Gregory R. Vanni
Education and Bar Admission:
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, California State Polytechnic University, 1978
Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School, 1982
Admitted to the State Bar of California, 1982
- Selected as a Top 100 Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine, 2012 & 2013
- Designated a Super Lawyer in a survey of his peers, as announced in Los Angeles Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
- Named a TOP ATTORNEY in personal injury by Pasadena Magazine, 2010, 2011 & 2012
- Rated A.V. (highest possible rating for preeminent legal ability and ethics) by Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys
- Pasadena Bar Association, President 2006
- Consumer Attorneys of California: President’s Club Member
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles: Past Board of Governors
- Italian American Bar Association: Past Board of Governors
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Union Station Homeless Services, Pasadena, California: Board of Directors
Cases of Note:
- A $10 million settlement was achieved for our client who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. This result was remarkable because there was only $1 million worth of insurance coverage available.
- Gibilisco/Huizar v. Thomason Mechanical Corporation, et al. – $23.2 million was recovered by Tom Beck and Greg Vanni. This tragic accident involved a huge conveyor system that suddenly collapsed, resulting in the death of one client and paralysis of another.
- Rivera v. San Fernando Valley Automotive – $7,250,000 was obtained for three clients who were injured in a collision with a pick-up truck. The case was heavily disputed by the defense and substantial litigation was required to achieve this result for the two minor children and their grandmother, who were injured in this crash.
- Grassi v. UDO – Tom Beck and Greg Vanni obtained a record jury verdict of $6.65 million for a trip-and-fall case. This case involved a heavily disputed trip-and-fall accident resulting in severe personal injury to the plaintiff.
- Duque v. Confidential Automobile Manufacturer – Tom Beck and Greg Vanni represented four clients who were severely injured in a passenger van rollover accident. This complicated products liability case proceeded to trial, but was settled before the jury was impaneled for $5 million.
- Schneider v. LACMTA – A $2,225,000 settlement was achieved for our 72-year old client who was knocked to the ground by a Metro bus in Los Angeles.
- Yi v. LACMTA – A $2,225,000 settlement was achieved for our 85-year old client whose leg was run over by a Metro bus in Los Angeles.
- Summerfield v. State Farm – $1,538,100 was recovered for a client who suffered a back injury and required surgery as a result of an automobile accident. A settlement was first achieved with the negligent motorist’s insurance company for $100,000, and then an underinsured motorist claim was filed with the client’s insurance company, State Farm. State Farm offered only $20,000, so the case proceeded to binding arbitration, resulting in an additional $1,438,100 award.
- Wolford v. Hardin – A jury verdict in the gross amount of $1,410,203.30 was obtained for a client who was broadsided on the freeway by an elderly driver. The 20-year old plaintiff told the investigating CHP officer that she lost control of her car late at night while going 90 mph in a rush to get home. The client suffered a neck injury that was treated without surgery, and a mild traumatic brain injury. Before trial, the insurance company offered $200,000 to and plaintiff asked for $450,000. The net verdict to the client exceeded $900,000 after adding costs, interest and deducting for comparative fault.
- Heimbuch v. Confidential Defendant – Our client was a back seat passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended by a negligent motorist. As a result, our client suffered a fractured neck but was able to avoid surgery. The insurance company refused to offer a fair settlement, and so the case proceeded to binding arbitration, resulting in a total arbitration award of $1,210,173.13.
- Fox v. Confidential Defendant – A full policy limits settlement of $1 million was obtained for our client, who was struck by a negligent motorist while the client was in a crosswalk. The client sustained a severely fractured ankle and required multiple surgeries.
- Gardner v. Confidential Defendant – After successful negotiations during a lengthy mediation process, the case settled for $1 million above the $100,000 policy limits. This case involved a moderate automobile collision in which liability was disputed.
- Garcia v. Confidential Defendant – $1 million was recovered for a tow truck driver who was severely injured when a drunk driver with a $25,000 insurance policy hit him on the freeway.
- Carlson v. Safeco – A policy limits settlement of $500,000.00 was recovered for our 87-year old client who was injured by a drunk driver in a freeway accident. Although the client did not require any surgery, and has recovered well from his injuries, the full policy limits were paid by the insurance company.