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Talcum Powder-Use Linked to Ovarian Cancer

For decades, talcum powder has been advertised as a safe consumer product. However, long-term perineal talcum powder-use has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a known carcinogen also found in many household products, including cosmetics and baby powder, as well as in paper, paint, […]


Kiesel Law LLP Wins California Supreme Court Victory for Consumers of Organic foods

“To buyers and sellers alike, ‘labels matter.’” Today, the CA Supreme Court held that state law claims which alleged that produce distributed and sold by Herb Thyme was being intentionally mislabeled as organic is not preempted by federal law. The Court further stated that lawsuits alleging intentional mislabeling of organic produce promote, rather than hinder, […]


JURY VERDICT AWARDS 11 MILLION DOLLARS

In the first trial against Wright Medical regarding the company’s metal-on-metal Conserve Hip device, an Atlanta, Georgia jury unanimously awarded $11 million in damages. The jury found that Wright defectively designed the Conserve model hip device and negligently misrepresented the design features, resulting in Ms. Christiansen’s harm. Congratulations to Kiesel Law’s own Helen Zukin and […]


Premises Liability (Slip and Fall) Verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court

Kiesel Law LLP received a $2.856 million dollar verdict on behalf of a slip and fall plaintiff against Costco Wholesale Corporation and So. Cal. Sanitation. On June 8, 2011, the plaintiff slipped and fell at the entrance of the Costco store in Van Nuys, California. Costco had subcontracted a construction project on its premises to […]


FedEx Truck/Bus Tragedy NBC News Interview of Paul Kiesel

FedEx Truck/Bus Tragedy A Simple Safety Briefing Might Have Saved Lives     Paul R. Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP was interviewed by NBC News as part of an investigation into how the injuries and deaths that resulted from the crash could have been minimized.  “Had these children been provided a pre-trip safety briefing, the […]


Paul Kiesel Installed as President of the L.A. County Bar Association

The Daily Journal conducted the first interview of Paul Kiesel since becoming president of the L.A. County Bar, covering a wide range of subjects including advocating for access to justice through the Open Courts Coalition. Kiesel Wants to Use Bar Clout to Get Dollars for State Courts By Don J. DeBenedictis BEVERLY HILLS – New presidents […]


$4,014,069.00 Verdict on Behalf of Tractor-Trailer Collision Victim

“And now you know why we are here” were the words that attorney Paul R. Kiesel used in rebuttal at the close of a ten day trial in Santa Rosa. Paul was reminding the jury of the defense lawyer’s opening statement two weeks earlier when the Defendant trucking company admitted full responsibility for the crash […]


Dedication of New Kiesel Advocacy Center

Whittier Law School held dedication ceremonies for the opening of the Kiesel Advocacy Center, a new 4,400 square foot courtroom that contains a spectator gallery of 134 seats, a jury deliberation room and judge’s chamber.     The dedication of this state-of-the-art facility was presided over by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The […]


Paul Kiesel Interviewed by New York Times Regarding Amtrak Train Crash

The New York Times reached out to Mr. Kiesel as part of its continuing news coverage of the tragic Amtrak train crash. Mr. Kiesel, who was liaison counsel for the litigation that arose from the 2008 Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth, spoke about both the Congressionally imposed cap on damages and the technology that could […]


Helen Zukin Selected 2015 Top 100 Women Lawyers in California

  Kiesel Law LLP is proud to announce that the Daily Journal has selected partner Helen Zukin as one of the top 100 Women Lawyers in California for 2015.  This award is presented to Helen to honor her victories in the courtroom and her advocacy for the advancement of women in law. Paul Kiesel and the entire firm congratulate […]


Federal Express Bus Crash Lawsuit Filed

A wrongful death action has been filed by Kiesel Law LLP against Federal Express on behalf of the family of Ismael Jimenez. Paul Kiesel stated at the May 20, 2014, news conference that the lawsuit is on behalf of Ismael Jimenez, 18, an aspiring college student and artist. Ismael and other high school seniors were headed […]


Paul Kiesel Named to the Daily Journal’s 2015-2016 Top 25 List

The Daily Journal has recognized Paul Kiesel for his outstanding work both in the courtroom and on behalf of the courts by selecting him as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in California. The Journal lauded Paul’s efforts as one of the leaders of the consolidated litigation against Fedex Corporation. This litigation stems from the tragic […]


Los Angeles Archdiocese Releases Files

Level of Cover-up Far Surpasses Worst Fears After eleven years of litigation and a six year battle over the release of files, the more than 600 victims of clergy sexual abuse have secured for publication, additional confidential files which reveal a painful history of cover-up and betrayal by the Catholic Church. The confidential files were […]


Paul Kiesel Profiled in Daily Journal

  The Daily Journal did an in-depth article on the career of attorney Paul Kiesel entitled “Back to Basics”. The story looks at Paul’s accomplishments and, more importantly, future plans both for him and for the firm that bears his name. ” I have always said I was a trial lawyer. It had been a […]


Mariana Aroditis Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

  Kiesel Law LLP congratulates Attorney Mariana Aroditis on her selection by Super Lawyers as one of the Rising Stars in the legal community.  This designation is given to those attorneys who “exhibit excellence in practice”.


Zoom Video Conferencing and the Court System: Q&A with Attorney Paul Kiesel

In the past few years, Zoom has seen truly explosive growth, reaching over 40 million participants, collectively communicating for over one billion minutes. We have made the world a little smaller, helped reduce the worldwide emissions footprint, and served a continually-growing customer base in education, technology, medicine, and a variety of other areas. Among those customers, […]


Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Reached After Ground Breaking Trial

A multi-million dollar settlement has been obtained by Paul Kiesel on behalf of clients Nathaniel T. and Gary R. after a jury verdict shattered a decade’s old practice of magazine clearing houses classifying salespeople as independent contractors in order to escape liability.  The 12 person jury unanimously decided that the magazine clearing house, Atlantic Circulation […]


City of Los Angeles Files Lawsuit Against PricewaterhouseCoopers

  PricewaterhouseCoopers fraudulently misrepresented its ability to implement a new billing system for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in order to secure a $70-million municipal contract and subsequently failed to deliver, according to a civil lawsuit filed Friday by the city attorney’s office.  According to the city attorney’s complaint, PricewaterhouseCoopers “overstated its […]


Jenni Rivera: Paul Kiesel Interviewed by CNN

  On the one year anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of Jenni Rivera and six others, CNN has done an investigative report on the new details that have emerged about what might have caused the plane to plunge 28,000 feet into a mountainous area of northern Mexico. Attorney Paul R. Kiesel, […]