David Bigelow - Girardi | Keese



David Bigelow
Girardi | Keese
1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213 241 2345

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David Bigelow
Girardi | Keese

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213 241 2345


David N. Bigelow specializes in the areas of personal injury, business torts and product liability litigation against many of America’s largest corporations, including General Motors, Sempra Energy, Wyeth, Pfizer, Merck, BMW, Coldwell Banker, Bayer, Blue Cross and Michelin. In 2004, he was co-lead trial counsel in the only case tried in California concerning the diabetes drug Rezulin. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Bigelow oversaw the firm’s mass tort litigation against the manufacturers of the pharmaceuticals Baycol, Rezulin, Fen-Phen and Vioxx. He has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in both product liability and personal injury cases, including two recent verdicts for childhood sexual abuse by agents of the Masonic Home for Children in California. The latest verdict included the first punitive damage award in Los Angeles County under California’s recent statute reviving childhood sexual abuse claims.EDUCATION:Whittier College (B.A., 1976)University Of San Diego School Of Law (J.D., 1995, cum laude). - Winner, California State Bar Roger Traynor Competition (1995)- Order of the Barristers (1995)AWARDS/RECOGNITION:California Lawyer magazine, “Attorney of the Year, Litigation” – 2008Lawdragon Magazine, 'The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America' - 2007Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorney of the Year - 2007Nominee, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Trial Lawyer of the Year - 2007PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:California Commission on Access to Justice, Member - 2008Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors - 2006 to presentConsumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesLos Angeles County Bar AssociationCulver-Marina Bar AssociationAssociation of Business Trial LawyersAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Association for JusticePublic JusticePUBLICATIONS:ArticlesTackling “big pharma”: Prosecuting the pharmaceutical liability case, The Advocate Magazine (March, 2006)Published DecisionsRoitz v. Coldwell Banker, (1998) 62 Cal.App.4th 716.VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS:Settlement, $1.4 million – Negligence/premises liabilityKohler v. Santa Barbara YMCA SBN 214316Verdict, $2.4 million – Wrongful death/negligence/product liabilityMontgomery v. BMW OCSC Case 771190Verdict, $3.5 million – Negligent hiring and supervision/childhood sexual abuseDeutsch/Mohr-McDermott v. Masonic Home for Children in Covina LASC Case BC 306444Verdict, $12.5 million - Negligent hiring and supervision/childhood sexual abuseJones v. Masonic Home for Children in Covina LASC Case BC 306444Mr. Bigelow can be reached at (213) 977-0211. More information is available about the firm at http://www.girardikeese.net