Everyone Deserves Access to the Top Attorney
As attorneys, people are always asking us to recommend lawyers for injury and accident cases. We know that litigation is a fight, and the best team usually wins. But the most experienced and successful attorneys aren’t the ones advertising on billboards and buses. Instead, the superstars of the legal world get most of their clients by referral.
We started RightCounsel to give everyone access to the top attorneys. All of the attorneys in our network are chosen and vetted by our Selection Committee, which consists of judges, professors and top-ranked lawyers. Then, we personally match you with the right lawyer who specializes in your specific type of case.
But being a good attorney means more than simply getting results It means providing everyone with personalized, first-class service. It means being compassionate and making your services affordable. That's our promise at RightCounsel.
Meet Our Team
Robert Shapiro, Founder
Internationally renowned attorney Robert Shapiro is the founder of RightCounsel. He is most famous for assembling the legal "dream team" that defended OJ Simpson in his criminal trial. After the trial, he steered his practice away from criminal defense and towards civil litigation, where he has represented a number of high-profile clients including Steve Wynn and Diamond Resorts International. Mr. Shapiro is a founder of LegalZoom.com. He has authored two books, "The Search for Justice" and "Misconceptions."" He also wrote a children's book on the negative effects of drug use, which is available free-of-charge to schools across the country. Mr. Shapiro has been married for more than 40 years to his wife, Linell and has a son, Grant. His other son, Brent, died of chemical dependency disease in 2005, prompting Mr. Shapiro to found The Brent Shapiro Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise drug and alcohol awareness in the wake of this tragedy. Accolades
- Lawyer of the Century" – Law Crossings
- Selected as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," National Law Journal
- Named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers," The National Trial Lawyers
- "Top California Litigator," Benchmark Litigation, multiple years
- Selected by Best Attorneys of America , Lifetime Charter Member
- Ranked as one of the "Nation's Top 100 Attorneys," National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Founding Member
- Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years
Brian Right Liu, Partner
Brian Right Liu has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. Before helping to start RightCounsel, Brian founded LegalZoom.com with Robert Shapiro. Brian was the first CEO of LegalZoom and served in that position for over seven years. Since 2007, Brian has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of LegalZoom.
Brian started LegalZoom with the goal of democratizing law. Each year, millions of Americans suffer when a simple legal document could have protected them. But for most people, legal access seemed out of reach.
He knew there had to be an easier, more affordable way to take care of common legal matters. And from the beginning, he sought to set new standards for convenience and service in an industry not typically known for great customer care.
Now, Brian is bringing the same passion and purpose to RightCounsel, because he believes that everyone should have the right to get exceptional representation if they’ve been seriously hurt through no fault of their own. Accolades
- Finalist, Entrepreneur of the Year - Ernst & Young
- American Jurisprudence Award – UCLA Law School
- Phi Beta Kappa – UC Berkeley
Arya Firoozmand, Partner
Before joining RightCounsel, Arya was an experienced litigator at Newmeyer & Dillion, where he specialized in Insurance Bad Faith. Arya has developed a reputation for being in tune with client needs, and he is passionate about creating an exceptional client experience. Arya received his JD from UCLA and his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine. Bar Admission
- District of Columbia
Curt Brown, Partner
Curt started his legal career as a litigator at Irell & Manella, one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles. Curt is dedicated to providing legal help and protection to those in need, including those who would not normally be able to afford an attorney. To that end, Curt received a Clay Award and was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by USC Law School for his work on behalf of the underrepresented. Curt received his JD from UCLA and his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine. Bar Admission
- District of Columbia
Reza Torkzadeh, Of Counsel
Reza’s practice is focused on representing those who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. He has successfully handled cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and brain and spinal cord injuries. Reza is a graduate of the prestigious Trial Advocacy Project and graduated from University of California, Irvine, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego.
