Attorney Cynthia McGuinn of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn has been selected as a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s (SFTLA) Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award will be presented at The 17th Annual Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala scheduled for Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at the Hotel Nikko-San Francisco. Attorneys John McGuinn and Robert Igleheart are also listed on the nomination and will be in attendance.
Ms. McGuinn is nominated for her work on the Cole v. Henry case. RFTM’s client suffered catastrophic back injuries after her father fell asleep at the wheel and crashed as they crossed the country in a rental truck. Ms. Cole ultimately required five spinal surgeries to fuse and stabilize her fractured vertebrae. After a two-month trial, the jury awarded Ms. Cole $13.4 million in damages. Ms. McGuinn is nominated as a finalist because of the complex nature of Ms. Cole’s injuries and the legal hurdles faced during trial.
A Celebrated History with the SFTLA
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, as one of San Francisco’s top personal injury law firms, has a well-established relationship with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Cynthia McGuinn herself served on the board of directors from 1989 to 1999, before receiving the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2003, followed by the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Ronald Rouda received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Attorney Timothy G. Tietjen was the SFTLA President in 1999, Attorney John M. Feder was the President in 2007, and Attorney June P. Bashant has been an active Executive Board Member in recent years.