The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) was founded in 1961 as a professional legal organization that provided support and continuing legal education to its members. Prior to 1995, the CAOC was known as the California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA).
CAOC serves both as a professional organization for California personal injury attorneys and other lawyers who represent plaintiffs, and as an advocacy group that opposes legislation that would limit courtroom access for those without ample resources.
Today, the CAOC has grown to more than 3,000 attorneys in California who focus on representing plaintiffs and consumers in civil tort and personal injury cases. The CAOC is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.
CAOC member attorneys represent clients on a wide range of claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, product safety, defective products, defective drugs, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, insurance bad faith, and employment discrimination cases.
The benefits of becoming a member in the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) include: