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Mr. Philip Layfield has been practicing law since 1999 and he is the Managing Partner at Layfield & Barrett, which is one of the largest plaintiff firms in the United States. He has been successfully dealing with multi-million dollar litigations since the beginning of his career and is one of the best trial attorneys in the country. As a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Layfield has successfully litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country. His practice focuses on catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, product defect, mass torts, police misconduct and fraud. 


Legal Expertise

Mr. Layfield has a reputation for achieving superior results out of the most challenging cases. He brings in a perfect blend of compassion and aggression in the courtroom. Mr. Layfield has been the lead trial counsel on cases with values above one million dollars almost exclusively since 2010.



  • Layfield & Barrett has earned the prestigious Litigator Award 2015 which places the firm amongst the top 1% of the lawyers. This demonstrates the firm's continued commitment to excellence. 

  • Mr. Layfield has obtained some of the largest verdicts in the State of California in recent years and has been included in The Recorder’s Top Verdicts in California several years in a row.

  • Mr. Layfield was named a Top Lawyer in California (2013), by the American Lawyer Media and a California Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine. 

  • Mr. Layfield was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer consecutively for three years (2014, 2015 & 2016), by the National Trial Lawyers Association. 

  • Mr. Layfield has been selected as a Super Lawyer consecutively for three years (2014, 2015 and 2016). Mr. Layfield was also selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013. 

  • Mr. Layfield is a member of Trial Masters, one of the most exclusive accreditations a trial lawyer in the United States can receive. 

  • Mr. Layfield has tried dozens of cases, with multiple seven figure and eight figure verdicts. In the last five years, Mr. Layfield has obtained well over $100 million in verdicts, judgments and/or settlements.



Mr. Layfield is associated with various prestigious associations like –

  • Consumer Attorneys of California  (Board Member and President’s Club)

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Association of Justice (Leader’s Forum)



Mr. Layfield has a B.S. (Finance) from The University of Arizona, a JD from University of San Diego School of Law, and an LL.M. from The Georgetown University Law Center. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 30%
    10 years, 66 cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Car Accident: 15%
    10 years



Contingent (25-35%)

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Contact info

Layfield & Barrett, APC

633 West 5th Street
Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Layfield & Barrett, APC

388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Layfield & Barrett, APC

2720 Homestead Road
Suite 210
Park City, UT, 84098

Layfield & Barrett, APC

1717 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC, 20006

Layfield & Barrett, APC

11622 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130

Layfield & Barrett, APC

7135 East Camelback Rd
Suite 230
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Trial MastersTrial Masters2016
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Million Dollar VerdictThe Recorder2015
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top Membership RecuiterConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2015
The Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Litigator AwardLitigator Award2015
Trial MastersTrial Masters2015
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia Legislature Assembly2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyerTop 100 Trial Lawyer2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Rising Star2013
California Top LawyersSouthern California's Rising Stars2013
The Presidential Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLayfield & Barrett2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeLeader’s Forum2015 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesMember2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of Californiamember2014 - Present
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
TAGC v. Lehman et alJudgment
John Doe v. Archdiocese of Los AngelesSettlement of $250,000
Ling Vs Georgio1,250,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ArizonaFinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beverly Hills bar associationLitigation2016
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesRetainer Agreements & Referral Fees2015