Anthony Luti is a trial lawyer. He established his prominent boutique Los Angeles law firm from the ground up. The founder of The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation. His trial practice is multi-faceted, encompassing major felony criminal defense, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, civil rights, wage and hour class actions, catastrophic personal injury, and complex litigation. During the last five years, he has obtained millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, judgments and awards for his clients. He was nominated by his peers in 2008 as Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Mr. Luti is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are only 3000 attorneys nationwide who have been acknowledged to join this exclusive group of advocates. Similarly, Mr Luti is a Platinum Member of the Verdict Club. Platinum Membership is limited to attorneys who have obtained jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. Membership in The Verdict Club is coveted and reserved for only those lawyers who have a reputation of extraordinary verdicts.
Mr. Luti also graduated as one of 48 trial lawyers nationwide hand picked to attend legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence's Wyoming Trial Lawyer College in 2005. The Trial Lawyers College is the most selective institution for training trial lawyers in the nation. The Trial Lawyers College is a training school for lawyers who represent the common person.
In 2010 and 2009, Mr. Luti was selected as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine. Mr. Luti was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004 by votes tabulated and sent to over 65,000 lawyers in Southern California. Only three per cent of licensed attorneys in Southern California were selected for this award. Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers each published the list of Southern California Super Lawyers in February 2004.
Mr. Luti has been on the forefront of civil rights and employment trial work and wage and hour litigation in California. Indeed, in December 2010, Mr. Luti participated in obtaining a cumulative $1,332,500 total settlement for the family of Kevin Wicks, who was tragically killed by Inglewood Police Officers. On February 1, 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a jury verdict of $1.2 million on behalf of a current dock worker for employment retaliation. Three weeks prior to that, in January 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a $1.2 million settlement in a legal malpractice action. On September 27, 2005, Mr. Luti obtained a $2.25 million settlement for wage and hour violations for hourly employees of the retailer Sport Chalet.
Additionally, Mr. Luti argued the first case to delineate the filing requirements under the California Private Attorney General's Act (PAGA). Mr. Luti is also regularly on the forefront of Section 1983 civil rights litigation. He regularly represents numerous clients in police brutality cases, and has tried a federal trial on behalf of an El Salvadorian national who was sexually assaulted by an INS doctor during a INS-mandated medical examination. .
In addition to doing trial work in the state court, Mr. Luti has federal appellate and jury trial experience, including first chairing a federal jury trial alleging constitutional rights violations against the City of Los Angeles and members of the Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Luti has also argued numerous times before the California Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. He has only lost one criminal trial in his entire career.
Additionally, Mr. Luti is actively involved in his community. He has served as the vice-president of the Association of African-American Attorneys in Downtown Firms (AAADF). He also sits on the numerous Boards, including the Board of Directors of the HUEMAN Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of color.
Prior to founding The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti was associated with Latham & Watkins. While at Latham, Mr. Luti successfully represented the City of Garland, Texas against Title VII adverse impact challenges to police office and firefighter hiring practices. He has also represented a major clothing retailer in the successful dismissal of multi-plaintiff wage and hour litigation involving allegations of sweatshop manufacturing.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Luti served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Judge Daniel is currently the Chief Judge for this Federal Court.This an honor bestowed only upon a few select law school graduates. While at Howard University, Mr. Luti published his student note, and served as Executive Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal. He has also written numerous articles that have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Mondaq.com and TRUE Magazine.
Born in 1970 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Luti is admitted to practice in the California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the District of Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits.