I am wired to help. I am passionate about justice and making things right. Those qualities made the law a natural choice for me, even though women traditionally had not been well-represented in the legal profession before I began law school in the 1970's.
Over the years, I've helped hundreds - perhaps more than a thousand - people whose lives were changed because someone was careless - driving a truck or car, refusing to fix a potentially dangerous condition, or providing medical care. Some of those clients have become friends; many have written to thank me for the support I provided while I was handling their lawsuit.
In addition to my professional work, I am actively involved in community service, where most of what I do helps children and the disabled. Having represented dozens of children with serious birth injuries, I have a unique understanding of the challenges facing them and their families. Through my legal work, I can often make life easier by securing for my clients the financial resources needed to provide optimum care to a child with cerebral palsy or other serious injuries.
Through my community service work, which includes an annual equestrian event for "special" athletes, I help give these children a chance to shine and their families a day to celebrate their special children. It is my favorite day of the year.
In addition to years of experience, I've earned the respect of my peers and those against whom I litigate. I'm proud to have a reputation for excellence, empathy and tenacity when fighting on behalf of my clients. An attorney who is well-respected and whom the other side knows is capable of taking a worthy case to trial and getting a good verdict, is one who has an easier time resolving cases for the people she represents.
I am a wife and mother, as well as a lawyer, and I think that experience is valuable to who I am and what I do professionally.
I look forward to helping you, should the need arise and hope you will keep me in mind when friends or family need an advocate to make things right.
Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (33-40%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ted Horn Award||Consumer Attorneys Associaton of Los Angeles||2013|
|Presidential Award||Consumer Attorneys' Association of Los Angeles||2007|
|Presidential Award||Consumer Attorneys' Association of Los Angeles||2005|
|Distinguished Service Award||Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||2003|
|Member, Board of Governors||Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||2002|
|Partner||Rice & Bloomfield||2002 - Present|
|Sole Practitioner||Law Offices of Linda Fermoyle Rice||1993 - 2002|
|Senior Litigation Associate||McCulloch & deMontesquiou||1989 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2005 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Board of Directors||2002 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1994 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|The Advocate||Evidentiary Issues in Medical Malpractice||2012|
|The Advocate||Expert Deposition Tactics||2010|
|The Advocate||Effective Use of Objections in Trial||2008|
|Forum||MICRA and ERISA||2007|
|Advocate||Tackling Life Expectancy in Birth Injury Cases||2006|
|Annals of Internal Medicine||The Wrong Patient||2003|
|Messages from the 40's (Online Publication||Medical Malpractice and Your Insurance Dollar: Another Perspective||N/A|
|Rice & Bloomfield, LLP (On-line publication)||Melanoma: A Medical-Legal Perspective||N/A|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||N/A||N/A||1979|
|32nd Annual Las Vegas Educational Conference||Strategic Use of 998 Offers to Settle||2014|
|31st Annual Las Vegas Educational Conference||Proving Causation in Medical Malpractice & Elder Abuse Cases||2013|
|30th Annual Las Vegas Educational Conference||Demonstration of How to Take an Expert Deposition||2012|
|29th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Evidentiary Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases||2011|
|28th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Direct & Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses||2010|
|27th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Litigating a Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case||2009|
|26th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Litigation and Liens: Medicare & Medi-Cal||2008|
|25th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Effective Use of Objections in Trial||2007|
|24th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Mock Trial Presentation||2006|
|Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Starting & Maintaining a Solo or Small Trial Practice||2003|
|CNN Interview by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.||Caps on Damages in Medical Negligence Cases||2003|