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Joseph Martin Barrett

Joseph Martin Barrett

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Civil Rights, Brain Injury… more 

Joseph Barrett

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About Me

I am a Trial Lawyer for the People working with world-class people preserving the legacy of the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. with The Cochran Firm - California.


 


My passion is to change the world for the better, one case at a time, and to gain economic justice for those who give me the trust and responsibility to be their lawyer.


 


I am CAALA 1st Vice President 2013, am on the CAOC Board of Governors. I am honored to be a member of ABOTA, AAJ, Public Justice, and a Past President of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities.


 


I have had great success in diverse areas of law including negligence, civil rights, products liability, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, governal road design liability, premises liability, discrimination, fraud, etc. always fighting for individuals or small business owners against major corporations, insurance companies and governments. 


 


I am active in my Catholic faith and in charity work.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    26 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
    26 years, 40 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 15%
    26 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Julia Susanna Swanson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is one of the best lawyers you will meet in terms of his ability to write and speak about your case. He comes from the heart, and he knows how to tell your story in a way few others do. He makes you want to listen. Plus he is such a hard worker, and will leave no stone unturned. He never gives up, and he wins because he can tell your story so that it is realistic and relates to the most important values in all of our lives. And he backs it up with such incisive knowledge of the law. In short, Joe is a fantastic and enthusiastic advocate for your case.

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    Julia Swanson Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Anthony Daniels

    Joe Barrett is an exceptionally talented trial lawyer and a tremendous human being. I would feel more than comfortable with Joe representing me or any member of my family and recommend him without hesitation.

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    William Daniels Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kabateck Brown Kellner

Engine Company No. 28
644 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Kabateck Brown Kellner

Engine Company No. 28
644 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Southern California Super LawyersTop Southern California Super Lawyers2011
Top Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2010
Top Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2009
Streetfighter of the Year - NominationConsumer Attorneys of California2008
Trial Lawyer of the Year - NominationConsumer Attorneys of California2008
Top Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Top Southern California Super LawyerN/A2007
Top Southern California Super LawyerN/A2006
ABOTA Associate Rank Trial LawyerN/A2003
Member, Board of GovernorsN/A1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Cochran Firm2007 - Present
PrincipalThe Barrett Law Firm, APC2006 - 2007
Junior PartnerMardirossian & Associates, Inc.1989 - 2006
Senior Law ClerkGreene, O'Reilly, Broillet, Paul, Simon, Taylor, Wheeler & McMillan1987 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Irish American Bar Association of Los AngelesMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers CharitiesVice President, Founding Friend2006 - Present
CAALA Advocate MagazineAssociate Editor2004 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors1999 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember1998 - 2007
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMember1998 - 2007
American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)Member1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1987 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesExecutive Committee - 2011 Treasurer (2015 President)N/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Winston Hayes v. County of Los AngelesVerdict $1.3 Million + 1988 fees
Gozukara v. Ford Motor Company, et al.$14,900,000.00
Melinda Williams v. WIlliam McLaughlin$562,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CAALA AdvocateTrial Motions2008
Daily JournalTypical Personal Injury Motions in Limine2007
CAALA AdvocateChronic PainN/A
CAALA AdvocateFunctional Brain ImagingN/A
CAALA AdvocateDamagesN/A
CAALA AdvocateVoir DireN/A
CAALA AdvocateMotions in LimineN/A
CAOC Forum MagazineThe Ford ExplorerN/A
CAOC Forum MagazinePunitive DamagesN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Oxford University, Magdalen CollegeInternational Legal StudiesN/A1988
New England School of LawLawN/A1987
University of Massachusetts, AmherstJournalism / Political ScienceB.A.1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2010 CAALA Vegas ConventionCAALA Vegas2010
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionHandling a Case Properly From Intake to Filing2009
Insider Exclusive (TV)- Cochran Firm Civil RightsCivil Rights Litigation and Trial2008
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTorts2008
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionAccident Reconstruction2007
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionMotions in Limine2006
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTorts2005
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTorts2004
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTorts2003
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTorts2002
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionConvention Co-Chairperson2001
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionConvention Co-Chairperson2000
CAOC TahoeTorts1998
CAOC TahoeTorts1996