Testimonials, Verdicts & Settlements

Our results speak for themselves.

We know how to win.

I was injured in an automobile accident where the other driver ran a red light. The other insurance company offered me a ridiculous low offer which didn't even cover my expenses. I hired Mr. Reiner to represent me in my suit and he did an excellent job. I received an amount that I was extremely happy with. He has an excellent staff that was compassionate, understanding and treated me with respect. Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel had my best interests at heart and were willing to fight for me.
~ Peggy

For over 40 years, Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, LLP, has represented injured people in Northern California and beyond.

We’ve won more than $600 million for our clients, 98 percent of the cases we’ve taken to trial, and the largest single plaintiff jury verdicts in the history of Shasta County and Humboldt County.

Our results speak for themselves.

We know how to win.

180

Million

For victims of unnecessary heart surgeries

37

Million

Recovery for victims of dangerous condition of public property

19.7

Million

Verdict for child who suffered traumatic brain injury

10

Million

For man injured by defective machinery

6.5

Million

For victim of exploding tanker truck

3.9

Million

For family of a girl killed by a defective vehicle

3.5

Million

For victim of sexual abuse

3.4

Million

For woman injured in a crash caused by a defectively designed road

3

Million

For man injured in construction site accident

2.3

Million

For man who sustained fall injury

2.1

Million

For victim of construction site electrocution

2

Million

For the family of a man killed because of a dangerous road

2

Million

For woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident

1.9

Million

For a man who fell on a defectively built staircase

1.7

Million

For victim of elder abuse

1.65

Million

For fatal boating accident

1.5

Million

For woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a pedestrian versus vehicle crash

1.25

Million

For victim of trucking crash

1.1

Million

For victim injured in street racing crash

1

Million

For pedestrian hit by car
This is a great big "Thank You" to Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, and in particular to Mr. Russell Reiner for the excellence with which he and his staff handled my recent litigation. They made the process very clear and concise with all the support I needed to make the correct information available in a timely manner. The directions they gave me were succinct and easy to follow. All concerns were addressed without delay resulting in my case being resolved very efficiently and proficiently. I would not hesitate to again consult with Mr. Reiner should I have any future legal concerns.
~ Deborah
Mr. Mainzer is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is honest and friendly while remaining a zealous advocate for his clients. If I were in need of representation in Northern California I would have no hesitation in reaching out to Mr. Mainzer and I know he would work aggressively to obtain the best possible result for me and my family.
~ Former Client
Mr. Reiner and his team were extremely patient and kind with us. They explained everything twice if needed and went above and beyond what was required of an attorney. They made a very difficult situation bearable, handling parts of our case they normally don't. They didn't have to do that. If we ever needed an attorney again we'd definitely use them and definitely recommended then to others.
~ Janet C.
I was in a terrible auto accident, they were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do, and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case. I highly recommend them.
~ Sandra P.
I was rear ended by a drunk driver. Todd and his staff did an excellent job seeing that I received just compensation for my injuries. I highly recommend Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel.
~ Stewart
After almost 5 years of perseverance, hard work and a lot of push back against the insurance company, it gives me great pleasure to say thank you to Todd Slaughter and his staff worked tirelessly to successfully settle my case. Todd and his staff have shown nothing but the utmost care, concern and compassion for my well being. I am grateful and extremely pleased with the outcome. I felt I had an honest, compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable litigator that was willing to fight for me and my case.
~ Delia W.
On March 31st, 2012, my father tragically passed away in an automobile accident near Swimmers Delight on State Highway 36. His life abruptly ended because a portion of a redwood tree next to the highway fell and landed on the vehicle that he was driving. My mother was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash and fortunately survived the incident.  It was during this process that our family was introduced to attorney Ben Mainzer.

 

After investigating, Ben determined that Caltrans was responsible for the accident, and the decision was made to go forward with the case. Our case lasted 6 years as Caltrans consistently tried to derail the process.

