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The Firm

Honors & Awards
Lifetime Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Platinum Member, The Verdict Club

Honored Member, Marquis Who's Who in American Law,2014-2015 Edition, 2013-2014 Edition 2012-2013 Edition, 2011-2012 Edition, 2010-2011 Edition, 2009-2010 Edition, 2007-2008 Edition

Lawyers of Color, Big Book of the Best Boutiques (2013)

Trial Lawyer of the Year, The Private Defenders Criminal Lawyer Bar Association (2012)

Nominated For Trial Lawyer of The Year, The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (2008)

Listed in Pasadena Magazine as a "Top Attorney for 2012-2013", "Top Attorney for 2011-2012", "Top Attorney for 2010-2011" and "Top Attorney for 2009-2010"

Certificate of Excellence, The King Family (2008)

Honored Member, Strathmore Who's Who, 2010-2011 Edition, 2009-2010 Edition, 2007-2008 Edition , 2006-2007 Edition, 2005-2006 Edition

Listed in Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers as a "Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004"

1999-2000 Federal Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel, Chief Judge Of The United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Earl A. Davis Advocacy Award, 1998

Executive Publications Editor, Howard Law Journal, 1998-1999

Affiliations
American Association For Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (Leaders Forum 2012)

Association of African-American Attorneys in Downtown Law Firms (Vice-President 2003-04)

California Employment Lawyers Association (Member -- Diversity Outreach Committee) (Instructer -- CELA Trial College)

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Board of Governors (2014-2015, 2013-2014); Trial Lawyer of The Year Committee (2012); New Lawyers Committee (2010))

HUEMAN Foundation (Member: Board of Directors, Secretary)

Langston Bar Association (Sustaining Member)

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities

National Employment Lawyers Association

National Association Of Public Interest Lawyers

The Private Defenders: A California Criminal Defense Association

Trial Lawyers For Public Justice (volunteer -- National Prison Project)

Representative Cases
Caliber Bodyworks, Inc. v. Superior Court, 137 Cal. App.4th 365, 36 Cal. Rptr.3d 31 (Nov. 13, 2005)

People v. Guan, 2005 WL 1620553, (Cal. App. 2 Dist. Jul 12, 2005)

U.S.v.City of Garland, 2004 WL 741295 (N.D. Tex. 2004)

Speaking Engagements
Featured Presenter: Nuts and Bolts of Employment Litigation, Consumer Attorneys of California, November 11, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Featured Instructor: CELA First Annual Trial Lawyers College, June 5-7, 2014, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Featured Presenter: CAALA Annual Convention, August 28-31, 2014, Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, CA

Featured Speaker: Workers Compensation Liens -- Strategies For Resolution, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, September 6, 2012, Las Vegas, CA

Featured Presenter: Deposition Seminar, California Employment Lawyers Association, June 1, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

Featured Presenter: Jury Selection, Including Jury Consultants and Focus Groups, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, April 21, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

Featured Presenter: Mock Employment Law Jury Trial, American Association For Justice 2009 Annual Convention, July 27, 2009, San Francisco, CA

Keynote Speaker: "Paradigms for Plaintiffs in Discrimination Lawsuits in the Education Arena", American Association of University Women Presents: Legal Advocacy Fund Special Event, February 28, 2009, Irvine CA

Featured Speaker: Psychodrama Techniques At Trial, 6 pm, December 9, 2008, Los Angeles City College (Paralegal Program), Los Angeles, CA

Featured Speaker: Los Angeles County Bar Association "Nuts and Bolts" Employment Law Seminar, November 15, 2008, Southwestern University Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Featured Speaker: California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, "Pushing The Envelope," October 3, 2008, Pasadena, CA

Featured Speaker: Orange County Employment Lawyers Group, "Using Psychodrama Techniques In Employment Trials, February 25, 2008, Tustin, CA

Featured Speaker: California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, September 27-29, 2007, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

Featured Speaker: California Employment Lawyers Association/Phillipine American Bar Association Joint Program: "Crossing Enemy Lines:  Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Pre-Trial Employment Litigation", August 2, 2007, Mayer, Browne & Rowe, 350 S. Grand Ave.  25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

Featured Speaker: CEASEFIRE Community Action Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2007

Featured Speaker: "Choosing An Entertainment Lawyer", Worksource Marina Del Rey, CA, August, 2003

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Diversity in the Profession Committee Career Day, Los Angeles CA, April 8, 2003

Featured Speaker, SPHCR Civil Rights Legal Workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 17-19, 2003

Publications
Getting The Employment Discovery You Need (pdf) - Presented at the CAOC Annual Conference

