Profile

Wayne Boehle has over 44 years of experience as a Southern California litigation attorney and mediator. As a mediator, he has been successful and effective in resolving a variety of personal injury, insurance, business and commercial disputes. Known by his peers to be a “quick study,” Mr. Boehle immediately focuses on the key issues in his cases and works with the parties toward achieving an equitable resolution. His years of experience as a litigation attorney and trial lawyer provide unique and creative ways to guide parties towards an agreeable settlement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance: Bad faith, subrogation, property damage, water damage, fire damage, coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.
  • Personal Injury: As trial attorney, has handled over 50 cases involving serious injury damage cases: parapalegic, quadrapalegic, electrocution cases and multiple level neck and back injury cases involving disc removal.
  • Products Liability: As trial attorney, has handled over 100 cases involving: tires, punch presses, ladders, scissors and vehicle suspension bars.
  • Premises Liability: slip and fall, trip and fall, sidewalks, commerical and residential property, toxic tort, dogbites, public entities, play grounds, plastics, pyrotecnic, dangerous conditions and electrical fires.
  • Business/Contract: Complex business and commercial contracts and attorney/client fee disputes.
  • Employment: Wrongful terminattion and employment discrimination.

Honors and Awards

  • President, California Defense Counsel
  • President, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Best Lawyers & Super Lawyers

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California Defense Counsel; American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Insurance Counsel

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D.
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, B.A.A

Representative Cases

Business

  • The tenants were in the house on a one-year lease. The lease ran from 10-2015 to 10-2016. Plaintiffs were unable to pay their rent and received a 3-day notice to quit and eventually an Unlawful Detainer action was filed. The tenants did not respond to the UD action and a judgment in the amount of $ 4,400 was entered. Plaintiffs filed an action for nuisance negligence and breach of the warranty of habitability. They raised numerous issues with respect to the property including insect infestation and numerous claims of failure to maintain the property. The case settled for $15,750 with each side waiving any claims for fees and defendant waiving their rights to collect the UD judgment.
  • Mediated a six-figure dispute between a hotel and a customer of that hotel who contracted Legionnaires Disease while on vacation.

Insurance

  • Insurance bad faith on a business interruption insurance policy. The claim happened following the mudslide that occurring in the Santa Barbara area on January 9, 2018. Plaintiff’s business was blocked off from employees being able to get to due to road closures. The business was not in the closure area, but the veterinarian’s four members of her staff were. They were prevented from going to work.

Personal Injury

  • Auto vs auto car crash case. A police car at 1:00 in the morning was code 3 heading to help another officer. The police car made a wide right turn traveling at 60 mph from Hollywood Way onto Verdugo Road. Because the police car failed to slow down due to the time of day, the police car ran head into the plaintiff’s vehicle which was stopped or stopping in the left turn lane of Verdugo. Both vehicles were totaled, and all airbags were deployed. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries mostly soft tissue and some PTSD issues. Her bills totaled $55,000 and she claimed LOE of $75,000. She was 32 and worked as a waitress at the time of the collision. The defense doctor said her injuries had healed within 4-5 months of the accident and that there was over treatment by Pl seeking 76 visits to a chiropractor and 2 full sessions of PT. All bills were on a lien basis.
  • Trip and fall in an office building with substantial injuries and residuals. Plaintiff had four surgeries and developed a deep vein thrombosis that resolved with the placement of a filter. The filter lodged in her leg and could not be removed. There were multiple cross-complaints for express and implied indemnity that were resolved as well.
  • Dog bite case occurring at the City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter. Both Plaintiffs were looking at a dog when the attack took place.

Products Liability

  • Settled two product liability cases against a blender manufacturer. Cases involved burns which occurred when using the blender. The defense claimed the accidents were a result of product misuse and failure to heed the manufacturer warnings. The special damages in one case with a $70,000 settlement were $6,442. The burns were to that plaintiff’s hands, shoulder, and both breasts. The specials in the other case, with a $55,000 settlement, were $1,837, including $683 for LOE. The burns were to that plaintiff’s face, fist, and second degree burns to the right ear. Both plaintiffs made excellent recoveries with minimal residuals.
  • Mediated a matter involving claims that a kitchen appliance led to plaintiff sustaining a hand injury with lacerated right fourth and fifth digits, requiring surgery.

Real Estate

  • Settled a case involving the fraudulent concealment of defects in a high-end piece of realty, where there was a failure to disclose the fact that a neighbor’s upcoming construction would block the view from the property, as well as other collateral issues.