Kevin Boyle is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kevin directly using the contact details listed above.
Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP founding partner Kevin specialises in resolving large, high-profile plaintiffs cases by trial or settlement. As an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, he represents a number of clients in a wide range of matters — from wrongful death to catastrophic personal injuries to victims of sexual assault and abuse to serious fraud. The common thread of all of Kevin’s cases is that he represents people who have been severely wronged by powerful entities, and he seeks to not only hold those entities financially responsible, but to force them to change their ways.
Among his notable cases, Kevin represented two United States soldiers who were severely injured in a helicopter crash in Iraq in a case against the helicopter manufacturer who asserted that it was immune from liability because it was a government contractor — obtaining the largest known settlement in a case of this kind.
In the highly publicised Dominguez v. City and County of San Francisco, Kevin served as co-trial counsel in the case which resulted in a record jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 4-year-old girl. The city and county of San Francisco completely denied responsibility but the jury found it to be 100% responsible. The case was recognised by numerous publications as one of the Top 10 Verdicts in America.
In another ground-breaking case, Kevin represented journalists whose personal phone records were improperly examined in an illegal investigation ordered directly by the Board of Directors of the Hewlett Packard corporation. The case resolved in a confidential settlement that included monetary and non-monetary components.
He also represented numerous victims of the San Bruno gas explosion, caused by faulty gas pipes that were the responsibility of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and was involved in spearheading the effort that resulted in the court’s decision that the issue of punitive damages against PG&E would go to the jury. The resolution of the case involved both monetary and non-monetary components to prevent such a disaster from happening again.
Additionally, Kevin served as co-trial counsel in Yoon v. United States, a case involving a United States military fighter jet that crashed into a family home after the pilot had safely ejected. The jet had been maintained improperly and the case resulted in the jury delivering the largest known wrongful death verdict against the United States military.
Kevin holds an A-V ranking from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest ranking a lawyer can attain in terms of ability and ethics. He has been recognised by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, named among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Attorneys, and he has been profiled as one of The Best Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times.