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Client Leaves Glowing Testimonial for Darren Aitken

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 deserving settlements or verdicts for the clients, we do so with great joy and satisfaction. You can imagine… read more

Setting a Course for the Future

By Casey Johnson This article was originally published in the November/December 2017 (Vol. 47, No. 6) issue of “Forum.” It has been a wild two years. The unprecedented legislative and political successes here in California have been tempered by events across the rest of the country, and especially the 2016 presidential election. From the Muslim… read more

Impactful Use of Demonstrative Evidence In Jury Trials

By Chris Aitken and Megan Demshki This article was originally published in the October 2017 (Vol. 67, No. 9) issue of “Riverside Lawyer Magazine.” In today’s fast-paced world, succinct and impactful communication of the most relevant evidence is vital in a jury trial. Demonstrative evidence is a necessary tool in the presentation of evidence in… read more

Lack of Auto Insurance Coverage Can Limit California Drivers’ Recovery of Damages but Not Innocent Heirs’ Recovery Wrongful Death Damages

By Michael Penn What happens in personal injury cases when one of the parties involved in an accident lacks automobile insurance coverage?  The classic lawyerly answer, “it depends” is incorrect.  Voters in California specifically addressed this issue in 1996 when they passed Proposition 213. Under Proposition 213, codified primarily in California Civil Code Sections 3333.3… read more

The Unsung Hero of Your Automobile Insurance Policy—Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By Atticus Wegman If you find yourself injured in a motor vehicle crash, whether or not you were in a vehicle, it is paramount that you understand if your automobile insurance policy includes underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. Our Orange County car accident lawyers often find our clients, after suffering injuries relating to motor vehicle crashes including… read more

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia: A Landmark Win for the LGBTQ+ Community or a Mask for Private Religious Discrimination?

By Casey R. Johnson and Darren J. Campbell This is an excerpt from an article originally published in the September 2020 issue of OC Lawyer. Introduction Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020) is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community. The holding seems unambiguous: an “employer who fires an individual for… read more

Staff Spotlight: Courtney Zampino

Staff Spotlight is back with episode 3. The next person taking the spotlight is our Office Services Clerk, Courtney Zampino. This is a bittersweet episode as Courtney will be departing the company as she moves to England to attend law school. In this interview, Courtney talks about her humble beginnings growing up in Arizona, exactly… read more

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