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$1,500,000: Nurse Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death of Teacher Following Lower Back Surgery

CASE DESCRIPTION: Decedent died due to bleeding after low back surgery. He sustained a retroperitoneal hemorrhage, left side from diaphragm to pelvis and an estimated blood loss greater than 1000 cc’s. The bleed was due to a small puncture of a vessel at the time of the surgery. The nurses failed to call the surgeon… read more

Wylie and Bette Aitken Featured in COAST Magazine

Alone, Wylie is known for his legal prowess and keen litigation skills, but when he is with Bette, his wife of over 50 years, they are known as the power couple of philanthropy and the arts. In this month’s COAST Magazine, Wylie and Bette were featured not once, but twice, in the prominent publication for… read more

$200,000: Uninsured Driver Causes Christmas Eve Rollover

CASE DESCRIPTION: While traveling southbound on Interstate five in San Juan Capistrano on Christmas Eve, plaintiff’s vehicle was suddenly struck from the right side by a pickup truck. The severe impact caused plaintiff’s vehicle to rollover several times before coming to a stop on its wheels. RESULT: James R., $100,000 settlement; Kelly R. $100,000 settlement… read more

Ashleigh Aitken Spends her Summer Busier than a Weatherman in a Tornado

With great power comes great responsibilities, and for Ashleigh Aitken, those responsibilities came in the form of bacon wrapped turkey legs, dinner awards ceremonies, and community functions. This year, not only was Ashleigh sworn in as President of the OCBA, but she was also appointed as Chairwoman of the OC Fair and Events Center Board… read more

Chosen from More than 5 Million Lawyers Nationwide!

Seven lawyers from Aitken Aitken Cohn were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 edition! While Partners Wylie Aitken, Darren Aitken, Chris Aitken and Richard Cohn have been listed in the annual publication for years, 2016 marks the debut for the younger members, Casey Johnson, Ashleigh Aitken, and Michael Penn. To compile the list… read more

$305,000: Homeowners Neglect to Fix Loose Tiles Causing Traumatic Fall for 71-Year-Old Lady

CASE DESCRIPTION: On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011, Ms. B. enjoyed dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. with other family and friends. She left the house at or around 11:00 p.m., stepped on some loose tiles on one of the steps leading up to the front of the house, lost her footing, and… read more

Casey Becomes an AV Rated Attorney!

Martindale-Hubbell AV ratings are to lawyers what Michelin Stars are to restaurants: highly sought after, respected within the community, and difficult to obtain. Aitken Aitken Cohn is so very pleased to announce that Partner Casey Johnson has just received the highly prestigious AV preeminent rating! This ranking is reserved for only those attorneys who have… read more

Casey Johnson Shares His Insights Regarding the Lack of LGBT Judges and Justices in the California Legal System

On Op-ed by AAC partner Casey Johnson was recently published in the VoiceofOC regarding the challenges that still persist within the California Judicial system when it comes to LGBT equality. “It is both ironic and sad that the very judicial institutions that we rely upon for our equality are themselves unequal and un-inclusive of LGBT… read more

T-Minus One Week: Tee Off to End Domestic Violence

Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner every year in the United States. Recognizing the lack of services available to victims in the Orange County area, Laura’s House was formed in 1994 with the dream of building a safe shelter. Twenty-one years later, Laura’s House continues to be… read more

Bring out the Champagne: Aitken Aitken Cohn named a Best Place to Work!

“The truest drive comes from doing what you love” and that certainly rings true for the crew at Aitken Aitken Cohn where we are celebrating our debut as one of Orange County’s Best Places to Work. With literally thousands of boutique businesses in Orange County, being chosen as the top 13th best place to work… read more