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About Us

The Traut Firm out of Santa Ana California includes brothers James and Eric Traut, along with their staff. Together, we represent people — never corporations or insurance companies. James and Eric have 58 years of combined experience in litigating cases and have achieved a great deal within that time. We are most proud of what we have achieved for our clients: the six- and seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements that have helped them reclaim their lives after a serious accident or a loss caused by a negligent attorney.

James received the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association “Trial Lawyer of the Year” awards. Eric also received the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. Both attorneys have been annually selected for years for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers*magazine. James and Eric are two of only 100 California attorneys certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as civil trial specialists. And both are rated AV Preeminent+under Martindale Hubbell’s peer rating system.

James and Eric are members of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, The National Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys Association of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of L.A. and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Eric was president of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and Orange County ABOTA.

If you’d like our help, just let us know. We’re here for you. The Traut Firm is available by calling James R. Traut at 714-386-1058. You can also contact us online.Consultations are free and confidential.

* Only 5 percent of lawyers in the region were selected for this honor. Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters.

+ AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.