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Kristy M. Arevalo

Partner

As a partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, Kristy M. Arevalo has established herself as one of the Inland Empire’s top plaintiff’s attorneys in the legal fields of medical product failure, personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability.

Ms. Arevalo is dedicated to obtaining just redress for her clients while holding individuals, corporations, and entities responsible for defective and dangerous actions, products, and pharmaceuticals. She has litigated and settled multiple cases involving the recalled DePuy ASR hips and is active in many multidistrict and coordinated litigations around the country involving defective drugs and medical devices, such as DePuy Pinnacle hips, Wright Medical hips, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, Hernia Mesh and Essure birth control.

In addition to her mass torts practice, Ms. Arevalo handles catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. She has argued in front of the California Court of Appeals and has tried multiple cases to verdict.

Ms. Arevalo grew up in Southern California and graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine. Immediately after graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Arevalo joined McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. For over 17 years she has worked diligently to help those who have been injured or wronged.

In addition to her busy litigation practice, Ms. Arevalo is actively involved in the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and is a graduate of CAOC’s 2015 Leadership Academy. She is President of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAOC, Legislative Chair of the CAOC Diversity Committee, on the Board of Governor’s of CAOC, and involved in the CAOC Women’s Caucus. She was selected to the California Rising Stars list in 2016, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of California attorneys aged 40 and younger. Ms. Arevalo is also a regular speaker at conferences on the subjects of mass torts, product liability, personal injury and commercial litigation.

Contact Kristy Arevalo today at (909) 345-8110.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 2001
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, California, 1998

Awards

  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Board Member for 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee – Education Chair (2017)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee – Legislative Chair (2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire – Board of Governors (2017, 2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California – Board of Governors (2018)
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice

Leadership Positions and Memberships

  • Graduate of New Leaders Council Leadership Academy – 2015
  • Board of Governors of CAOIE – 2017
  • Education Chair of Diversity Committee for CAOC – 2017
  • Board of Governors of CAOIE – 2018
  • Board of Governors of CAOC – 2018
  • Legislative Chair of Diversity Committee for CAOC – 2018
  • President of Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire – 2019
  • Board of Governors of CAOC – 2019
  • Political Chair of Diversity Committee for CAOC – 2019
  • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (Liaison Counsel) for Essure Product Liability Litigation (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) – appointed in 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • “Women in the Law/Reproduction Litigation/Fertility”
    • Speaker
    • 11/15/19
    • 58th Annual Consumer Attorney of California Convention
  • “Liens During Motions in Limine and Expert Phase”
    • Speaker
    • 8/29/19
    • CAALA’s 37th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • “Organized by Trial”
    • Speaker
    • 5/17/19
    • Riverside County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Guest Speaker
  • “Organized for Trial”
    • Speaker
    • 5/4/19
    • 2019 CAOC Palm Spring Seminar
  • “Class Actions and Defective Products: How to Recognize and Get in the Game”
    • Moderator
    • 3/8/19
    • The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Travel Seminar
  • “Essure Litigation Overview”
    • Speaker
    • 11/29/18
    • 2018 Consumer Attorneys of California Travel Seminar – Maui, Hawaii
  • “Organized for Trial”
    • Moderator
    • 11/17/18
    • 57th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention
  • “Cross Overs Between Class Actions and Mass Torts”
    • Speaker
    • 5/4/18
    • 2018 CAOC Palm Springs Seminar
  • “Mass Tort MDLs and Differences Between Them and Class Actions”
    • Speaker
    • 11/30/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California Travel Seminar – Maui, Hawaii
  • “Taking Care of Mom: Emerging Issues in Elder Abuse”
    • Moderator
    • 11/18/2017
    • 56th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention
  • “Voir Dire: Effective Jury Selection”
    • Speaker
    • 7/27/2017
    • Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyer’s Division and Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire – Inland Empire Breakfast Club – Riverside, CA
  • “Masters in Trial Building: Direct Examination”
    • Moderator
    • 3/4/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire Palm Springs Seminar – Palm Springs, CA
  • “The Auto Class Action Case”
    • Speaker
    • 2/7/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California 11th Annual Class Action and Mass Torts Seminar – San Francisco, CA
  • “Introduction to Inland Empire Legal Organizations”
    • Speaker
    • 1/20/2017
    • Riverside County Bar Association and Riverside Superior Court New Attorney Academy – Riverside, CA
  • “Developments in Essure Litigation”
    • Speaker
    • 9/28/2016
    • HarrisMartin MDL Conference – Washington, D.C.
  • “Pharmaceutical and Environmental Mass Tort Litigation: Update on Essure Litigation”
    • Speaker
    • 3/30/2016
    • HarrisMartin MDL Conference – Santa Barbara, CA
  • “Civil Fraud Case Study – Tale of Two Brothers: Damage Analysis and Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in a Closely Held Corporation”
    • Speaker
    • 8/26/2015
    • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Los Angeles, CA
  • “Tale of Two Brothers: Damage Analysis and Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in a Closely Held Corporation”
    • Speaker
    • 9/11/2014
    • Cal CPA Forensic Services Section – Fraud Section – Los Angeles, CA

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Featured Successes

  • $23 Million

    Verdict in commercial breach of fiduciary duty case
  • $4.28 Million

    Ski boat manufacturing defect verdict
  • $4 Million

    Multiple settlements for defective DePuy ASR hip cases
  • $1.1 Million

    Settlement for defective vaccine

  • $800,000

    Trial verdict for trucking accident case
  • $725,000

    Settlement for auto product liability case

  • $600,000

    Settlement for roadway design defect case

  • $400,000

    Settlement for roadway design defect case

  • $305,000

    Settlement for roadway design defect case

  • $240,000

    Settlement for ski lift malfunction

  • $225,000

    Settlement for medical malpractice from negligent implantation of port and catheter to treat cancer

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