Elaine S. Kusel

Partner

Elaine S. Kusel first joined McCune Wright Arevalo LLP in 2008. She is a partner of McCune Wright Arevalo LLP. As a nationally renowned class action attorney, she performs a significant role in the McCune Wright Arevalo LLP Consumer Fraud Class Action division. Elaine is a member of the New York Bar Association.

After college, Ms. Kusel spent eight years working in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she eventually served as Legislative Director and Counsel to a Member of Congress serving on the House Commerce Committee.

After graduating from law school, her practice has included fraud litigation, mass torts, and international human rights law. Among the notable cases she prosecute are in re Lucent Technologies Securities Litigation; Abdullahi v. Pfizer, a case in which she represented Nigerian children enrolled in a clinical trial by Pfizer without their families’ informed consent and Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a case in which her work helped secure a $203 million dollar class action verdict.

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Elaine’s Featured Successes

$203 million

class action verdict for unfair bank overdraft fees

Over $200 million

Espinosa v. Hyundai, helped secure a class action settlement

$75 million

Abdullahi v. Pfizer, a case in which she represented Nigerian children enrolled in a clinical trial by Pfizer without their families’ informed consent

Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School Washington, D.C., 1994
  • B.S., Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, 1987

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