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Elaine S. Kusel


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Elaine S. Kusel is a partner of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, first joining the firm in 2008. As a nationally-renowned class action attorney, she performs a significant role in the firm’s Consumer Fraud Class Action division. She is a member of the New York Bar Association.

After college, Ms. Kusel spent eight years working in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she eventually served as Legislative Director and Counsel to a Member of Congress serving on the House Commerce Committee.

After graduating from law school, her practice has included fraud litigation, mass torts, and international human rights law. One notable case, Abdullahi v. Pfizer, she represented Nigerian children enrolled in a clinical trial by Pfizer without their families’ informed consent. In another, Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., her work helped secure a $203 million dollar class action verdict for unfair bank overdraft fees. She helped to lead the effort to uncover the financial fraud of Volkswagen, leading to a $40 million settlement on behalf of the citizens of the State of Arizona in the emissions fraud scandal.

Contact Elaine Kusel today by calling the firm at (909) 345-8110.


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School Washington, D.C., 1994
  • B.S., Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, 1987

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
Featured Successes
  • $203 Million

    Trial verdict in a class action for unfair bank overdraft fees
  • Over $200 Million

    Espinosa v. Hyundai, helped secure a class action settlement

  • $75 Million

    Abdullahi v. Pfizer, a case in which she represented Nigerian children enrolled in a clinical trial by Pfizer without their families’ informed consent

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Respected In The Legal Field

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