Ted Wacker has been a trial attorney involved in litigating cases for nearly 25 years and past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers’ Association (OCTLA). He specializes in catastrophic injury cases including individual personal injury cases involving accidents, medical malpractice, elder abuse as well as mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device cases. Mr. Wacker was selected as a California Super Lawyer for 2013 – 2017.
Mr. Wacker is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum and recognized as a top trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyer’s for 2012. He was formerly a partner at the nationally recognized plaintiff’s trial firm of Robinson, Calacgnie, Robinson, Shapiro and Davis and more recently the managing partner of the Newport Beach office of Alder Law.
In 2013 and 2014, he has tried numerous cases and won every case he tried and in every case received higher verdicts than the last demand or offer with one verdict amount of nearly ten times the pre-trial demand.
He also settled a case for $1 Million against a water truck company for injuries sustained when the water truck stalled on the 22 freeway and was struck by plaintiff in which the plaintiff was found at fault by the police.
In 2016, he settled a brain injury case against a trucking company for $12.65 million in a hotly disputed liability case. In 2015, he settled two motorcycle accident cases for $8 million and $7 million respectively.
He has previously been a member of the Federal Multi-District Rezulin litigation Science and Expert Committee. In addition, Mr. Wacker has previously served on the Science and Expert Committees of both Baycol and Zyprexa at the state and national-MDL levels. The Baycol and Zyprexa cases resolved for multi-million dollars.
He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1991, where he received American Jurisprudence Awards in Products Liability and Creditors’ Remedies. During law school, he served as a judicial extern in the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, for the Honorable Patricia Benke.
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