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Adam B. Stirrup

Attorney

Adam B. Stirrup was born and raised in Fresno, California. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Fresno. He then earned his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from California State University, Fresno in 2005. Mr. Stirrup earned his Juris Doctorate degree (with Distinction) from San Joaquin College of Law in 2008. While at San Joaquin College of Law, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and was honored as the Best Oral Advocate and Best Brief Finalist in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition. Mr. Stirrup began his legal practice with McCormick Barstow in 2008 and joined Paboojian, Inc. in 2013.

Adam B. Stirrup (Co-Counsel) obtained the Number 1 Professional Malpractice Verdict in the United States in 2021 in Merlo vs. American Ambulance.

Mr. Stirrup is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Fresno County Bar Association, the Kings County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

 

Verdicts & settlements

Mr. Stirrup primarily practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, business torts, UM/UIM, insurance bad faith, products liability, and wrongful termination.

The following cases are some of the verdicts and settlements that Mr. Stirrup has obtained on behalf of his clients:

$49.8 Million – Merlo v. American Ambulance – Medical Malpractice (Co-Counsel)
$8 Million – John Doe v. John Doe and John Doe Corporation – Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$7.9 Million – Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Defamation/Discrimination (Co–Counsel)
$6.4 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury (Co–Counsel)
$5.7 Million – Antunez v. JMY Properties I, Inc. – Electrocution/Wrongful Death (Co–Counsel)
$5 Million – Wilson v. E & B Bulk Transportation, Inc. – Personal Injury
$4.5 Million – Garcia v. Leguizano – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
$4.2 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Wrongful Death (Co–Counsel)
$4.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Trampoline Park – Spinal Cord Injury
$4 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Wrongful Death
$3.7 Million – John Doe v. Equipment Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury (Co–Counsel)
$3 Million – Charles Liddell v. Cuesta Title/Stewart Title of California – Escrow Fraud (Co–Counsel)
$3 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
$3 Million – Steven Neal v. R-N-R Trucking – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$3 Million – Juan Cabrera v. Western AG & Turf, Inc. – Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$2.5 Million – Mallery v. John Doe – Auto Accident/Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$2.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Property Owner – Personal Injury (Co–Counsel)
$1.7 Million – John Does v. Jane Doe Corporations – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$1.6 Million – Burkdoll v. Equipment Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury
$1.6 Million – Jane Doe (Minor) v. Weed Man Company – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
$1 Million – Cook v. Kos – Personal Injury
$1 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Charter School – Personal Injury
$850,000 – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
$800,000 – John Doe v. Jane Doe – Auto Accident/Personal Injury
$785,000 – Henry v. Verengo Solar – Personal Injury (Co–Counsel)

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Honors & Achievements

  • Mr. Stirrup received an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. This is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, which indicates the highest levels of professionalism and utmost ethical standards.
  • In every year since 2021, Mr. Stirrup has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
  • Mr. Stirrup was designated as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers also designated him as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 years of age in the State of California.
  • From 2012 to 2020, Mr. Stirrup was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Rising Stars list, a distinction only bestowed upon 2.5% of the attorneys in Northern California.
  • He was also honored as a “40 Under 40″ by Business Street Online who recognizes the top young business professionals in the public and private sectors in Central California who are leaders in the community and have experienced great success before the age of 40.
  • Mr. Stirrup has been recognized with Mr. Paboojian and Mr. Bell for obtaining one of the Top 50 Verdicts in California in the year 2018 for the case of Ortiz vs. Chipotle and for obtaining one of the Top 100 Verdicts in California in the year 2015 for the case of Charles Liddell v. Cuesta Title Co.

Organizations & Memberships

Mr. Stirrup is the Past President of the Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association (the Central Valley’s official Chapter of the Consumer Attorneys of California) (President 2017-2023), the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Fresno County Bar Association (President 2016-2017; President Elect 2015-2016; Vice President 2014-2015; Secretary 2013-2014), the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Kings County Bar Association (President 2015-2016; Vice President 2014-2015), the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Fresno State Alumni Association (President 2014-2016; President Elect 2012-2014; Vice President of Membership and Marketing 2011-2013), and a member of the Emeritus Group of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review. Mr. Stirrup is a former member of the Saint Agnes Men’s Club. Mr. Stirrup is also a Past President of the Board of Directors of the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association (President 2013; Treasurer 2011-2012). Mr. Stirrup is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury organization in the state of California, and currently serves on the Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Directors. Mr. Stirrup is also member of the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association.

