Since 2014, West Coast Trial Lawyers (WCTL) has been providing professional legal advice to the public for everything from personal injury claims to employment law. WCTL’s attorneys have won over one billion dollars in settlements and judgments, and this Los Angeles law firm is ranked number one in their chosen field for a good reason - the professionalism and personal touch that co-founders Neama Rahmani and Allen Patatanyan bring to the table.
At age 22, Neama, who is WCTL’s President, maade history when he became one of the youngest graduates in the 200-year history of Harvard Law School. Rahmani makes regular appearances on TV shows such as Court TV, Law & Crime Network, Black News Channel, and many more, where he is asked for his legal expertise and advice. He also sits on the UCLA Political Science Board of Advisors.
After a career spent representing big corporations such as Disney, Marriott, and the Roman Catholic Church, Neama felt the need to do something radically different in his life.
“It’s easy to find legal representation when you are a big firm and have a lot of financial clout; but it’s a different ballgame when you’re an everyday person who has been the victim of wrongdoing,” explains Neama. “I reached a turning point in my career when I decided to follow my passion for pursuing justice no matter the cost, or if the people involved could afford it, and hence I founded West Coast Trial Lawyers alongside Allen.”
Like Neama, co-founder Allen Patatanyan also worked for the largest law firm in Los Angeles, O’ Melveny & Myers, before founding WCTL. He graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in the top one percent of his class. During his career, Allen has helped thousands of people obtain tens of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments, and he feels he has only just begun.
“I founded WCTL with Neama because we both decided that we wanted to move away from representing large corporations and actively pursue those who cause harm to the person on the street and feel they can get away with it,” explains Allen. “What we do now is a lot more rewarding and at WCTL we feel we’re really making a difference when it comes to making the world a better place.”