Congratulations to Sara Pross, Recipient of Taylor & Ring’s Annual Victim Advocate Scholarship!

By David M. Ring | May 9, 2024

Taylor & Ring is proud to announce that Sara Pross is this year’s recipient of the Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship. Sara is a 1L student at New England Law in Boston. Sara is an extraordinary young person who tackles challenges head on. A natural leader, she served as the President of Clemson Panhellenic…

Taylor & Ring Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Benicia Unified School District

By David M. Ring | April 22, 2024

Taylor & Ring recently filed a lawsuit against the Benicia Unified School District and a former teacher, alleging the district was negligent in its hiring and supervising of 42-year-old Matthew Shelton, who is accused of sexually assaulting a Jane Doe during the 2022-2023 school year. Per the Vallejo Sun, “Shelton was charged with five felony…

Taylor & Ring Secures $13M Verdict Against Los Angeles Unified School District

By Natalie Weatherford | March 5, 2024

On February 26, Taylor & Ring secured a $13M verdict against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), in a case involving a 9th-grade student (Jane Doe) and a 19-year-old special needs assistant named Daniel Garcia. The 14-year-old was a student at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) in 2014 when Garcia groomed and sexually…

$61.7 Million Verdict Featured in Daily Journal Top Verdicts 2023

By Taylor & Ring | February 21, 2024

Taylor & Ring is proud to announce that the $61.7 million verdict for Esphorst vs. Hicks was features in Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts for 2023. Robert Clayton, Senior Partner at Taylor & Ring, represented the family in this case. We invite you to read the writeup here, or to access the story on Daily Journal’s…

Taylor & Ring Secures $61.7 Million Verdict for Victims of Deadly Car Chase

By John C. Taylor | December 26, 2023

The LA Times has reported that on December 14th, six long years after the death of a teen in a civilian car chase, Taylor and Ring secured a verdict in the amount of $61.7 million to the victim’s parents. In Inglewood, the L.A. County Superior Court jury granted $23.25 million in compensatory damages to Julie…

Taylor & Ring Secures $25 Million Sexual Abuse Verdict Against Santa Barbara Unified School District

By Natalie Weatherford | December 19, 2023

On December 11th, Taylor and Ring secured a $25 million award verdict against Santa Barbara Unified School District for the sexual abuse committed against a victim referred to as John Doe #2. The convicted abuser was former security guard and assistant football coach Justin Sell at Dos Pueblos High School. John Doe #2 had testified…

Taylor & Ring Named to Best Law Firms for 2024

By David M. Ring | November 2, 2023

The entire team at Taylor & Ring is proud to announce that we have been named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for 2024. We’re happy to once again be recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the areas of personal injury litigation and product liability litigation for plaintiffs in the Los Angeles…

Taylor & Ring Secures $7.9 Million Settlement in Grover Cleveland Charter High School Sex Abuse Case

By John C. Taylor | October 9, 2023

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has agreed to a $7.9 million settlement with a woman who was sexually abused by a teacher at Grover Cleveland Charter High School during her time as a student. This is the fourth lawsuit LAUSD has settled this year because of sexual assault and abuse cases involving the…

Taylor & Ring Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Victim of Riverside County Sexual Assault, Hush Money Scandal

By David M. Ring | September 27, 2023

On September 20, Riverside County sheriff’s deputy Christian Phillip Heidecker was charged with 18 felony counts, stemming from acts of sexual abuse and extortion against females held in custody. On September 26, it was revealed that Riverside County tried to cover up the scandal by paying at least two of the victims hush money. Dave…

Taylor & Ring Secures $27M Settlement in Bullying Case Against Moreno Valley USD

By Taylor & Ring | September 14, 2023

On September 13, 2023, Taylor & Ring obtained a $27 million settlement against Moreno Valley Unified School District – the largest school bullying settlement in U.S. history – for the death of Diego Stoltz. The settlement was finalized almost exactly four years after Diego was killed by his bullies at Landmark Middle School. Since then,…