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Alexander R. Wheeler

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Alex R Wheeler

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Alex joined the Parris Law Firm two years out of law school in 2007 and he was made partner at the firm in 2012.  Alex has a diverse practice, including Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Insurance Bad Faith, and Class Action litigation.  Alex has been a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2019 and was a “Rising Star” from 2012 to 2018.  Alex has achieved seven- and eight-figure jury trial verdicts.  Courts all over the country have appointed Alex as Lead Class Counsel in class action cases.  All told, Alex has obtained over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for PARRIS clients.

Alex speaks frequently to large groups of lawyers at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country.  He speaks on taking effective and trial-focused depositions, all aspects of trial practice and – using and applying what he has learned from firm founder R. Rex Parris – applying cognitive science to the creative practice of law.

Alex is on the Board of Advisors at Pepperdine University School of Law and was a faculty member at the Law School, where he taught “Advanced Trial Practice.”

Notable victories:

  • In April of 2018, Mr. Parris and Mr. Wheeler obtained a jury verdict of $41,634,170 in an automobile car crash case. After the trial, the defendant’s insurance company agreed to pay the entire verdict. Our client was severely injured, and the jury’s verdict provided enough money to ensure he’ll be taken care of for life.
  • In June of 2015, Mr. Wheeler obtained in Los Angeles Superior Court a jury verdict of $20.9 million on behalf of three of his clients that were injured in a head-on car crash.
  • Trial counsel, with R. Rex Parris, on Marciano v. Fahs, which resulted in $370,000,000 jury verdict – the largest verdict in the United States in 2009.
  • Served as Lead Class Counsel in wage-and-hour class action against a large public utility company, which settled for $29,000,000.
  • Obtained a post-jury verdict settlement of $10,500,000 in a personal injury case against DHL Express, USA.
  • Served as Lead Class Counsel in dozens of wage-and-hour and consumer class actions that have settled for $1,000,000 and higher.
  • Currently representing putative class members in pending wage-and-hour and consumer class action cases all over California and the United States.

Other verdicts and settlements:

  • $148,000,000 jury verdict in an emotional distress and defamation case
  • $41,600,000 jury verdict in a personal injury case
  • $29,500,000 settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $21,000,000 jury verdict in a personal injury case
  • $15,000,000 settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $10,600,000 settlement in a personal injury case
  • $10,500,000 settlement in a personal injury case
  • $7,809,600 settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $7,750,000 settlement in a personal injury case
  • $7,000,000 settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $5,625,000 settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $5,450,000 settlement in a personal injury case
  • $4,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case
  • A dozen other 7-figure results in both personal injury, wrongful death, and class action cases.

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