Arnold 'Doug' Larson has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, toxic tort, and employment law. He serves as Liaison Counsel and as lead trial counsel for a leading tire manufacturer in the California Judicial Counsel Coordinated Proceedings, and as California trial counsel for cases in the U.S. District Court Multi-District Litigation arising out of the voluntary recall of tires used on the Ford Explorer, one of the largest recalls in U.S. history. Mr. Larson also served as trial counsel for Dow Corning in the first breast implant case to be tried to a verdict in California following the Food & Drug Administration's imposition of a moratorium on breast implant surgeries.
University of California at Los Angeles, 1974, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Southwestern University School of Law, 1977, J.D.
Mr. Larson is admitted to all Courts of the State of California; U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California; the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; the United States Court of Claims; and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Associations and Publications
Mr. Larson is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute. He is and has been a contributing editor for the California chapters of Tort Liability Desk Reference (2000-present), Product Liability Desk Reference (1998-present), and Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide (2019), each of which is published annually by CCH Incorporated; managing editors Mort F. Daller and Nicholas Daller.
Published cases: Stephen v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 134 Cal. App. 4th 1363
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating (5.0 out of 5.0)
Southern California Super Lawyer (2008 – present)
Mr. Larson's practice focuses on all aspects of complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in product liability, toxic torts, mass tort litigation and commercial litigation. Mr. Larson has over 30 years' experience defending tire manufacturers.