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About me

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.


 


 


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    37 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    37 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Marc Lazarus

    Linda is a knowledgeable, skilled, and caring attorney, and I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly.

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    Marc Lazarus Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lynn I. Landis-Brown

    Linda is not only an exceptional litigator but is also one of the most compassionate and bright lawyers with whom I have ever associated. I would highly recommend her for personal injury, labor law or medical negligence matters.

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    Lynn Landis-Brown Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Rice & Bloomfield LLP

16133 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1180
Encino, CA, 91436

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197905/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ted Horn AwardConsumer Attorneys Associaton of Los Angeles2013
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys' Association of Los Angeles2007
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys' Association of Los Angeles2005
Distinguished Service AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2003
Member, Board of GovernorsConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRice & Bloomfield2002 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Linda Fermoyle Rice1993 - 2002
Senior Litigation AssociateMcCulloch & deMontesquiou1989 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Directors2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The AdvocateEvidentiary Issues in Medical Malpractice2012
The AdvocateExpert Deposition Tactics2010
The AdvocateEffective Use of Objections in Trial2008
ForumMICRA and ERISA2007
AdvocateTackling Life Expectancy in Birth Injury Cases2006
Annals of Internal MedicineThe Wrong Patient2003
Messages from the 40's (Online PublicationMedical Malpractice and Your Insurance Dollar: Another PerspectiveN/A
Rice & Bloomfield, LLP (On-line publication)Melanoma: A Medical-Legal PerspectiveN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
32nd Annual Las Vegas Educational ConferenceStrategic Use of 998 Offers to Settle2014
31st Annual Las Vegas Educational ConferenceProving Causation in Medical Malpractice & Elder Abuse Cases2013
30th Annual Las Vegas Educational ConferenceDemonstration of How to Take an Expert Deposition2012
29th Annual Las Vegas ConventionEvidentiary Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases2011
28th Annual Las Vegas ConventionDirect & Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses2010
27th Annual Las Vegas ConventionLitigating a Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case2009
26th Annual Las Vegas ConventionLitigation and Liens: Medicare & Medi-Cal2008
25th Annual Las Vegas ConventionEffective Use of Objections in Trial2007
24th Annual Las Vegas ConventionMock Trial Presentation2006
Continuing Legal Education SeminarStarting & Maintaining a Solo or Small Trial Practice2003
CNN Interview by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.Caps on Damages in Medical Negligence Cases2003