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$96,000: Bicyclist Claimed Motorist’s Negligent Turn Caused Crash

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the road when she collided with a vehicle making a right turn. Plaintiff alleged operator of vehicle failed to yield the right of way. Defendant disputed shared negligence. RESULT: $96,000 total settlement On Jan. 26, 2011, plaintiff, a high school lacrosse coach and teacher, was riding her… read more

Casey Johnson: Attorney Powerhouse and Legal Advice Guru

Despite his busy schedule, AAC partner, Casey Johnson, took time this week to speak at a number of engagements for local law schools. On Saturday, Casey spoke at Whittier Law School to educate students on depositions. The event was organized by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) and as the immediate past president of… read more

Passenger in Car-Attraction at Walt Disney World Killed in Deadly Crash

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (April 12, 2015) — A passenger in a Disney attraction Lamborghini was killed when the car spun out of control and crashed into the guardrail. Gary Terry, the 36-year-old passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 24-year-old driver, Tavon Watson, was left with minor injuries. CNN reported that the crash took… read more

Changing California Law One Resolution at a Time

Boasting more than 9,000 members, the Orange County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California. OCBA President Ashleigh Aitken recognizes its enormity and believes that most members are not taking advantage of their opportunities and benefits. She takes this month’s president page to highlight one of the many committees that… read more

Wylie Aitken to Lead Angels Stadium Lease Negotiations

In a unanimous vote on April 7, 2015, the Anaheim City Council approved the hiring of AAC founding partner, Wylie Aitken, as the new lead negotiator to represent Anaheim in the Angels Stadium lease negotiations. Aitken is replacing Charles Black, who led the previous round of negotiations. Aitken was first proposed by Mayor Tom Tait… read more

Fireworks, Music, and Celebration: AAC Attends the 20th Anniversary of Chapman University Fowler School of Law

No celebration would be complete without champagne, live music, fireworks and an all-star list of guests. Last Saturday, Chapman Law students, faculty, alumni, and local judges, attorneys, and city officials, gathered together to celebrate Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s 20th Anniversary. Among those who attended were AAC founding partner, Wylie Aitken (Chairman, Board of… read more

$2,500,000: Three-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Mother in a Vehicle Accident Leads to Settlement in Millions

Partner Darren O. Aitken of Aitken Aitken Cohn secured a $2,500,000.00 settlement for a three-year-old boy who lost his mother in a vehicle collision caused by a military service member on active duty.  Decedent was a 26-year-old homemaker who was fatally injured when defendant, operating a military Humvee at the time as part of a… read more

OCBA President Ashleigh Aitken Invites You to the 31st Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament

If you’ve ever wondered about OCBA President Ashleigh Aitken’s level of skill on the golf course, she confesses, “I have little natural talent, even less assumed skills, and no time to practice and do anything about it. The only facet of the game I seem to have mastered is wardrobe accumulation.”  Aitken uses this month’s… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month

The average cost of caring for a survivor of traumatic brain injury often exceeds $1.5 million in a lifetime.* March is “National Brain Injury Awareness Month” and Aitken Aitken Cohn would like to honor the individuals and families who have been affected by severe brain injuries. For over 20 years, Aitken Aitken Cohn has fought… read more

Michael Penn Named One of the “Five Associates to Watch”

Congratulations to Michael Penn who was named to the “Top Five Associates to Watch” list! He was considered alongside over 400 attorneys throughout California and was selected a part of the top five whose dedication and excellence in the legal field have set them apart. Now in his eleventh year at Aitken Aitken Cohn, Penn… read more