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Atticus Newkirk Wegman

Atticus Newkirk Wegman

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall Accident, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death

About Me

Atticus Wegman was born and raised in New Hampton, Iowa. Mr. Wegman attended Fresno State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, graduating magna cum laude. In college, Mr. Wegman was awarded a scholarship to act as a representative of the California State University system. In an effort to remind our elected officials of the importance of education, he spoke directly with several state legislators regarding the rising tuition costs and the effects that such costs will have on low-income families.


 


After college, Mr. Wegman attended Chapman University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Wegman was a senior editor of a scholarly law journal and a member of the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. He was also awarded a scholarship from the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for demonstrating a strong interest in trial work, having strong written advocacy skills, and possessing strong oral advocacy skills. In addition to his classroom training, Mr. Wegman has had the privilege of interning with local state and federal judges.


 


In 2010, after passing the July bar exam, Mr. Wegman was promoted to an associate at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn. Mr. Wegman specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis in government tort liability, wrongful death, and general negligence.


 


Mr. Wegman is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyer’s Association, Consumer Attorney’s of California, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, Warren J. Ferguson Inn of Court, and serves as a Local Board Member for the Selective Service. Mr. Wegman was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2012. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California are named to this list. In addition, Mr. Wegman has written articles that have been published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, CAOC Forum, OCTLA Gavel, and Riverside Lawyer.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Wrongful Death: 10%
    2 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 10%
    2 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    2 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    2 years
  5. Other: 60%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Benjamin Scott Wishart

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    Benjamin Wishart Family Attorney
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  • Suliman Jamal

    Atticus is experienced and trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Suliman Jamal Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Aitken Aitken & Cohn

3 MacArthur Pl Ste 800
PO Box 2555
Santa Ana, CA, 92707

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201005/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ExternUnited States Bankrkuptcy Court2009 - 2010
ExternOrange County Superior Court2009 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of CourtTeam Leader2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Selective ServiceLocal Board Member2010 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)Editorial Coordinator2010 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bike v. AutoSettlement $5,815,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County LawyerEfforts to Curb Cyberbullying Move Off Campus2014
Los Angeles Daily JournalHit-and-run: The case of phantom vehicles2012
The Gavel (OCTLA)Properly Pleading Government Tort Cases2012
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) AdvocateCalifornia budget cuts cripple the courts2012
Riverside Lawyer MagazineShould a Sputtering Economy Effect How You Value Automobile Insurance?2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalNavigating the Death of a Party2011
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineWhen Is the Cable Guy Off the Clock? The ins and outs of the “going and coming” rule2011
The Gavel (OCTLA)Faceoff: Federal Rules of Evidence v. California Evidence Code2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
California St Univ FresnoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New Admit ReceptionWhy should I attend law school?2013