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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

With more than 2,800 members, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles is the largest local association of plaintiffs' attorneys in the United States. The CAALA works to train and educate attorneys throughout Los Angeles who represent the interests of individuals and consumers who pursue their rights in the civil justice system.

The CAALA protects people from unsafe products and medicine, unfair business practices and unscrupulous corporate conduct. The organization gives its members a more unified voice to advocate for individual rights and equal access to justice.

Contact Information for CAALA:

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles CAALA
800 West Sixth St. #700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-487-1212
Fax: 213-487-1224


Video on CAALA

Watch this short video produced by CAALA to highlighting the mission of the organization and highlights from the 2016 Las Vegas Convention.

Membership in CAALA

The benefits of membership in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles CAALA include:

  • a listing in the CAALA Online Membership Directory;
  • access to the online brief and motion bank;
  • subscription to the Advocate Magazine, a publication of the CAALA:
  • discounts on the Annual Los Vegas Convention;
  • discounts on MCLE Seminars and training materials;
  • networking opportunities with many of the best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles;
  • professional development resources;
  • access to list serves that connect the members;
  • mentor program to connect the most experienced members with new attorneys; and
  • invitations to complimentary member network mixers.

CAALA Events 

The main CAALA events include:

  • CAALA's Annual Las Vegas Convention - The annual convention has been held each year in Las Vegas since 1983. The event has up to 2,800 attendees and over 140 legal service exhibit booths. Attorneys earn up to 20 hours of continuing education. Seminar speakers include many of the most accomplished trial lawyers, jurists and experts covering a wide variety of practice areas and latest developments in trial advocacy. Upcoming CAALA VEGAS dates:
    • August 29 - September 1, 2019
    • September 3 - September 6, 2020
  • Plaintiff Trial Academy (PTA) - Open to Civil Trial College for CAALA Attorney Members only, it program includes 6 weeks of intensive training taught by a faculty of accomplished trial lawyers teaching advanced techniques in trial preparation and trial practice.

Past Presidents of CAALA

The attorneys who have served as the past president of CAALA include:

2020 - JEFFREY RUDMAN - President-Elect - The Rudman Law Firm, APC

2019 - SHAWN McCANN - President - Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid

2018 - Mike Arias

2017 - Ricardo Echeverria

2016 - Dave Ring

2015 - Joseph M. Barrett

2014 - Geoffrey Wells

2013 - Lisa Maki

2012 - Michael Alder

2011 - Philip Michels

2010 -  Garo Mardirossian

2009 - Randy McMurray

2008 - Amy Solomon

2007 - John C. Torjesen

2006 - Steven C. Glickman

2005 - Raymond Boucher

2004 - Tony Stuart

2003 - Michael S. Fields

2002 - Christine Spagnoli

2001 - Bob Fink

2000 - John Denove

Personal Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles

If you are a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, then consider the benefits of joining the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles ("CAALA"). This organization provides many benefits of membership including networking opportunities with other attorneys and judges in a more relaxed setting.

The CAALA provides training and education to civil trial lawyers throughout the greater Los Angeles area in California.

Learn more about civil trial lawyer associations in Calfornia.

This article was last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2019.