Susie Injijian                                              JWD_3225

Susie Injijian is considered a leading attorney representing plaintiffs in a variety of injury cases and appeals, most notably in airplane accident and cruise ship accident cases. She has been honored as a California Super Lawyer and a California Lawyer of the Year, and is recognized for her work in expanding the legal rights of passengers in numerous landmark aviation accident cases, including a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Northern California Super Lawyer,, August 2005
  • Lawyer of the Year, California Lawyer magazineDecember 2000
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, for preeminence in legal ability and ethics.


Contributing Editor: California Tort Guide, Third Ed., Chapters on Aviation, Automobiles,
Carriers, and Railroad Crossings (Continuing Education of the Bar), 2010 to Present

Panelist: CEB’s Practice Seminar, Handling Trial Objections (Continuing Education of the Bar), 2009

Featured in Time magazine’s “Salute To Women in Leadership,” with interview on Sky Radio, October 2008

Distinguished Panelist: Global Justice Conference, sponsored by Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, London, England, May 20–21, 2005

Author and Lecturer: “Warsaw Convention Developments,” American Bar Association Aviation Litigation Seminar, June 4, 2003

Member: Bar Association San Francisco; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member: Sections on Litigation and Torts Trial and Insurance Practice); The Association of Trial Lawyers America (Member: Aviation Section)

Contributing Author: California Civil Litigation Reporter (Continuing Education of the Bar)

Judge, University of San Francisco School of Law Advocate of the Year and annual Moot Court Competitions


Member: McAuliffe Law Honor Society

1982 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA at BERKELEY, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy


Practice Areas: Aviation Law; Personal Injury; Torts; Cruise Ship Injuries; Diving and Offshore Injuries; International Maritime Law; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability


Admitted: 1987, California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1990, U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court


Law School: University of San Francisco, J.D.


Member: Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice);The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Aviation Section).


Biography: Member, McAuliffe Law Honor Society. Named as: California “Lawyer of the Year,” California Lawyer, 2000; Northern California “Super Lawyer,” 2005. Contributing Author, California Civil Litigation Reporter (CEB). Judge, University of San Francisco School of Law Moot Court Competition. Member, Board of Trustees, East Bay Waldorf School, 2006-2009.


Born: Cairo, Egypt; September 7, 1960


Cases: Olympic Airways v. Husain, 124 S.Ct. 1221, 157 L.Ed. 2d 1146 (U.S. 2004); Hosaka v. United Airlines, 305 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2002); Andrews v. United Airlines, 24 F.3d 39 (9th Cir. 1994).