Rex has achieved outstanding results in the courtroom over the span of his career – he obtained the first million-dollar verdict in California’s Kern County as a young lawyer and, years later, obtained an historic, record-breaking defamation jury verdict in Los Angeles for $370,000,000. In between, Rex has obtained dozens of seven-, eight- and nine-figure verdicts and settlements. His success is hardly happenstance – Rex prepares every case, for trial using the latest science in persuasion skills. Everything from metaphoric choices, word selection and visuals are tested and re-tested before each trial. In addition to managing his trial calendar and the Firm’s diversified practice, Rex also manages one of California’s fastest-growing cities. As the mayor of Lancaster since 2008, Rex has gained nationwide media attention for his efforts to improve the wellbeing of the city’s residents.
Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Closing Argument, & Rebuttal
A rear-end auto v. Motorcycle collision. Officer Bejar was attempting to pull over a third party for speeding. As he activated his lights and sirens, the individual he was pulling over rapidly applied his brakes and turned left onto the shoulder. Officer Bejar rapidly slowed his motorcycle to follow the speeding vehicle. The defendant rear-ended him causing him to be ejected from the motorcycle. He fractured his orbital socket when his face hit the pavement. This caused him to sustain a traumatic brain injury. The defendant claimed that the forces were insufficient to sustain a traumatic brain injury because the officer was wearing a helmet. The defendant also claimed that the speeding motorist and Officer Bejar were to blame for the collision.