Every year since 2015, Reza has been the recipient of the Best Lawyers Award. He has also been selected as a California Super Lawyer every year since 2014. An honor reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the state. In 2014, The American Society of Legal Advocates named Reza as a Top 40-Under-40 litigator. Bar Admission
Ramin Raiszadeh, Of Counsel
Ramin Raiszadeh represents clients in a wide variety of cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death. Ramin received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He then moved to the United Arab Emirates where he served as in-house legal counsel to two global real estate developers during the heart of the region’s world-renowned construction boom. Bar Admission
- New York
Gregorio Silva, Of Counsel
Gregorio V. Silva is a trial lawyer who devotes his practice to representing plaintiffs in Nevada, California and Arizona in complex civil litigation cases involving claims of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and product liability. Mr. Silva is an active member of the Nevada Justice Association and has been recognized by both Nevada Legal Services as well as the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for his countless hours of dedication to Pro Bono representation. Bar Admission
From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Miller served as President of the State Bar of California, during which time he worked to expand access to the justice system for the underserved. Mr. Miller is a partner at Girardi | Keese and has been listed annually as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine since 2004. He has been named among the 500 leading litigators in America, was president of the L.A. chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and was a law professor at the University of Southern California. Bar Admission
Hon. Peter Polos
Prior to joining Panish Shea & Boyle LLP as the Director of Litigation, Judge Polos spent eight years as a Superior Court Judge in Orange County, California. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Gray Davis in 2001 and sat for almost five years on the General Civil Panel hearing complex tort, business, employment and product liability cases. He presided over 250 trials, including the City of Anaheim v. L.A. Angels of Anaheim naming case as well as numerous other high profile cases. His assignments also included handling misdemeanor and felony criminal jury trials. Bar Admission
Brian S. Lee is an American serial entrepreneur and attorney who co-founded Legalzoom.com, ShoeDazzle.com, and The Honest Company. Before his startup career, Lee was an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Economics/Business from UCLA and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Lee was named one of the "25 most notable Korean-American entrepreneurs" by Forbes magazine in 2009. In 2014, he was commended as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Bar Admission
Tom’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, commercial, business and government contracts disputes, litigation and transactions. Tom has authored numerous books, including Chapter 8 of the Virginia Lawyer’s Deskbook (Intellectual Property) (VA CLE 2013 & 2015), IP Litigation for the Everyday Lawyer (2011), Speaking Objections (2009), Government Contracts – Bid Protests (2012). Tom has been repeatedly named as both a Washington , D.C. and Virginia SuperLawyer (top 2.5%), “Top 12” (Northern Virginia Magazine), and Who’s Who in American Law. Bar Admission
- Washington, D.C.
Thomas V. Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers. Mr. Girardi is also the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts. Bar Admission
Robert K. Scott specializes in all aspects of first party insurance “bad faith” litigation. Bob has practiced law in California for over 40 years. Bob has represented developers, hospitals, performers, athletes, doctors, business executives and other individuals with an array of complex coverage issues. Bob is a frequently invited lecturer and speaks nationwide on insurance related topics. He is a frequent author and consultant on insurance related legal matters. He has served as a member of the Committee on Group Insurance Programs for the State Bar of California for over 30 years. Bar Admission
Edward Hartman is one of the co-founders of Legalzoom and has served in several key roles for the company, including Chief Product Officer. He is currently on the board of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, He is a member of the California Bar. Bar Admission
Ken Friedman is the Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at LegalZoom.com, where he is responsible for risk management, government relations, and more. Before joining LegalZoom in 2009, he worked in private practice at Sidley Austin LLP. He holds a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif. Bar Admission
Nina B. Ries
Nina B. Ries has extensive experience in business and real estate, in both litigation and on the transactional side, for clients ranging in size from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Ries’s experience as a litigator also benefits her clients in transactional matters as well. Ms. Ries attended college at the University of California at Irvine, where she triple-majored in Political Science (with honors), Philosophy, and Sociology, and was active in a number of campus groups and organizations, including the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She attended law school at the University of Southern California, and refers to USC as “the happiest place on earth.” She served three terms as President of the USC Gould School of Law Alumni Association (2012-2015), and was Chair of the USC Alumni Real Estate Network (2015-2016). Bar Admission