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Wylie A Aitken

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 58 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1966
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Wylie

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I am a trial lawyer and the founding partner of Aitken Aitken Cohn in, Santa Ana, California.  At age 35 I was and am the youngest president in the history of the State Trial Bar.

 

Memberships include: President and Trustee of American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation; Board member of the National American  Board of Trial Advocates; Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Court; and,  former member of Board of Governors of ATLA.  I have been a frequent guest speaker at numerous legal seminars, frequent guest on TV and radio shows, including Larry King Live, Inside Edition, KOCE, KNBC, KFI, published in several professional journals and one of the contributing editors of Jefferson’s California Evidence Benchbook 

 

Repeatedly recognized by the State Legal Newspaper, The Daily Journal for being one of The Top 100" Most Influential Lawyers in California, a state of almost 200,000 lawyers; The Daily Journal’s Top 10 Rainmakers;  Southern California Super Lawyer; Lawdragon Top 500 Lawyers in America; and regularly featured in The Best Lawyers in America and the Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America.

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Location

Wylie A Aitken
3 Macarthur Pl #800
Santa Ana, CA, 92707-6076
Aitken Aitken Cohn
7121 Magnolia Ave
Suite A
Riverside, CA, 92504
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Reviews

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Posted by David | January 28, 2013
Knowledgable, Caring, Skilled, Great Results
Wylie and his son Chris represented our family in a wrongful death matter. The case went to trial, and we "won" but not how we had hoped, due to opposing counsel's gross misconduct and consequent jury misconduct. Wylie stuck with us and successfully appealed, and shortly before the next trial, we settled very favorably, due to the strength of case Wylie had prepared. Throughout this multi-year case, he and his firm were extremely professional, communicated well, and most of all, really seemed to care. We went in knowing his grandiose resume and major-league reputation, but were pleasantly surprised by his down-to-earth demeanor and passion for just results. We would (and have many times already) recommend him in a second, and will always be grateful for the work he and his firm did for us.
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Posted by June | September 30, 2010
Prompt and Courteous
I am thankful for those who taught me how to be a good advocate for my daughter, the patience, kindness and understanding that helped me through this tragedy.
Posted by Simone | August 15, 2009
Great Attorney
He really helped me when I was down on my luck. What a compassionate and hard-working man and firm!
Posted by Chris | October 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not Advocate
No trial dates at no depositions no discovery just a letter a month before the statute of limitation is that they could move forward with my case leaving me totally screwed. I suspect corruption in politics. Would not recommend.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Aitken Aitken Cohn
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • Marquette Univ Law School
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gutierrez v. United States of America
  • $55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs
  • Gutierrez v. United States of America
  • $55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs
  • Small v. County of Orange
  • Total jury verdict of $2,093,638

Associations

  • California Arts Council
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Task Force on Court Facilities
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for the Central Judicial District
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation
  • President
  • N/A
  • South Coast Repertory Theater
  • Trustee and Board President
  • N/A
  • Board of Visitors of Chapman University Law School
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Chapman University
  • Trustee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 50 in Orange County Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer in California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2014
  • Top 50 in Orange County Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 in Orange County Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • 500 Leading Litigators in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2004
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • Anti-Defamation League of Orange County/Long Beach
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 2002
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 1999
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 1998
  • "The Top 100" California's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
  • Business Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1995
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1993
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1992
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1991
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1990
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1989
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1988
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1987
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • N/A
  • OC's Most Influential Business People
  • OC Business Journal
  • N/A
  • Rage for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Consumer Watchdog
  • N/A
  • Franklin G. West Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Top 50 Most Influence Business Leaders in Orange County
  • OC Business Journal
  • N/A
  • Law School Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquette Law School
  • N/A
  • Top Gun--Business Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Top Gun--Personal Injury
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • ABOTA
  • N/A
  • Robert E. Cartwright Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial Magazine
  • Overcoming Difficult Issues in Voir Dire to Secure a Winning Verdict -- A rejection of the Irish system.
  • 2003
  • Jefferson's California Evidence Benchbook
  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills MCLE Event: Anatomy of a Trial
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2017
  • CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar 2017
  • It’s Not Just the Facts: Other Factors That Influence the Verdict
  • 2017
  • CAOC San Francisco Annual Convention 2017
  • The Harder you Work the Smarter You Look: Creative Steps Which Lead to Courtroom Success
  • 2017
  • MCLE Event
  • Techniques and Inspiration for Closing Argument
  • 2016
  • CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar 2016
  • The 5 Things You Need to Know About Presenting Damages It’s the Amount that Counts
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Wylie
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wylie. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I agree with Mitch. Wylie is what all attorneys in the world of Personal Injury litigation aspire to become. Not only is he one of the top Trial Attorneys that California has ever produced, consistently returning top verdicts, but he gives back to the community & is about as solid of a human being as you will meet. Many Trial Attorneys who reach the rarified air that Wylie inhabits, will forget where they came from, which creates a shambles of their personal lives; not Wylie. He is married to his first and only wife of 40 plus years & has as his law partners his very capable sons. The fact that there is only one other attorney endorsement of Wylie only means Wylie would never ask for such a thing from his fellow attorneys. I am posting this on my own accord because those who do great things and who are good human beings as well, and who make our community a better place, should be recognized. Wylie Aitken is such a man, who just happens to be an attorney, and I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wylie has earned the respect of his fellow trial lawyers and is widely regarded as one of the top plaintiff lawyers in the United States. My partner and I consider Wylie a friend and we have nothing but the utmost respect for all of the positive and amazing results he has been able to accomplish, both in and out of the courtroom, over the years. Keep up the great work! Mitch"
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Santa Ana Personal injury Lawyer Wylie A Aitken
Wylie A Aitken
Personal injury Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 58 years