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Being an attorney is actually a second career for me.  I originally received a Bachelors and Masters degree in clinical psychology and was eventually licensed as a Marriage and Family psyhotherapist.  I practiced for 10 years and when I had a client that desperately needed legal help but could find none, I then decided I would switch careers and become a lawyer.  


At age 36 I went back to law school and was fortunate to gain acceptance into Loyola Law School's presitigious evening program. At the time I was married with two very young daughters and needed to work full time during the day, while going to school at night. It was tough, but well worth it.


Later, another stroke of good fortune came my way when I was hired as a law clerk by a well known plaintiffs' personal injury firm in Santa Monica.  I was trained by the very best lawyers in the business and I learned a great deal about how to win cases.


I went into private practice having passed the bar exam immediately after graduating from law school.  My first case was a tough wrongful death trial in Riverside where a young mother was killed by a security guard at a major department store.  We won that case for her 3 young children who survived her.  That was back in 1997.  


Since then I have been fighting for the little guy against big corporations, their insurance companies and their high priced lawyers.  I am no stranger to the hard fight that almost always must happen before justice is served.  I take pride in doing excellent work and standing by my clients all the way through trial and verdict.  I love the law and I love that every one in a while, I get to be part of justice being done.  It's a great feeling, I am good at it, and I wouldn't trade being a major injury/wrongful death lawyer for any other career.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    20 years, 152 cases
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    20 years, 799 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    20 years, 9 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    20 years, 6 cases
  5. Defective Products: 5%
    20 years, 9 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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    I am a fellow lawyer and have referred many clients to him. I have known him for almost 20 years, and know him to be hard working, exceptionally smart, and has the requisite experience on personal injury cases. He is very successful, and is well known for his victories in the court room as a brilliant trial lawyer. I give him my highest endorsement.


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    I have found Mr. Cutrone and his office to be intelligent, thorough, trustworthy, and reliable.


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Contact info

Cutrone & Associates

15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 670
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403

Cutrone & Associates

6582 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 119
Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Cutrone & Associates

5725 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 291
North Hollywood, CA, 91601

Cutrone & Associates

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 271
Studio City, CA, 91604



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
2014 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
2013 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2013
TOP 10 PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDSVerdicts & Settlements2002
Jurisprudence AwardLoyola Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AttorneyCutrone & Associates1997 - Present
Law ClerkGreene Broillet & Wheeler1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
California State University, Northridge Alumni Attorney GroupAttorney Member2014 - Present
National Italian American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wittenberg v Robertson's Ready Mix$2,700,000.00
Stegman v.Thrifty Car Rental$1,000,000.00
Tren v Pasternack$1,250,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
CA Personal Injury BlogSidewalk Accidents- Slip, Trip & Fall2012
Lawlink; and Ca Court of AppealAlvarez v Jacmar Pacific Pizza Co2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Pepperdine UniversityClinical PsychologyMA - Masters1982
California State University, NorthridgePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
State University of New YorkGeneral StudiesAA: Associate of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Island Youth Professional ConferencePunitive Damages, How, When an Why2011