Eric B. Strongin

Partner

Eric Strongin is a skilled trial attorney specializing in (1) serious personal injury; (2) insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation; and (3) business litigation of contractual disputes and tort claims. Mr. Strongin has a track record of success in handling such matters and has successfully tried or resolved hundreds of matters on his clients’ behalf.  In 2001, he was named to the “Who’s Who in American Law.”  In 2012, he was recognized by the City of Lancaster, California for “Excellence in Trial Advocacy,” after securing more than $1 million for his client in a case that went to the California Supreme Court.  For the years 2013 through 2015, Mr. Strongin was named as a Super Lawyer — Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.  In 2017, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized Mr. Strongin as “10 Best Attorneys — California.”

SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
Mr. Strongin handles personal injury and product liability matters in the following areas: Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Burn Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Defective or Dangerous Products, Heavy Machinery Accidents and Defects, Dog Bite Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy and Harrassment, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Product Recalls, Trucking and Transportation Accidents and Wrongful Death.  Mr. Strongin is also well known and respected within the legal and medical communities for his representation of clients that have been victims of environmental and chemical hazards such as Toxic Mold (often referred to as “black mold”) and Chemical Burns.

He has successfully handled hundreds of product liability and serious personal injury matters, and his commitment to his clients and aggressive advocacy in these areas has generated results that speak for themselves.

INSURANCE
Mr. Strongin’s expertise is in the specialty and contingency insurance lines involving specialized risks such as fine art and specie, jewelers block, and related cargo/transportation claims. In addition, Mr. Strongin handles and advises insurers concerning liability claims and entertainment/event contingency or cancellation.  His experience and expertise extends to commercial property, commercial liability, natural catastrophe, homeowners, and automobile (common carrier and personal) policies.

Mr. Strongin also represents insurers in international claims and in connection with policies underwritten overseas (especially in Europe and Latin America).

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
Mr. Strongin possesses extensive business litigation experience. He has represented clients in connection with dissolution and shareholder disputes; breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty; and handled a wide array of business tort claims including section 17200 claims for unfair business practices. He is also experienced litigating product liability suits and construction defect matters.

EDUCATION
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998

NOTEWORTHY
Mr. Strongin attended Brigham Young University, where he obtained his four-year degree in 2 1/2 years—graduating a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha honor society with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Brigham Young, he also received an honorary diploma for Spanish proficiency from the Instituto de Cervantes in Madrid, Spain.

Mr. Strongin received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego where he served as content editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and President of the school’s Science & Technology Law Society.

While in law school Mr. Strongin was a member of the University’s National Mock Trial Team, and upon graduation he was appointed a National Member of the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.

Mr. Strongin is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, including the California Supreme Court, all Federal Courts within the State of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

AFFILIATIONS

• Insurance Professionals of Orange County
• International Association of Insurance Professionals
• California State Bar
• Orange County Bar Association
• International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference (Delegate)
• North American Contingency Association
• Art Insurance Advisors Group
• J. Ruben Clark Law Society
• Subrogation Executives Counsel
• Seguros en America Latina (Insurance in Latin America)
• World Insurance Network

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Strongin’s presentations and publications include:

“Case Biopsy: Fire/Construction Defect Case,” presented at Forensic Expert Witness Association’s (FEWA) “Forensic Expert Witness Association 2009 Annual Conference: Diverse Disciplines … Common Concerns,” (February 26, 2009);

“When Paper Doesn’t Cut It: Understanding E-Discovery Law and Putting in Place an Effective E-Discovery Strategy,” Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (February 2009);

“Protecting the Rights of Those Who Defended Us,” 21 WHITTIER L. REV. 631 (2000) (coauthor); “Slave/Forced Labor Litigation: Illuminating a Dark Corporate Past,” proceedings of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 38th Annual Convention (1999); reprinted in proceedings of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association’s Last Chance Seminar (1999) (coauthor).

OF INTEREST
Mr. Strongin is an Eagle Scout and has served many years as a Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys surfing and competing as a triathlete. He remains active in his church and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

 

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