Darren Aitken and Casey Johnson Elected to CAOC Board of Directors

Aitken*Aitken*Cohn is extremely proud to announce that Partners Darren O. Aitken and Casey R. Johnson have both been elected to the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) 2021 Board of Directors. Darren has been on the CAOC Board since 2009 and has served as the chair of the webinar subcommittee for many years. Casey has been… read more

Eight Aitken*Aitken*Cohn Attorneys Recognized in 2021 The Best Lawyers of America List

Aitken*Aitken*Cohn is proud to announce the inclusion of eight of our personal injury attorneys in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is one of the most reputable sources to track the quality of attorneys, and we’re honored by the distinction. Among the honorees were Firm Founder Wylie A. Aitken, Partners… read more

Immigration Status is Off the Table in Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Matters

By Megan Demshki A person’s immigration status is generally irrelevant to issues of civil liability based on existing state law. However, in California, personal injury and wrongful death matters citizenship status was relevant to calculating loss of income until January 1, 2017. This was historically known as the “illegal alien” defense. For over 30 years,… read more

Staff Spotlight: Richard Cohn – Celebrating 30 Years with the Firm

We’re back for episode 2 of our Staff Spotlight series that takes a look at an individual person from the firm each month. This time around, we decided to put the spotlight on Richard A. Cohn, the name partner that just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the firm. Congratulations, Rich! In the interview, he relives… read more

Moving Beyond Workers’ Compensation for Construction Site Injuries

By Atticus N. Wegman Oftentimes when individuals are injured on a construction site, they are told that their sole remedy for compensation is through a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. This is known as the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy. Such compensation, however, does not include compensation for pain and suffering… read more

Off the beaten path: Identifying and preparing novice expert witnesses

By Megan Demshki This is an excerpt from an article originally published in the July/August 2020 issue of the CAOC’s Forum magazine. Does your matter present a unique issue, whether it be on liability or damages, that would benefit from retained expert testimony? Have you never worked with an expert in that area of expertise… read more

Pools Pose a Significant Danger to Users

By Casey Johnson As the weather warms up, people will naturally look to cool off by spending time in a swimming pool. This is particularly true in Southern California. While swimming pools can provide relief from the heat (and an excellent place to get much-needed exercise), many pools pose a significant danger to users. Both… read more

Richard Cohn Receives Thoughtful Letter From Client

  At Aitken*Aitken*Cohn, our goal is to meet the needs of our clients to the best of our abilities and beyond. Often times they go through unspeakable situations that bring them to our firm. When we do attain a deserving settlement for the clients, we do so with great joy and satisfaction. One such occasion… read more

Non-Injured Spouses are Entitled to Loss of Consortium Compensation

By Atticus Wegman An often untold story is how an individual’s injuries can affect their non-injured spouse. California has developed an area of law to address how non-injured spouses should be treated when their lives are also changed by the actions of another. This area of law is called loss of consortium damages. The law… read more

Workers’ Compensation: Your “Exclusive” Remedy?

By Ryan Drakulich If you have been injured at your place of work or while performing work duties, you may be under the belief that filing a workers’ compensation claim is your only route to recovery. Many injured workers believe that a workers’ compensation claim is their only option due to the exclusive remedy rule…. read more