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Experience

Real trial lawyers with more than 100 combined years of experience protecting our clients.

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Victories

Record-setting verdicts and over $200 million recovered on behalf of our well-deserving clients.

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Awards

Our firm has earned over 65 awards, but our greatest achievements are our clients’ success stories.

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Why Should You Hire Hodes Milman for Your Case?

At Hodes Milman, our availability, resourcefulness, and complete commitment to you are what set us apart. We tenaciously pursue justice for your case so you can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. 

The following are just a few reasons why clients prefer our services:

  • Our results speak for themselves: We have decades of trial experience and over $200 million in victories.
  • We represent the underdog: You’ll never find us on the side of a billion-dollar corporation or insurance company.
  • Broad range of representation: We represent individuals in Southern California as well as throughout the United States.
  • We protect our communities: We stand in the gap for honest, hard-working people who have suffered injuries due to no fault of their own.
  • Passion for excellence: We pay close attention to each detail in preparation of our clients’ cases. We strive for success at trial in order to secure the best outcome.
  • Close involvment with our clients: Each case is given the full attention and responsive commitment it deserves — every time. You can call upon us at any time and for any reason.

When it comes to selecting legal representation, don’t settle for anything less. You and your family deserve a law firm that will devote their full resources and capabilities toward your claim. Lawsuits can be daunting, but choosing the right law firm will help ease your burdens. 

Accessible at Each Step of the Way

Communication between clients and their attorneys is a key aspect of success in a lawsuit. While our team has the legal know-how, it’s ultimately up to you to make the major decisions in terms of your recovery. 

We stay in close contact with you through the process. Contact us day or night, any day of the week if you have any questions or concerns about your case. We’ll stand by your side to ensure that you stay informed throughout the whole case. 

What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident or injury, there may be many loose ends to tie up and legal matters to address. In many cases, the person may be too injured to think about legal issues, and won’t be able to handle many of these tasks on their own. They may also lack the experience and training needed to obtain a favorable outcome. 

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can help provide the following benefits for your case:

  • Knowledge of the law: An attorney can research the laws that apply to your case.
  • Crafting a legal strategy: Using the facts of your case, an attorney can build a strong trial strategy.
  • Familiarity with the process: An attorney will have knowledge court dates, filing deadlines, and other procedural aspects of your case.
  • Forms and documents: Your attorney can help you compile and fill out all forms needed to recover damages.
  • Interviewing parties: Part of trial preparation involves interviewing key people to gather statements from them. An experienced attorney can handle this for you. 
  • Preparing evidence: A lawyer can help gather the records, transcripts, and physical items that will be used as evidence for your case.
  • Negotiating skills: In many cases, legal disputes are resolved through settlement negotiations; in such cases you need a lawyer who has experience in such situations
  • Emotional support and guidance: The aftermath of an accident can be emotionally draining. A lawyer can be on hand to provide moral support and encouragement during such times.

Working with a lawyer can help secure the financial support and resources that you and your family need for recovery. 

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Get started on your path to recovery. Contact us by filling out the form below or calling us at (949) 640-8222 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your case.

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Legal Experience in a Broad Range of Practice Areas

Regardless of how you were injured, you deserve to be made whole for the losses you experienced. The following are just a few examples of the types of cases we cover: 

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News & FAQ’s

How Do I Find the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer Near Me?

How Do I Find the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer Near Me?

How do you find the best attorney for your case when you’ve never hired a medical malpractice lawyer before? Most people do not regularly need the services of an attorney, so when the need for legal help arises, the search can seem overwhelming. What questions should...

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Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?
Put simply, an experienced personal injury attorney can get you a much higher recovery amount than you could on your own. The law surrounding personal injury is complex and the processes can be time-consuming. Insurance companies will defend their case and are known to recruit and hire talented lawyers to do so. Having an advocate on your side to skillfully walk you through the legal process, answer your questions and speak to your highest concerns will save you valuable time for focusing on your health, your family, and getting your life back in order… Learn More
Why is it important to hire an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice?
It is absolutely critical to hire a firm that specializes in medical malpractice when filing a lawsuit based on negligence by a physician or hospital. 

First, medical malpractice cases are governed by a very specific set of laws, most of which fall under The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act was passed in 1975 (“MICRA”). These laws have very specific parameters of the statute of limitations (filing deadlines) that are far different than a general personal injury case. They also change the rules of evidence and procedure at trial as well as limit the amount of damages available. Hiring a firm that concentrates on med mal is essential given these particular nuances in the law.

Second, every element of a medical malpractice claim must be proven by medical experts. Not only must experts prove that the healthcare provider acted wrongfully, but you must have experts to show that the wrongful conduct caused the injury/death as well as to prove the nature and amount of the harm. Many medical malpractice lawsuits require multiple experts in highly-specialized fields. It is far easier for the defense to find these multiple experts and defend their colleagues than to find experts to help prosecute such actions. At Hodes Milman, LLP , we are intimately familiar with the experts needed to prove medical negligence claims.

