,000 Verdict for back injury caused by rear-end accident. Read More.

Auto Defect

Hess v. GM

$12.5 Million Verdict for T8 paraplegia resulting from Uncrashworthy F-150 pick-up truck. Second chaired for Michael Piuze.

Cohen v. Ford

Rollover of Ford Winstar vans led to major brachial plexus injury for driver. Action pending.

Auto v. Pedestrian

Gonzales v. Kang

$110,000 Verdict for thumb injury resulting from pedestrian v. vehicle incident. Read More.

Mena v. Joseph

$300,000 Settlement: 6-year old girl hit in crosswalk and suffered behavioral and learning developmental problems.

Auto v. Truck

Weyl v. John Contreras, et al.

$1.245 Million Verdict for knee injury resulting from collision with one-ton truck. Co-tried with Michael J. Piuze.

Hunter v. Atech Logistics

Woman suffers major neck and spinal injury when rear-ended by truck. Action pending.

Lundin v. HF Cox, Inc.

Five passengers suffer injuries after rear-ended by truck. 3-year old sustains brain and spinal injury. Action pending.

Baby Seat

Salazar v. Chavez

6-month old baby ejected from baby seat and killed in vehicle rollover. Action pending.

Yu v. Century Products, et al.

3-year old baby in child safety seat suffered head injury when vehicle was rear-ended. Action pending.

Burn Injuries

Berry v. Keeton

$4.2 Million Verdict: 56-year old woman burned on back and buttocks because landlord did not regularly maintain smoke detectors.

Liu/Martin v. KB Homes

Failure to hardwire smoke detectors results in fire killing the four people in two families. Action pending in the State of Nevada.

Construction Defect

Lamy v. Joel Silverman

$195,000 Settlement: Improper grading of parking lot resulted in flood potential.

Insurance Bad Faith

Machinery Defect

Medical Malpractice

Grace v. South Bay Medical Center

$155,000 Settlement: 45-year old woman with history of asthma is released from ER with "flu" and died the next morning.


Premises Liability

Berry v. Keeton

$4.2 Million Verdict: 56-year old woman burned over 19% of her body because landlord did not regularly maintain smoke detectors.

Ford v. The Galleria at Southbay

$393,000 Verdict in Redondo Beach: Slip and fall near food court resulted in bumps and bruises, and ultimately Fibromyalgia.

Delgado v. City of Los Angeles

Woman slips and falls down stairs in improperly lit school stairwall.

Workplace Injuries

Barbic v. Kiewit

$1.8 Million Verdict: Pipe painter fell and injured both feet when improperly designed pipes gave way. Read More.

Cheifer v. Carter

$450,000 Settlement for Injuries suffered in work place physical altercation.

Wrongful Death

Jones v. Davis

$4 Million Verdict :16-year old passenger killed when driver took evasive action to avoid hitting another vehicle. Largest Personal Injury Verdict in San Fernando. Read More.

Truitt v. City of Lancaster, et al.

$450,000 Total Settlement: 16-year old girl struck and killed by vehicle while crossing the street to board a bus to school.

Please call : 310-275-9131

Law Offices of C. Michael Alder
Beverly Hills CA Personal Injury Lawyer

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