Kristy M. Arevalo

Partner

As a partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, Kristy Arevalo has established herself as one of the Inland Empire’s top plaintiff’s attorneys in the legal fields of personal injury and wrongful death, consumer fraud class actions and product liability.

notable cases

$23 million

verdict in commercial breach of fiduciary duty case

$4.282 million

ski boat manufacturing defect verdict (co-trial counsel)

Ms. Arevalo is dedicated to obtaining just redress for her clients while holding individuals, corporations and entities responsible for defective and dangerous actions, products and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Arevalo has litigated and settled multiple cases involving the recalled DePuy ASR hips and is active in many multidistrict and coordinated litigations around the country involving defective drugs and medical devices, such as the DePuy Pinnacle hips, Wright Medical hips, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters and Essure birth control. In addition to her mass torts practice, Ms. Arevalo handles catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and manages the personal injury division of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.

Ms. Arevalo grew up in Southern California and graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine. Immediately after graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Arevalo joined McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. For over 14 years she has worked diligently to help those who have been injured or wronged. In addition to her busy litigation practice, Ms. Arevalo is actively involved in the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and is a graduate of CAOC’s 2015 Leadership Academy. She is also involved in the Inland Empire Chapter of CAOC and the CAOC Women’s Caucus. She was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of California attorneys aged 40 and younger. Ms. Arevalo is also a regular speaker for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners given her experience in commercial litigation.

Ms. Arevalo has argued in front of the California Court of Appeals and has tried multiple cases to verdict. She is currently the partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.

Kristy’s Featured Successes

$23 million

verdict in commercial breach of fiduciary duty case

$4.282 million

ski boat manufacturing defect verdict (co-trial counsel)

$4 million

multiple settlements for defective DePuy ASR hip cases

$1.1 million

settlement for defective vaccine

$800,000

trial verdict for trucking accident case

$725,000

settlement for auto product liability case

$600,000

settlement for roadway design defect case

$400,000

settlement for roadway design defect case

Multiple $300,000-$400,000 settlements

for Metrolink accident cases

$312,500

settlement for minor injured in a car accident

$305,000

settlement for roadway design defect case

$240,000

settlement for ski lift malfunction

$225,000

settlement for medical malpractice from negligent implantation of port and catheter to treat cancer

Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 2001
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, California, 1998

Accomplishments

Appointments

  • Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee – Education Chair (2017)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee – Legislative Chair (2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire – Board of Governors (2017, 2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California – Board of Governors (2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Mass Tort MDLs and Differences Between Them and Class Actions”
    • Speaker
    • 11/30/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California Travel Seminar – Maui, Hawaii
  • “Taking Care of Mom: Emerging Issues in Elder Abuse”
    • Moderator
    • 11/18/2017
    • 56th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention
  • “Voir Dire: Effective Jury Selection”
    • Speaker
    • 7/27/2017
    • Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyer’s Division and Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire – Inland Empire Breakfast Club – Riverside, CA
  • “Masters in Trial Building: Direct Examination”
    • Moderator
    • 3/4/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire Palm Springs Seminar – Palm Springs, CA
  • “The Auto Class Action Case”
    • Speaker
    • 2/7/2017
    • 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California 11th Annual Class Action and Mass Torts Seminar – San Francisco, CA
  • “Introduction to Inland Empire Legal Organizations”
    • Speaker
    • 1/20/2017
    • Riverside County Bar Association and Riverside Superior Court New Attorney Academy – Riverside, CA
  • “Developments in Essure Litigation”
    • Speaker
    • 9/28/2016
    • HarrisMartin MDL Conference – Washington, D.C.
  • “Pharmaceutical and Environmental Mass Tort Litigation: Update on Essure Litigation”
    • Speaker
    • 3/30/2016
    • HarrisMartin MDL Conference – Santa Barbara, CA
  • “Civil Fraud Case Study – Tale of Two Brothers: Damage Analysis and Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in a Closely Held Corporation”
    • Speaker
    • 8/26/2015
    • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Los Angeles, CA
  • Tale of Two Brothers: Damage Analysis and Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in a Closely Held Corporation”
    • Speaker
    • 9/11/2014
    • Cal CPA Forensic Services Section – Fraud Section – Los Angeles, CA

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