About Pan Law Group, Inc. Personal Injury Attorneys
Henry Pan JD MBA
My name is Henry Pan, I grew up in Southern California in Laguna Niguel as the son of Taiwanese immigrants. Thanks to them I am bilingual and can also speak Mandarin Chinese. I attended college at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where I studied a variety of topics including philosophy, structural engineering and music but ultimately received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science/public law. After UCSD I decided to go to law school and was accepted into Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. I was surprised and happy to learn that I could earn an additional Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Loyola Marymount University in Marina Del Rey at the same time I was pursuing my Juris Doctor (JD). I graduated law school in 2011 with both a JD and MBA.
With fresh degrees in hand and having just passed the California State Bar, I found employment with Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., a nationally renowned plaintiffs personal injury and products liability firm located in Newport Beach, there I gained invaluable experience and mentorship. Over my almost eight (8) year career there, I worked on many large multi-district litigations and class action lawsuits, including In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration MDL, In re Tobacco II cases, In re Celexa and Lexapro Products Liability Litigation, In re Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation and In re General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation. I learned the logistics of how these large litigations are ran, how to manage discovery and review millions of pages of documents, the politics of national litigations, how to take depositions of high-ranking members of international corporations and ultimately how such cases are successfully settled.
In addition to these large litigations, I also found success working on individual, catastrophic personal injury cases. These cases were key in my development as an attorney. I learned how to run a case from the ground up—from pre-lawsuit settlement to post-trial lien negotiation, and everything in between. During my tenure there, I helped try and settle cases with great results, including a $2 million verdict for a worker who fell through a skylight, a $46 million verdict for a pedestrian whose leg was amputated after getting hit by a car, multiple 7-figure settlements for clients injured in automobile accidents and multiple 6-figure settlements for pedestrians hit by automobiles.
However, even though I found great success and invaluable mentorship at my previous firm, I felt a burning entrepreneurial spirit within me which required me to start my own practice. I founded Pan Law Group, Inc. in 2019 with these core guiding principles: compassion, transparency and results.
Pan Law Group, Inc. was founded on three (3) core guiding principles:
Compassion – Often, filing a lawsuit and dealing with lawyers will seem very transactional and clinical. For example, after choosing an attorney one of the first things that will happen is you sign a retainer. At Pan Law Group, Inc. we understand the tragedy that accompanies personal injury and wrongful death cases. We know that nothing can bring back a loved one or miraculously heal a severely injured person and that no amount of money can replace a lost loved one or one’s health. However, we also understand that the best the law can provide is monetary compensation in the attempt to make one whole again. It is therefore important for us to explain the process of the lawsuit to our clients so they understand the rationale behind key decisions throughout the litigation. This leads to our second core principle, transparency.
Transparency – We strive to be as transparent as possible at Pan Law Group, Inc. This means being objective and separating emotion from facts, it is important for us to tell our clients all of their rights, potential pitfalls in their case, what to expect on the horizon, and ultimately the best way to resolve their case. Communication is the hallmark of transparency. If retained as your attorneys, you can expect periodic updates on your case, requests for authority on major actions or settlements and the ability to call and be called by your attorney. Our ultimate goal is to maximize our clients’ recovery, this leads to our third guiding principle, results.
Results – The best result is not necessarily a verdict at trial because no result is guaranteed at trial, a jury can decide against you even if you think you have the best case. Often, it makes sense to settle for less money now, than go to trial and net less than you could have settled for, or worse, get nothing. However, the flip side is also true, if no serious amount is ever offered in settlement, then going to trial is an easy decision. Nonetheless, most cases are not as simple as one person is 100% at fault, most cases involve multiple parties with varying degrees of fault, including the plaintiff’s own fault. These considerations, in addition to issues like the ability to recover from insolvent but liable defendants, increased case costs if a case goes to trial, the defendant’s right to appeal a verdict and the time value of money pursuing a judgment as opposed to settling a case, are all important considerations that we educate our clients on. Each course of action has its pros and cons, our goal is to always recommend the course of action that maximizes our clients’ recovery.
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