firm logo


free consultation


Tier 1 Ranking

best law firm
top 10 in california

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.


attorneys named in

best lawyers in

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

Our Santa Ana 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.


attorneys named as

super lawyers including
top 10 in America

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.


years of


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.

Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorney

Serving Santa Ana Communities and All of Southern California

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is one of California’s most respected personal injury law firms, dedicated to providing legal counsel to anyone who has been seriously injured at the hands of another.  If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

We understand the profound impact a serious injury has on someone’s physical, mental, and financial health, and we want to help. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another, contact us today to discuss your case

Why Choose Our Santa Ana Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, we have the experience, knowledge, and skills to help you with your personal injury needs.

  • Our Orange County personal injury law firm has more than 50 years of experience and successful litigation on behalf of our clients.
  • We have the resources of a large, nationally recognized firm, yet we are able to offer the personal service and attention of a boutique law firm for your personal injury case.
  • Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is focused solely on our clients’ needs. Our injury lawyers in Santa Ana have the experience and resources to provide each case the attention it deserves.
  • Our courtroom experience means we are not intimidated by the potential of a trial. Our injury attorneys in Orange County, including our Santa Ana personal injury lawyers and Riverside personal injury lawyers, will work diligently to escalate your case and personal injury lawsuit to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve

What is Personal Injury Law?

While it’s common to experience a mishap or an unlucky moment, it’s possible to experience a devastating injury that can impact many different areas of your life. Personal injury law, also known as tort law, allows an injured party to file a lawsuit and be paid for damages that stem from the injury. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand how these types of cases work and where your injury claim fits in.

There are several situations that fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include both unintentional and intentional acts that end up harming one or more parties. Personal injury law applies to situations such as:

  • Defamation: A defamatory statement is a false statement that someone makes, which causes harm or injury to another party, and is included in the category of personal injury law. There are two types of defamatory statements that can cause serious harm – libel and slander. “Libel” is defined as written defamation, while “Slander” is defamation that is spoken.
  • Intentional acts: In claims where a person’s intentional actions cause harm to another person, personal injury law applies. An example of this would be assault and battery.
  • Accidents: In circumstances where someone’s negligent behavior results in harm to another person, personal injury law applies. This can include medical malpractice, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
  • Defective products: Items such as consumer products, medical devices, and vehicle components are made with the intention to help the user, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If a person is unexpectedly harmed by a manufactured product, they can file a personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

The Santa Ana personal injury attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn have decades of valuable experience successfully advising people in many types of personal injury claims, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident such as a car accident or a truck accident, our car accident attorneys will negotiate with insurance providers to ensure our clients receive the best possible compensation for medical expenses and damages.
  • Traumatic brain injuries. A serious brain injury is not only life-changing for the victim, but for their loved ones as well. An experienced injury attorney can help the injured person and their family get the compensation they deserve.
  • Burn injuries. The severity of burn injuries can impact the injured person’s life in numerous ways. From limited mobility to chronic pain, burns caused by negligence can have a lasting effect.
  • Premises liability accidents. Property owners have a duty of care to those who visit their premises. If visitors are injured due to a failure to uphold that duty, they may be eligible to file a claim against the owners for damages.
  • Product liability cases. Defective products may cause severe harm to those using them. Any party involved in the manufacture or sale of these products must exercise due diligence to ensure any damages are prevented or minimized as best they can. If you have been harmed using a manufactured product or device you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
  • Medical malpractice. We have come to trust medical professionals, but unfortunately, some do not exercise the care necessary to keep patients safe. Some patients end up with serious injuries or even death due to a medical professional’s negligence, a misdiagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis. These negligent acts can occur by a nurse, nurse practitioner, doctor, or anyone working in a hospital, rehab facility, medical center, elderly home, or any medical setting.
  • Wrongful death. The sudden passing of a loved one can be heartbreaking, but if negligence was the direct cause, the situation is tragic. Our Orange County attorneys can help you pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
  • Slip and fall accidents. Typically caused by intentional or unintentional negligence, slip and fall accidents can have serious consequences. Spinal injuries, broken bones, and brain injuries are only a few of the potential results.

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

Office building

Our Primary Focus is You, the Client

Aitken Aitken * Cohn is nationally recognized for its success in the courtroom – but we’re most proud of our client-focused approach. From the free initial consultation to the final court proceedings, our case strategies are entirely informed by your needs. Our personal injury lawyers in Santa Ana strive to maintain regular, consistent communication to ensure that we are as transparent as possible regarding case status, investigations, or any other legal decisions we make along the way.

Additionally, we understand just how financially devastating a personal injury can be for you and your loved ones. That’s why we represent your interests on a contingency fee basis – you don’t pay any initial fees, and there are no upfront costs. If our injury lawyers don’t secure a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf, your total legal costs are zero.

we're here to help.

Wylie Aitken

Founding Partner

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

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

full bio

we're here to help.

Wylie Aitken

Over a billion dollars won for our clients

view more results


catastrophic injury


truck accident


product liability


wrongful death

any case.
any client.
any courtroom.

How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Every type of personal injury case is unique. There are a wide variety of factor that can determine the success of your claim. Our team of experienced injury lawyers are successful in getting clients the results they want and deserve. Some of our past successes include:

  • $208K for a car accident claim
  • $1M for a medical malpractice claim
  • $2.5M for a wrongful death claim
  • $1.63B for a class action product liability claim

To learn more about our successful cases, visit our Results page to see our featured verdicts and settlements.

Why Do You Need an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury claim may seem relatively straightforward, however, that is often not the case. Many claims of this nature can quickly become complex and contentious – especially if the injuries are serious or larger corporations become involved. A personal attorney experienced in injury law is invaluable through the entire claims process.

  • If you are seriously injured, you may be incapacitated, have limited mobility, and may be recuperating from your injuries. We can help you take care of all of the legal legwork while you can focus on healing and recovery – instead of having to worry about the claims process and medical bills.
  • Insurance companies may contact you with the intent of offering a quick settlement for your case. Often, these offers are well below the amount your case is actually worth – insurance providers make lowball offers in the hopes that you’ll take the settlement to quickly resolve the case. An Orange County injury attorney can advise you on whether or not to accept a settlement – and if it is indeed a lowball offer, they can negotiate on your behalf to secure the maximum possible compensation for your needs.
  • Our firm is well suited to utilize the resources necessary and can hire researchers and investigators to collect evidence beneficial to your case.
  • If you are pursuing a claim against a large company, such as a drug manufacturer, your workplace, or even a hospital, you have to go up against a large legal team with highly experienced professionals and seemingly unlimited resources. An established Orange County law firm with experienced and skilled attorneys can help you level the playing field, giving you a possible result for your case.

Ultimately, an Orange County personal injury lawyer advocates on your behalf, arguing your case for compensation in an effective manner.

Contact Us Today

Serious injuries bring stress, frustration, and hardship. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our qualified Orange County personal injury attorneys can ease those burdens and give you peace of mind to help you through this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence in Orange County, contact us for a free consultation immediately to discuss your case. Our Santa Ana injury attorneys want to be there for you and review your potential. Let us offer any solutions within our power and support you during this difficult time.

client reviews

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.