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Who We Are

For decades, our team has been handled some of the most complex sexual abuse and personal injury claims across the nation. For more information, please contact our office to set up a free consultation at (800) 477-2989.

The Zalkin Law Firm: Who We Are

The Zalkin Law Firm is one of the country’s premier sexual abuse and personal injury firms. Backed by a team of award-winning trial lawyers, we have achieved groundbreaking settlements and verdicts in high-profile sexual abuse and personal injury cases against some of the largest corporations and institutions in the nation.

Each attorney at The Zalkin Law Firm has devoted their career to upholding the rights of victims across the country. You have legal rights in cases where you have been harmed or damaged by another’s misconduct, and our attorneys have the experience and resources to help you navigate this difficult legal and personal journey.

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Sexual Abuse Attorneys Working To Protect Victims

The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. is actively involved in education and community outreach with respect to issues associated with child maltreatment. We are a member of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV), a network of state, regional, and national multidisciplinary organizations and coalitions to end violence against children. We are also a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), and the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

We sponsor three annual international conferences on child maltreatment: Rady's Children's Hospital Chadwick Center Conference every January, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) conferences in San Diego in September, and in Hawaii in March.

In addition, our lawyers are frequently invited to deliver lectures and presentations at the annual National Organization of Forensic Social Workers conferences, the Orange County Psychological Association, the National Symposium on Child Abuse, and many other events and conferences related to child sexual abuse and litigation of these complex claims.

We also provide education resources and information to victims on our website.

Awards and Honors

Irwin Zalkin

  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating possible as voted by judges and fellow attorneys.
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, Public Justice Foundation, Washington DC
  • 2008 Semi-Finalist Top Attorney of the Year, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2008 San Diego Top Attorney, Corporate Litigation, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2009 San Diego Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Graduate of the Medi-Legal Institute at the University of California at Irvine Medical School

Devin Storey

  • Super Lawyers List of “Rising Stars”
  • 2012 Top 50 California Lawyers with Less than Ten Years of Practice, San Francisco Recorder
  • 2011 Top Young Attorneys in San Diego County, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2010 Top Young Attorneys in San Diego County, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2009 Top Young Attorneys in San Diego County, San Diego Daily Transcript

Alexander Zalkin

  • Graduate of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California
  • Externship with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, cold case division
  • Judicial extern for the Honorable Peter D. Lichtman of the Superior Court of the State of California in the complex litigation division

Ryan Cohen

  • Graduate of the California Western School of Law
  • California Western, Academic Achievement Award for Trial Practice.
  • California Innocence Project volunteer
  • Rising Stars
  • Superlawyers
  • National Top 100 Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Helping Our Clients Get Closure

Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $660,000,000

    Irwin Zalkin was one of the lead trial lawyers and part of the trial team prepared to commence a 14 victim trial against the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, the day a global settlement was reached in the amount of $660,000,000.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $198,500,000

    Irwin Zalkin was appointed Mediation Liaison Counsel and a lead negotiator by United States Magistrate Judge Leo S. Papas on behalf of over 144 victims of childhood sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $100,000,000

    Irwin Zalkin was part of the team of lawyers representing clergy sexual abuse survivors in the Diocese of Orange, California who recently helped to negotiate the first $100,000,000 global settlement in the country involving childhood sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $10,500,000

    Multi-victim case against religious group home.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $8,000,000

    Multi-victim case against a religious leader and institution.

  • Lohse v. Lakeland Village HOA (Oakland, CA) $8,000,000

    An $8 Million judgment against a resort facility after a six-week jury trial for a woman who was rendered a paraplegic following a fall off of an unguarded pier.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,250,000

    $4.25 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse - Multi-Victim $4,200,000

    Three survivors abused as minors by priests associated with a Northern California Diocese.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,150,000

    $4.15 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Child Sexual Abuse - Single Victim $4,000,000

    $4 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

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