Lastly, only a firm that specializes in medical malpractice will be taken seriously by the large insurance carriers and medical malpractice defense firms. Likewise, Hodes Milman, LLP is very familiar with the tricks and arguments utilized by these insurance carriers and law firms…Learn More

How much compensation will I receive?
It’s nearly impossible to predict how much compensation you will receive for a given claim. The value of your case can be moved by several factors, such as the extent of injury, medical expenses (both long and short term) and your current and future conditions. You can receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional and physical pain and suffering. We can, however, give you a basic assessment of your claim for compensation based on details about your case and similar case outcomes… Learn More
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
Particularly in Medical Malpractice cases, the costs of litigation and hiring multiple experts can be expensive. However, our law firm works on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that if we do not win your case, you don’t owe us a nickel. There are no upfront fees or costs, and we cover the bill for all necessary expenses to your case. You are protected from paying us back for anything if your case does not end successfully. This affords our clients the clear conscience and comfort they need and deserve during a challenging time in their lives…Learn More 
How much time after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
Because personal injury claims are time-sensitive, you should contact an attorney immediately about your injury. Injured individuals have what is called a statute of limitations, which is the window of time you have to bring a case against another party. If you don’t file a claim against the other party before this period, you lose your chance to seek compensation for all damages. The statute of limitations varies depending on the case, and in California, it is two years from the date of injury for most cases… Learn More
How are lawsuits against Kaiser Permanente handled?
Hodes Milman, LLP has handled hundreds of claims and has recovered tens of millions of dollars against Kaiser. Kaiser has its own unique rules for medical malpractice litigation and almost all claims against Kaiser will be subject to arbitration. In other words, a single arbitrator (either a retired judge or a former attorney) makes the decision in the case rather than a jury.

For decades, Kaiser has included a mandatory provision in their Health Plans requiring the use of a private arbitration procedure for all malpractice committed by Kaiser employees or Southern California Permanente Medical Group doctors. Kaiser pays a private dispute administrator called the Office of Independent Administrator to administer its private court system. There are very complicated rules that govern Kaiser arbitrations and it’s important to hire a firm that focuses on medical malpractice like Hodes Milman, LLP to handle such claims. 

Even more importantly, Kaiser is obviously a repeat defendant in the arbitration process. Sometimes, this may unfortunately sway an arbitrator to rule in Kaiser’s favor or risk not being used in future arbitrations. Like Kaiser, Hodes Milman, LLP is a repeat player as we have handled many arbitrations against Kaiser…Learn More

What is a MICRA cap?
The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) is a statute that was passed in 1975 that places a $250,000 limit or “cap” on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in California. This means that no matter how much pain or suffering a medical professional has caused by negligence, a plaintiff can only be compensated up to $250,000 for non-economic damages. This includes death as a result of medical malpractice. There is, however, no limit on economic damages such as lost wages for those unable to work because of injury or death… Learn More

Testimonials

I emailed over 200 lawyers over a 2 year time span. Jeff Milman won my case and I cannot thank him enough for believing in me!! He was so pleasant to work with and professional. I will forever be thankful to him and his team!

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Jeff Milman was referred to us after my wife was in a very serious auto accident. He has been responsive, accessible and on top of our case from the start.  Kudos to his team as well, Brenda his assistant and Drew have been great to work with and always very responsive. We are happy to recommend them as our experience has been exceptional.

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Ben Ikuta is a great attorney. I worked with him when his practice was primarily defense, and the same qualities that served him well then will help on the plaintiff’s side. Ben is a tenacious and passionate advocate with an impressive work ethic and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the law. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone looking to retain a lawyer.

Tom G. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review

The Law Office of Hodes Milman represented us for a somewhat complicated medical malpractice lawsuit. My husband and I are extremely fortunate and grateful to have had Mr. Daniel Hodes as our attorney. His expertise and professionalism throughout the process quickly brought us peace of mind, especially during such a stressful time. Mr. Hodes was diligent with every detail pertaining to our case and we had the utmost confidence in his guidance. We were consistently kept informed of new developments in our case and Mr. Hodes was available to us at all times. I highly recommend Mr. Daniel Hodes to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation as we are extremely satisfied with the outcome of his service.

Melissa R. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review

My husband received bad medical care and as a result almost died. I was fortunate enough to be referred to Jeff Milman. Jeff was so easy to talk to and worked so hard to get us a settlement. He kept us informed every step of the way. It was so great to have someone who believed in us after what we went through. We are forever grateful for the work he did on our behalf and would highly recommend him to anyone in our situation.

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When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.

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