Mike Arias is the founding and managing partner of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP. During his 30+ year career, he has handled matters throughout the United States and has litigated and tried matters from New York to Texas to California, in both state and federal court.
He has served as lead, co-lead or liaison counsel in well over 100 class and mass tort actions. He has resolved hundreds of matters, either by trial, arbitration or settlement, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in recovery for the firm’s clients.
His most recent class action trial victories resulted in judgments in excess of $19 million and $5 million. In the last year, he has tried three personal injury matters, prevailing in all three, with two resulting in 7-figure verdicts while also resolving another major personal injury matter for $10 million.
Although his practice is diverse, he primarily handles the firm’s complex, class action, multi-party, mass tort, major personal injury, employment and business litigation matters.
Mr. Arias has written, lectured and spoken on various subjects at law schools, legal seminars, webinars and legal conferences on topics including: litigating class actions, mass tort litigation, expert witness depositions and cross-examination, death care litigation, unfair business practices, business litigation, settlement issues and strategies, construction defect litigation, business torts, complex litigation, electronic evidence, discovery, jury selection, the use of jury consultants and focus groups, employment law, trial of class actions and representative actions.
He also has been featured in numerous local, state and national news articles and professional publications.
Mr. Arias is the immediate past President of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey. He served as Vice-President of Governmental Affairs of the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as Chair of the Westchester Family YMCA Board of Managers.
He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations including the Westchester Playa Del Rey Youth Foundation, LAPD Pacific Area Boosters Association and served on the Board of the Westchester Rotary Club.
In addition, he volunteers in various other organizations, has chaired several charity golf tournaments and has coached several youth sports teams.
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