Brian Panish '84 Selected as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year
Brian J. Panish '84, a partner at Panish, Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles, has been selected as a 2013 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) in the Personal Injury category. Last year, Mr. Panish won more than $300 million in personal injury recoveries for his clients. One of the most prominent plaintiff's attorneys in the country, he previously won the largest personal injury and product liability verdict in U.S. history ($4.9 billion - Anderson v. General Motors Corp.).
Active in the Southwestern alumni community, Mr. Panish served as Chair and Master of Ceremonies for Southwestern's Judges Tribute Dinner in 2012. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Southwestern's 96th Commencement Ceremony.
California Lawyer magazine named 60 attorneys around the state as the 17th Annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards. Recognized in 21 areas of legal practice, the honorees include prosecutors, public-interest lawyers, and attorneys from international law firms. The recipients of the CLAY Awards will be featured in the March 2013 issue of California Lawyer.