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Thiago M. Coelho, Esq.


Thiago M. Coelho, Esq. handles complex class and mass actions for Wilshire Law Firm. Well-versed in issues like consumer protection and data privacy, much of Thiago’s innovative legal work has been at the center of this developing area of law. His sharp negotiation and litigation skills make him a vital part of Wilshire Law Firm’s class action department, where he specializes in multimillion-dollar class action lawsuits and other high-stakes litigation.

Passionate about protecting the public from greedy, powerful corporations that focus on their own profits at the expense of consumers, Thiago leaves no case up to chance. He is committed to achieving exceptional results for Wilshire Law Firm and its clients through outstanding case preparation and presentation. Thiago confidently builds every case for trial with meticulous attention to detail. A dynamic consumer advocate, Thiago represents clients across the United States in complicated litigation matters against some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple, Uber, Marriott, Delta Air Lines, and more.

Thiago’s strategic approach to the law places his practice at the cutting-edge of consumer advocacy, with his cases routinely developing at the forefront of the legal profession. His reputation for litigation excellence has been honored by industry peers with several legal accolades. As President of The Data Privacy Trial Lawyers Association—Top 10, Thiago has exemplified superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in data privacy and consumer protection class action litigation.

Practice Areas

Professional Affiliations and Leadership Roles

  • President, The Data Privacy Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10
  • Data Breach Committee Member, Consumer Attorneys Of California (CAOC)
  • Wage & Hour Committee Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Diversity Committee Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member of the Class Action Division, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Member, Impact Fund
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Participant, American Bar Association Class Action Roundtables

Publications, Awards, & Appearances

  • Data Privacy Trial Lawyers – Top 10 by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)
  • The Class Action Trial Lawyers – Top 25 by NTL
  • Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers by NTL
  • Wage and Hour Trial Lawyers – Top 10 by NTL
  • "Citizens Policing the Police: An Evaluation of Citizens Recording Police Officers and Eavesdropping Laws" 51 No. 1 Crim. Law Bulletin ART 6 (2015)
  • During law school, Thiago was the co-chair of USC's Trial Team
  • As an undergraduate, Thiago was a leading member of UCF's Trial Team


  • State Bar of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • B.S. with Honors, University of Central Florida


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