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Thiago M. Coelho, Esq.


Thiago M. Coelho, Esq. focuses on handling complex class actions for Wilshire Law Firm. Well-versed in issues like consumer protection and data privacy, much of his innovative legal work has been at the center of this developing area of the law. Thiago specializes in high-stakes litigation with multimillion-dollar claims, involving numerous class action lawsuits.

Smart, pragmatic, and a powerful consumer advocate, Thiago represents clients across the United States in complex litigation matters against some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple, Uber, Marriott, Delta Air Lines, and more. His strategic approach to the law places his practice at the cutting-edge of consumer advocacy, with Thiago’s cases routinely developing at the forefront of the legal profession. 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. His great passion lies in protecting the public from greedy, powerful corporations that focus on their own profits at the expense of consumers. By placing his clients first and ensuring excellent communication between him and his clients, Thiago forges creative solutions to their problems and maximizes their recoveries.

Practice Areas

  • Class Actions
  • Mass Actions
  • Consumer Protection
  • Data Privacy
  • Investment Fraud
  • Wage & Hour
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Litigation

Professional Affiliations and Leadership Roles

  • President, The Data Privacy Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10
  • Diversity Committee Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • 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

  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers
  • The Class Action Trial Lawyers – Top 25
  • The Wage and Hour Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10
  • Citizens Policing the Police: An Evaluation of Citizens Recording Police Officers and Eavesdropping Laws, 51 No. 1 Crim. Law Bulletin ART 6 (2015)
  • Citizens policing the Police An Evaluation of Citizens Recording Police Officer and Wiretapping Laws, HIM 1990-2015. 1389 (2013).
  • 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 of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Panel on Multidistrict Litigation


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