Wayne J. Boehle, Esq.

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

  • Mediated a six-figure dispute between a hotel and a customer of that hotel who contracted Legionnaires Disease while on vacation.

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.