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Attorney Brian Claypool in the News

Claypool Law Firm is regularly in the news for the high-stakes cases we prosecute for our clients. When other lawyers and firms would back out of the intimidating limelight, Attorney Brian Claypool shines. Browse below to see only a small selection of news highlights.

Highlight Reels & Miscellaneous

  • **Sizzle reel of selected national television interviews.**
  • Nancy Grace – CNN HLN – September 5, 2012- On legal panel re: Nytia Dupree case.
  • Jane Valez-Mitchell – CNN HLN – July 27, 2012- Interview re: Sandusky's voice messages to a young boy just weeks before his arrest.
  • Dr. Drew Show – July 17, 2012 – re: Top Penn State officials knowledge and lack of action against Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse on young boys.
  • Dr. Drew Show – July 16, 2012 – Discussing the Penn State scandal and Joe Paterno’s knowledge of Sandusky’s abuse on children.
  • Dr. Drew Show – July 12, 2012 – Taking calls and discussing the Miramonte Child Sex Abuse Scandal.
  • Dr. Drew Show – July 12, 2012 – Discussing the Freeh Report and the Penn State Cover-Up.
  • Jane Valez-Mitchell – CNN HLN – July 12, 2012- Interview re: The Freeh Report and Penn State Cover-Up.
  • Tru TV – In Session – March 14, 2012 – Providing Key Analysis on the NJ v Dharun Ravi Suicide Trial.
  • Tru TV – In Session – March 9, 2012 – Legal Analyst on the Rutgers University Roommate Suicide Trial
  • Dr. Drew Show – February 29, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal
  • Dr. Drew Show – February 22, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal
  • Dr. Phil – February 16, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal.
  • Geraldo Rivera Talk Show – February 8, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal
  • Dr. Drew Show – February 3, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal
  • Nancy Grace – CNN HLN – December 10, 2012 – “NFL DUI Tragedy”

CNN

  • CNN In Session – September 20, 2012 – with Vinnie Politan re: Andrea Sneiderman’s $2 million life insurance policy on Rust Sneiderman, whom she’s charged with murdering.
  • CNN In Session – September 20, 2012 – with Vinnie Politan re: Andrea Sneiderman and the trauma children endure when a parent is on trial
  • CNN In Session – July 17, 2012 – Providing legal analysis on the Penn State scandal and new developments in the George Zimmerman case.
  • CNN – July 12, 2012- Discussing the Freeh Report in the Penn State Cover-Up.
  • CNN HLN- July 5, 2012- Providing legal commentary on the State of CA Extra Parents Rights.
  • CNN In Session – July 2, 2012- Providing commentary on the Patrick Wharen trial.
  • CNN In Session – July 2, 2012- Providing key analysis on the Penn State emails re: Gerry Sandusky.
  • CNN HLN- July 2, 2012- Providing key analysis on Penn State emails between top leadership.
  • CNN HLN- April 27, 2012- Providing key analysis on George Zimmerman’s bond.
  • CNN HLN- April 27, 2012- Providing commentary on State of AZ v Tammi Smith case.
  • CNN In Session – April 13, 2012- Providing commentary on Judge Jessica Recksiedler (the judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial).
  • CNN In Session – April 13, 2012- Providing key analysis on the Andrea Sneiderman Dunwoody Daycare Murder Trial.
  • CNN In Session – March 28, 2012 – Providing key analysis on the Florida v. Dalia Dippolito trial.
  • CNN In Session – March 28, 2012 – Providing commentary on the Trayvon Martin shooting.
  • CNN – Soledad O’Brien Show – February 7, 2012 – Miramonte Elementary School Sex Abuse Scandal

HLN

  • HLN – March 25, 2013 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – March 25, 2013 – Providing Legal Commentary on Jury Questions in the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – March 18, 2013 – Part 1 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – March 18, 2013 – Part 2 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – March 18, 2013 – Part 3 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – March 13, 2013 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – February 25, 2013 – Part 1 – Providing Key Analysis on the Cross-Examination of Jodi Arias
  • HLN – February 25, 2013 – Part 2 – Providing Key Analysis on the Cross-Examination of Jodi Arias
  • HLN – February 13, 2013 – Part 1 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – February 13, 2013 – Part 2 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN – February 13, 2013 – Part 3 – Providing Key Analysis on the Jodi Arias Murder Trial
  • HLN Evening Express – October 19, 2012 – with Vinnie Politan re: The Boy Scouts of America child abuse scandal and release of files.

