Lerner Law Firm offers aggressive legal representation for people who have been injured by the unsafe, careless, or wrongful acts of others, and employees who were wrongfully terminated or subject to workplace discrimination, harassment, wage theft, denial of benefits, and other employer misconduct.
Our approach is simple: Whether you have been injured or wronged by another person’s negligence – or by your employer’s conduct – we will aggressively pursue the parties who wronged you – and any insurance policies they may have – until the case settles for a fair amount or the jury delivers a verdict at trial.
Attorney Neer Lerner
Prior to forming Lerner Law Firm, Neer worked for a decade on the “other side” representing retail stores, construction companies, doctors, medical facilities, and insurance companies in injury, wrongful death, and employment actions in state and federal court. In that capacity, he gained a reputation as an aggressive, effective, and detail-oriented litigator and a shrewd and creative negotiator skilled in getting complicated cases resolved.
Neer eventually grew tired of defending businesses and insurance companies that routinely look for ways to avoid adequately compensating people injured by negligent or reckless conduct. Neer formed Lerner Law Firm with the mission of providing aggressive and effective legal representation to injured people ensuring they are not taken advantage of or denied fair compensation for their injuries.
Neer’s accomplishments have been recognized through selection to the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Southern California Rising Stars lists featured in Super Lawyers magazine–an honor given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California. He also lectures on legal topics to a national audience and is recognized as Distinguished Faculty by Lorman Education Services.
Neer has been practicing law since 2009 and is licensed in California and federal courts in the Central District of California and New Mexico. He is a proud member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).
Strategic, Aggressive, and Client-Focused
Neer’s prior experience as a defense attorney handling complex and often highly technical disputes gave him substantial insight into the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies and businesses when evaluating, litigating, negotiating, and taking personal injury and death cases to trial.
Accident injuries are often serious, painful, anxiety-provoking, life-altering, and permanent. Beyond the pain and suffering, injuries often cause people to lose wages and career opportunities; impose unnecessary stress on loved ones and damage relationships; and limit the ability to interact with family and friends, travel, drive, and much more.
Insurance companies, large businesses, and employer have significant resources to try to discredit or limit claims by injured parties or employees (with the hope of paying nothing or close to nothing). The best way to fight this injustice is by mounting an effective and aggressive case early on, giving the best chance for a fair settlement. Neer believes in preparing each case for trial from the moment he takes on a client’s case.
Fighting for the Underdog
In 2014, Neer founded Legal Seagull LLC, which produces interactive video tutorials and sample litigation documents for non-attorneys representing themselves in court (“pro per” or “pro se”) and for attorneys with little to no litigation experience.
Through Legal Seagull, Neer gives back to the community by helping to level the litigation playing field, breaking down and explaining complicated legal procedures (e.g., depositions, motions, court appearances, trial, etc.) in ordinary, everyday language instead of “Legalese.”
On a personal note, Neer is an avid (but totally average) chess and racquetball player. He enjoys playing with his children and English bulldog, watching kung fu movies with his wife, and pretending to lose to her at Scrabble.
Open Communication Policy
We know that our clients are actual people and not just case files, and we value our clients’ health and financial recovery above all else. We do not leave our clients wondering how their case is progressing, and give regular updates on all important aspects of your claim.
As for our fees, we work on a contingency fee arrangement, which means that if we do not win or settle your case, you pay us no fees. Our initial consultations are free, and are an opportunity to determine whether we can take on your case.
Call us today at (818) 576-8282 or fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you shortly.