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R. Edward Pfiester Jr

R. Edward Pfiester Jr

also known as Ed Pfiester

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About me

100% Plaintiff Personal Injury

Civil Courtroom Lawyer- in both state and federal courts

- a Best Lawyers in America- peer only chosen for 15+ years (this is solely a peer reviewed chosen listing- and only by experienced lawyers-  there is no charge for being selected: the lawyers are listed when a certain number of experienced lawyers anwer this: "if a close family member needed XXX type of legal servies and you could not perform thta service, who would you suggest they reain"

- "AV" rated (the very top rating in both legal ability and ethics ) by Martindale Hubbell - the USA's oldest and largest attorney rating firm--

- CA Court Judges appointed Ed Pfiester leadership (including Lead Plaintiff Counsel ) positions in 4 different mass tort litigation cases on behalf of over 500 injured survivors / families of deceased . And the Pfiester Law Corp directly represented over 100 of them






Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    35 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    35 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    35 years, 200 cases



Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Esperanza Cervantes Anderson

    Ed is a fabulous lawyer. I've worked with him for many years. Sharp legal mind. Excellent trial lawyer. He pays personal attention to each and every case.


    Esperanza Anderson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Kevin D O'Leary

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ed on many trials and he works tirelessly and effectively for his clients and is a brilliant advocate on their behalf.


    Kevin O'Leary Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

R. Edward Pfiester Jr., A Law Corporation

2000 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Pfiester & Russo, A Law Corporation

2000 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90039



TXInactive 197010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel- Metrolink Disaster Complex LitigationLos Angeles a Superior Court2009
Chief Judge's Senior Law ClerkUnited States District Court1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysNational Secretary1993 - 1994
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysNational Treasurer1992 - 1993
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysNational Secretary1988 - 1989
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysFounding Officer1988 - Present
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysMember1988 - Present
Academy of Rail Labor AttorneysBoard of Managers1988 - 1994
Los Angeles Consumer Attorneys AssociationMember1980 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1980 - Present
Railroad SectionMember1976 - Present
Lawyers Club of Los Angeles CountyMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)"Railroad Cases Under the FELA,"1987
13 Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Advocate"Liability, Damages and Settlements Under the FELA,"1986
20 Texas Trial Lawyers Forum 3Railroad Cases- Liability, Damages, Verdicts and Settlements under the FELA,"1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
University of Texas School of LawN/ABBA- Honors Plan1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationHandling FELA Cases1987
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationHow to Settle Personal Injury Cases1985