P. Ryan Banafshe is a leading Beverly Hills lawyer with fifteen years of experience. As the founder of Banafshe Law Firm, PLC, he focuses his practice on all facets of plaintiffs personal injury, including wrongful death, automobile accidents, and slip and falls. An Avvo “Superb” rated attorney, Mr. Banafshe’s aggressive, client-focused, and results-oriented legal services have earned him numerous accolades, such as inclusion among the Distinguished Justice Advocates’ Top 1% Attorneys in America and lifetime membership in the Best Attorneys of America.
Like many lawyers, Mr. Banafshe began his journey to becoming one of California’s top personal injury attorneys as a kid who liked to debate. As he tells it:
Throughout my entire childhood, people would joke that I should become an attorney because I was always arguing with others to get my way. That idea stuck with me and it turned out they were correct.
With his eyes set on a career in law, in 2003 Mr. Banafshe opened Banafshe Law Firm where he has since successfully recovered millions of dollars for thousands of clients, earning him membership into the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Today, Mr. Banafshe prides himself on being an aggressive advocate for his clients who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence. A skilled negotiator, he helps victims recover the deserved compensation against insurance companies that do not want to pay the fair value of a claim, often times accepting cases that other attorneys pass up. Mr. Banafshe’s deep knowledge of the law paired with his strong work ethic and sheer determination ensure his success in every case he takes on.
Understanding that a personal injury case is not only difficult financially but also emotionally, Mr. Banafshe matches his legal expertise with patient and compassionate service. Through an open line of communication, he takes the time to truly listen to his clients’ stories and address all concerns, helping victims of injury feel at ease in a complicated situation. Mr. Banafshe is so dedicated to his clients’ recovery that he assists them in finding proper medical care and works on a contingency basis, never collecting a fee until he wins. "I love what I do," he explains, and continues:
I have the privilege of helping those in need, and with a contingency fee arrangement I provide an opportunity for those who otherwise could not afford an attorney to equal the playing field against the insurance companies. This is a privilege I take very seriously.
As a leader in his field, Mr. Banafshe keeps himself apprised of prevailing trends within personal injury law. In particular, he is thinking critically about the impact self-driving cars will have on the personal injury area of law. He noted:
I can’t help but wonder what will happen once self-driving cars are released. Will the roads be safer because we will no longer have issues like distracted drivers? Or will they be more dangerous due to computer glitches? It’s definitely going to affect my industry, but the question is: how?
After a decade and a half dedicated to law, Mr. Banafshe envisions a bright future head. In the coming years, he hopes to continue his steady growth and place a stronger focus on litigation. In his spare time, Mr. Banafshe enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and eating good food.
California • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
10.0/10.0 “Superb” Rating – Avvo • Top 1% Attorneys in America – Distinguished Justice Advocates • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Member • Million Dollar Advocates Forum • Lawyers of Distinction • Lead Counsel Rated
University of La Verne College of Law, J.D. (2002)
State Bar of California, California State Bar Litigation Section • Consumer Attorneys of California • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles • Ethical Lawyers of America