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"Excellence in trial advocacy. Skill of a true litigator. Outstanding results."

Since 1978 Philip Kaufler has been representing clients in landmark cases, securing exceptional verdicts and settlements. SPECIALIZING IN MALPRACTICE, BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL INJURY CASESOVER $60 MILLION RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

Case Results

We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. These cases are just a small sampling of the many successful verdicts and settlements Philip Kaufer has achieved over the years.

Published Appellate Opinions

We can identify any potential grounds for appeal and help you through the appellate process. We have secured new trials for the wrongfully convicted. We have overturned improper decisions and allowed our clients a fair opportunity to protect their interests.

Business & Real Estate

What matters is protecting your assets from harm and solving problems that are currently causing them harm. What this means is that business owners, investors, entrepreneurs and executives need legal counsel that can accomplish important tasks.

Personal Injury Cases

We know what is takes to handle difficult personal injury cases and are often able to negotiate fair settlements early in a case, because the other side knows we have extensive trial experience.

Does Your Case Demand A Proven Trial Lawyer?


$7,800,000 Verdict

Philip Kaufler has demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy as Plaintiff’s counsel. He exemplified the skill of a true litigator through defense of his client. R Rex Parris, Mayor, City of Lancaster

Hillel Chodos v. Navabeh P. Borman

$11,500,000 Verdict

The jury awarded $807,000 for past medical cost, $5 million for future medical costs, $1,000,000 for pain and suffering, and $5.1 million for future pain and suffering.

Melendez v. MTA

$22,000,000 Verdict

A project management company that had a contract to upgrade BHUSD facilities is entitled to damages … A former superintendent used fraud to get the firm’s agreement canceled, with the complicity of the school board.

Strategic Concepts v. Beverly Hills Unified School Disctrict

‘Superman’ producer Jon Peters, ex-wife settle lawsuit over film profits

Movie producer Jon Peters and his ex-wife reached a settlement in her lawsuit alleging he broke a written promise to pay her 10 percent of his income from three “Superman” films, court papers obtained Wednesday by City News Service show. Philip Kaufler, an attorney...

While Backing Out of Driveway, Pickup Hit by Bus

Verdict: $11,907,000 On Sept. 14, 2003, plaintiff Ramon S. Melendez, a 61-year-old construction worker, was visiting a friend who lived on a narrow residential street in Southgate.  Melendez claimed he was there to help his friend get his car started, which included...

Newport-Mesa schools Chief Suspended, Will Face Criminal Trial

Updated August 21, 2013 Citing sexy e-mail exchanges and backroom deals, a judge on Monday ordered Newport-Mesa schools chief Jeffrey Hubbard and a co-defendant to stand trial on charges they abused public money while working in Beverly Hills. Late Monday, The...

Hubbard Appeals Convictions

Former school superintendent’s attorneys file paperwork seeking to overturn verdicts. Nearly 10 months after a jury found him guilty of misappropriating public funds, former Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard wants the verdicts overturned. Hubbard’s counsel...

Police Cannot Keep Fingerprints of ‘Factually Innocent’ Defendant

A statute authorizing a judge to declare a defendant “factually innocent” of a charged crime also requires that any fingerprint specimens taken by police be destroyed, this district’s Court of Appeal has ruled. Div. One Tuesday reversed Los Angeles Superior Court...

Beverly Hills Unified and Former Employee Sling Allegations of Corruption and Greed in Lawsuit

A project management company that had a contract to upgrade Beverly Hills Unified facilities is entitled to up to $22.7 million in damages because a former superintendent used fraud to get the firm’s agreement canceled, with the complicity of the school board, an...

Jury awards $13.7M to Defunct Firm for Broken Beverly Hills Unified Contract

A jury Wednesday awarded $13.7 million to a project management company that alleged the Beverly Hills Unified School District wrongfully terminated a contract for upgrading its facilities and tried to put the firm out of business. The Los Angeles Superior Court panel...