Injured in an accident? Get a real trial lawyer. Get Gomez.
Gomez Trial Attorneys is a plaintiffs trial firm located in Riverside, CA. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers represents people injured in a variety of situations: motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck, taxi, Uber, Lyft, bus, bicycle, motorcycle, etc.) or pedestrian accidents, brain injury, slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall, dog bite, and burn injury, as well as wrongful death and workers' compensation.
Our award-winning Riverside, CA personal injury attorneys are the very best in the business: smart, aggressive, and relentless. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. He acts today as President and Lead Trial Attorney. From humble beginnings, he attended three separate San Diego public high schools and Grossmont Junior College before graduating from the Nation’s top-ranked law school, Yale University, in 1993. In between, John was named an Academic All-American football player for the University of San Diego’s Toreros. He clerked for a federal judge, worked for the international law firm of Latham & Watkins, and served the United States as an Assistant United States Attorney until becoming a trial lawyer for people in 2000.
Since that time, he has established himself as one of California’s most recognized and accomplished trial lawyers. Lawyers USA named him the national Lawyer of the Year in 2010. He has twice been named San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego have awarded him an unprecedented ten separate Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards. He has been named a Top 100 California Attorney overall by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a Top 10 San Diego attorney overall by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, and has been voted by peers a top 10 San Diego Super Lawyer every year since 2012. He was featured as the subject of the cover story in that 2012 publication.
He was voted by peers as the number 1 attorney in San Diego for 2015 and 2016 overall in polling conducted by the Super Lawyers rating service. Best Lawyers in America named him the San Diego 2011 and 2012 Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year and the 2015 Class Action and Mass Tort Attorney of the Year. Avvo rates him a 10.0 out of 10.0 and he has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance, and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $550 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 100 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 50 separate cases. He has obtained verdicts in excess of $1,000,000, $10,000,000 and $100,000,000. Perhaps most notably, John has obtained 6 separate jury verdicts of one million dollars or more in which the defendant offered absolutely nothing to settle prior to trial.
John is universally considered a national expert on representing victims of brain injuries. He is among a very small group of attorneys that has successfully litigated those cases all the way through trial and he has achieved multiple verdicts for verdicts in excess of both one million and ten million dollars. John created the Firm’s dedicated brain injury practice team and, along with Partner Jessica Sizemore, continues to lead that practice group today. John is regularly invited to lecture to other attorneys regarding brain injury cases and has done so to attorney groups nationally in excess of 50 times.
Among John’s significant trial results are a $106 million wrongful death jury verdict arising out of San Diego’s infamous “American Beauty Murder,” a $16.5 million jury verdict against El Pollo Loco for a slip and fall, and a $10.8 million jury verdict against Pizza Hut among many others.