“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the help you have given us these past several months…You are the greatest, and I hope you never stop helping people. It’s rare to find very intelligent, honest and great lawyers who really care for their clients. You two are all of that and more. None of the [other] lawyers we contacted took our case, let alone take the time to listen to our pleas. My family and I are incredibly grateful to have stumbled upon you, and we’d like to thank you again for all of the hard work you did for us.” R.R.

Attorney Profile: Timothy A. Black, Esq.

Brain Injury Los AngelesMr. Black is among a select group of attorneys to have argued before the California Supreme Court and is a highly respected trial attorney with a distinguished legal background. Mr. Black is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Clara University School of Law. He has litigated hundreds of complex cases, including cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, big-rig accidents, pharmacy malpractice, clergy sexual abuse, and catastrophic injuries, including paralysis and amputation.

Mr. Black’s practice emphasizes the representation of those whose lives have been devastated by serious injuries and the wrongful death of loved ones. He has recently obtained many seven figure settlements, and was one of the lawyers involved in the historic $660 million settlement with the Los Angeles Archdiocese. A respected trial lawyer, Mr. Black has tried many cases to verdict in front of juries in many parts of California.

Mr. Black has himself presided over hundreds of trials sitting as a Temporary Judge. He has spoken at seminars on legal topics, and has spoken before lawyers' groups and other groups on a variety of legal topics. Mr. Black is a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers' Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (formerly the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Association), the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Public Justice Foundation.

Mr. Black is licensed to practice before all of the state courts of California, and in the United States District (federal) Courts for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California. Mr. Black has also obtained pro hac vice admission to courts in Arizona, Texas and in the federal court in the Eastern District of Washington.

His many years of trial experience will come to bear in providing clients with excellent legal representation when they need it most.


Attorney Profile: John F. Machtinger, Esq.

John F. Machtinger, Esq. photoMr. Machtinger is a trial attorney representing people whose lives have been devastated by serious injuries or the wrongful deaths of their loved ones. He is an experienced litigator who makes his clients feel comfortable with the legal system while aggressively pursuing the best possible result for each client.

For 19 years, Mr. Machtinger successfully represented a wide variety of clients in civil litigation, including complex cases against national law firms. He also served as a Deputy District Attorney (criminal prosecutor) with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and authored a widely-used legal treatise on California and federal firearms law.

In 2010, Mr. Machtinger joined Tim Black to form Black & Machtinger LLP. Since then, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Machtinger’s dedication to a small number of large cases allows him to devote significant time and effort to each client. His work for the firm has resulted in multi-million dollar victories, and he has earned a reputation for honesty, tenacity, skill, and professionalism.

Mr. Machtinger received his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1991, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Machtinger is licensed to practice before all of the state courts of California, in the federal District Court for the Central District of California, and before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Machtinger is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (formerly the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Association) and is a ProVisors trusted advisor.