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Wylie A Aitken

Wylie A Aitken

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

I am a trial lawyer and the founding partner of Aitken Aitken Cohn in, Santa Ana, California.  At age 35 I was and am the youngest president in the history of the State Trial Bar.


 


Memberships include: President and Trustee of American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation; Board member of the National American  Board of Trial Advocates; Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Court; and,  former member of Board of Governors of ATLA.  I have been a frequent guest speaker at numerous legal seminars, frequent guest on TV and radio shows, including Larry King Live, Inside Edition, KOCE, KNBC, KFI, published in several professional journals and one of the contributing editors of Jefferson’s California Evidence Benchbook 


 


Repeatedly recognized by the State Legal Newspaper, The Daily Journal for being one of The Top 100" Most Influential Lawyers in California, a state of almost 200,000 lawyers; The Daily Journal’s Top 10 Rainmakers;  Southern California Super Lawyer; Lawdragon Top 500 Lawyers in America; and regularly featured in The Best Lawyers in America and the Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Wylie. 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

  • Christopher E. Russell

    I agree with Mitch. Wylie is what all attorneys in the world of Personal Injury litigation aspire to become. Not only is he one of the top Trial Attorneys that California has ever produced, consistently returning top verdicts, but he gives back to the community & is about as solid of a human being as you will meet. Many Trial Attorneys who reach the rarified air that Wylie inhabits, will forget where they came from, which creates a shambles of their personal lives; not Wylie. He is married to his first and only wife of 40 plus years & has as his law partners his very capable sons. The fact that there is only one other attorney endorsement of Wylie only means Wylie would never ask for such a thing from his fellow attorneys. I am posting this on my own accord because those who do great things and who are good human beings as well, and who make our community a better place, should be recognized. Wylie Aitken is such a man, who just happens to be an attorney, and I strongly endorse him.

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    Christopher Russell Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

3 Macarthur Pl #800
Santa Ana, CA, 92707-6076

Po Box 2555
Santa Ana, CA, 92707-0555

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive196605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
500 Leading Litigators in AmericaLawdragon Magazine2006
500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon Magazine2005
Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the YearOrange County Trial Lawyers Association2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Lifetime Achievement AwardMarquette University Law School2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2004
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
Jurisprudence AwardAnti-Defamation League of Orange County/Long Beach2003
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2000
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1999
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)1999
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1998
Trial Lawyer of the YearAmerican Board of Trial Advocates1998
"The Top 100" California's Most Influential LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles)1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
Business Trial Lawyer of the YearOrange County Trial Lawyers Association1996
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1996
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1995
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1994
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1993
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1992
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1991
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1990
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1989
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1988
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1987
Top Gun--Personal InjuryOrange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Top Gun--Business Trial Lawyer of the YearOrange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Law School Lifetime Achievement AwardMarquette Law SchoolN/A
Trial Lawyer of the YearABOTAN/A
Robert E. Cartwright AwardConsumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A
Top 50 Most Influence Business Leaders in Orange CountyOC Business JournalN/A
Franklin G. West AwardOrange County Bar AssociationN/A
Trial Lawyer of the YearHispanic Bar Association of Orange CountyN/A
Rage for Justice Lifetime Achievement AwardConsumer WatchdogN/A
OC's Most Influential Business PeopleOC Business JournalN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Arts CouncilBoard Member2010 - Present
California Task Force on Court FacilitiesMemberN/A
Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for the Central Judicial DistrictMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates FoundationPresidentN/A
South Coast Repertory TheaterTrustee and Board PresidentN/A
Board of Visitors of Chapman University Law SchoolChairmanN/A
Chapman UniversityTrusteeN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gutierrez v. United States of America$55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs
Gutierrez v. United States of America$55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs
Small v. County of OrangeTotal jury verdict of $2,093,638

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial MagazineOvercoming Difficult Issues in Voir Dire to Secure a Winning Verdict -- A rejection of the Irish system.2003
Jefferson's California Evidence BenchbookMember of the Editorial Board2000
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineDiscovery in Products Liability Cases-Back to Basics1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette Univ Law SchoolN/AlawN/A