Douglas A. Rochen

Douglas A. Rochen

Douglas A. Rochen

Douglas A. Rochen is a strategic partner responsible for the firm’s catastrophic injury practice group. Over the course of Mr. Rochen’s career, he has successful represented consumers in the areas of trucking accidents, wrongful death, product liability, sexual abuse, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, catastrophic orthopedic loss, amputation, mass tort disaster, sensory loss, civil rights, premises liability, and pharmaceutical litigation.

As one of the firm’s litigation trial lawyers he prides himself on creating a focused comprehensive solution to his client’s needs and goals without jeopardizing the quality of the work and results while maintaining a commitment to professional and personal excellence.

Some of his results include:

  • $9,000,000—roadway design case
  • $6,800,000—sexual abuse case
  • $4,800,000—consumer product case
  • $4,500,000—truck vs. vehicle case
  • $3,900,000—birth injury case
  • $2,200,000—excessive force case
  • $2,000,000—commercial product case
  • $1,600,000—pharmaceutical product defect
  • $1,000,000—policy limit for trucking accident

Prior to joining the plaintiff’s world, he spent almost ten years on the defense acquiring essential skills that make him a powerful litigator on the plaintiff’s side. With his unique background and experience, Mr. Rochen is better able to anticipate defense firm strategy and counter with advance litigation techniques. His instincts have resulted in several large settlements, verdicts and millions in recovery for his clients. He is admitted to practice before all California state and District Court. He previously served as a mediator for the Los Angeles County Court system and received an award of academic excellence for advanced mediation. He has been on the board of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), since 2012, is past president of the Downtown Los Angeles Bar Association (DTLABA), a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and American Association of Justice (AAJ) since 2001 and a fellow with the New Leadership Counsel.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Daily Journal – For sexual misconduct, a higher standard for law enforcement title (May 12, 2017)
  • Daily Journal – Jurors Imposing liability against employers: a case study (September 29, 2016)
  • Daily Journal – Employer expands responsibility for worker commutes (August 31, 2016)
  • Daily Journal – Non-Delegable Duty of Logistics Broker Carriers in California, March 16, 2016
  • The Advocate – The power-press exception to workers’ comp exclusive remedy (November 17, 2015)
  • California Lawyer – Are You Liable for Serving Alcohol to a Drunken Driver? (July 2015)
  • Daily Journal – Courts Wrangling with Contours of Social Host Liability (February 10, 2015)
  • Daily Journal – Privileged Rides are still common carriers (August 6, 2014)
  • Daily Journal – Choice of law under the government interest approach (March 15, 2013)
  • Daily Journal – When Removal occurs despite local defendant (August, 7 2013)
  • The Advocate – The Effective Use of Experts in Products-Liability Cases (November 01, 2012)
  • The Recorder – Don’t Forget About Me (August 30, 2012)
  • Daily Journal – Are Hospital Blood Alcohol Tests Valid Medical Records (May 24, 2012)
  • Daily Journal – Landlords… You Should Have ‘Seen’ It Coming (January 04, 2012)
  • Daily Journal – Hiding Behind the Mask of the Attorney Client Privilege (August 16, 2011)

EDUCATION

  • California Western School of Law, J.D. – 2001
  • Dean’s List and Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts – 1998
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Dean’s List