Edi M.O. Faal
Attorney At Law
Edi M.O. Faal was born in Gambia, West Africa. He was admitted to the Bar in the United States, United Kingdom, and Republic of The Gambia. Mr. Faal is an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of The United States of America, The Supreme Court of The State of California, and was admitted to The Supreme Court of the State of Indiana. He is a Barrister of the Bar of England and Wales, and a Barrister and Solicitor of The Gambia Supreme Court.
Mr. Faal has been in private practice in Los Angeles, California for the past 31 years. His qualifications include Master of Laws (LLM) in International Dispute Resolution from The University of London; Barrister At Law (BL) from Middle Temple Inn of Court, London; Juris Doctor (JD) from Western State University, California; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.Sc.) from Florida International University; Post graduate Certificate from the International Training Institute, Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Faal was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Southern California from 1991- 1996, where he lectured on Conflicts of Law---the legal aspects of international transactions.
Mr. Faal has received several professional awards including Lawyer of The Year (1994) from John Langston Bar Association; President’s Award from the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association; Legal Champions Award from Ohio Bar Association; Recognition Award from the Arizona Bar Association; he was included in The Los Angeles Magazine’s List of Super Lawyers for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Mr. Faal has extensive experience in handling complex legal cases. His wide experience includes disputes pertaining to commercial matters, investments, loans, defective products, governmental liability, insurance claims, employment, real estate, accidental injuries and professional negligence. He was the lead attorney in the Reginald Denny case (L.A. 4 Trial) following the Los Angeles riots of 1992 in which 56 people lost their lives and more than One Billion Dollars of property was destroyed. Mr. Faal has participated in several high profile cases involving public figures such as Stevie Wonder, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Rodney King, and the late rap star Christopher Wallace known as “ Biggie Small” or “Notorious B.I.G.”
Mr. Faal has served as a legal commentator for CNN, NBC News, and Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Faal has extensive experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation of business, civil and criminal matters. Below is a partial list of matters he has handled:
- Disputes involving products manufactured in China;
- International shipping liability;
- Export/Import disputes;
- Manufacture of defective goods;
- Injury cases and commercial losses arising from defective products (product liability);
- Enforcement of Arbitration agreements;
- Insurance coverage disputes;
- Bad faith denial of insurance claims;
- Business acquisition transaction disputes;
- Real estate sales disputes; real estate transactions;
- Wrongful death; governmental liability for wrongful death;
- Automobile and other accident cases.
- Bank negligence liability claims;
- Premises liability;
- Employment contracts;
- Discrimination in employment (race, gender, sexual orientation);
- Sexual harassment in employment;
- Medical negligence (negligent diagnosis & treatment);
- Physician & Lawyer license revocation proceedings;
- Accountant negligence;
- Legal negligence;
- Catastrophic injuries from chemical explosions;
- Liability of general contractors and sub- contractors;
- Construction defects litigation;
- Forced labor claims;
- Religious discrimination;
- 911 Terrorist victim clams;
- Racketeering & Corrupt Practices;
- Malicious prosecution;
- Wrongful imprisonment & detention against governmental agencies;
- Police brutality & civil rights litigation.
- Murder & Manslaughter cases;
- Capital murder;
- Money laundering;
- Bank fraud;
- Insurance fraud;
- Torture & mayhem;
- Habeas Corpus proceedings challenging imprisonment & detentions;
- Sex crimes;
- Armed robbery;
- Domestic Violence/Abuse;
- Kidnapping & hostage taking;
- Gang violence cases;
- Embezzlement and financial crimes;
- Arson for profit;
- Gross negligence by Healthcare Providers;
- Foreign corrupt practices.