Edward  R.  Ulloa

Biography

Ed Ulloa is an experienced trial attorney whose practice involves the defense of clients in high-risk, mass tort litigation, including asbestos, chemical exposure, flammable fabric and automotive product liability actions. He has served as first-chair trial counsel in over 50 jury trials.

Professional Expertise

Ed has represented manufacturers of naval and industrial equipment, automotive friction and gasket materials, and joint compound and drywall materials, and flammable fabrics at trial. He is highly experienced in the successful argument of summary judgment and pretrial motions and is involved in the development of litigation and trial strategies for high-risk mass tort litigation clients across the nation. Ed supervises other attorneys in the representation of products liability matters and negotiates on behalf of clients at court mandated settlement conferences. He represents clients in fact and expert witness depositions in cases in across the country and is involved in pre-litigation investigation of actions involving clients on a national basis.

Ed represented the defense bar in oral argument relating to the coordination of asbestos litigation in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties, as well as serving on the defense steering and advisory committees relating to discovery and litigation General Orders promulgated by the coordinated Southern California asbestos trial courts.

Ed also has extensive experience in product liability litigation on behalf of major automobile manufacturers involving design and performance of roof structure, air bag, door latch and seat assemblies.  He has also served as a city attorney, defending government tort litigation involving dangerous conditions of public properties, federal civil rights actions and prosecuting building and safety and code enforcement violations in civil and criminal courts.

Ed began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting sexual assault and domestic violence offenders, and drafted legislation to enhance the sentencing schemes for child pornography offenders.

Services

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law  (J.D., 1995)
    • Chairman, Vincent Dalsimer Advocacy Tournament
    • Interschool Honors Trial Advocacy Team
    • Moot Court Board
    • Terry Giles Honor Scholarship
    • Athalie Irvine Clarke Endowed Scholarship
    • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship
  • California State University, Long Beach  (B.A., 1989)
    • Dean's Honors List

Bar Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • DRI
    • Vice Chair, Talc Litigation Seminar (2019)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California District Attorneys' Association
  • Central City Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)
  • Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Mass Torts Law,’ American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
  • Deputy City Attorney, City of Hesperia (2001-2003)
  • Deputy District Attorney, County of Ventura (1995-1999)
  • Deputy District Attorney, County of Orange (1999-2000)

Trials

  • Alvin Tate v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Sprague v. AC & S Corp., Circuit Court of Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Larry Watson et al., v. John Crane Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Keith Short v. Amchem Products, Inc., Erie County Court, New York
  • Louis Auria, et al., v. Big Creek Lumber Co., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Jean Lacy v. Albay Contruction, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Danielle Polakow, et al., v Brenntag North America, Inc., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Keith Turley v. Ameron International Corp., Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Jesus Payan and Francisca Payan v. CBS Corporation, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Vera Letha Adams, The Surviving Spouse of Perry Wilson Adams, Deceased, et al. v. John Crane, Inc., et al., State Court of Chatham County, Georgia
  • Unterleitner v. BASF Catalysts, LLC, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Moore, et al. v. Calaveras Asbestos Ltd., et al., Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Richard Whittenburg and Shuiyu Hu Whittenburg v. John Crane Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Freddie Beauchamp, Jr. vs. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Cynthia Konigsberger v Kaiser Gypsum, et.al., Superior Court of Pacific County, Washington
  • Enayati v. Atlantic Richfield Corp., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Arredondo v. Alfa Laval, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Ameliah Carpenter vs. Leon Max Inc., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Larry Davis v. Shelby Specialty Gloves, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • D. Smith v. ABB, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • William Mansir v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp, et al.,  Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • David Blackinton v. Bondex International, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Ruben Flores v. Bondex International, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Stanley Racik v. Alfa Laval,Inc., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Maletz v. Carrillo

Presentations

  • "Mesothelioma Claims Associated with Talcum Powder," HarrisMartin's Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Litigation Conference, Charleston, SC (April 2019)
  • “Applying the Newly Minted Science of Talc and Asbestos,” DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar, Austin, TX (November 2018)
  • “Talc Litigation Update,” Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Perrin Conferences, San Francisco, CA (September 2017)
  • “Defense Closing Argument,” The Asbestos Mock Trial & Training Program Presented by Perrin Conferences, Hartford, CT (May 2017)
  • “Defense Cross-Examination,” HarrisMartin’s California Asbestos Litigation: Trial 101 Workshop, Los Angeles, CA  (May 2017)
  • "New Frontiers in Product Identification," Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Perrin Conferences, San Francisco, CA (September 2015)
  • "Current Trends In Asbestos Litigation In Southern California," Defense Counsel Strategy Session, DRI, Miami, FL (March 2010)
  • "AB 2661 Legislation to Enhance Sentencing Scheme for Internet Child Pornography Offenders" (2000 Legislative Session)
  • Domestic Violence Investigation and Prosecution Seminars, Orange County District Attorney's Office/Fullerton Police Department (1999)