Most of our cases are referred by other attorneys. There’s a reason.

Trial attorneys with the experience
and resources to win difficult cases
and get clients the results they
need and deserve

Voted "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by his
fellow trial lawyers - members of the
American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA) and the Orange County Trial
Lawyers Association (OCTLA)

Numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts
in difficult cases

Why risk a big-firm junior associate
being assigned to your case?
Hire an experienced trial
lawyer to be your personal
attorney from start to finish.

Voted "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by his fellow
trial lawyers - members of the Orange
County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)

Former president of OCTLA and the Orange
County chapter of the American Board of
Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts
in difficult cases

Why Choose the Traut Firm for Your Legal Malpractice or Serious Personal Injury Claim?

Lawyers Jim & Eric Traut


Brothers, Jim and Eric Traut, have had exceptional verdicts in more than 250 jury trials, with over 100 six- and seven-figure verdicts and awards. Of significance is that the defendants’ settlement offers in those cases were a fraction of the verdicts our clients were awarded. That tells you that these outcomes resulted from our litigation skills, rather than the quality of the case. Our reputation as litigators helps us negotiate top-dollar settlements, because when our clients are not offered what they deserve, we are fully prepared to go to trial and win. And insurance companies know it.

We win over 95 percent of our cases. Other lawyers routinely refer clients to us because they know we will get the results our clients deserve, whether in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.

Affordable Legal Representation


We do not charge consultation fees. You pay no legal fees or litigation costs out of pocket. If we win a settlement on your behalf, our usual fee is one-third of that amount. If there is no verdict or settlement recovery, there is no fee. Talk to one of us about your serious personal injury case, or to Jim about your legal malpractice case. No pressure. Just explanations. Then you can make an informed decision — when it suits you.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys


We have connections. Need medical treatment? No insurance? Can’t afford it? No problem. We can arrange treatment for you with first-rate healthcare providers who will defer payment until we win your injury claim. Need money to get you through this rough patch? We can arrange that too. Again, the lender will defer repayment until you win your lawsuit.

Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorneys


At the Traut Firm, we represent the victims of negligent attorneys, serious personal injury, and the families of people who have been killed in accidents of all kinds. We know that a serious accident or loss can turn your life upside down. Although we cannot undo what was done, we can get you properly compensated. Achieving this requires experience, skill, resources, and relentless determination.

Getting you the compensation you deserve after a financial loss, a serious personal injury, or a death will mean that your lawyers must hire highly qualified experts who testify on your behalf. It can mean having these experts visit the scene of the accident and reconstruct the events to prove another’s negligence. It can mean reviews of medical records, doctor’s visits and predictions about the true impact of an injury on your life. And it can mean hiring specialized lawyers as experts to prove your former attorney negligently caused you damages.

That’s no task for a junior associate in a big law firm, or for a lawyer who is just out of law school, or for an attorney who just occasionally handles legal malpractice of personal injury cases. To get the best possible results, you need an experienced and driven legal team with specialized focus and resources–a team that knows what it takes to get a multimillion dollar settlement or jury verdict. Choosing your attorney is a big decision, and it should not be taken lightly. Before you make your decision, there are a few things that you should know about your attorney.

Jim’s recognitions include: O.C. ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year; OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers; Annually designated “Super Lawyer” for over a decade; AV-rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Eric’s recognitions include: OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year; AV-rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; President of Orange County ABOTA, O.C. Trial Lawyers Assn and Lex Romana.

The Best There is in Santa Ana California