The Recorder and the Daily Journal Honor Mike Arias and Elise Sanguinetti on their 2019 Top Awards Lists

Los Angeles, Ca. (June 26, 2019)– ASWT founding partners Mike Arias and Elise Sanguinetti have been named one of this year’s California Trailblazers by The Recorder. Mr. Arias was also recognized as one of the Daily Journal’s 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers. 

As a California Trailblazer, Mr. Arias has represented those who have suffered catastrophic injuries, sexual harassment in the workplace and has litigated multiple class actions. He represented delivery drivers for the Sara Lee Corp. who claimed the company had misclassified them as contractors rather than employees. He recently settled with Sara Lee’s current owners for $14.5 million. As AAJ president, Ms. Sanguinetti has advocated for passage of the federal Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act which would eliminate forced arbitration in civil disputes. She has also represented women who have been sexually assaulted by therapists at Massage Envy. 

Mr. Arias was honored as one of this year’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal for his work including two class action lawsuits filed against the University of Southern California and its former employee Dr. George Tyndall. Mr. Arias also represented residents from 1,100 Sylmar and Granada Hills who sued the owners of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill for corporate misconduct, securing a $9.5 million win.

The Recorder highlights professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice, and highlights those that are sincerely innovators and thoughtful leaders. 

The Daily Journal recognizes 30 lawyers across the state who have brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using their legal skills to forge real and lasting change. 

About Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos

With offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Montreal, Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos represents clients in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Some of our practice areas include: Class Actions, Mass Torts, Major Personal Injury, Employment Law, and Intellectual Property Rights.