Law Office of John Fattahi

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Victories

Recent Significant Victories

2017

  • J.M. (Arellano) v. City of Santa Ana – obtained $1.67 million settlement arising from fatal police shooting of unarmed man.

2016

  • Woods v. Fagan – obtained $1.05 million jury verdict plus punitive damages arising from fatal police shooting of unarmed man. Read more.
  • N.W. (Woods) v. City of Long Beach – obtained $1.9 million settlement arising from fatal police shooting of unarmed man.
  • R.S. (Hallstrom) v. City of Santa Ana – obtained $3.7 million settlement arising from fatal police shooting of unarmed man.
  • Zerby v. City of Long Beach – successfully upheld $7.9 million judgment in fatal police shooting case on appeal. Read more.

2015

  • P.C. (Cornejo) v. City of Los Angeles – successfully upheld $3.7 million judgment in fatal police beating case on appeal.
  • Contreras v. City of Los Angeles – successfully upheld $6.6 million judgment in quadriplegic police shooting case in post-trial motions, on appeal, and before the United States Supreme Court. Read more.

2014

  • Fryer v. County of Riverside – obtained $750,000 settlement arising from fatal police shooting.

2013

  • Harrison v. Tilton – obtained favorable jury verdict while acting as lead trial counsel for prisoner civil rights plaintiff in federal court, successfully upheld on post-trial motions.

2012

  • Young v. County of Los Angeles – briefed, argued, and won appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversing the trial court’s dismissal of case arising from use of excessive force against an off-duty probation officer. Read the published opinion.
  • Nash (Jackson) v. City of San Bernardino – with Dale Galipo, obtained $2 million jury verdict arising from police excessive force which caused the death of a mentally ill man. Read more.

2011

  • Atkinson v. County of Tulare – with Dale Galipo, obtained $1.5 million settlement arising from fatal police shooting.
  • A.K.C. (Kim) v. City of Santa Ana – with Dale Galipo, obtained confidential settlement arising from fatal police shooting of Korean-American woman during a vehicle pursuit. Read more.