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Louis Jasper Cutrone

Personal injury Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

4.9   77 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Louis

Learn Louis’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%

    28 years, 152 cases

  2. Car accident
    30%
    Our firm's attorneys have represented nearly 800 auto accident victims over the nearly 20 years we've been in practice. We specialize freeway and traffic accidents in the San Fernando Valley and points north. We are available 24/7 to respond to your needs and can help you with locating the right medical attention as needed, even if you don't health insurance. We will make sure you vehicle is fixed and that you have a rental car while waiting. We care about and put our clients first. Always.

    28 years, 799 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    20%

    28 years, 9 cases

  4. Brain injury
    5%
    Ive worked on many catastrophic injury cases involving some form of brain injury, ranging from mild-moderate to severely disabled.

    28 years, 6 cases

  5. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

    28 years, 9 cases

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.

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Location

Cutrone & Associates
15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 670
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
Cutrone & Associates
6582 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 119
Van Nuys, CA, 91401
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5725 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 291
North Hollywood, CA, 91601
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3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 271
Studio City, CA, 91604
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  77 customer reviews
Posted by Nick | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Lawyer/Firm... EXTREMELY happy I hired Lou
If you are reading this in search for a personal injury lawyer, stop right now and call Lou. There is one thing you need to know about Lou: he is the MAN! This was my first time ever needing to hire a lawyer, so I had no clue where to start. I knew I wanted an experienced, confident, knowledgable, unrelenting, witty, reliable, and educated attorney. I am happy to say that Lou was all of the above plus MORE. After a very painful and traumatic experience at my apartment in my first week living in Los Angeles, Lou was there to guide me every step of the way to find justice. All I wanted was to get compensated for my medical expenses, but the insurance company of the apartment complex was giving us the run around and trying to pull a fast one on us by avoiding our demands. Lou went above and beyond by tracking down the root of the problem and pressuring them to follow through on their end. I would never have been able to do any of this without him. Most lawyers surely would have given up on my case after the trouble it posed, but Lou stuck through with it and it ended up recovering all of my medical bills plus over 4 times what they cost me for pain and suffering. He is a great lawyer, a better person, and truly wants to help people. His office is immaculate, his associates are professional and prompt, and his business is a prime example of how a business SHOULD be run in SoCal. Hopefully I will never have to find myself in a situation where I need Lou again, but if something DOES happen to me, Lou is on my speed dial.
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Posted by Elena | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
High Quality Service & Professionalism
After some research I found Lou and his team. I am so happy and blessed to have found them. They helped me at every point of the process. Their high quality service and level of professionalism was exactly what I needed after an accident and injury. They managed all the details while I recovered. I would recommend this firm in a heartbeat, without any reservations.
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Posted by Cassandra | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended. I was getting the run around from the insurance company when I tried to deal with them myself. I was very pleased with my experience with the offices of Lou Cutrone and associates. My first meeting with Lou was pleasant and since he is in the valley his office was also easy for me to get to. The team kept me informed of what issues there could be and they did turn out to be correct! I was especially happy with the responses I got when I had questions. Lou and his team were very prompt when returning phone calls and emails. I appreciate this professionalism very much. I recommend Lou and his team to anyone who is in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Vicki | December 10, 2015
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The Best EVER!
Lou is the kind of attorney that everyone would hope to find; honest, hardworking, kind, concerned and very knowledgable. After a traumatic accident I researched online and found his practice. From the first meeting I knew he was the one. I left his office feeling completely confident that he had my back and would handle the tough stuff and I could just concentrate on healing. He is always available to take my calls and answers my questions honestly and so that I understand everything. This attorney gives attorneys a great name! He will be our family attorney for life.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
Lou Cutrone was highly recommended to me after I had an accident while visiting in L.A. in Feb. 2015. Although I live in Pgh, Pa., he has never failed to return my calls promptly, or find the answer to anything I asked of him. He is extremely interested in helping his clients and shows he is a very caring person, In a second I would say "call Cutrone & Associates"
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Posted by Jordan | October 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Lou and his team are very diligent, hardworking and professional. They fought hard to get the settlement that I deserved. Lou's communication is on point and he genuinely cares about your injury and treatment. I highly recommend engaging Cutrone & Assoc. for any personal injury needs.
Posted by Ellie | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lou Cutrone
Lou is a great guy and a great attorney. The other parties insurance company was trying to settle with me for a ridiculously low amount, in spite of the fact that I was suffering from injuries that were not improving. Lou helped me find a doctor and physical therapy that helped with my injuries. When all was said and done, and the doctors and Lou himself were paid for their services, I still ended up with a larger settlement than the insurance company was offering me. I was going through a personally difficult time and Lou did not pressure me to rush and settle. He was very patient and allowed me all the time I that I needed to settle when I was ready. He was kind, professional and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Kathleen | September 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lou Cutrone & Associates
Lou was recommended by another attorney that we know. I was rear-ended in an auto accident and he has been the one great positive in a trying ordeal. He has obtained the maximum settlement that was allowed and we couldn’t be happier. We cannot say enough for this man who has been more like a friend than an attorney. Lou is professional, caring, compassionate and the best attorney anyone could want. We admire his integrity, honesty, respectfulness, patience and how he listens and fought for me. He always returned our calls and E-mails promptly. Lou is a dedicated attorney, very intelligent with a sense of humor and he went out of his way to help me. Thank you again for being supportive, giving me confidence and reassurance during my recovery. My highest recommendation! Thank you so much Lou and Paige. Kathleen and Bill
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Posted by Stina | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A+++
After a major setback of a car accident, my sister researched online and found Lou Cutrone and his company. I visited the office and my first impression of the business was comforting and positive, to say the least. A truly kind staff, there to hold your hand every step of the way. Deciding to pursue his services, we headed down the road. Which was steady and logical. Lou was always there when I needed guidance and had questions. His medical referral was outstanding and helped me both physically and mentally get through this process. On top of it all, the case was handled in a timely manner with no headaches on my end. Thank you kindly Lou Cutrone & Associates (Paige & Jess) for a great team effort and cheers to the future ahead. Best Wishes, Stina
