The National Law Journal has recognized the PARRIS Law Firm on its annual list of the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts for two trial cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, including Lennig v. CRST and Taylor v. Schilling.
In 2018, attorney R. Rex Parris secured a verdict of $52.7 million for two brothers who suffered traumatic brain injuries when a big rig truck crossed a road’s centerline and hit their car head-on. Michael and Matthew Lennig were driving north on State Route 14 when a southbound semi-truck for CRST International, an Iowa-based freight company, crossed over to the oncoming lane and slammed into them. The driver admitted responsibility for the accident, which left Michael with chronic back problems and a traumatic brain injury, and Matthew’s arm was so badly crushed, he had more than 30 surgeries to prevent amputation.
Last April, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury awarded $41 million to an Antelope Valley man who was left a quadriplegic following a T-bone car accident in 2015. Anthony Taylor, his fiancé, and her mother were leaving the Antelope Valley Mall after shopping for some last-minute Christmas gifts when the defendant darted into oncoming traffic and caused a catastrophic T-bone collision. The plaintiff was represented by attorneys R. Rex Parris, Alexander R. Wheeler, Jonathan W. Douglass, Bernadette N. Manigault, Rutger R. Parris, and Khail A. Parris.
Every year, The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records in search of the largest verdicts; it also consults with practitioners and with additional ALM Media LLC publications. Verdicts are ranked by gross award, not including attorney fees and costs — unless awarded by the jury. They do not reflect post-trial reductions or enhancements.