Ep 032: Mary Koch & Keith Forman│ Zubida Byrom, et al. v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc. │$229.6 million verdict
Ep 30: Brandon McHugh & Jeananne Ayoub│GibsonBros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al. │ $44 million verdict
Episode 029: Steve Vartazarian & Matt Whibley│Reed v. County of San Bernardino Children and Family Services│ $113.4 million verdict
Steven Vartazarian Biography
Steve graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University and cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), and he serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles Trial Lawyer’s Charities (LATLC), Brain Society of California, and is a member of the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Armenian Bar Association.
After starting out as an associate in a Los Angeles based personal injury firm, Steve opened his own firm, the Vartazarian Law Firm, in 2010. The Varazarian Law Firm prides itself on obtaining significant non-economic damages awards on cases where the economic damages are relatively low.
Awards and notes:
- two verdicts in the TopVerdict list of top 100 verdicts of 2018
- two verdicts in the TopVerdict list of top 100 verdicts of 2017
- CVN’s top 10 most impressive verdict of 2017
- winner of the DK Global Golden Advocate award in 2015
- member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Matthew Whibley Biography
Matt attended the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, then went on to tour the world with a platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated Canadian punk rock band. He then attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, quickly obtaining numerous academic awards and scholarships eventually graduating number 1 in the school. He attended Trial Lawyers College in 2017.
Matt joined the law firm as an associate after graduating from law school in 2014. Matt handles the majority of the pre-trial litigation, depositions, and discovery for Steve’s trials as well as co-counsels the trial and handles the economic-damage witnesses.
Ep 028: Betty Nguyen Davis & Bethany Schneider │Laguerre v. Cajun Contractors, Inc.│$5 Million Verdict
Ep 027: Barry Eichen │Fuccilli v. New Jersey Transit, Central Railroad of New Jersey│$19.2 Million Verdict
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage, Booth, Leckman (http://www.littlepagebooth.com/).
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Three Nevada women who developed breast cancer as a result of their use of Wyeth’s hormone replacement drugs, Prempro and Premarin. The jury found that Prempro and Premarin helped cause their cancers and that Wyeth misled the public about the drugs’ health risks. The court ultimately awarded $22.8 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages.
Zoe Littlepage’s practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product or drug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, all across the country. Ms. Littlepage’s jury awards made the list of the Top 10 Largest Verdicts in the country for 2007, 2009 and 2010.
In 2011, Zoe Littlepage was inducted into The Inner Circle of Advocates. Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience, and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, "A select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers" and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Inner Circle members often work collectively to share experience, skills, and knowledge in pursuit of justice.
American Lawyer magazine as well as Fortune magazine named Ms. Littlepage as one of America’s “Premiere Lawyers.” She has also been nominated as a “Super Lawyer” as well as “Top Lawyer” in the country multiple years running. In 2008, she received the Clarence Darrow award for Best Mass Tort Lawyer. Texas Lawyer praises Ms. Littlepage’s tenacity stating “all bets should be on Littlepage.” Chambers USA, a legal publisher, recognizes Zoe Littlepage as a leading lawyer in nationwide product liability litigation and notes that “Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth does ‘a bang-up job for plaintiffs.’” According to lawyers interviewed by Chambers USA, “[w]hen you see her, you know you have a fight on your hands.”
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