Howard D. Krepack
After three decades of successful legal practice, Personal Injury Partner Howard Krepack has retired. Mr. Krepack was a founding partner of the law firm and leaves a legacy of success.
Whether a case concerned a spinal injury from a defective product, a wrongful death from medical malpractice, or any other serious personal injury, those harmed turned to Mr. Krepack for effective representation. He was ranked consistently on a list of Southern California Super Lawyers® and was repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.®In his career, Mr. Krepack took on difficult claims and obtained substantial verdicts in a variety of complex personal injury matters, such as auto accidents, premises liability, elder abuse and more. For example, in Spitzke v. NASA, after two federal court trials and an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Krepack recovered $4.2 million for a client whose brain was injured while attempting to load a portion of the space shuttle for transport.
Other representative successes include Martinez et al v. Doe Oil Company in which Mr. Krepack settled a severe burn case for $6.5 million. In a catastrophic mining case, Mr. Krepack proved that the accident was caused by a defect in the hydraulic coupler and won a $5 million settlement for the two victims. In Young v. Kmart, a jury in Pasadena awarded Mr. Young almost $1.5 million for a serious back injury suffered during a fall. In Alvarado v. Beloit Manufacturing, a Norwalk jury found a very old paper-making machine defective, and awarded Mr. Alvarado $2 million for the loss of his non-dominant hand.
In the area of medical malpractice, Mr. Krepack had extensive experience successfully representing those harmed due to negligent medical treatment. In a case involving an organ transplant, Cole v. Regents of the University of California, Mr. Krepack won a settlement of an immediate cash payment of $1.9 million plus a structured fund paying $140,000 annually. In Kubin v. Doe, M.D, Mr. Krepack settled a botched back surgery case for $2 million. In Vogt v. Ventura Orthopedic Sports & Medical Group, a Simi Valley jury found for the plaintiff who had sustained a serious leg injury, and returned a verdict of $1,055,000, the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in that courtroom.
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