|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy||UC Hastings College of the Law||1999|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Corporations||UC Hastings College of the Law||1998|
|Attorney||Law Office of Max Draitser||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Plaintiff's personal injury lawfirm||2003 - 2007|
|Associate||Robie & Matthai||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Bus Passenger||six figures|
|Disputed liability auto case||Confidential - policy limits.|
|Slip and fall - rollerskates||Five figure settlement|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of California - San Diego||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Univ of California San Diego||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
Posted by Lauren
I was involved in an unfortunate car accident September of 2011, that left me unable to physically work for months and emotionally in shambles. I was having trouble being in any vehicle, sleeping at night was nearly impossible because of the pain and trauma. It wasn't until after getting a referral to speak with Mr Draitser, that I began to feel confident to get the treatment I needed but feared being able to afford. Having Max on my case gave me immediate emotional relief. From the minute we met, he helped me to see I deserved to feel 100% again, and that he could help to get me there. He was open and honest with me the whole way through, answering all of my calls, emails and worries with great swiftness. I am grateful that I haven't had to have a ton of legal assistance, however I know Max is a rarity among Lawyers. He really took great care and worked hard to help me succeed in winning my case and even more importantly to feel better! I hope that neither I nor any of my loved ones are in a situation such as this again- but I know I would hire Max in a heartbeat.
Posted by Beth Leckbee-Makler
I was involved in a hit-and-run accident in March of 2012 while riding my bike. The car hit me while I was riding my bike across a crosswalk with a walk sign on. I went to the emergency room that day but it took me a few weeks to realize that my injuries were permanent. I was angry, depressed, and in great deal of pain. By the time I got a copy of the police report and realized that a witness had identified the driver, months had passed by.
I kept expecting the other side (AKA the driver and his insurance carrier Wawanesa insurance) to "do the right thing" and I was disappointed by their actions over and over. I was disappointed that the driver hit me and drove off, I was disappointed that he lied about hitting me and I was most disappointed that Wawanesa Insurance would refuse to reimburse me for my medical expenses until they were legally forced to.
After dealing with lawyers that represent Wawanesa insurance for years, one thing is clear: they will use every dirty trick in the book to make you give up the fight. I knew that was I was telling the truth but that doesn't matter unless you have a lawyer that is ready to step up and be a true advocate for you. I was very lucky to have Mr. Max Draitser on my side in the courtroom along with Mr. Brian Breiter.
Last week my case went to trial at long last. This is first time that I have ever been in a courtroom, much less as the plaintiff. Walking into that courtroom, I felt like a stranger in a strange land. Max and Brian saw to it that I was well prepared for what was about to happen but I was still very nervous. Nerves aside, I knew that Max and Brian were excellent at what they do and they would do everything they could to help me win. Brian and Max's courtroom styles complement each other perfectly. Brian has the confidence and charisma that gives you feeling that everything will work out fine and Max has a calm and assured energy that lets you know that he is aware of everything that is happening has your back no matter what.
My case was not an easy one but Max and Brian were well prepared and fought for me with every ounce of their being. I was continually amazed at how they anticipated what was needed at each critical moment. I am happy to say that we won and justice was finally served. I was able to get damages and I am grateful. I think equally important to me was the fact that a jury found the driver responsible for causing all this heartache and pain and I was so relieved when they did.
I will never be able to Max, Brian, Mark and everyone else that helped bring this matter to a successful close. I hope I never need to a trial litigator again but if I do, I would want Mr. Max Draitser by my side.
Posted by Fred
Max really helped me with a car accident case. The guy turned left in front of me and remarkably his insurance company put me 50% at fault! On recommendation from a former client of Max's I met with him. He reassured me and at the end of the day, the insurance company folded. Highly recommend.