Effres & Associates
5115 Clareton Drive, Suite 110
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
d. (818) 222-9720
Westlake Village II
Justin J. Effres
Personal injury attorney, Justin J. Effres, earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2012 and his B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. He has an unequivocal passion for advocacy and serving his clients throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
As a first year lawyer he was a proud member of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, which allowed him to provide pro bono legal services to indigent clients in the areas of housing, elder law, employment rights, debtors’ rights and bankruptcy.
Education & Achievements
Justin is a rising star trial lawyer. He tried his first 5 jury trials in just 21 months. One verdict was 10 times the insurance company’s top offer, and another verdict was more than double the insurance company’s top offer. Justin also played an integral role in recent multimillion dollar settlements: $11.25M, $5.75M, $2.015M, and $1.6M.
As a fifth year lawyer, Justin graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. This exclusive, nationally-renowned training program only accepts lawyers who represent human beings and not insurance companies, large corporations, or governmental entities other than legal services or public defenders.
During law school at the University of Southern California (USC), he clerked at Effres & Associates. He also spent a semester externing for the Honorable Barry Russell at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, and a summer doing research for esteemed real estate law professor and textbook author George Lefcoe.
As an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley, Justin served as intern and then intern coordinator for the Pretrial Services Division of the Alameda County Superior Court of California, Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. Pretrial Services facilitates the release of recently arrested criminal defendants on their own recognizance – without posting bail – where it can be shown that they are not a flight risk or a danger to the community.
More About Our Attorney
Justin is from Southern California. Former president of the USC Law Surf Club, Justin’s non-law related activities include surfing, skiing, and mountain biking. His active lifestyle and rigorous educational background strengthen his ability to convey how serious injuries really impact his clients’ quality and enjoyment of life. Justin is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization composed of premier trial lawyers from across the country, as one of the Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in California.
Areas of Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2012
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2012 J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2009 B.A. Rhetoric