Highest Rating Possible on Avvo. Award Winning, Nationally Recognized and Published Injury Lawyer
Reza Torkzadeh is a nationally recognized plaintiff’s trial attorney who has dedicated his professional career to the pursuit of justice by exclusively representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Reza has handled numerous high-profile cases in both state and federal courts, and has served in leadership roles in litigation at the national level. He has been featured for legal commentary by the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, New York Daily News, Metro News, Christian Science Monitor, KUSI TV, and many other news outlets and publications.
Through Reza’s leadership, vision and passion for representing the people, TorkLaw has established offices nationwide, in cities throughout California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, Washington State, and Washington, D.C.
Reza has successfully represented thousands of clients and after more than a decade of practicing law, “Representing the People” continues to be the core foundation and guiding principle of his practice and the firm.
Reza is a frequently invited guest speaker and has lectured across the country on the practice of law and the civil justice system. He is a proud Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity, an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and President’s Club Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Reza is the co-author of the book, Accidents Happen: A Consumer’s Guide to the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death System, which is now it its second edition and continues to receive wide acclaim and endorsement from the legal community.
Following a $12,000,000.00 judgment in a 2012 wrongful death case, Reza was invited to lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction held by less than 1% of all attorneys.
In 2014, Reza was nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year by Consumer Attorneys of California. In that same year, Reza represented a catastrophically injured pedestrian, which resulted in a jury verdict in the amount of $26,255,367.84 in Orange County, California.
In 2015, Reza was on the leadership team that successfully litigated an FDA recalled medical device resulting in a $14,250,000.00 settlement.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Reza has been named to Woodward White’s Best Lawyers list; a recognition of excellence by one of the oldest and most well-respected peer review publications in the legal profession.
Similarly, Reza is recognized as a SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters, a recognition he earned in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. A SuperLawyer classification is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the Country.
In 2018 and 2019, Reza was listed on the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers list. Also in 2018 and 2019, Reza was recognized on the America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators list.
Reza has obtained more than $100,000,000.00 in judgements, verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured victims and their families. His cases have not only changed corporate behavior and forced governments to take action, but they have also brought about real change towards increasing the safety of our communities. These cases represent complex high-stakes litigation against some of the largest and most powerful corporations and entities in the world.
From defective cars, tires, airbags, medical devices and drugs to motor vehicle accidents, dangerous premises and poorly designed roadways that create dangerous conditions, Reza has dedicated himself and the firm to leveling the playing field on behalf of the clients he represents against billion dollar corporations and the powerful.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2017||05/31/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|Top 100 Verdicts||Verdict Search||2020|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Top 100 Verdicts||Verdict Search||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Invited Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Invited Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Pro Bono Honors Program||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2005|
|Partner||The Torkzadeh Law Firm||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Safety Council||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2008 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Inc. Litigation Group||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2007 - Present|
|People Over Profits||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorney Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Public Justice Foundation||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|Lincoln Club||Member||2002 - Present|
|Century Club of San Diego||Chairman||2002 - Present|
|LEAD San Diego||Member||2005 - 2005|
|San Diego Youth & Community Services||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|Flying Samaritans||Member||1999 - 2002|
|Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine||Maximizing Emotional Damages||2011|
|Pigeon Lake Publishing||Accidents Happen: A Consumers' Guide to the California Personal Injury & Wrongful Death System||2010|
|Daily Journal||The Case Against "Tort Reform"||2010|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||The Case Against "Tort Reform"||2010|
|Daily Journal||Mass Transit: What Happens Between Injury and Lawsuit?||2010|
|Los Angeles Daily News||Iran's People Stand Up for Democracy||2009|
|American Chronicle||Motorcycle and Bike Laws in Los Angeles California||2008|
|American Chronicle||Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Legal Implications in California||2008|
|The National Law Journal||Early Political Leanings||2004|
|Los Angeles Times; Editorial||Iran’s Election Boycott Casts a Vote for Reform||2004|
|FrontPage Magazine||Bring Justice to Iran||2004|
|Law Encorcement Quarterly||There's a New Chief in Town||2004|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||World Must Support Democracy||2003|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||The World Must Support People Of Iran||2003|
|New York Sun||The Power of Iran's People||2003|
|Daily Journal||Support for Democracy||2003|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of California - Irvine||undergraduate||2002|
|Dialogues on Freedom||Freedom post 9-11||2009|
|Dialogues on Freedom||Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Equality||2008|
|Interview with Local Addition||California Fires and Homeowner's Insurance Policy||2007|
|Yale Club of New York City||Democratic Movement in Iran||2003|
|United States Congress||Future of Democracy in Iran||2003|
|National Press Club||Democratic Movements in Developing Nations||2003|
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