Victoria L. Ersoff

Victoria L. Ersoff: Attorney with Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Victoria Ersoff is a litigation attorney with over 24 years’ experience in all facets of complex litigation. Her innovative case handling has yielded an unbroken string of defense verdicts for clients involving complex issues of law. She is nationally known for her expertise in defending commercial and business litigation, mold and water damage, mass tort, catastrophic injury, real estate, negligent security and habitability litigation. Victoria’s practice also includes the defense and prosecution of claims involving construction-related issues, employment defense, catastrophic injury, toxic tort and occupational exposure and environmental matters. Victoria has extensive experience in crisis management ranging from catastrophic incident response to high profile celebrity claims, as well as mass bacterial outbreaks, including resulting governmental and media investigations. Victoria currently serves as National Monitoring Counsel for major insurance carriers and corporate clients. In this capacity, she has been admitted pro hac in numerous states to assist local counsel with the defense of complex claims. Victoria has defended over 1,000 Legionnaires’ disease claims nationwide and is a frequent speaker on successfully defending these specialized cases. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, trucking companies, REITS and national property management companies, condo/co-op associations, hospitals, boutique hotels and global hospitality companies, artists, studios, developers /general contractors, and big-box stores. Victoria has served as a Temporary Judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Awards & Accomplishments

AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2012; 2018

AVVO rating of “Excellent”

“Preeminent Women Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell

Named Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine, 2013-2017

Southern California Top Women Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine, 2012

Los Angeles Women Leaders in the Law, 2012

Daily Journal’s Top 100 Women Litigators in California, 2009

Leading Lawyers in America - Lawdragon

Events, Seminars & Presentations

A Millennial State of Mind: A View of the Future of Construction Litigation Through the Eyes of the Next Generation of Professionals, National Construction Claims Conference, San Diego, CA (September 2016)

Perrin Conferences Mock Mediation Program, Travelers Insurance Company, Denver, CO (May 2016)

The Millennial Jurors in Action - Lessons Learned About Juror Decision Making From Mock Trials, CLM Los Angeles Chapter Educational and Networking Event (December 10, 2015)

Don’t Let Them Bite! Cutting Edge Risk Management and Litigation Strategies for Responding to Bed Bug Infestation Claims. Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference, Orlando, FL (February 2015)

Defending the Complex Legionnaires’ Claim: Strategies for Tackling This Emerging Tort, (January 2014; June 2014)

Effective Use of Social Media to Develop Critical Evidence to Win Your Case: Practice Pointers and Pitfalls in Investigating Fraudulent Claims. Southern California Fraud Investigators Conference (November 2012)

California Habitability Claims (June 2011)

Defense of Mold & Water Intrusion Cases (May 2011)

Avoiding Mold Claims (February 2011)

Ethical Issues With Additional Insured Endorsements (February 2009)

Scenes from the Courtroom: Keys to Success in Winning the Judge and Jury (May 2006)

Trials of Mold Bodily Injury Cases - Diving into the Minds of the Jury (May 2003)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure
  • Legionnaires'/Infectious Disease
  • Hospitality
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Mold and Water Damage
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Entertainment and New Media
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Property Management and Tenant Litigation
  • Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(310) 481-7604  Phone
www.wshblaw.com
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S., 1989
Law School Attended:
Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1992, California
Memberships:

Memberships

Corporate Counsel - Civil Litigation Defense, 2010 - Present

ISLN:
900993549

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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Los Angeles, California

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