 

Ben never wavered in his support for my mother and the rest of our family. No matter the status of the case, Ben never had anything but my mom’s best interest in mind. Ben went beyond my expectations when it came to the care of my mother. He looked out for not only our legal interests, but also ensured that she had access to the emotional support that she needed following the tragic incident she experienced. The preparation for trial in such a case takes an emotional toll on the victims and their families, and I feel that this toll was always the most important thing on Ben’s mind. Attorneys often earn a bad reputation that their only concern is about the money that they will make. Throughout the entire six-year process, I never felt for one second that money for the law firm was driving Ben’s decision-making. From start to finish, it was completely obvious that Ben’s mission was to make sure my mother was represented vigorously with her best interest in mind; while also holding Caltrans accountable for their negligence.

 

After much work, Ben was able to resolve the case with an outcome that will allow for the care of my mother for the rest of her days. I am amazed by the level of transparency that provided our family throughout the duration of this case. The level of professionalism and care our family experienced with Ben was exemplary to say the least, and there is no question in my mind who I would hire for future legal needs.
~ Clint Duey | Fortuna, CA
Ben Mainzer is an advocate in the purest sense of the word. I was seriously hurt when struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk and from the day Mr. Mainzer agreed to take my case he championed tirelessly on my behalf for a just recovery. My trust in his abilities afforded me the time to concentrate my energy on my physical recovery. Throughout the process, Ben Mainzer was professional, personable, and careful to explain each step taken in terms I could understand. He was always available to answer questions and I never felt rushed to make an important decision. Mr. Mainzer was always prepared with every contingency covered and carefully guided me through this difficult legal process. No amount of money can ever replace all that’s lost after a serious injury, but Ben Mainzer worked diligently on my behalf to achieve the best resolution possible for which I am forever grateful.
~ D.M. | Eureka, CA
I was represented over a period of 3 years on a wrongful death case by Ben Mainzer. Through the hardest period of my life, Ben was able to be sensitive and compassionate while also providing excellent legal work that led to a very positive outcome. I felt that Ben had my best interests at heart in every way. I never felt pressured as we worked through an emotionally challenging process. At the beginning of this process I expressed specific goals above and beyond financial compensation, and Ben and his team were able to meet every one of those goals. I feel incredibly grateful to have had him as my lawyer.
~ A. P. | Eureka, CA
I am extremely happy with the representation Ben Mainzer and his entire office provided. Thanks to Ben’s hard work and the work of the other attorneys and staff, I could not be happier with the outcome of my case. All the attorneys and their staff were prompt to respond to my phone call and emails. I felt as though they genuinely cared about me and my case and that my case was as important to them as it was to me. I would like to thank each of them for caring, working endless hours and making the whole process easier. If you need top-quality legal representation, I highly recommend Ben Mainzer!
~ Patty C. | Eureka, CA
I struggle in putting this down in words because they seem so inadequate in trying to express the depth of my gratitude for what Benjamin Mainzer has done for me.  He was my voice, my champion, my confidante, and my advocate.  From the moment I first met Benjamin Mainzer he was straight-forward, personable, compassionate, and professional.  Sexual assault is not an easy topic and when I first came into his office, still traumatized by what had happened to me, it was difficult for me to even talk about it out loud. 

 

Ben took my case seriously and handled it with grace and dignity.  He never flinched, never sugar-coated anything, and was with me every step of the way.  Ben was always willing to take my calls, to address my concerns, or to sit down with me and help me understand measures we were taking to move forward with the case.  Ben stood up for me and aided me in taking on my assailant.  He helped me through the hardest time of my life and though I was terrified, I always knew I could count on him.  Benjamin Mainzer is not only an outstanding lawyer, the kind of lawyer you want fighting on your side, he is also a remarkable human being.  It is with the highest praise that I recommend him to anyone in need of superb representation
~ Meridith B. | Blue Lake, CA
Ben Mainzer represented me in my wrongful termination case and he was relentless in his efforts to obtain the truth and just compensation for my loss. He guided me through the process, consistently communicating my options and he understands the importance of you, the client, making the ultimate decisions. My unexpected situation resulted in having the best professional representation from Ben Mainzer and his entire staff.
~ Karen K. | Eureka, CA
I met Ben Mainzer after my child almost lost her life. Ben took every phone call I ever made to him and returned them when he wasn’t available. He listened to me and heard me at my most desperate times. He spent two years and countless hours on our case and never wavered. He is a professional, relentless, courteous and compassionate attorney. Because of Ben Mainzer my child has justice and Humboldt County is a safer place.
~ Debra C. | Eureka, CA

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I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case.

~ Sandra P.

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