Overview

Cyrus Wilkes defends manufacturers in catastrophic injury and complex commercial cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.   An experienced and passionate litigator, he has defended foreign conglomerates to mom-and-pop interests from everything from massive class-actions to simple car accidents, bringing the same level of service and dedication to all. 

Cyrus is a former Marine non-commissioned officer with a passion for litigation and brings a warrior ethos to his matters.  Cyrus’s practice is focused on product liability and commercial litigation.  He has represented manufacturers from a wide-range of industries to include sporting goods, commercial vehicles, personal vehicles, consumer goods, and electronics.  Cyrus relishes the opportunity to dive-deep into his cases and learn all he can about the products he defends.  He has a strong passion for class-actions, and has defended clients against both defect and misrepresentation claims as well as toxic exposure.

Experience

  • Earned a dismissal at the summary judgment stage for a national sporting’s good manufacture in a high-profile matter stemming from a spectator injury at a Major League Baseball game. 
  • Drafted two successful 12(b)(6) motion defeating class-certification on behalf of a national consumer product manufacture facing unfounded allegations of misrepresentations.
  • Independently negotiated hundreds of settlements through mediation and personal negotiation on behalf of clients in negligence matters.  
Education
  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of California, Riverside
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science, with a Minor in History
Bar Admission
  • California
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
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