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Posted by Martha | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident Injury
My husband and I were rear ended by a drunk driver. I came across Lou Cutrone after reading some great reviews. From the start, Lou was very professional and friendly. He showed real concern towards our injuries and immediately set us up with a chiropractor. He always took the time to answer all of our questions and returned all of our calls immediately. He was able to resolve our case within 3 months. We are very pleased with the outcome and highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Renay | September 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawer!
Louis Cutrone worked on my injury case and I could not of asked more from him. He is professional and caring and worked my case with care. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer to help with an auto accident.
Posted by G G | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Integrity
Pure and simple, Lou is an attorney with integrity. His knowledge and experience provided me great confidence throughout the process of executing my claim and I am extremely happy with the fair and just results. I found that Lou cares about you on a personal level and understands what is important to you in life when navigating through something so unexpected as personal injury. I highly recommend you to choose Lou and his team when you need help.
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Posted by Greg G | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lou is a great attorney!
As a driver in Los Angeles, I will say we can never be enough prepared for what can happen in an auto accident. I was involved in a very complex accident and having Lou represent my case, he instilled great confidence and gave me peace of mind. Lou provided seasoned and expert guidance throughout the entire process. I am very appreciative of how my case was managed and how it ended. Lou walked with me at the accident site and has always made time for any questions or concerns I had. Thank You Lou - I am very appreciative of you representing my case!
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Posted by Jennifer | August 28, 2015
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This is the guy I want in my corner...
I am so impressed with the tireless efforts put forth by Cutrone and Associates that I would like to share my experience with others. Although the practice is very busy, Lou and Jess treated our case as if it were their only one, and sincerely respected the sensitivity of the matter. Their detailed explanations about the process and advance notification regarding each phase really helped to ease our minds. Lou’s countless exchanges of communication with everyone involved, and his tireless fight to assert our position impressed me beyond words. Each time he encountered a challenge, he’d somehow find an alternate angle, or an innovative way to use his extensive knowledge of the law to our benefit. Additionally, Lou is a true professional in every way. Even when the opposing side was rude and disrespectful, he handled each interaction with class and poise, but with just enough assertiveness and tenacity to ensure they took our case very seriously. Ultimately, I couldn’t be more pleased with the service we received, and the outcome we attained. I just can’t thank the team at Cutrone and Associates enough for helping to turn our family’s nightmare into a happy ending.
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Posted by Juan | August 26, 2015
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Professional and compassionate
Lou Cutrone and Associates was absolutely vital to our case. Our accident resulted in injuries for my passenger and I. Our world had been flipped on its head. After our initial interaction with Lou’s firm, I knew that he was the best person to represent us. I would recommend him to anyone involved in an accident and to anyone having sustained a personal injury. Lou didn’t treat us like just another case number. He treated us with compassion and made it known from the get go that the burden of worrying was no longer ours to carry— he was reassuring. Lou helped us every single step of the way— from seeking out exceptional surgeons to great physical therapy centers and would never leave a question unanswered. Lou and his amazing staff were professional, compassionate and patient. Throughout our case, they explained anything that needed answering and made sure to answer our calls, return our calls or emails in a prompt manner. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer in having to deal with a car accident and personal injuries and recommend his services to anyone caught in a similar situation.
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Posted by Kristina | August 26, 2015
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Great Lawyer
Things about Lou Cutrone that will help you decide why he needs to be your attorney. The accident was a pretty bad one. I needed surgery and he was just short of holding my hand the entire way. I wasn’t sure who to get as an attorney and after being talked to by an ambulance chaser, Lou and his staff made me feel like a human being and not just some paycheck he was going to get a chunk out of. In other words, they treat you like a human being, and not a case file. During the entire time of the claim, he was available to answer questions, whether it be by phone or email. He did everything in his power to make sure that things would run smoothly, and that I was completely aware of how things were going. I felt like he genuinely cared. He wanted and found a great doctor, treatment and physical rehab place for me to have my injuries addressed. Lou was very approachable and sincere. He didn’t mind breaking things down because it was just such a nightmare to have to go through this. If I didn’t understand something, he was patient and explained things until I understood. If you find yourself in a situation like a car accident or just about anything where you require him and his awesome staff to represent you, Lou Cutrone & Associates would definitely meet those needs with professionalism and warmth.
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Posted by Tommy | August 14, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer You Can Trust!
I can't recommend Cutrone and Associates enough. Lou is an unbelievable guy who is truly looking out for your best interests. He's is far more concerned with helping you with your situation then making a dollar which is why his firm is so successful and will continue to be. I was the victim in a hit and run accident and Lou took the time after hours to meet with me and give me great counsel. I will return to Cutrone and Associates for any legal matters I encounter in the future. After a series of unfortunate events, I am so glad Lou was here to help me get through it.
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Posted by Tina | August 13, 2015
Fantastic attorney's super friendly
I enjoyed working with Lou and his associates. They are great listeners and really get things done in a timely fashion and always follow up. I feel fortune to have found them. I recommend them and no matter how small or big your case is, they treat you with full respect and courtesy. Five stars!
Posted by Dave | July 25, 2015
Need a great Lawyer..???
Cutrone & Associates recently handled my case...They are very professional and always called and emailed right back when i had questions and concerns...If you are looking for a lawyer that will give you the attention you deserve then Lou is the man...!!!
Posted by Robel | July 9, 2015
Car accident
When I got rear-ended on a freeway that caused damage on my rear bumper and a significant neck pain, I contacted Lou Cutrone and he sent me to a doctor to get serious of treatments and exams for my pain, he made sure that my car got fixed with warrant, and he helped me get reasonable compensation for loss of wage. All I had to do was give a call after my accident and he took take care of the rest from the begging to the end. Can’t get any better than this.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Cutrone & Associates
  • 1997 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Greene Broillet & Wheeler
  • 1992 - 1995

