PROTECTING THE CONSUMER

Biography

barryBarry L. Edzant, Esq.
Born: January 31, 1961, Los Angeles, California
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, California
California State Bar # 140304

Education

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, Magna Cum Laude – 1984
  • Awarded as Most Outstanding Graduation Senior
  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
  • Doctorate of Law – 1988

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California – Admitted May 1989
  • United States District Court – Admitted July 1989
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Associate of Los Angeles
  • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association – President (2012)
  • Recipient of the prestigious Lawyer of the Year Award, 2013
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Board Member (2012)
  • SCV Business Group (A Professional Networking Organization) – Past President 13 times.
  • Recipient of the Phil Boozer award and is a member of the SCVBG Hall of Fame
  • ProVisors Santa Clarita
  • SCV Community Court – Judge since 2006

Professional Experience

  • Law Offices of Edzant and Edzant, Encino, California
  • May 1989-May 1999 Associate and Partner
  • Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant, Valencia, California
  • May 1999-Present, President

Barry Edzant began practicing law in 1989, joining his father’s personal injury practice. In the summer of 1996, his personal injury practice would accidentally branch off into an unexpected direction. During a family vacation, the brakes of the family 1996 Dodge Caravan caught on fire, prompting a long and frustrating campaign of unsuccessful attempts to repair the brakes. Not knowing much about the California Lemon Law, Barry retained an attorney who specialized in the Lemon Law. Within ninety days, the Edzant family had a new Dodge Caravan.   Barry Edzant then learned this intricate area of law with the help of his own attorney, and would soon be representing thousands of clients for their Lemon Law matters.

Since 1997, Barry Edzant has earned the respect of all the major auto manufacturers, local auto dealerships, and Lemon Law defense attorneys for his competence and cooperative style of practice. His goal in every case is to avoid costly and protracted litigation.  However, he will not shy away from aggressively litigating Lemon Law cases when the auto manufacturer fails to cooperate with his efforts to settle. As a result, the vast majority of the cases he handles settle very quickly and painlessly.

Personal Injury cases remain an important part of Barry Edzant’s practice.  He firmly believes that injured victims deserve compensation for their injuries.  Every year, auto and medical insurance companies become more difficult in plaintiffs’ attempts to settle cases and will stop at nothing to minimize a victim’s just compensation.  Nevertheless, victims’ rights are extremely important to us and we will utilize all available resources to make sure a victim is treated fairly.

Barry Edzant currently resides in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife of thirty one years and his golden retriever, Brinkly, a smaller household since his two children became adults too fast for their parents. When not fighting for the consumer, he enjoys viewing live performances, spoiling his family and friends with his famous barbecue.  He is also an avid woodworker, designing and building custom furniture.