Evan Zucker joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office as an associate in 2014. He specializes in class action cases, as well as banking and pharmaceutical litigation. Mr. Zucker is dedicated to fighting for the rights of consumers who have been harmed by the systemic, uniform and unscrupulous practices of corporations.
Before joining Baron & Budd, Evan Zucker represented clients in matters which had positive ramifications across the country for those who had been victims of improper mortgage and insurance practices. He has been appointed class counsel or co-class counsel in more than a dozen state and nationwide class action matters dealing with corporate malfeasance. During that time, Mr. Zucker also represented individuals in civil rights cases against various state and local law enforcement entities, receiving several favorable settlements for these citizens. Additionally, he worked with California senators to pass legislation protecting the privacy of Californians who were victimized by online extortion schemes which posted consumers’ personal information online. Mr. Zucker was instrumental in furthering litigation aimed at shutting down these prolific cyber-extortionists.
In his work at Baron & Budd, Mr. Zucker was a member of the trial team that won the largest verdict in the State of Hawaii against a pair of pharmaceutical companies who defrauded the public for more than a decade by failing to warn consumers about known risks associated with their cardiovascular medication. He was also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Leadership team in a case resulting from one of the largest methane leaks in the U.S., which forced tens of thousands of Southern California residents to relocate from their homes. Mr. Zucker was instrumental in securing a settlement in that case for well over a billion dollars on behalf of the impacted residents. Additionally, Mr. Zucker was the lead associate in a case holding Bank of America responsible for years of appraisal fraud that helped form the foundation of the 2008 housing market collapse, recovering in excess of a quarter-billion-dollar settlement for mortgagees.
Currently, Mr. Zucker is an integral member of the trial team seeking to hold the opioid industry responsible for the devastating impacts of the epidemic it caused. He is proud to put his experience to work fighting for victims of the ongoing opioid crisis.
In 2022, Public Justice nominated Evan Zucker for Trial Lawyer of the Year. The same year, he was also nominated by the Consumer Attorneys of California for Consumer Attorney of the Year. Both nominations reflect his strong affinity for protecting the rights of individuals.
Evan Zucker was in middle school when his family’s home was devastated by the ’94 Northridge earthquake. At the time, he saw the tremendous impact that industry-wide insurance and corporate practices could have on middle class families, especially after a natural disaster. As a result of this experience, even before deciding to attend law school, Mr. Zucker gravitated toward work in law firms that handled cases against large companies who sought to take advantage of those with less power.
Ultimately, Mr. Zucker found himself working to recover hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of commercial and residential policyholders faced with catastrophic losses after that same Northridge earthquake. As a result of these experiences, he was inspired to seek a career in law. He has been representing plaintiffs ever since, and has continued that work as a part of Baron & Budd’s consumer protection team.
In his spare time, Mr. Zucker enjoys hiking in the mountains around his home with his wife and playing basketball. During the winter he finds time for skiing and snowboarding.
- “Earthquake insurance: the dim reality” Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 5, 2014)
- “New Bill Targets Internet Extortion” Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 28, 2014)
- “Unfair practices law not a shield against suits by insureds” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Nov. 14, 2013)
- “Unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank reform laws.” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 24, 2013)
- “A rent-to-own computer spying case.” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec 21, 2012)
- “New law proposes to limit length of depos in California.” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Aug 13, 2012)
- “Class actions – a device for the greater good?” Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 15, 2012)
- “How Do California’s Privacy Laws Protect Consumers” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec 14, 2011) – Guest Column (Front Page)
- “Online Privacy: Can the Law Deal with History Sniffing?” San Francisco Daily Journal (Jan 26, 2011)
- “Expanding the Waistline of Executive Branch: Federal Exemption of the Foreign Affairs Powers,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct 22, 2010)
- “Financial Reform: The Shifting Pendulum of Preemption,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 23, 2010)
- “Is the Supreme Court Ready To Validate Class Action Waivers?” Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 20, 2010)
- “Federal Law Trumps State Class Action Rules,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 7, 2010)
- “Trends in Federal Preemption of Products-Liability Cases,” Advocate (March 2010)
- “Are Your Clients Violating State or Federal Law Wiretapping Laws?” Century City Lawyer (Feb 2010)
Loyola Law School of Los Angeles (J.D., 2009)
University of California, Los Angeles (B.S. in Mathematics/Economics 2003)
Bar & Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist (Public Justice, 2022)
Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist (Consumer Attorneys of California, 2022)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (Thomson Reuters 2013-2021)
American Association for Justice
Consumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Certified Los Angeles County Mediator
Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Young Lawyers Division