The art of storytelling - Advocate Article

Published by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles



Deborah S. Chang
Deborah S. Chang is an attorney with the firm of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. She was on the trial teams that obtained a recent $160,500,000 verdict for a brain injury in Las Vegas, as well as some of the largest and record wrongful death and personal injury verdicts and settlements in numerous jurisdictions throughout California. She is one of the recipients of the 2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for her work in a pivotal case that resulted in a ruling by the California Supreme Court that universities have a duty to protect its students from known dangers, which has also been listed by the Daily Journal as the Top Appellate Reversal of 2018. Deborah has recently been selected as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon 2019, and by the National Law Journal/ALM as one of the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers in the inaugural Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar category. She was also included in The American Lawyer’s 2018 Titans of the Industry. She has been named in various years by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California, and as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California. She is the recipient of the 2014 Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the award in 2012, 2016, and 2017. She is also the recipient of the CAOC Women’s Caucus 2017 Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for her outstanding commitment to furthering the education and careers of women trial lawyers. Deborah is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), where she serves on the Executive Committee and is a National Board Member. She is also on the Executive Committee (1st Vice President) of the CAOC, and serves as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for Southern California, and is a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and is an American Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

Originally Published

January 1, 2019

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