Trying The Employment Law Trial (pdf) - Presented at the AAJ Annual Conference

How to Choose an Entertainment Attorney (pdf) - TRUE Magazine

2004 California Employment Law Survey (pdf) - Mondaq.com

Recording Contracts 101: The Basics (pdf) - TRUE Magazine

How to Choose an Entertainment Attorney (pdf) - Mondaq.com

ProtectingYour Business From Employment Litigation (pdf) - Mondaq.com

Fair and Square? Class actions provide some benefits, but widespread examples of abuse of this procedural tool are cause for alarm. (pdf) -The Los Angeles Daily Journal

When a Door Closes, a Window Opens: Do Today's Private Historically Black Colleges and Universities Run Afoul of Conventional Equal Protection Analysis? (pdf) -The Howard Law Journal

Contact
office: (323) 960-2600
email: tony@lutilaw.com

Anthony Luti -- Firm Founder

Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (2005)
Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Highland Springs Regional Seminar (2005)
Graduate, American Board of Trial Advocates Trial College (2004)
J.D., Howard University School of Law (cum laude) (1999)
M.B.A., Howard University School of Business (Beta Gamma Sigma) (1999)
B.B.A., Simon Fraser University (1996)

Anthony Luti is a trial lawyer. He established his prominent boutique Los Angeles law firm from the ground up. The founder of The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation. His trial practice is multi-faceted, encompassing employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions, civil rights, major felony criminal defense, catastrophic personal injury, and complex litigation. He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, judgments and awards for his clients. In 2012, he was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year by The Private Defenders Criminal Bar Association. He was nominated by his peers in 2008 as Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Mr. Luti is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are only 3000 attorneys nationwide who have been acknowledged to join this exclusive group of advocates. Similarly, Mr. Luti is a Platinum Member of the Verdict Club. Platinum Membership is limited to attorneys who have obtained jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. Membership in The Verdict Club is coveted and reserved for only those lawyers who have a reputation of extraordinary verdicts.

Mr. Luti also graduated as one of 48 trial lawyers nationwide handpicked to attend legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence's Wyoming Trial Lawyer College in 2005. The Trial Lawyers College is the most selective institution for training trial lawyers in the nation. The Trial Lawyers College is a training school for lawyers who represent the common person.

For four years in a row, Mr. Luti was been selected as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine. Mr. Luti was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004 by votes tabulated and sent to over 65,000 lawyers in Southern California. Only three per cent of licensed attorneys in Southern California were selected for this award. Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers each published the list of Southern California Super Lawyers in February 2004.

Mr. Luti has been on the forefront of civil rights and employment trial work and wage and hour litigation in California. Indeed, on November 2012, Mr. Luti obtained a $1.69 million jury verdict for Allen Harris, a stroke victim who was unjustifiably handcuffed in his own home by the LAPD. The case ultimiately settled for $2.3 million in 2013. In January 2012, Mr. Luti participated in obtaining a $1.8 million cumulative settlement for the family of Marcus Smith, who was tragically killed by Inglewood police officers. In December 2010, Mr. Luti participated in obtaining a cumulative $1.5 million cumulative settlement for the family of Kevin Wicks, who was also tragically killed by Inglewood police officers. On February 1, 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a jury verdict of $1.2 million on behalf of a current dock worker for employment retaliation. Three weeks prior to that, in January 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a $1.2 million settlement in a legal malpractice action. On September 27, 2005, Mr. Luti obtained a $2.25 million settlement for wage and hour violations for hourly employees of the retailer Sport Chalet.

Additionally, Mr. Luti argued the first case to delineate the filing requirements under the California Private Attorney General's Act (PAGA). Mr. Luti is also regularly on the forefront of Section 1983 civil rights litigation. He regularly represents numerous clients in police brutality cases, and has tried a federal trial on behalf of an El Salvadorian national who was sexually assaulted by an INS doctor during a INS-mandated medical examination.

In addition to doing trial work in the state court, Mr. Luti has federal appellate and jury trial experience, including first chairing a federal jury trial alleging constitutional rights violations against the City of Los Angeles and members of the Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Luti has also argued numerous times before the California Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. He has only lost one criminal trial in his entire career.

Additionally, Mr. Luti is actively involved in his community. He sits on the Board of Governors for the California Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He has served as the vice-president of the Association of African-American Attorneys in Downtown Firms (AAADF). He also sits on the numerous Boards, including the Board of Directors of the HUEMAN Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of color.

Prior to founding The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti was associated with Latham & Watkins. While at Latham, Mr. Luti successfully represented the City of Garland, Texas against Title VII adverse impact challenges to police office and firefighter hiring practices. He has also represented a major clothing retailer in the successful dismissal of multi-plaintiff wage and hour litigation involving allegations of sweatshop manufacturing.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Luti served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Judge Daniel is currently the Chief Judge for this Federal Court.This an honor bestowed only upon a few select law school graduates. While at Howard University, Mr. Luti published his student note, and served as Executive Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal. He has also written numerous articles that have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Mondaq.com and TRUE Magazine.

Born in 1970 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Luti is admitted to practice in the California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the District of Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits.

 

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