University of California, Irvine;
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
- California (State Court)
- Texas (State Court)
- United States District Court Central District of California (Federal Court)
- United States District Court Southern District of California (Federal Court)
Reza Torkzadeh is a nationally recognized plaintiff’s trial attorney who has dedicated his professional career to the pursuit of justice by exclusively representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Reza has handled numerous high-profile cases in both state and federal courts and has served in leadership roles in litigation at the national level. He has been featured for legal commentary by the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, New York Daily News, Metro News, Christian Science Monitor, KUSI TV, and many other news outlets and publications.
Through Reza’s leadership, vision, and passion for representing the people, TorkLaw has established offices nationwide, in cities throughout California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, Washington State, and Washington, D.C.
Reza has successfully represented thousands of clients and after more than a decade of practicing law, “Representing the People” continues to be the core foundation and guiding principle of his practice and the firm.
Reza is a frequently invited guest speaker and has lectured across the country on the practice of law and the civil justice system. He is a proud Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity, an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and a President’s Club Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Reza is the author of the bestseller book, The Lawyer As CEO. Upon the first week of its release, it was on Amazon’s Bestseller List and has gained a lot of attention from the legal community as well as people looking to build successful businesses. Additionally, Reza is the co-author of the book, Accidents Happen: A Consumer’s Guide to the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death System, which is now in its second edition and continues to receive wide acclaim and endorsement from the legal community.
Following a $12,000,000.00 judgment in a 2012 wrongful death case, Reza was invited to lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction held by less than 1% of all attorneys.
In 2014, Reza was nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year by Consumer Attorneys of California. In that same year, Reza represented a catastrophically injured pedestrian, which resulted in a jury verdict in the amount of $26,255,367.84 in Orange County, California.
In 2015, Reza was on the leadership team that successfully litigated an FDA-recalled medical device resulting in a $14,250,000.00 settlement.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Reza has been named to Woodward White’s Best Lawyers list; recognition of excellence by one of the oldest and most well-respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
Similarly, Reza is recognized as a SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters, a recognition he first earned in 2014 and has earned every year since. A SuperLawyer classification is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the Country.
In 2018, 2019, and 2020 Reza was listed on the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers list. Also in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Reza was recognized on America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators list.
Reza has obtained more than $150,000,000.00 in judgments, verdicts, and settlements on behalf of injured victims and their families. His cases have not only changed corporate behavior and forced governments to take action, but they have also brought about real change towards increasing the safety of our communities. These cases represent complex high-stakes litigation against some of the largest and most powerful corporations and entities in the world.
From defective cars, tires, airbags, medical devices, and drugs to motor vehicle accidents, dangerous premises, and poorly designed roadways that create dangerous conditions, Reza has dedicated himself and the firm to leveling the playing field on behalf of the clients he represents against billion-dollar corporations and the powerful.
Reza is a frequently invited guest speaker and has lectured across the country on the practice of law and the civil justice system. He is a proud Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity, an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and President’s Club Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Reza is a frequently invited guest speaker and has lectured across the country on the practice of law and the civil justice system.
- Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- President’s Club Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- National Safety Council
- American Association for Justice
- Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Inc. Litigation Group
- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
- People Over Profits
- Consumer Attorney Association
- Public Justice Foundation
- Lincoln Club
- Century Club of San Diego
- LEAD San Diego
- San Diego Youth & Community Services Board of Directors
- Flying Samaritans
Award Grantor Year 10.0 “Superb” Rating AVVO 2011-2023 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2012-Lifetime Million Dollar Advocates Forum Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2012-Lifetime Best Lawyer Best Lawyers® 2015-2023 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 National Trial Lawyers 2015-2022 Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers in America 2015-2022 Verdict Search 100 Verdict Search 2014, 2017 Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2012-2019 America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018-2020 National Trial Lawyers’ Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2018-2019 Los Angeles Magazine Rising Star Los Angeles Magazine 2010-2012 Los Angeles Magazine Top Young Lawyer Los Angeles Magazine 2012 Los Angeles Magazine Up-and-Coming Reza Torkzadeh Los Angeles Magazine 2010-2011 Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers 2010-2015 Pro Bono Honors Program Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2005