Awards & Recognitions

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$49.8 Million – Merlo v. American Ambulance – Medical Malpractice

$19 Million – Stacy Johnson–Klein v. California State University, Fresno – Employment Case

$10 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury

$9 Million – Jane Doe & John Doe v. Concrete Pumping Truck Company – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury

$8 Million – John Doe v. John Doe and John Doe Corporation – Personal Injury

$8 Million – O’Connor v. Landells Aviation – Helicopter Crash/Wrongful Death

$7.9 Million – Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Defamation/Discrimination

$7.5 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe – Hospital Medical Malpractice

$7 Million – Jane Does v. Visalia Unified – Child Abuse Case

$6.4 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury

$5.7 Million – Gil Chavez v. D.R. Horton San Diego – Crane Accident/Spinal Cord Injury

$5.7 Million – Antunez v. JMY Properties I, Inc. – Electrocution/Wrongful Death

$5 Million – Doe v. Visalia Unified School District – Child Abuse

$5 Million – Hudson v. County of Fresno – Wrongful Death

$4.5 Million – Garcia v. Leguizano – Auto Accident/Personal Injury

$4.5 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Wrongful Death

$4.2 Million – Martin Rodriguez v. Jason Peden – Personal Injury/Spinal Cord Injury

$4.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Trampoline Park – Spinal Cord Injury

$4.0 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Wrongful Death

$4.0 Million – Jane Doe v. Big Fresno Fair – Dangerous Conditions

$4.0 Million – Beecher v. Pitman Farms – Products Wrongful Death

$3.8 Million – Mamoru Maseba v. IHS and Sears Logistics Services, Inc. – Auto

$3.7 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Employment Case

$3.7 Million – John Doe v. Equipment Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury

$3.2 Million – John Doe v. California Highway Patrol – Personal Injury

$3 Million – Charles Liddell v. Cuesta Title/Stewart Title of California – Escrow Fraud

$3 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury

$3 Million – Steven Neal v. R-N-R Trucking – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury

$3 Million – Juan Cabrera v. Western AG & Turf, Inc. – Personal Injury

$2.5 Million – Mallery v. John Doe – Auto Accident/Personal Injury

$2.4 Million – Bush v. TLN, Inc. – Wrongful Death (Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in Madera County)

$2.4 Million – Jane Doe v. Car Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury

$2.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Property Owner – Personal Injury

$2.2 Million – Diaz v. Arizona Stone and Architectural – Wrongful Death

$2.1 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe – Wrongful Death

$2.1 Million – Jane Doe (Minor) v. Clovis Unified School District – Child Abuse

$2.0 Million – Jane and John Doe v. L&W Supply DBA Sierra Building Materials – Wrongful Death of 9 year old boy

$1.9 Million – Helmer v. Bingham Toyota| Punitive Damages Awarded – Employment Case

$1.8 Million – Ortiz v. Porterville Cemetery District – Wrongful Death

$1.7 Million – Jane Doe v. Pacific Gas & Electric; Kroeker, Inc. – Wrongful Death

$1.7 Million – John Does v. Jane Doe Corporations – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury

$1.6 Million – Rebecca Carey v. Yeager, Inc. – Automobile Accident/Personal Injury

$1.5 Million – Martinez v. Dr. Scheafer – Medical Malpractice

$1.5 Million – Avila v. Hanford High School – Sexual Abuse of a Student

$1.4 Million – Clark v. Palisades Apartments – Mold Case

$1.2 Million – Thor v. Rodia Helmet – Products Liability/Wrongful Death

$1 Million – Cook v. Kos – Personal Injury

$800,000 ($1.62 Million with attorney fees) – Ordaz v. County of Fresno (2023) – Civil Rights (pretrial offer $7,500)