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Stefano G. Formica Vcard

Partner

  • Los Angeles

    633 West Fifth Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, California 90071

    Tel: 213.580.3952
    Fax: 213.250.7900
Stefano.Formica@lewisbrisbois.com

Mr. Formica is experienced in all phases of litigation with an emphasis on civil litigation, including cases involving product liability, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, governmental entity defense and professional liability. Mr. Formica also has significant experience defending commercial entities in environmental and toxic tort litigation.

Mr. Formica has also represented numerous hotels and restaurants in matters including in traumatic brain injury litigation involving allegations of delay in calling emergency personnel.

  • Practice Areas
  • Admissions
    • California

    • Nevada

    • Washington D.C.

    • United States- CA District Court Central District

    • United States District- District of Nevada

  • Prior Experience

    Prior to joining Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Mr. Formica represented clients at trial and mediation in a large array of product liability and general negligence cases involving automobiles, tires, industrial equipment, industrial lawn mowers, swimming pools, refrigerators, commercial freezers, premises liability, consumer class actions, general construction, roofing, plumbing and manufacturing.  Mr. Formica has successfully defended professionals in malpractice and other tort claims. Mr. Formica is well versed in professional standards involving accident reconstruction, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Guidelines, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards and the National Fire Protection Association’s 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

  • Associations

    California Bar

    Nevada Bar

    District of Columbia Bar

  • Published Opinions

    Dozier v. Shapiro (2011) 199 Cal.App.4th 1509  Nonsuit affirmed because standard of care testimony was properly excluded from trial. Plaintiff’s attorney obtained treating physician’s agreement to criticize defendant’s care without complying with the requirements for designating a “retained expert.” The treating physician was “transformed” into a retained expert, when plaintiff’s attorney gave him additional information and asked him to testify at trial to opinions formed on the basis of that additional information.

  • Representative Cases

    Rosales v. County of San Bernardino – 2014

    Villamariona v. CBS Corporation – 2014

    Garcia v. Gutierrez – 2014

    Jolon v. Wildwood Express, Van-G Trucking, Inc.– 2014

    Thompson v. US Swimming – 2013

    County of Mono v. Kodiak et al

    West Covina Unified School District v. Toro et al.–2012

    Related Properties v. Tojo, Inc.2013 – (Nevada) 

    County of Monterey v. LVI et al.– 2013

    Watt Ventures v. Anthony Doors et al.– 2013

  • Community Activities

    Mr. Formica has served as a presiding judge at numerous national mock trial competitions and remains involved with the George Washington University Law School Alumni Association.  He is also involved in the local Los Angeles community and surrounding areas.  He has volunteered at Enrich LA, as a voice for a non-profit focused on adding edible school gardens to public schools; AYSO's Region 88, as a volunteer soccer coach; and the YMCA, as a youth camp counselor and director. In addition, Mr. Formica has provided pro bono services to individuals in civil trials and immigration removal proceedings.

  • Personal Statement

    Mr. Formica is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

  • Education
    • George Washington University

      Juris Doctor, 2005

    • UCLA

      Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2002