Eric Arevalo


Mr. Arevalo is a Partner at Schumann Arevalo LLP. Mr. Arevalo is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the States of California and Washington.

Mr. Arevalo specializes in litigating a wide array of practice areas, including high-exposure, complex multi-party general liability cases arising out of catastrophic accidents, often involving life-altering injury, including paralysis, dismemberment, brain injury and/or wrongful death. Mr. Arevalo also serves as Cumis/Independent and monitoring counsel on various general liability matters for multiple insurance carriers and their insureds.

Mr. Arevalo’s civil litigation practice extends to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist litigation defense, commercial collections, business litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, estate litigation, general defamation defense, malicious prosecution defense, commercial disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, federal litigation under Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (“PACA”), Regulatory Enforcement, as well as trial practice in all areas.

As an active member of the California Trucking Association, Mr. Arevalo also focuses his practice on transportation and trucking litigation defense, serving as defense counsel for various trucking and transportation companies nationwide. Mr. Arevalo further specializes in coordinating the “first response” to an accident scene involving commercial vehicles, casualties and significant losses.

Mr. Arevalo’s trial, arbitration and mediation experience is notable. Mr. Arevalo has successfully tried to verdict/judgment and arbitrated matters in a wide range of areas inclusive of personal injury matters, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist claims, business/commercial disputes, and fraud and deceit matters. Mr. Arevalo applies unique and sophisticated approaches to litigation to accomplish his clients’ goals.

Most recently, Mr. Arevalo has had significant success in obtaining favorable results in the following cases:

  • Successfully defended large grocery store chain to complete dismissal on a premises liability matter where Plaintiff claimed severe, permanent, and disabling neurological injuries. Plaintiff dismissed its claims against our client.

  • Successfully defended a national real property owner in an action filed for conversion of personal property. The case was resolved with Plaintiff dismissing its claims against our client.

  • Successfully defended merchandising broker from action filed by distributor claiming misrepresentation, fraud, breach of shareholder agreement, and intentional interference with an existing contract, where Plaintiff claimed an excess of $1.4 million in damages. Plaintiff dismissed its entire case against our client.

  • Successfully defended a non-profit organization in a personal injury action where Plaintiff alleged severe injuries, including broken hip and wrist requiring surgery, neck and back pain, and contusions. Plaintiff demanded over $500,000 in damages. The case resolved through a negotiated settlement for a nominal amount.

  • Successfully defended and obtained a complete dismissal of action filed against our client alleging fraud and demand for alleged unpaid commissions. The case resolved at the eve of trial with Plaintiff dismissing action.

  • Successfully defended real estate agent from a claim for personal injuries arising out Plaintiff’s collision into a glass wall during an open house, resulting in severe lacerations to Plaintiff and permanent scarring over her body. Demand was in excess of $350,000. The case was resolved with Plaintiff’s dismissal of its claims against our client.

  • Successfully collected $1.2 million in outstanding unpaid invoices on behalf of our client against a supplier. After extensive litigation, on the eve of trial, the supplier agreed to pay the outstanding invoices in full.

  • Successfully tried and prevailed on fraud and alter ego claims, piercing the corporate veil, where defendant created various corporate entities to defraud our client.

  • Successfully prosecuted and tried to judgment an action for fraud, intentional deceit, and conversion against an auto-body repair shop for misappropriating our client’s vehicle.

  • Successfully defended homeowner from an action filed by contractor to collect alleged unpaid payments under a written agreement and invoices. The case resolved with the contractor dismissing its claims against our client.

  • Successfully defended homeowner from action filed by contractor to collect alleged unpaid payments under written agreement. The case resolved at the eve of trial with Plaintiff paying our client damages for the poor workmanship and damage caused on our client's property.

  • Successfully defended tenant from large claim for unpaid rents and breach of lease of an ocean view property in South Orange County.

  • Successfully negotiated and collected a settlement of almost $100,000 on behalf of our client, who was injured when she was attacked by a cat near her home.

Mr. Arevalo is known for his caring manner as well as his timely communication, reporting, investigation, and strategy. He views his relationship with his clients as a team working together towards accomplishing the best possible results. Mr. Arevalo is proficient in Spanish and provides legal services to the Spanish speaking communities within California.

Mr. Arevalo is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.