Founding Partner, Aitken Aitken Cohn
WHY: Top local trial lawyer (see Dan Callahan, Ed Susolik, Mark Robinson entries); with his wife, Bette, big backers, Chapman University: trustees, law, arts; also supports Voice of OC, Chance Theater; youngest-ever president, State Bar; children in firm.
RECENT: Honored in August at children’s food charity Caterina’s Club gala; daughter Ashleigh ran for mayor of Anaheim. Won $27.6M decision against Mercury Insurance.
QUOTABLE: People “could be held accountable [with] multiple factor[s] of economic loss,” he told L.A. Times this summer, commenting on Tyler Skaggs case; parties represented by other attorneys.