Alfredo Torrijos is a partner of Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos LLP. Mr. Torrijos prosecutes both individual and class actions in state and federal court, focusing on complex litigation matters in breach of contract, employment, consumer fraud, bad faith insurance, intellectual property and technology law.
Mr. Torrijos has significant experience in technology related litigation, intellectual property law and class actions. Mr. Torrijos has handled class actions through trial and appeal and has successfully represented consumers in class actions against some of the biggest technology and insurance companies in the country, including: Google, Yahoo!, CitySearch, Network Solutions, Nationwide Insurance, Progressive and State Farm. In addition, Mr. Torrijos has represented hundreds of individuals in their bad faith claims against insurance companies such as Allstate, 21st Century, Farmers, and State Farm. Mr. Torrijos also represents employees both in individual matters and in class actions involving companies such as Commerce Casino, Papa John’s, Dollar Tree and Safeway. In addition to his class action and commercial litigation experience, Mr. Torrijos also maintains a strong appellate practice, having written and argued dozens of appellate briefs, many of which resulted in reversals of the trial court. Among the opinions he has helped publish are: Cordova v. 21st Century Ins. Co., 129 Cal.App.4th 89 (2005); Johnson v. GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., 166 Cal.App.4th 1497 (2008); Hughes v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, 196 Cal.App.4th 754 (2011) (petition for review granted on Sept. 28, 2011 and review dismissed on Sept. 11, 2013); Johnson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 544 F. App’x 696, 698 (9th Cir. 2013); and Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, 238 Cal.App.4th 1138 (2015) (review denied Oct. 21, 2015).
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Torrijos worked for Litton Industries as a staff accountant in the company’s corporate financial consolidations and reporting department. Mr. Torrijos was subsequently promoted and placed in charge of designing, programming and implementing the transition of the company’s financial consolidation system from a legacy mainframe platform to a client/server system. Mr. Torrijos has significant experience in designing databases, stored procedures, reports, and data input interfaces using Microsoft SQL server, Visual Basic, and C#. In addition, Mr. Torrijos has developed and programmed enterprise software using Visual Basic .NET, C# and C++. Following law school, Mr. Torrijos worked as a Management Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he focused on the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, utilities and consumer sectors and on projects involving strategy development, organization/change management and cost management.
Mr. Torrijos has spoken extensively on class action topics, including: Class Actions in the Age of Big Data (November 15, 2014, 2014 Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention); Structuring Class Settlements That Will Get Approved (October 2, 2014, Bridgeport Continuing Education 2014 Wage & Hour Litigation & Management); Class Action Settlements: Rule 68 Offers of Judgment and Other Strategic Tools (April 11, 2014, Bridgeport Continuing Education 2014 Class Action Conference); Getting Your Settlement Approved (September 2014, JAMS Class Action Seminar); The Changing Standards of Class Certification (January 10, 2014, Bridgeport Continuing Education Consumer Class Action Conference); Class Actions: Recent Developments (January 2014, myLawCLE); CAFA Removal and Remand: Latest Developments (March 29, 2011, Stafford Publications); and Is it better to file a nationwide class action or state-only class action? (January 28, 2010, Consumer Attorneys of California 4th Annual Class Action Seminar).
Mr. Torrijos has also co-authored numerous articles concerning class action law, including: Notice 2.0: How Technology is Changing Class Action Notice Procedures (January 2011, Westlaw Journal); The Internet, Indispensable for Providing Class Action Notice (August 16, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal); The Rise of “Professional Objectors” in the Class Action Settlements (July 8, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal); and The End of Consumer Class Action Arbitrations (May 14, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal).
Since 2015, Mr. Torrijos has been rated as one of the top rated class action & mass torts attorneys in Los Angeles by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Torrijos is admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts in California and has appeared before all of the federal district courts in California as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Torrijos is a member of the The American Association For Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Mr. Torrijos received his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School in 2001 and graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Northridge where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance.
Mr. Torrijos is fluent in Spanish.