FOX

  • FOX America Live, December 21, 2012- “Throwing a lawsuit free holiday party.”
  • FOX America Live, December 18, 2012- “Citizens Arrest of a Police Officer”
  • FOX Business News, December 12, 2012- “Wire Tapping on Public Transportation”
  • FOX America Live, November 27, 2012- “Homeowner charged with murder after shooting teens who broke into his house.”
  • FOX America Live, November 16, 2012- “George Washington University stripped of ranking.”
  • FOX America Live, October 26, 2012- “Potential voter fraud by Congressman Jim Moran’s son, Patrick Moran.”
  • FOX America Live, September 7, 2012- Providing political commentary on the Gallop Poll lawsuit.
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – July 26, 2012- Providing commentary on the Judge in the CO shooting banning cameras in the courtroom
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – July 9, 2012- Providing legal commentary on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's divorce agreement.
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – June 22, 2012- Providing legal commentary on the George Zimmerman re-enactment video.
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – June 15, 2012- Providing legal commentary on CO v Monica Chavez.
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – May 31, 2012- Providing analysis on John Edwards verdict.
  • FOX America Live, Kelly’s Court – May 16, 2012- Providing analysis on George Zimmerman’s injuries.
About Brian Claypool

A Passionate & Committed Advocate for
Victims of Injustice Everywhere

Your Victories Are Our Victories

Recent Verdicts & Settlements
  • $38 Million Recovery Child Sexual Abuse Case Against LAUSD

    We recovered $38,000,000 on behalf of 19 children in the Miramonte child abuse case against Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • $16.6 Million Verdict Landmark Child Sexual Abuse Case

    We recently represented 11 adult victims of child sexual abuse in a landmark case against the City of Santa Monica Police Activities League program, recovering $16.6 million and also bringing about fundamental structural changes to safeguard at-risk children.

  • $6.5 Million Settlement Abuse Case Against Foster Care Provider

    On the eve of a jury trial, a $6,500,000 settlement on behalf of 5 children against a private foster care agency for physical and emotional abuse. (San Bernardino County Court).

  • $4.5 Million Recovery Hazing Case Against Local School District

    We recovered $4.5 million dollars against La Puente / Hacienda Unified School District on behalf of 6 high school boys who were hazed by fellow soccer players

  • $4.5 Million Settlement Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Man

    We obtained a $4.5 million settlement in a Federal Civil Rights action on behalf of the wife and children of an unarmed young man named Michael Nidah who was shot in the back and killed by a City of Downey Police Officer. (Assisted by co-lead counsel Dale K. Galipo).

  • $4.5 Million Verdict Jury Verdict Against Long Beach PD

    A Federal court jury awarded $4.5 million in a civil rights case against the Long Beach Police Department stemming from the shooting death of an unarmed man named Doug Zerby. (Assisted by co-counsel).

  • $2.5 Million Settlement Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

    $2.5 million settlement in a Federal lawsuit against the Port Authority of San Diego Police Department in a fatal officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man named Steven Hirschfield. (Assisted by co-counsel).

  • $1.7 Million Settlement Sexual Assault Case Against School District

    Claypool Law Firm secured a $1.7 million settlement against Los Alamitos Unified School District on behalf of a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by a wood-shop teacher.

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Why You Can Count on the Claypool Law Firm
  • A History of Success for Our Clients

    The firm has an approximate 90% success rate. Mr. Claypool has conducted in excess of 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.

  • Undivided Attention on Your Case

    Mr. Claypool is personally involved in every case and is committed to building strong personal connections with his clients.

  • Selective Caseload

    To ensure that every client receives the attention and support he or she deserves, our firm maintains a select caseload and will not hesitate to partner with other upstanding lawyers in Southern California.

  • Dedicated to Social Change

    Our firm is committed to helping victims of injustice break the code of silence that often permeates within private and government entities.

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