Rizio and Nelson Selected as Winner of 2014 Litigator Awards™ in Four Practice Specialties

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The highest honors in trial law achieved by less than 1% of lawyers.

2014 Litigator Awards

This award validates our commitment to excellence in litigation and achievement of exceptional settlements for our clients.

Rizio and Nelson, a leading personal injury law firm with offices throughout Southern California, was honored nationally with the highly prestigious 2014 Litigator Awards™ in four separate practice specialties. The Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in trial law.

“We are honored to have been awarded the nation’s most coveted symbol of litigation achievement,” said Greg Rizio, senior partner of Rizio & Nelson. “This award validates our commitment to excellence in litigation and achievement of exceptional settlements for our clients.”

Presented in 72 practice specialty categories, the awards are among the most rigorous and openly judged anywhere and are based on actual verdict and settlement dollar achievement rather than peer popularity. Only those who have won million, multi-million, or billion dollar cases are considered – an achievement reached by less than 1 percent of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 million lawyers in the nation, approximately 11,000 were considered for the award, with an average of just 12 lawyers or firms per state being granted the prestigious title.

The 2014 Litigator Awards™ judges nominees using a system known as the “Performance-Oriented Rating Methodology” which examines performance, experience, skill and ability in a specific practice area. Rizio and Nelson had the distinction of being selected for the Litigator Awards™ in four separate practice specialties –catastrophic injury, brain injury, wrongful death and personal injury.

Rizio and Nelson was nominated for and ultimately bestowed with The 2014 Litigator Awards™ based on achieving exceptional results for its clients in notable cases including:

1. Catastrophic Brain Injury
Case: Herman vs. Cardiel
Riverside Superior Court, RIC1114066
Summary: Rizio and Nelson obtained $57.9 million in damages for a 25 year-old Temecula man who will need a lifetime of care after a 2011 accident on Interstate 15 left him unable to speak or move his limbs. The amount was the highest-ever personal injury award in the county.

2. Personal Injury
Case: Estrada v. Sheldon
Riverside Superior Court, RIC1211326
Summary: Rizio and Nelson obtained an award of 2.5 million in a case where a nurse driving a county vehicle caused an automobile collision that left the plaintiff with significant leg injuries. Although the victim had a good recovery, he was forced to leave his job at the March Air Force Base and take an equivalently compensated job in the private sector.

3. Wrongful Death
Case: Evans v. ABC Drug Rehabilitation of Northern CA
LASC-Central, BC481342
Summary: Rizio and Nelson earned a substantially high seven-figure confidential settlement for a client whose mentally ill son killed her husband after being taken off his medications and precipitously released by a rehabilitation facility.

About Rizio and Nelson
Rizio & Nelson is a full-service personal injury law firm that has earned a reputation for excellence in Southern California. The firm is headquartered in Riverside, with additional Southern California offices in Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Whittier and Murrieta. For more information, visit http://www.rizioandnelson.com or call (888) 745-7595.

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