Luis A. Barba


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  • Biography

    Luis A. Barba is a partner in the Irvine office.  He is licensed to practice in California, Washington, and Nevada.

    With more than 17 years of experience as a litigator, Luis has developed expertise on a wide range of topics including toxic torts, environmental law, and personal injury litigation. He also has extensive experience defending developers and contractors in disputes that involve complex construction defect disputes. Currently, Luis focuses his practice on representing national corporations in nationwide complex litigation matters, with a primary emphasis in products liability defense.

    In his considerable experience in toxic tort and environmental matters, Luis has taken hundreds of percipient and expert witness depositions, tried several cases as both first and second chair, and resolved multi-million-dollar claims. He has a deep understanding of the complex medical and scientific issues that arise in these matters, and he works closely with General Counsel and claim representatives in analyzing various toxic tort claims to determine validity.

    Outside of the office, Luis enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being involved with his church, racing his motorcycle at the track, and watching MotoGP and Formula 1.


    • California
    • Washington
    • Nevada


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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Author, California’s New Damages Legislation Will Harm Businesses, October 2021
    • Author, California Proposed Trial Damages Change Threatens Businesses, June 2021
    • Author, Trial Strategies to Combat the Reptile Theory, June 2021
    • Author, Issues Moving Forward with Complex Jury Trials During the Pandemic, August 2020
    • Author, Defending Construction Defect Claims, Claims Magazine, March 2019 
    • Co-Author, Burned Investors Guidebook: Using Legal Means to Recover Stock and Commodity Losses


  • Education


    J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 2005

    B.A., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 2002


    Super Lawyers® in the fields of Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense and Civil Litigation Defense, 2022

    Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2014, 2017-2020

    Top 25 Up-and-Coming Attorney, 2019-2020, Orange County Magazine

  • Languages
    • Spanish