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Ted B Wacker

Car accident Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews

About Ted

Learn Ted’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    39%

  2. Personal injury
    24%
    Primarily plaintiff's personal injury cases including including auto, products, premises case.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    19%

  4. Wrongful death
    9%
    Primarily plaintiff's personal injury cases including including auto, products, premises case.

    50 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury
    5%

  6. Brain injury
    4%
    Primarily plaintiff's personal injury cases including including auto, products, premises case.

    10 cases

I have been a practicing attorney for nearly 25 years.  I have been on the defense side for almost 10 years and a plaintiff's attorney for nearly 15 years. I worked for 12 years at one of the top plaintiff's firms in the country at Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson.

 

In 2006, I was part of the trial team in the Barnett Vioxx case with a verdict of $51 Million.  In 2010, I was co-counsel in 2 verdicts that both received Top Gun awards by OCTLA including a $14.6 Million verdict and a $3.1 Million verdict for Elder Abuse.

 

My grandfather was an attorney and my father was an attorney and then became a Judge in Seattle for nearly 30 years.  When he passed away in 2003, King County re-named the courthouse the Robert A. Wacker Memorial building.  

 

I was an avid soccer player growing up in Seattle and received a scholarship for my undergraduate education in San Diego where I was Team Captain my last year and the team was ranked in the top 10 in the country.  During law school, I clerked for another of the country's top plaintiff's firms at Casey, Gerry.  I also performed a Judicial Intership with the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 1.

 

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 08/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ted

Law Offices of Ted Wacker
1000 Newport Center Drive.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-7904

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Mr. Wacker handled my personal injury case which resulted in a car accident. He was extremely professional and by far the best attorney I have worked with. He is very well respected by all other attorneys. If you need a personal injury attorney, Mr. Wacker is by far the best.
Posted by Tom | September 24, 2014
Ted Wacker brilliant hard working lawyer
I have known Ted for over 25 years and he has always been a hard-working and dedicated individual that I respect. Ted represented me in two cases and won both.
Posted by Tom | September 24, 2014
Ted took on the Goliath of Wholefoods!
Ted was extremely professional, personable and knows the law well. We went to trial and the defense attorney for Wholefoods had met his match. If you need representation I highly recommend Ted!

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Ted Wacker
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Alder Law
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Robinson, Calcagnie, Robinson
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Caroll, Kelly & Trotter
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, LLP
  • 1992 - 2000
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Education

  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • law
  • 1991
  • San Diego State Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Mian v. Water Company
  • $1,000,000 policy limits
  • Hernandez v. Auto Manufacture/Insurance Co.
  • $6,350,000
  • Poole v. Picazo
  • $14,600,000
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2012 - Present
  • YMCA
  • 2005 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • AmJur Award - Products Liability
  • American Bar Association
  • 1991
  • AmJur Award - Creditor's Remedies
  • American Bar Association
  • 1991
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Publications

  • The Gavel (OCTLA)
  • Defeating a Kelly-Frye Callenge
  • 2006
  • Advocate
  • Merck played Dodgeball Marketing Vioxx to Consumers
  • 2005
  • Advocate
  • Baycol - Another ill-fated drug removed from the market by the FDA
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Mealy's Vioxx Conference
  • Vioxx Litigation
  • 2007
  • CAOC Annual Convention - Los Angeles
  • Making the Most of Expert Depositions
  • 2006
  • Mealy's Baycol Conference
  • Baycol Litigation Conference
  • 2004
  • Mid-Winter Conference
  • Rezulin - Proving the Silent Injury Case
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (5)
Endorse Ted
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted has worked with my partner Simon and I on personal injury cases. I completely trust Ted with both small personal injury cases as well as catastrophic multi million dollar injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ted is a top-notch attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ted Wacker is a consummate professional, steeped in personal injury litigation experience. Ted is personable and truly cares for his clients, and prosecutes his cases honestly and ethically. Rest assured, Ted has the experience, specialized legal knowledge, resources, and industry connections to get you the results you deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ted on many matters. He is very professional and thorough. He’s been a pillar of the plaintiff’s bar for many years."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ted for some years now. I was opposing counsel in a matter some years ago when both he and I were with other firms and we have run into each other off and on since we left our respective firms. But this time we find ourselves on the same side more often than not. Ted knows the law and works hard for his clients and he delivers excellent results. He is one of the finer lawyers in the state and is not scared to try a case when that is the only option."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Friend
"Ted is an excellent attorney and better person. I worked with Ted and now consider him a good friend. He's had some great trial results and settlements. I strongly endorse Ted and would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced civil trial lawyer who cares for his clients."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ted is a great lawyer for consumers"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ted is the real deal. When it comes to personal injury and mass torts he is truly outstanding!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is a fantastic attorney with a long track record of success working at some of Orange County's most influential personal injury firms. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Ted on numerous matters. He is very skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. In short, Ted is great at what he does."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ted is a great skilled trial lawyer and gets great results. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Wacker is an incredible trial attorney. His ability to understand the law, advocate for his clients, and educate a jury is noteworthy. I endorse Mr. Wacker."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is an excellent litigator and trial lawyer with impressive results."
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