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Bobby Saadian Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition

LOS ANGELES, CA. August 29, 2019 — Wilshire Law Firm warmly congratulates Founding President and Managing Attorney Bobby Saadian, Esq. on being named among The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for his excellence in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. One of the legal industry’s most prestigious honors, this year marks Mr. Saadian’s second consecutive appearance in Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession. First published nearly 40 years ago, Best Lawyers is “the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world,” helping consumers in need of legal services identify the most-qualified attorneys based on legal expertise, ethical standards, and professionalism. Best Lawyers publications are compiled through tens of thousands of confidential peer-review surveys completed by leading attorneys. Bobby Saadian, Esq., the Founding Partner and Managing Attorney of Wilshire Law Firm, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning consumer attorney who represents Catastrophic Injury victims and their families in Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, and Wrongful Death cases, as well as assisting Employment Law and Consumer Class Action victims in complex litigation members. An innovative leader within the legal community, Mr. Saadian’s legal work has been recognized with several notable distinctions. In 2019, Mr. Saadian took over duties as President of The National Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association—Top 25, and he is listed in two of the legal industries most-trusted directories, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Mr. Saadian has also earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. About Wilshire Law Firm Founded in 2007 by Bobby Saadian, Esq., Wilshire Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury, employment law, and class action law firm. To date, our team of over 100 legal professionals has recovered more than $900,000,000 for our client family, providing exceptional service every step of the way. Contact: Press@wilshirelawfirm.com

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Wilshire Law Firm Reaches Settlement in Firefighter FLSA Suit

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2019 — Wilshire Law Firm is happy to announce that senior attorney Justin F. Marquez, Esq. and lead employment attorney Nicol Hajjar, Esq. have secured a successful settlement for Retired Division Chief Ronald Pelham in his Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) suit against the City of Monrovia, California. Pelham, a former firefighter who risked his life serving for the Monrovia Fire Department, was allegedly misclassified by the department as an overtime-exempt, white-collar employee during a three-year period stretching from 2015 to 2018. Following an exhaustive investigation and thorough review of the City’s timekeeping and payroll records, Wilshire Law Firm determined that Pelham’s misclassification resulted in over 3,000 hours and more than $80,000 worth of unpaid FLSA overtime. The City of Monrovia argued (and continues to argue) that Pelham’s designation as a Division Chief rendered him ineligible for overtime pay, a finding contrasted by Wilshire Law Firm’s contention that FLSA regulations regarding white-collar exemptions do not apply to firefighters who, regardless of their rank or pay level, perform work such as preventing, controlling, or extinguishing fires. Following a month-long negotiation process, Wilshire Law Firm (led by Founding President and Managing Attorney Bobby Saadian, Esq.) and the City of Monrovia reached a settlement agreement for the total amount of $115,000, with Pelham receiving $72,969.40 directly. In spite of the challenges presented by the case, the damages paid out per person in Pelham’s case ($115,000) vastly outpace other California FLSA settlements in cases involving firefighters—similar cases have lost at trial, while other cases involving firefighter overtime claims have settled for anywhere between $1,126 and $20,759 per person in damages. Justin F. Marquez, Esq. specializes in high-stakes class action litigation, whistleblower actions, and employment claims and is a recognized leader in data privacy and consumer protection class actions. Nicol Hajjar, Esq. represents employee rights victims in workplace harassment, workplace discrimination, workplace retaliation, wrongful termination, wage & hour claims, and other employment law matters for Wilshire Law Firm. About Wilshire Law Firm Founded in 2007 by Bobby Saadian, Esq., Wilshire Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury, employment law, and class action law firm. To date, our team of over 100 legal professionals has recovered more than $380,000,000 for our client family, providing exceptional service every step of the way. Contact: Press@wilshirelawfirm.com

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Tae-Yoon Kim Secures $1,000,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

LOS ANGELES, CA. August 20, 2019 – Wilshire Law Firm is pleased to announce that personal injury lawyer Tae-Yoon Kim, Esq. has negotiated a successful $1,000,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of a Visalia, California family whose son was struck and killed in a May 2019 automobile v. motorcycle collision. The victim, a 21-year-old Visalia man, was riding a motorcycle west on Highway 216 near Cutler Park when he collided with a pickup truck at the Avenue 309 intersection. Ejected from his bike by the crash, the victim suffered major injuries before dying en route to Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The driver of the pickup—a female employee for a local manufacturing company—was attempting to turn left and head eastbound on Highway 216 when she failed to yield the right-of-way to the victim, resulting in the fatal collision. Reached in conjunction with Wilshire Law Firm Founding President and Managing Attorney Bobby Saadian, Esq., the new settlement agreement represents the insurance policy limit and a full recovery for our deserving clients. “[Our client’s] family has been robbed of his presence at children’s birthdays, dance recitals, school graduations,” said Kim. “It means everything that we were able to hold the appropriate individuals and organizations accountable and deliver justice where it was so desperately needed.” Determined to stand up for those without a voice, Tae-Yoon Kim, Esq. serves as an integral member of Wilshire Law Firm’s pre-litigation team. With nearly two decades of legal experience, Mr. Kim’s record of proven success includes multiple recoveries in excess of $1,000,000 each. About Wilshire Law Firm Founded in 2007 by Bobby Saadian, Esq., Wilshire Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury, employment law, and class action law firm. To date, our team of over 100 legal professionals has recovered more than $380,000,000 for our client family, providing exceptional service every step of the way. Contact: Press@wilshirelawfirm.com

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