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About Me

I have been a practicing attorney for nearly 25 years.  I have been on the defense side for almost 10 years and a plaintiff's attorney for nearly 15 years. I worked for 12 years at one of the top plaintiff's firms in the country at Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson.


In 2006, I was part of the trial team in the Barnett Vioxx case with a verdict of $51 Million.  In 2010, I was co-counsel in 2 verdicts that both received Top Gun awards by OCTLA including a $14.6 Million verdict and a $3.1 Million verdict for Elder Abuse.


My grandfather was an attorney and my father was an attorney and then became a Judge in Seattle for nearly 30 years.  When he passed away in 2003, King County re-named the courthouse the Robert A. Wacker Memorial building.  


I was an avid soccer player growing up in Seattle and received a scholarship for my undergraduate education in San Diego where I was Team Captain my last year and the team was ranked in the top 10 in the country.  During law school, I clerked for another of the country's top plaintiff's firms at Casey, Gerry.  I also performed a Judicial Intership with the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 1.




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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 39%
  2. Personal Injury: 24%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 19%
  4. Wrongful Death: 9%
    50 cases
  5. Other: 9%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-45%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Clark Hansen Fielding

    Ted Wacker is a consummate professional, steeped in personal injury litigation experience. Ted is personable and truly cares for his clients, and prosecutes his cases honestly and ethically. Rest assured, Ted has the experience, specialized legal knowledge, resources, and industry connections to get you the results you deserve.


    Clark Fielding Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Michael Bergener

    I have worked with Ted on many matters. He is very professional and thorough. He’s been a pillar of the plaintiff’s bar for many years.


    James Bergener Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Ted Wacker

1000 Newport Center Drive.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-7904



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Outstanding Trial LawyerNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
AmJur Award - Products LiabilityAmerican Bar Association1991
AmJur Award - Creditor's RemediesAmerican Bar Association1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Ted Wacker2014 - Present
Managing PartnerAlder Law2012 - 2014
PartnerRobinson, Calcagnie, Robinson2000 - 2012
AttorneyCaroll, Kelly & Trotter1996 - 2000
AttorneyGilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, LLP1992 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A2012 - Present
YMCAN/A2005 - Present
Robert A. Banyard American Inn of CourtN/A2005 - 2012
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2000 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Poole v. Picazo$14,600,000
Lefforge v. St. Edna$3.1 Million plus punitive damages
Hernandez v. Auto Manufacture/Insurance Co.$6,350,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Gavel (OCTLA)Defeating a Kelly-Frye Callenge2006
AdvocateMerck played Dodgeball Marketing Vioxx to Consumers2005
AdvocateBaycol - Another ill-fated drug removed from the market by the FDA2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLLawlaw1991
San Diego State UnivBusinessundergraduate1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mealy's Vioxx ConferenceVioxx Litigation2007
CAOC Annual Convention - Los AngelesMaking the Most of Expert Depositions2006
Mealy's Baycol ConferenceBaycol Litigation Conference2004
Mid-Winter ConferenceRezulin - Proving the Silent Injury Case2003