About Adel & Pollack
Adel & Pollack was formed
in 1978, after Barry Pollack and Nancy Adel had each developed skills
and experience while working for other firms in California. Barry’s
experiences included business litigation, as well as transactional
corporate and commercial matters.
When the firm of Adel & Pollack was formed, both
Barry and Nancy had discovered the excitement of piloting and were working
on their private pilot licenses. They went on to earn their instrument
ratings and to have experiences that well-equip them to handle aviation
matters. The firm continues to represent victims of airplane crashes and
With the formation of Adel & Pollack, Barry has
emphasized personal injury in his practice with successful and effective
results. He has gone on to effect significant changes in the law, including
the appeal of the case of "Kathleen K" that led to California
court’s recognizing liability against those who transmit sexual
disease to their sex partners. More information about that case can be
found at http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/cases/STDs/katheenk.htm.
Nancy’s pre- Adel & Pollack experience focused
on medical malpractice, automobile and general personal injury litigation,
with unusual opportunities for trial experience, even as a young lawyer.
Nancy Adel’s first medical malpractice trial resulted in a million
dollar verdict, and it has been followed by other significant medical
malpractice verdicts. Other jury trial victories have included an award
of punitive damages against a hospital for its wrongful firing of a vocational
nurse and a variety of traffic crash scenarios, all resulting in jury
awards of significant damages for injured clients.
In addition to jury trials, Barry and Nancy have won significant awards
for clients at arbitrations, as well as by way of settlement. They have
been major contributors to litigation against manufacturers of childhood
vaccines, tampons, Dalkon Shield, and other drug and medical product litigation.
Nancy Adel & Barry Pollack have also had daily victories against greedy
insurance companies that were unwilling to pay fair compensation to injured
clients, in car accidents, employment and premise liability injuries.
Tort law is the primary emphasis of Adel & Pollack.
The firm has the experience and resources to take on the medical profession,
the automotive industry, drug companies, and, most importantly, the insurance
industry. By fighting these battles on a no-recovery-no-fee basis, Adel
& Pollack joins with other trial attorneys to protect the
rights of consumers.
Barry and Nancy work closely together, yet their differing life experiences
enable them to bring different perspectives to the cases they handle.
The best way to get to know them better is to contact
us or call (310) 443-4455 and ask to speak to Nancy or Barry right
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