Advocate Capital Inc. congratulates Michael D. McLachlan and his team at McLachlan Law, APC, after five years of litigation and a life-changing $3.6 Million judgment for their client, who suffered a fractured knee cap.
It involved a slip and fall on June 24, 2017, leading to a premises liability jury trial in the California State Superior Court. The defendant denied the plaintiff’s initial settlement offer of $185K in 2018, leading to a large jury verdict the outstanding result of $3.6M. Great job, Mike, for your tenacity and conviction while fighting for your client’s rights!
The defendants have not publicly commented on the case. This legal battle is a reminder that victims of negligence have avenues to seek justice. It emphasizes the necessity for property owners to adhere to safety standards and for those who feel wronged to have the courage to take legal action.
With twenty-eight years of experience in civil litigation, Mike McLachlan has successfully handled a wide range of jury trials and arbitrations in numerous state and federal courts across California and the US. His cases involve civil litigation matters, including personal injury, business, real estate, class actions, consumer rights, and insurance disputes.
Mike is an active member of his local bar and many other civic, charitable, and legal organizations. He is also an Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities. Mike has also served for many years as a voluntary settlement conference officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court and has mediated over 100 matters.