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Pepperdine University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
  • State University of New York
  • AA: Associate of Arts
  • 1977
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gottlieb v Spitfire Grill, et al.
  • $382,500.00
  • Lautman v Yslas
  • $300,000.00
  • Perreault v Lee
  • $88,000.00
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California State University, Northridge Alumni Attorney Group
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 2014 Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • 2013 Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • TOP 10 PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDS
  • Verdicts & Settlements
  • 2002
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
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Publications

  • CA Personal Injury Blog
  • Sidewalk Accidents- Slip, Trip & Fall
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Island Youth Professional Conference
  • Punitive Damages, How, When an Why
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (24)
Endorse Louis
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Mr. Cutrone and his office to be intelligent, thorough, trustworthy, and reliable."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lou Cutrone is an excellent attorney and exceptional advocate for his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the personal injury field. He works hard for his clients and consistently achives great results for them. He is a dedicated professional and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Lou for over 15 years and trust him completely. I highly recommend him. I have used him in the past for my own personal matter, and he has represented other family members of mine in personal injury matters. Lou loves what he does, and when he agrees to represent you, you become his crusade and he will put 100% of his effort into fighting for you. It is this personal dedication and excitement in what he does that makes Lou such a good attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know him to be highly compentent and a fine lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a trusted colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lou has successfully mastered the art of turning difficult cases into winners because of his persistence on behalf of his clients and his legal knowledge and experience."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lou personally and professionally for over 15 years. He is a great lawyer, who is very creative in presenting his client's case. He is the best I have ever worked with in illustrating and conveying the themes of a case with demonstrative evidence. Lou is passionate about his cases. Anyone who has Lou as his or her lawyer is well represented. Beyond his skills as a lawyer, Lou is a great person, with character and integrity. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Cutrone is a wonderful and extremely professional attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lou has returned excellent and timely results on all matters I have referred to him. Without a doubt I will continue to refer matters to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lou is an extremely passionate attorney who will fight for you. I have seen Lou work very hard on his cases and he won't give up. He definitely cares for his clients and wants to help them restore their lives."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lou for more than 15 years. I have referred many matters to him and the results he has achieved have far exceeded my expectations. He cares deeply about his work and clients. I would highly recommend him to any client who needs the services of a personal injury or medical malpractice attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, great and ethical lawyer with superb skills."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lou Cutrone since 2002. He is an experienced and knowledgable attorney in personal injury matters. He cares for his clients, and gives his cases personal attention. I highly recommend Lou to anyone looking for a great personal injury attorney."
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