Ernest P. Algorri

Partner P (626) 568-4000 F (626) 584-3980

Ernest P. Algorri is a senior partner and trial attorney at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri. He was born in 1960 in Los Angeles, California and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UCLA in 1983 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1986. He has been admitted to both State and Federal courts since 1987.

Ernie began with the firm as a law clerk in 1984. He has represented strictly plaintiffs in civil personal injury cases throughout his entire career and has successfully represented and tried to verdict a vast array of cases for clients involving medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous conditions of both public and private property as well as matters involving environmental law, construction accidents, automobile collisions and insurance bad faith. Ernie also counts among his specialties cases involving wrongful death.

Ernie has obtained substantial recoveries against a myriad of manufacturers for defective products and also against government agencies, such as Caltrans, for dangerous road conditions. Ernie has also obtained successful results against common carriers like UBER and professional athletes and school teachers for physical and sexual assaults.

In addition, Ernie has successfully briefed and prosecuted many appeals and petitions in the various State Courts of Appeal, which offers our clientele an extra dimension of ability to this firm’s litigation practice typically reserved solely for insurance companies and large corporations. He is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), as well as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States in which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

As a member of the Advisory Board of the Loyola Law School Trial Advocacy Center and as a sponsor of the David W. Burcham Ethics in Trial Advocacy Chairmanship at his alma mater, Ernie also mentors and instructs law students through Semester in Practice externships and also through the ABOTA Trial Fellowship Program in which new members of the legal community may develop their professional skills. Ernie serves on the Loyola Law School Board of Directors and has established in his father’s honor the Ernest Algorri Memorial Scholarship to provide a tuition-free legal education in perpetuity to eligible students. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Ernie also works hard at the State level to ensure that working people and those in need of justice retain access to the courthouse. Ernie’s efforts for the CAOC earned him the 2016 President’s Award of Merit.

In his off hours, Ernie is active in the motorsports and off-road communities and is a licensed National Hot Rod Association drag racer and competes in sanctioned national and regional events.

Memberships, Honors, and Awards

  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Loyola Law School Board of Directors
  • Consumer Attorneys Board of Directors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California President’s Award of Merit
  • Voted Los Angeles Magazine Super Lawyer 2008 – 2017
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbard 2017 rated AV pre-eminent attorney

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate – 1986
    • Honors: Member, Advisory Board of the Loyola Law School Trial Advocacy Center
    • Honors: Sponsor of the David W. Burcham Ethics in Trial Advocacy Chairmanship
    • Honors: Member of the Board of Directors for Loyola Law School
  • University of California Los Angeles – 1983
    • Major: Political Science

year joined firm

  • 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Premises Liability
  • Government Tort Claims
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