Stuart Fraenkel

Co-Managing Partner
Nelson & Fraenkel LLP
601 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 2050
Los Angeles,  
United States


Stuart R. Fraenkel is the co-managing partner at the Los Angeles office of Nelson & Fraenkel LLP. He handles high profile, complex matters. He has a broad range of experience in civil litigation, including complex, high profile aviation, admiralty/maritime, auto, bus, truck, motorcycle, premises, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, insurance bad faith, business litigation, mass tort, entertainment and qui tam (whistleblower) matters. Mr. Fraenkel has also litigated numerous international and domestic airline, commuter, military and general aviation fixed wing, helicopter and blimp crash cases. His litigation experience has involved matters throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, China, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, the Middle East, Singapore, South America, South Korea, and Taiwan. Mr. Fraenkel is an authority in national and international conflicts and choice of law issues. Mr. Fraenkel has been recognized as a Best Lawyers in America since 2013 (Lawyer of the Year – Aviation - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs); Southern California Super Lawyer since 2007 (Aviation & Aerospace, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury – Products, Personal Injury); National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Lawyers in California, Top 10 Aviation Lawyers and Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers; Who’s Who Legal: Transport; AVVO, 10 out of 10 rating; Lead Counsel Review Board, Lead Counsel Rated – Personal Injury Law – Plaintiff; amongst other numerous accolades. Nelson & Fraenkel LLP has been rated as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report. For more information, see his C.V. at


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