Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury victims need someone who understands their pain, who is invested in them and will guide them through the complicated maze of their medical and legal worries. They need an attorney who cares about them and their families.
My name is Michael Waks and I am a Los Angeles personal injury attorney focused on the needs of people who have suffered because of someone else’s actions.
While still attending Southwestern University School of Law, I clerked for a big defense law firm that represented manufacturers of asbestos. I read the files and met the people whose lives were ruined by asbestos and I knew, for the rest of my career, I wanted to help people like them: the victims, not the perpetrators.
I have been doing just that for over 30 years. As soon as I passed the Bar I opened the Law Office of Michael D. Waks in Long Beach and began exclusively representing seriously injured accident victims. I decided to be a sole practitioner so I could handle every case personally. I understand clients are different and that in the wake of an accident their suffering will be unique, ranging from physical and financial to emotional.
I tell my clients from the start, “I want you to only worry about one thing, and that is to do exactly what your doctor tells you in order to get better. Leave the rest to me.”
I employ a top team of medical and technical experts to:
- Insure my clients receive the appropriate medical treatment
- Acquire police and accident reports
- Procure or requisition photographs
- Secure witness statements
- Obtain all medical records and bills
- Reconstruct the accident scene
- Conduct extensive research
- Build the most solid and well positioned case possible
I stay continuously in touch with my clients throughout their cases so they always know what is happening, and most of my clients stay in touch with me long after their cases have been resolved. One client bought an avocado grove with the money from his settlement and each harvest he brings me a basket of avocados.
I have been awarded a 5/5.0 AV®Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, certifying that my legal skills are preeminent and my conduct reflects “the highest professional and ethical standards.”
I have also been selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” every year since 2009, and am a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership in this Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are members.
I graduated from the State University of New York in Albany, New York in 1978, and received my JD from Southwestern University School of Law in 1982.
If you were injured due to the negligence of someone else please contact my office for a free consultation. If I can help you, I will. If I can’t, I will explain why, at no charge. If you do retain my office your case will be handled on a contingency fee basis and you will only pay attorney fees if a monetary recovery is obtained. In the extremely rare event that there is no recovery, then there will be no fee.