Shane Hapuarachy is a partner at Jacoby & Meyers. He focuses his practice on wrongful death cases and individuals that have been catastrophically injured. His approach to litigation mirrors his approach to life: success comes through thinking strategically, working hard and a willingness to take risks.
Prior to joining the Jacoby and Meyers team, Shane was a partner at another plaintiffs’ firm, Cheong Denove Rowell Bennett & Hapuarachy. Over the course of his legal career, Shane has had several seven-figure verdicts and settlements against insurance companies, governmental agencies, negligent health care professionals, landlords, police departments and employers. His track record is phenomenal – many times securing a jury verdict for his client that was 10 or even 20 times the best offer made prior to trial.
Shane is committed to seeking his justice for his clients and volunteers his time supporting organizations that fight for the most vulnerable among us. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), and several other organizations whose primary goal is achieving justice.
Shane attained his law degree from Loyola Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the state of California. He was the recipient of a Public Interest Scholarship and graduated in the top 15% of his class. Prior to law school, Shane attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Policy.
Shane is a fierce competitor, but not just in the courtroom. Shane is an accomplished triathlete, a mixed martial artist, and a seasoned poker-player. Shane and his family are also three-time champions on the Family Feud! In short – Shane loves to win. Shane lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amber, his son, Knox, and his daughter, Bo.
Recent Representative Verdicts and Settlements
Settlement $7,556,000 – a settlement against a public agency for negligent design of a public thoroughfare that resulted in a critical injury. (June 2020).
Verdict: $9,100,000 – a premises liability case involving a critical injury at an apartment complex caused by the landlords failure to install a handrail. (January 2020).
Mid Seven Figure Settlement (Confidential) – a medical malpractice case that settled 10 days into trial involving a hospital’s failure to adequately monitor a stroke patient. (July 2019)
Verdict: $1,190,000 – a construction defect case involving an injury to an elderly woman who was injured due to a negligently installed wheelchair ramp. (February 2019).
Verdict: $2,000,000 – a Civil Rights/Section 1983 case involving a claim of excessive force against the LAPD regarding a fatal shooting. (March 2017).
Mid Seven Figure Settlement (Confidential) – the case was a negligence case involving a pedestrian hit by a slow-moving vehicle (February 2017).
Verdict: $1,006,000 – Medical malpractice case arising from a lack of informed consent regarding a hysterectomy (October 2016).
Verdict: $1,300,000 – A non-impact taxi-cab v. motorcycle accident (May 2016).
Mid Six-Figure Settlement (Confidential) – Medical malpractice settlement arising from a delay in the diagnosis of HIV (April 2016).