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Aitken Aitken Cohn is one of California most respected law firms known for its client-centered focus and its landmark results.

Aitken Aitken Cohn is one of California most respected law firms known for its client-centered focus and its landmark results.


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Our Southern CA personal injury attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers of America for 32 consecutive years. Best Lawyers… read more

Our Southern CA personal injury attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers of America for 32 consecutive years. Best Lawyers is the only purely peer review™ guide to the legal profession.


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Our personal injury lawyers in Orange County have been selected to Super Lawyers since the Southern California list was first… read more

Our personal injury lawyers in Orange County have been selected to Super Lawyers since the Southern California list was first published in 2004. Super Lawyers provides lawyer ratings of selected lawyers and helps you find the rated attorneys in your location focused on all legal issues.


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Aitken * Aitken * Cohn was founded in 1872 and has earned a national reputation for the quality of our… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn was founded in 1872 and has earned a national reputation for the quality of our Orange County personal injury lawyers’ trial skills.

Southern California Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving All of Southern California

Here in Southern California, accidents frequently happen in the blink of an eye. Those who are injured in these accidents often face serious physical, emotional, and financial turmoil in the aftermath. Even more devastating are those family members who are left to pick up the pieces after an accident has resulted in the death of a loved one.

Choosing A Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you deserve help to get back on your feet. Fortunately, personal injury law allows injured parties to recover compensation from the responsible party so they can get their lives back on track. If you have been injured in an accident, you may not know where to turn. The Southern California personal injury lawyers at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn can help. You aren’t just a statistic to us. You are our number one priority.

The Potential Problems With an Insurance Settlement

Although we all have been taught that we can rely on insurance after an emergency, the reality is not so clear-cut. Because insurance companies are large, public, for-profit enterprises, their first priorities are usually profits and their corporate shareholders’ happiness, not fair settlements for accident victims.

Unfortunately, victims often get short-changed in this scenario. One of the ways that insurance companies can show such huge profits is by cutting costs. This includes fair and equitable settlements for victims. Accident victims are put in a position to fight to get fairly compensated for what they are entitled to. While injured victims should be able to trust that they are being treated fairly by the insurance industry, the opposite is usually true. That is where we come in.

At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, we are Southern California personal injury lawyers dedicated to getting our clients the financial help they need after a serious accident. Whether that help comes from a fair insurance settlement or if we take the matter to court, our lawyers stop at nothing to get injured victims the maximum compensation they deserve.

We want to listen and offer solutions within our power to help.

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What Compensation Can You Expect After a Personal Injury Claim?

After an accident, there are two categories of damages, or monetary awards, designed to make a victim “whole.” These are

  • Economic damages are quantifiable amounts of money that came out of your pocket because of the accident. These include anything from your hospital bills to the amount of time you had to take off work for physical therapy.
  • Non-economic damages are less quantifiable and cover the emotional cost of the accident. These can include physical or emotional suffering, disability, or other emotional or psychological damages you are suffering because of the accident.

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Wylie Aitken

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He was recently inducted in the LawDragon 500’s “Hall of Fame,” is repeatedly designated a “Southern California Super Lawyer,” and is featured in the Best Lawyers in America and The… read more

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Richard Cohn


Known as a persistent, aggressive trial attorney who takes a “turn every stone” approach toward the legal matters he handles, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his results…. read more

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Darren Aitken


Darren has been recognized and awarded consistently throughout his career for his professional accomplishments and was named the Orange County Trial Lawyers “Top Gun–Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” in… read more

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Chris Aitken


Chris graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Political Science Major. He obtaines his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Southern… read more

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Casey Johnson


Casey obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from USC Law School in 2002, graduating in the top quarter of his class. At USC Law School, he was a member of the… read more

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Michael Penn


After graduation, he returned to Tokyo and worked at Toyo Corporation. Mr. Penn obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2004, and was elected student… read more

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Atticus Wegman


Atticus has been recognized by his colleagues who awarded him the 2019 Orange County Trial Lawyer Association’s Young Gun Award. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by… read more

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Megan Demshki


Megan received departmental honors in both Political Science and Peace Studies.  Megan served as Chapman University’s Student Body President from 2012-2013. As Chapman University Student Body President, Megan worked to… read more

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Ashleigh Aitken

Of Counsel

Ashleigh is a former federal prosecutor, practicing in the Los Angeles and Santa Ana Office of the United States Attorney in the Central District of California. While serving as an… read more

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Wylie Aitken
Richard Cohn - Partner
Darren Aitken - Partner
Chris Aitken - Partner
Casey Johnson - Partner
Michael Penn - Associate
Atticus Wegman - Associate
Megan Demshki - Associate

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How to Find the Right Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer for You

In California, there are thousands of personal injury firms to choose from. How do you know which firm is the right fit for you? The right personal injury law firm for you will not only have a proven track record for getting results in claims that are similar to yours, but the attorneys and staff will take the time to answer all your questions, guide you through each step of the process, and keep you updated on every aspect of your claim.

At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, we are tenacious advocates for our clients and we never back down from getting them the compensation they need, even if that means pursuing the matter in court. If you have been injured in an accident, let our Southern California personal injury attorneys help get you the justice you deserve. Call us at (866) 434-1424 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

What Types of Accidents Does Personal Injury Law Consider?

Personal injury law considers many different types of accidents, usually involving negligence or an intentional act. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our experienced Southern California personal injury lawyers handle many different cases to help you when injured.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling car accidents, bicycle accidents, truck injuries, motorcycle accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, premises liability, slip and fall injuries, workplace injuries, medical malpractice cases, accidents resulting in wrongful death, product liability cases, traumatic brain injuries, burn accidents and spinal cord injuries.

How Does Personal Injury Law Work?

Personal injury law is that branch of civil law that serves to protect injured parties from the harm another party has caused them. In a personal injury claim, the injured party files a claim against the at-fault party to seek compensation for their injuries and other damages. While some personal injury claims go to court, most get settled through insurance claims. And this is just one of the many problems an injured party will face.

You can have peace of mind knowing that you have one of the most respected law firms in Southern California in your corner.

Each accident and accident claim is unique and compensation will depend on various factors, considering:

  • How serious the accident was
  • What medical interventions were needed
  • Who was at fault and their percentage of fault
  • The level of injuries that were sustained
  • How long healing and rehabilitation took
  • Medical bills and other costs associated with injuries
  • Any out-of-pocket costs related to the accident
  • Personal property damages
  • Lost wages and interference with the ability to work
  • Future possible medical bills that may relate to the injuries
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Whether a permanent disability or scarring was sustained
  • Pain and suffering or emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages, in some cases
  • Wrongful death if the accident resulted in a fatality

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This firm is 100% reliable and trustworthy.

No question about it, this firm is 100 percent reliable and trustworthy. I felt very comfortable about continuing my case with this firm based on the first impression they gave me: professional.

Jose L.

Extremely competent and really cared about our family

The law firm provided us complete guidance and direction in our legal matter, but at the same time, they didn’t make our decisions for us. It sure was nice to have confidence in knowing we were going to be taken care of.

Andrea and Larry W.

This firm has a great reputation, even amongst other lawyers.

I was referred to by a lawyer friend and had Richard Cohn as my attorney. He was personable, compassionate and took his time explaining everything to me. His assistant was also very personable and easy to contact.

Corinth C.