Walter Lack

Enstrom, Lipscomb & Lack
10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-3800
www.elllaw.com


Walter J. Lack

Walter Lack has been published in many journals and received many accolades. Please click on the link to view the articles and accomplishments .

Areas of Practice:
    Aviation Crash Litigation
    Class Actions
    Complex Business Litigation
    Environmental Litigation
    Insurance Bad Faith
    Mass Toxic Tort
    Professional Liability
Litigation Percentage:
    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
    California, 1973
    U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1979
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
Education:
    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1973
    J.D.

    Loyola Marymount University, 1970
    B.A.

Published Works:
    "Shifting the Burden of Proof to the Defendant", Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles ADVOCAT, November, 2003

    "Construction Defect Law Caved in by Supreme Court: The Land of Aas", Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM, April, 2002

    "Fiduciary Duties; What Are They? When Do They Exist? and Why Use Them?", Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles ADVOCAT, March, 2001

    "Insurance Bad Faith: Expert Witnesses and Evidence", Consumer Attorneys of California, Forum, November, 1999

    Surviving a Toxic Tort Case from Retainer to Trial", Consumer Attorneys of California, Forum, May, 1997

    "Spoiliation: A Defense Perspective", Consumer Attorneys of California, Forum, January, 1996

    "Formulating a Defendant's Discovery Plan in a Mid-Air Collision", Southern Methodist University School of Law, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 47, No. 4, 1982

    "The Availability of Strict Liability in the Excess Judgment Case", California Trial Lawyers Journal, Spring, 1973

    "The Anatomy of a Federal Employer's Liability Act Case", California Trial Lawyers Journal, October, 1972

    Who's Who in Law - "Los Angeles' 25 Most Power Attorneys", Los Angeles Business Journal, March 4-10, 2002

    Three Trial Attorneys, Loyola Lawyer, Winter, 2001

    "100 Most Influential Lawyers in California", The Daily Journal, Extra Edition September 30, 2002

    "100 Most Influential Lawyers in California.", The Daily Journal, California Law Business, October, 2000

    Top Ten Cases, Verdicts and Settlements, supplement to the L.A. Daily Journal, DeWald v. Knyal, listing #6, March, 2000

    Who's Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, February, 1999

    Who's Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, February, 2001

    Personal Injury, The National Law Journal, February, 1999

    Bum Deal, Verdicts and Settlements, Supplement to the L.A. Daily Journal, June, 1999

    Two Law Firms' Teamwork Keys Success, Verdicts and Settlements, Supplement to the L.A. Daily Journal, June, 1999

    Who's Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, March, 2002

    "Leading Lawyers in America", Lawdragon Magazine, Fall, 2006

    "Top 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America", Lawdragon Magazine, January, 2007

    "Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America", Lawdragon Magazine, Spring, 2008

Classes/Seminars Taught:
    Frequent Lecturer, Trial Lawyer Groups throughout Country

    Guest Lecturer, California Judicial College, 1995 - 1997

Honors and Awards:
    Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2003 - 2004

    Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1997

    Recipient, Daily Journal California Law Business Award for Top 10 California Jury Verdicts, years '93, '94, '96, '99, and 2004

    Daily Journal's "One Hundred Most Influential Lawyers in California", 2004 - 2005

    Los Angeles Business Journal "Top 50 Litigators in Los Angeles", 1999 - 2004

    Los Angeles Business Journal "Los Angeles' 25 Most Powerful Attorneys,", 2002

    Pat Summerall "Success Story" Aired on Fox News, 2002 - Present

    Southern California Superlawyers, Top 100, 2005 - 2006

    Southern California Superlawyers, Top 10, 2007 - 2008
    Southern California Superlawyers, Top 10, 2008 - 2009

    Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2010
    California Governor's Judicial Selection Committee, 1998 - 2003

    Deputy Attorney General, State of New Mexico, representing state in Natural Resource Damage Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships:
    Superior Court Arbitration Panel, 1976 - Present
    Los Angeles County, 1979
    Chairperson, Bar Fee Dispute Committee

    The Standing Committee on Discipline for the Central District of California, 1997 - 2000
    Member

    Governor's Los Angeles Judicial Selection Advisory Committee, 1999 - 2003
    American Arbitration Association, 1976 - Present
    Member, Panel of Arbitrators

    Los Angeles County and American Bar Association
    Member

    State Bar of California
    Member

    American Association for Justice
    Leaders Forum Member

    Consumer Attorneys of California, 2001 - Present
    Board of Governors

    Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
    Member

    Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
    Member

    Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Member, Board of Directors

    American Board of Trial Advocates
    Advocate

    American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 - 2001
    National Executive Committee Member

    Loyola-Marymount University, 1986 - 1989
    Alumni Board of Directors

    Loyola-Marymount University, 1991 - 1994
    Alumni Board of Directors

    Loyola Marymount University, 1999 - Present
    Board of Regents

    Supergen, Inc.
    Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions:
    State of New Mexico, Deputy Attorney General