Mike Arias, Elise Sanguinetti Honored by Lawdragon

Managing partners Mike Arias and Elise Sanguinetti have been recognized by Lawdragon in the 2022 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list. 

This select group includes lawyers who have made remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges, and innovators. Each of these lawyers have made an impact in their respective fields and this recognition is proof of their work and commitment. 

Mr. Arias has obtained many significant results along his nearly 35+ year career. Most recently, he was co-plaintiff liaison in the historic settlement against USC that obtained $852 million on behalf of 700+ women who survived the horrible actions of disgraced OBGYN George Tyndall. He has litigated and tried matters throughout the United States, in both state and federal court. He has served as lead, co-lead, or liaison counsel in well over 100 class and mass tort/plaintiff actions, including class actions against some of the largest corporations and institutions in the nation.

Ms. Sanguinetti has had a long, distinguished legal career. She is the past president of CAOC and AAJ, two of the largest, most influential plaintiff bar associations in the country. She has obtained a number of six and seven-figure recent verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients over the years, including:

  • A confidential seven-figure settlement against a car manufacturer in a catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death case involving the safety and design of the vehicle. 
  • A $1.25 million settlement for the wrongful death of a young man killed when his motorcycle collided with a poorly lit and marked piece of farm equipment.
  • A high six-figure settlement on behalf of the family of a woman who died while in police custody in Monterey, CA.

Congratulations to both Mr. Arias and Ms. Sanguinetti. We look forward to all the hard work they continue to provide to their firm and to the public. 

The partners of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP (ASWT) have been practicing law on a national level since the 1980’s. The firm handles litigation matters in state and federal courts in multiple states throughout the country from its offices in Los Angeles and Oakland, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Montreal, Canada.

ASWT’s attorneys possess over 200 years of combined legal experience. The firm’s attorneys are admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in California, Illinois, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Quebec and Ontario, Canada.