Protecting the civil rights of children and adults is at the heart of the Claypool Law Firm. The firm's hallmark is being a warrior to champion the rights of those who would otherwise not have a voice in the legal process.
We are honored that you are considering partnering with the firm to safeguard your rights and achieve social reform. Mr. Claypool has over 25 years of litigation experience, including conducting in excess of 100 jury trials, while achieving a success rate of approximately 90%. Despite being a boutique law firm that offers personal attention, Mr. Claypool is a nationally-regarded trial attorney who handles select cases not only in California, but in other parts of the country. Mr. Claypool conducted two high-profile attempted murder-for-hire criminal trials in Palm Beach County, Florida, garnering national and international attention.
To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (626) 602-1333 today.
Municipal & School District Liability
We prosecute various child sexual abuse matters against local government entities, school districts, and private schools. After courageously rejecting early settlement offers by the Los Angeles Unified School Disctict, we tenaciously battled for four years as one of the lead counsel on behalf of 19 children and their parents in the largest child sexual abuse case against a single school in U.S. history. During jury selection at trial, the school district caved in, and we eventually recovered $38 million on behalf of the 19 children. In so doing, we also helped bring about profound change in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) policies and procedures to ensure that children are better safeguarded from sexual abuse.
Wrongful Death & Other Personal Injury Litigation
We represent family members in wrongful death matters and also victims of serious personal injury. By way of example, we are currently representing the mother of a young man killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting, a nine-year-old girl whose father was beaten and murdered by a mental health patient at a mental health facility, and the father of a Anthony Avalos (a nine-year-old boy), who was allegedly tortured and murdered.
Mr. Claypool has prevailed in cases where an employer created a hostile work environment for an employee, who had no other choice but to resign. In addition, we have prosecuted many claims based on racial, gender, and age discrimination as well as matters involving sexual harassment, and discrimination based on a recognized disability or serious medical condition.
Most recently, Mr. Claypool obtained very favorable results for a group of six women in a class action suit against a major motel chain. The suit involved claims of unpaid overtime/break time, age discrimination, gender discrimination, constructive discharge, and wrongful termination based on a serious medical condition. We also achieved a favorable result in a sexual harassment case involving a former winner of America's Next Top Model.
Qui Tam Whistleblower Cases
Mr. Claypool partners with other exceptional civil attorneys on select federal court whistleblower cases involving alleged fraudulent business practices.
Civil Rights Litigation
We have successfully sued law enforcement in excessive force/wrongful death cases in federal court. As we continue to search for new clients and people in need, our focus has sharpened on civil rights litigation cases, which allow us to pursue justice for a client and all of society at the same time.
Mr. Claypool assists select clients in serious criminal matters, including murder, attempted murder, and any cases that involve false imprisonment, wrongful convictions and other civil rights violations.
Mr. Claypool achieved a near-miraculous result in defending Dalia Dippolito in her murder-for-hire retrial in West Palm Beach, Florida by obtaining a hung jury with 5 jurors voting to acquit Ms. Dippolito. The case received international attention and was broadcast to millions of viewers across the world. Mr. Claypool is also personal counsel to Heather Mack in all her legal affairs in the U.S. Ms. Mack was involved in the Bali, Indonesia suitcase murder case.
Let us fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.
We Can Be Your Voice
When you feel like you are out of luck and options after suffering an injustice, abuse, or severe injury, remember that Attorney Claypool and our entire team at the Claypool Law Firm are here to support you. Our shared passion is giving a voice to people who would otherwise feel like their pleas fall on deaf ears in society and get rejected by a one-sided system in court. We have successfully changed the lives of countless clients for the better through redress in the civil litigation process. In so doing, we have accomplished a collective mission to create transparancy and generate social reform.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (626) 602-1333 whenever you are ready.
$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.
$26.6 Million Settlement Landmark Child Sexual Abuse Case
We recently represented 28 adult victims of child sexual abuse in a landmark case against the City of Santa Monica Police Activities League program, recovering $26.6 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 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).
$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
$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.