Top Attorney - Orange County - 2015
Law Offices of Ted B. Wacker
1000 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
TED WACKER HAS BEEN A TRIAL ATTORNEY involved in litigating cases for nearly 25 years and currently is the President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). He specializes in catastrophic injury cases, including individual personal injury cases involving accidents, medical malpractice and elder abuse as well as mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device cases.
For 12 years, Mr. Wacker was a partner at the nationally recognized plaintiff's trial firm of Robinson, Calacgnie and Robinson. In 2012 he started his own firm so as to afford himself 'a bit more autonomy.' That same year he was recognized as a top trial attorney by The National Trial Lawyers. He prides himself on providing personal attention to every client and attributes a great deal of his success to having practiced on both the defense and plaintiff sides of civil litigation.
Mr. Wacker won every case he tried in 2013 and 2014 and, in all cases, received higher verdicts than the last demand or offer, with one verdict amounting to nearly ten times the pre-trial demand. For these legal victories, he was named a California 'Super Lawyer' in both 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he tried a wrongful death action in which a motorcyclist was killed by a van, leaving behind four young children and a widow. Even though there was only $2.1 million in insurance, the case settled, after opening statements, for $4.6 million.
In addition, in August 2010, Mr. Wacker was co-counsel in a case in which the jury awarded $3.1 million as well as punitive damages against a defendant alleged to have committed medical malpractice and adult dependent elder abuse. The case, resolved for a confidential settlement amount prior to the punitive damage phase of the trial, was featured in an article in The Orange County Register.