After joining Grassini & Wrinkle as a trial lawyer, Ms. Grassini has tried serious injury and death cases, with and without her father, including defective products, government liability, airplane crashes, recreational injuries and automobile accidents. Ms. Grassini received a jury verdict of $1,650,000 for the wrongful death of a 90-year-old man, $14,125,000 in a road design case and tried three eight-figure cases with her father. Ms. Grassini has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010.
Lars C. Johnson comes to Grassini & Wrinkle after a litigation career with the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. As a civil trial lawyer with Grassini & Wrinkle, he received an award of $4,100,000 in the "Flight of the Phoenix" case and successfully defended the award before the Court of Appeal. He tried and won a $12,500,000 judgment in a landmark HIV case and closed out 2011 with a $918,000 verdict for a Canadian Olympic runner. Mr. Johnson has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and was nominated for "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles in 2010.
Mr. Raders joined Grassini & Wrinkle in January 2011. He has tried over 35 lawsuits to verdict and has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of personal injury cases. Soon after celebrating the start of his fourth decade as a trial lawyer, he won his first case for Grassini & Wrinkle, obtaining a verdict twice what the insurance company was willing to pay. Since 1986, Mr. Raders has been rated "Preeminent" (highest) by the country's most respected lawyer evaluation rating service.
Now in his third year of practice, Brian Hong received his undergraduate degree from Cornell where he regularly populated the Dean's List and served as an Advocate and Board Member for the Organization for Labor Action. He then had a successful career at Loyola Law School, graduating in the top 10%. At Loyola Law, Mr. Hong won various writing and briefing awards, was the regional champion in the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition and reached the National Finals, as well as serving on Law Review. He is uniquely qualified to support the catastrophic injury practice of Grassini & Wrinkle.
Marshall Shepardson comes to Grassini & Wrinkle after an eight-year career in personal injury litigation in both New York and Texas. He has successfully practiced in numerous state, federal and appellate jurisdictions. Originally from Southern California, Mr. Shepardson received his undergraduate degree from Cal Berkeley where he finished near the top of his class. This success led to a Dean’s Scholarship at the New York University School of Law where he did equally well and competed in Moot Court, winning a Best Brief award. Returning home to the southland after more than a decade, Mr. Shepardson has "hit the ground running," lending his experience and expertise to cases ranging from insurance bad faith, major injuries, and elder abuse, to products liability, punitive damage and government liability.