Wyatt Vespermann is an attorney with Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP and focuses on pharmaceutical mass torts and foster care abuse litigation. Mr. Vespermann has extensive experience handling serious injury cases involving defective medical devices and currently represents women impacted by the July 2019 worldwide recall of Allergan BIOCELL® textured breast implants due to the risk of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). He also has experience with injury and wrongful death cases involving traumatized youths who are the victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
In 2022, Mr. Vespermann served as trial counsel in the case of Jane Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District, resulting in a $26 million verdict for a foster child who was sexually abused due to negligent supervision by a school district. Also in 2022, Mr. Vespermann, working alongside Brian Panish and Peter Kaufman, secured a $32 million dollar settlement in the case of J.G. v. County of Tulare Child Welfare Services for an infant who suffer profound brain damages after reports of his endangerment were ignored by the county’s child protective services division.
Originally from a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, Mr. Vespermann began his career as a trial attorney in Orange County handling matters involving catastrophic personal injury, products liability, and governmental entity liability. He then shifted to cases involving federally regulated medical devices, including claims implicating the preemption defense. Mr. Vespermann has spoken on topics in this field, including medical device reporting and complaint handling.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Vespermann worked as a paralegal focusing on elder law and helping to protect the rights of senior citizens. After working as a paralegal, he attended Pepperdine University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2018 and graduating cum laude. During his time at Pepperdine University, Mr. Vespermann was selected for membership in The Order of The Barristers for his performance on the school’s trial advocacy team. While on the team, he competed in the 2017 San Diego Defense Lawyers National Trial Competition in San Diego, CA, and the 2018 Student Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by AAJ in Santa Monica, CA.
Mr. Vespermann is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and the State of Nevada, an active member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts.