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Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez

Partner Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez is one of the leading female lawyers in California, and has been recognized as such by her peers.

Marsha has over 20 years of litigation experience representing injured persons in medical malpractice and personal injury cases and has been pivotal in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients, including eight figure or nearly eight figure awards for, among others: a man who suffered severe brain damage as a result of a health club’s failure to properly train their employees on emergency procedures ($14.6 million); a woman whose brain infection was not timely diagnosed and caused her to become paralyzed ($5 million); a man who became a quadriplegic as a result of a negligently designed road ($9 million); two settlements for a man who became paralyzed as a result of an occluded aortic stent ($4.7 million) placed to repair a ruptured aorta following a motorcycle v. police vehicle accident ($1.4 million); a teenager who suffered severe brain damage due to the failure to treat hydrocephalus ($9 million); a baby who suffered brain injury at birth due to failure to timely recognize fetal distress ($5 million); and settlements for a 56-year-old and 33-year-old man who suffered brain damage as a result of anesthesiologists’ negligence ($4.25 million and $4 million, respectively). She also has to her credit a $6 million settlement for victims of an unsafe off-road condition, and a $6 million settlement for a man who suffered brain damage when a skilled nursing facility failed to timely respond his urgent respiratory needs.

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attorney awards

These victories have earned widespread recognition from her peers as one of the premier lawyers in California and in America.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2011- 2020
    • Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine, 2012-2020
  • Southern California Rising Stars, 2005-2010
    • Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine, 2005 – 2011
  • 2017-2018 AIPIA 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Nation’s Top One Percent (National Association of Distinguished Counsel)
  • Top 100 California Trial Lawyers 4 Consecutive Years (The National Trial Lawyers)
  • Los Angeles Top Attorneys (2013)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California (2012-2013)
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California (2011-2013)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2011-2013)
  • Best Lawyers (US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms, 2011-2013)
  • Best California Attorneys (2012)
  • Latino American Who’s Who (2011)
  • Top Young Lawyers in Southern California (2007-2010)
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America (Lawdragon, 2007)
  • 3,000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers In America (Lawdragon, 2006)
  • 500 New Stars, New Worlds (Lawdragon, 2006)
  • Top 500 Leading Stars, New Worlds (Lawdragon, 2006)

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • National Latino Trial Lawyers Association (The National Trial Lawyers, 2013-2014)


Bar Admissions

  • California (1999)
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California (2000)
  • Arizona (2007)


  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1998


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish