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Tobin M. Lanzetta's trial practice focuses on products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and municipal liability. He has successfully helped litigate or settle numerous high profile cases, including a $13.82 million jury verdict in Garcia v. MTA; a $2.6 million jury verdict in Mehdipour v. City of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus; a multi-million settlement in the Santa Monica Farmers' Market cases; a $9 million settlement in Ho v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes; a $3 million settlement in Saucedo v. Los Angeles Unified School District; and a $3 million settlement in Blood v. County of San Bernardino. Tobin handles large, multi-party catastrophic injury cases including, large trucking and motor coach crashes, as well as railroad and airplane crashes.
Tobin has obtained confidential settlements in wrongful death and severe injury cases totaling more than $30 million.
In 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Southern California Rising Stars Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine named Tobin a "Rising Star", which lists the top 2.5 percent of noteworthy attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties as voted upon by the Super Lawyers named by the magazine. Tobin is a member of the American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Tobin attended Swarthmore College (1993-1994) and earned a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University in 1997, with a minor in Economics. He then played professional baseball, pitching for various minor league teams in the Montreal Expos and the Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2007|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine||2005|
|Partner||Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP||2004 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Garcia v. MTA||$13.82 million jury verdict|
|Mehdipour v. City of Santa Monica||$2.6 million jury verdict|
|Ho v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes||$9 million settlement|
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|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Santa Clara University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|