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Abbas K Gokal

Abbas K Gokal

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Probate

About Me

Abbas K. Gokal specializes in representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, trust litigation and probate matters.


 


Mr. Gokal has successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts for his clients.


 


Mr. Gokal receives immeasurable personal satisfaction from developing close client relationships. He believes the key to successful client relationships comes from taking the time to keep clients informed and educated through each step of the litigation process.


 


Recent Verdicts and Settlements



  • In 2014, Mr. Gokal represented an elderly woman who sustained severe internal injuries as a result of a catastrophic auto accident.  As a result of persistence and hard work she recovered $1,550,000.00 in damages.


 



  • Mr. Gokal has a flawless track record in challenging major corporations such as big-box retailers, major hotel chains, and multi-national airlines. In another recent lawsuit, he settled a case for $720,000 against a major chair manufacturer and high profile retailor.


 



  • Mr. Gokal also has extensive experience in financial elder abuse, trustee malfeasance and probate litigation. He has been successful in removing trustees that fail to uphold their fiduciary responsibilities, failed to disclose accounting information and wasted trust assets. Mr. Gokal recently tried a case on behalf of elderly woman against a trustee who wrongfully removed the home from the trustee and retitled it in his own name. Mr. Gokal not only had the trustee removed but he also regained title to her home.


 


Education


Abbas Gokal holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany.


 


Community Services & Honors


Mr. Gokal proudly serves Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, which serves at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and breach the generational cycle of child abuse.


 


Mr. Gokal has been ranked as one of the “Top 25 attorneys in Orange County under 40” “and one of the Top 100 attorneys in Southern California under 40” by Super Lawyers.



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Languages Spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Probate: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Abbas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ernie P Santamaria

    Mr. Gokal is an intelligent and hardworking lawyer who always puts the needs of his clients before his own. Very dependable and responsible attorney.

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    Ernie Santamaria Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Barbaro, Gokal & Associates, LLP

1111 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Up-and-Coming 100: 2015 Southern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Up-and-Coming 25: 2015 Orange County Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Board MembershipOrange County Child Abuse Prevention Center2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBarbaro, Gokal & Associates, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyGokal Law, Inc.2010 - 2013
ContractsJohnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems2007 - 2010
Corporate Law ClerkFerrante & Associates2006 - 2007
Personal Injury Law ClerkDiller & Diller2004 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Child Abuse Prevention CenterChair2014 - 2015
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesMember2012 - Present
Orange County Child Abuse Prevention CenterBoard of Director2011 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2010 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm SectionMember2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2010 - 2014
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Machingo v. Elks Lodge, et al.Settled
Carson v. Merk & Co.Settled
Lamitie v. Aegis Senior LivingSettled

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctorate degree2007
University of MassachusettsN/AMasters in Business Administration2004
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABachelors of Science in Biology2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingBusiness Succession Planning2012