Randall H. Scarlett, Principal of the Scarlett Law Group, Selected as Attorney of the Year by The Recorder, a Publication by ALM Media Properties

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San Francisco based trial lawyer Randall H. Scarlett, principal of The Scarlett Law Group, was selected by the editorial staff of The Recorder as one of California’s Top Attorneys of the Year for 2009.

Countless attorneys get good results for clients every day of the year

With one of the largest non-punitive single plaintiff verdicts in the past 10 years in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Randall H. Scarlett of San Francisco was named by The Recorder (http://www.law.com) as a top Attorney of the Year for 2009.

Randall H. Scarlett was honored as a top California attorney of 2009, the only plaintiff’s personal injury attorney selected, for his work in obtaining a record setting verdict in a case involving traumatic brain injury. On September 21, 2009, after a hotly contested 5 week trial, Mr. Scarlett obtained a $49 million verdict on behalf of a 21 year old college student who suffered devastating brain injuries as a passenger whose vehicle was struck during a cross-centerline big-rig truck accident near Gilroy, California. This verdict is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict by a Santa Clara County jury in at least 10 years, [Santa Clara County Superior Court, Action No.: 1-08-CV-104548] and is one of the top verdicts achieved nation-wide by any attorney in 2009.

Lead counsel Randall H. Scarlett was quoted as saying that this was a situation where the jurors fully understood the long-term implications and costs associated with traumatic brain injury.

The Recorder chose to honor those attorneys with high-profile achievements in court or on a major deal. "Countless attorneys get good results for clients every day of the year," Recorder Editor-in-Chief Scott Graham said. "We felt these 16 obtained something tangible, and made headlines, in a way that truly stood out."

The Recorder included in this honor only California based lawyers who litigated cases in California courts or handled deals for California based clients. The Recorder will profile each honoree in their upcoming February 18, 2010 issue.

Attorney Randall H. Scarlett actively serves as a Board Member on the California Brain Injury Association, and dedicates both his professional and personal life to improving the lives of those sustaining traumatic brain injury. He has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers of America and is selected yearly as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers. The Scarlett Law Group has been given Martindale Hubbell’s highest possible “AV” rating and is selected yearly for inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Scarlett similarly achieved a top 100 nation-wide verdict in 2007 ($22.8 million) for a brain injured individual who was struck by a tour bus in San Francisco, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients throughout his career, including a record setting $26 million verdict in 1995 for a young child sustaining brain injuries as a result of a doctor’s medical negligence.

The Scarlett Law Group are National Trial Lawyers based in San Francisco, California with outstanding results in cases involving traumatic brain injury, head injury, personal injury, catastrophic personal injuries, mass torts, medical malpractice, professional negligence, big rig accidents, trucking accidents, class actions, civil rights, environmental disasters and wrongful death.

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