The Firm

Who We Are

Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson was founded over 40 years ago in the San Fernando Valley. From its inception, the firm has been guided by certain core principles: a strong commitment to each client, integrity and candor in dealing with the courts and opposing counsel, and a tenacious, never-give-up attitude. The firm has been widely regarded as one of the top personal injury and consumer rights law firms in the State. The firm founder – Larry Grassini – is one of only two attorneys to be twice awarded the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). He is a longstanding member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group of the Nation’s top 100 trial lawyers. Partner Roland Wrinkle has briefed and argued more appeals and writs than any plaintiff’s lawyer in the history of California. Partner Lars Johnson is a former Navy JAG officer who has achieved great success in the courtroom. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a 3-time finalist for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year award. The firm partners are supported by fantastic professional and administrative staff, most of whom have been with the firm for over a decade.

Values / Philosophy

We know that individuals stand little to no chance of achieving justice against large insurance companies and corporations without a strong advocate in their corner. We relish that role. We only take on cases we expect and want to try. We settle cases only on terms that are beneficial to the client, and only when we know we’ve done everything possible to get the best result. We uphold the highest ideals of the profession, knowing that the respect we’ve earned by doing things right will benefit each client in the long run. We are honest, straightforward and professional. We know of no other way to run a law practice. We succeed not by tricks or short cuts or expensive advertising campaigns, but through hard work, dedication and tenacity.

Our History

1976

Firm Founded

Larry Grassini & Roland Wrinkle join together to exclusively represent injured and damaged plaintiffs.

1981

Record Setting Verdicts

Grassini & Wrinkle try and win the largest Elderly Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, and Worker’s Comp Bad Faith verdicts in California.

1983

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Larry Grassini voted Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year by Verdictum Juris. Larry Grassini voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association.

1985

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Larry Grassini voted Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year by Verdictum Juris.

1986

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Larry Grassini voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. Larry Grassini voted Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year by Verdictum Juris.

1987

President, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association

Larry Grassini elected President of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers.

Best Lawyers

Larry Grassini selected to Woodward and White’s The Best Lawyers in America.

1989

Top Personal Injury Attorney Honors

Larry Grassini named by the California State Bar Journal as one of the 10 most respected plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in California.

1990

Ted Horn Award

Roland Wrinkle voted Ted Horn Memorial Award by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association (for the education of trial lawyers).

1994

Top Lawyer Honors

Larry Grassini recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the top 25 lawyers in the state.

1997

Larry Grassini honored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Larry Grassini honored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel as the only plaintiff’s lawyer to appear on the cover of their quarterly journal. Supreme Court rules juries are to decide road design cases

1999

Appellate Lawyer of the Year; Inner Circle of Advocates Selection

Roland Wrinkle voted Appellate Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Larry Grassini elected to The Inner Circle of Advocates as one of the top 100 plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States (and one of only 9 from California)

2001

Best Lawyers

Roland Wrinkle selected to Woodward and White’s The Best Lawyers in America (one of only two lawyers in the San Fernando Valley so honored, the other being Larry Grassini)

2002

Top Attorney Honors

Larry Grassini recognized as one of the top 25 lawyers by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Hall of Fame

Larry Grassini inducted into Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles Hall of Fame.

2010

Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

Lars Johnson selected as a finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

2011

Hall of Fame; Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel names Larry Grassini to its Hall of Fame. Larry Grassini named 2011 Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

2012

Top Law Firm Honors

U.S. News & World Reports ranks Grassini & Wrinkle one of 2012’s Best Law Firms in plaintiffs’ product liability litigation.

2013

Lars Johnson Becomes Partner; Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

Lars Johnson selected as a finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

2015

Consumer Safety Legislation

President Obama signs into law the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act (Enactment of legislation prohibiting companies from renting recalled vehicles following our landmark wrongful death verdict against Enterprise Rent a Car

2016

Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

Lars Johnson selected as a finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.