“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 primarily represents consumer plaintiffs in all types of personal injury cases. He has also represented a wide variety of clients in complex civil litigation, and has served as a Deputy District Attorney (criminal prosecutor) with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office through the TAP program. He is an experienced litigator, a seasoned negotiator, and a trained mediator who makes all types of clients feel comfortable with the legal system while aggressively pursuing the best possible result for each client.

Mr. Machtinger received his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1991, and his B.A. degree in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. Mr. Machtinger is licensed to practice before all of the state courts of California, in the federal United States 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 the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Machtinger also authored the primary resource in California for state and federal firearms law, which sold over 100,000 copies. His ability to relate the law to non-lawyers in plain English has enabled his readers to easily read and understand a very complex set of laws. He brings this same ability to research, analyze, and explain the law to his personal injury practice clients and when speaking to jurors at trial.