Congratulations to Nichole D. Podgurski on being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2016. This is the fourth consecutive year she has received this honor as one of the top young medical malpractice and insurance bad faith attorneys in Southern California.
Ms. Podgurski is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. Degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. While at the University of Southern California she authored a paper under the supervision of Professor Erwin Chemerinsky which explored the constitutionality of campaign finance reform. She earned her Law Degree from Loyola Law School where she was Chief Production Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. After graduating from Loyola Law School, Ms. Podgurski practiced insurance defense litigation and began representing consumers and those harmed when she joined the firm of Donahue & Horrow, LLP in 2009.
She has represented clients in both state and federal court who have been catastrophically injured, and insurance policyholders who have been wrongfully denied their insurance benefits in a wide variety of cases including automobile, life, health, and disability insurance. Ms. Podgurski has helped the firm to recover millions of dollars for their clients who have been severely injured, lost a loved one as a result of malpractice or abuse, or who have been left feeling helpless after being denied a valid insurance claim. She is strongly committed to protecting the rights and interests of consumers and individuals who have been injured through the negligent acts of others.
About Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars Award
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.