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3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 603
Los Angeles, California 90010Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 213-386-6900
Fax: 213-381-1762
E-Mail: pdelorimier@mdalaw.net
www.mdalaw.net
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1969

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • International Law
  • Tort
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
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About Us
McKay, de Lorimier & Acain is a medium sized firm with offices in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles County. Our attorneys are experienced litigators in all State and Federal Courts throughout the state of California.

Our primary emphasis is on general civil litigation and trial practice. We have extensive experience in personal injury and property damage matters, including products liability, premises liability, construction, land subsidence, motor vehicle and legal malpractice, and intentional torts such as employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and malicious prosecution. We have represented a number of school districts and municipalities and are familiar with the claim requirements and immunities of the California Government Code. In addition we are experienced in insurance law, including reinsurance, excess insurance and bad faith.

We recognize that ninety percent of all Superior Court cases filed in the Southern California Courts are resolved without trial. For that reason, it is our strategy to evaluate liability and damages in every case at the earliest possible opportunity in order to determine if the case can be resolved by negotiated settlement, motion for summary judgment or voluntary dismissal. If the matter is not amenable to an early resolution, we undertake discovery of relevant facts and issues in order to prepare the case for trial. Our belief is that a well-prepared case will result in a successful resolution, whether by settlement or by jury verdict.

We pride ourselves not only on the high quality of our work but also on the establishment and maintenance of an excellent working relationship with our clients. We are committed to personal, prompt and economical client services, and understand that communication is crucial to this commitment. Thus, we emphasize effective communication among our attorneys, but more importantly, between ourselves and our clients. Our commitment to effective and timely communication with our clients assures them of the opportunity to participate in making informed decisions about the resolution of their legal matters.
McKay, de Lorimier & Acain are recognized as Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale Hubble.
Recognized and Ranked in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AXA Corporate SolutionsAXA Group
Church Mutual Insurance CompanyGrange Insurance Group
Harleysville Insurance CompanyProgressive Insurance Companies
QBE Regional InsuranceSwiss Reinsurance America Corporation
Non-Insurance Clients
Club Med Sales, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
John P. McKay
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:jmckay@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:47
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Church Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort Claims Defense
  • Reinsurance
Admitted
  • California, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2003
Additional Biographical Details:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Post Graduate Course - "Scientific Basis for Evaluation of Occupational and Environmental Asbestos Disease" (1979); Los Angeles Superior Court (Panel of Arbitrators); Orange County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem (1985-Present); Southern California Super Lawyers (2006-2015); Included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Memberships:
  • American (Torts and Insurance Practice Section), Los Angeles County and Orange County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Robert A. Banyad Inn of Court
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Founding Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Trial Advocacy, The National Board of Trial Advocacy (2000-2010)
Reported Cases:
Doe v. California Lutheran High School Association (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 828; Wiener v. Southcoast Childcare Centers, Inc. (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1138; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. British-American Insurance Company, LTD (1987) 828 F.2d 1439; Cynthia Baldwin v. Harold Johnson, et al. (1979) 123 Cal.App.3rd 275; Nadine Peterson v. Superior Court of Riverside (1995) 10 Cal.4th 1183
Education:
  • California State University, Fullerton, B.A., 1963
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1968
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Paul A. de Lorimier
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:pdelorimier@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:32
Practice Areas
  • Church Law
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort Claims Defense
Admitted
  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2003
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
Reported Cases:
Northland Insurance Company v. Briones (2000) 81 Cal.App.4th 796; Guardian Angel Polish National Catholic Church v. Grotnik (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 919
Education:
  • California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., 1978
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1982
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Michael P. Acain
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:macain@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:16
Practice Areas
  • Church Law
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort Claims Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 2003
Memberships:
  • American and Los Angeles Bar Associations
  • Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • State Bar of California
Reported Cases:
Doe v. California Lutheran High School Association (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 828; Wiener v. Southcoast Childcare Centers, Inc. (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1138
Education:
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A. (cum laude), 1996
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1999
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Associates
Janet S. Yoon
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:jyoon@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:7
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
Admitted
  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2013
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (with honors), 2006
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 2009
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James Wright
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:jwright@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:3
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Church Law
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Law
  • Intentional Torts
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
Admitted
  • California, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, 2014
Memberships:
  • American, Los Angeles County and Orange County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Foundation
Education:
  • California State University, Fullerton, B.A., History (Dean's List), 2006
  • Western State University College of Law, J.D., 2012
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Of Counsel
Michael A. Byrne
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:mbyrne@mdalaw.net
Years of Experience:47
Practice Areas
  • Church Law
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort Claims Defense
Admitted
  • California, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1987
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer, Southern California Defense Counsel; Los Angeles Superior Court, Panel of Arbitrators
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Fee Dispute Arbitrator)
Reported Cases:
Jacqueline R. v. Household of Faith Family Church (2002) 97 Cal.App.4th 198
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1964
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1967
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