Affeld Grivakes LLP
2049 Century Park East
Suite 2460 Los Angeles, CA 90067
310 979-8700 www.agzlaw.com
Joseph M. Barrett has been practicing law since 1989. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Barrett specializes in tort law involving catastrophic injury/death and impact litigation across the diverse fields of civil rights, insurance bad faith, product liability, professional negligence, vehicle/premises liability and road design.
Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Barrett has helped plaintiffs obtain verdicts and settlements worth tens of millions through the years. Mr. Barrett is a member and supporter of the American Association for Justice as well as numerous Los Angeles organizations dedicated to helping the poor, homeless, and disabled veterans.
As an eminent leader in the California legal industry, Mr. Barrett served the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) as the President in 2015 and as the President-Elect in 2014. CAALA is one of the most influential trial bar organizations in America. He is also a frequent author and featured speaker throughout California because of his extensive experience in trial practice and tort law.
JD - Juris Doctor, from Southwestern University School of Law, 1989
International Legal Studies from Magdalen College, Oxford University Summer, 1988
Law major form New England School of Law Summer, 1987
BA - Journalism/Political Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst B.A., 1981
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers 2016-Present)
Super Lawyer (Top Southern California SuperLawyers - 2016)
Super Lawyer (Top Southern California SuperLawyers 2015)
President (CAALA - 2015)
Bruce Traney Lifetime Achievement Award (LATLC - 2015)
Trial Lawyer with Layfield & Barrett, APC 2016-2017
Senior Trial Lawyer - Kabateck Brown Kellner (2013 - 2015)
Partner - The Cochran Firm California (2007 - 2013)
Principal - The Barrett Law Firm, APC (2006 - 2015)
Junior Partner - Mardirossian & Associates, Inc. (1989 - 2006)