Barry L. Edzant, Esq.

Founder & Lead Attorney

Barry L. Edzant graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University Northridge in 1984 then received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1988. After passing the California bar exam, Mr. Edzant began practicing law in 1989 with his father’s personal injury law firm. Early into his career he handled several serious personal injury matters ranging from serious auto and motorcycle accidents, trip and falls, dog bites, burn cases, death cases, medical malpractice, and product liability matters. He became a partner in his father’s firm within five years. Within his first five years of practice, he secured two seven figure settlements, and handled one of the worst dog bite attacks in North Hollywood’s history.

In the summer of 1996, Mr. Edzant’s personal injury practice would branch off into an unexpected direction. During a family vacation, the brakes on the family's 1996 Dodge Caravan caught fire, prompting a long and frustrating campaign of unsuccessful attempts to repair the brakes. Not knowing much about the California Lemon Law, Mr. Edzant retained a highly respected attorney who specialized in this niche area of law. The case was successful, and the two attorneys would become friends. Over the next several years, Mr. Edzant was trained by his own lawyer how to properly handle lemon law cases and other consumer related claims. Mr. Edzant would soon become an expert in this area of law. He has been retained as an expert witness in lemon law cases and has presented multiple lectures to lawyers on the lemon law at legal conventions.

Mr. 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. A testament to his reputation, Mr. Edzant's clients include a long list of prominent lawyers, including lemon law defense lawyers, mediators, arbitrators, and Superior Court Judges. His goal in every case is to avoid costly and protracted litigation. However, he will not shy away from aggressively litigating cases when it becomes necessary.

Personal Injury cases remain an integral part of Mr. Edzant’s practice having received tens of millions of dollars for injured victims. He firmly believes that injured victims deserve fair compensation for their injuries. Every year, insurance companies become more difficult in plaintiffs’ attempts to fairly resolve cases and will stop at nothing to minimize a victim’s legal rights. Nevertheless, victims’ rights are extremely important to Mr. Edzant and his team, and he will utilize all available resources to ensure a victim is treated fairly.

Since 2009, Mr. Edzant has been a volunteer Judge for the City of Santa Clarita’s nationally recognized youth programs, Community Court, and Teen Court. In cooperation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, these model programs have guided thousands of youths who have committed minor penal and vehicle code violations giving teens a second chance. He has served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association, including President.  Mr. Edzant was also a Los Angeles Superior Court mediator for several years giving him invaluable insight into both plaintiff and defense negotiation skills and strategies. He was chosen as Santa Clarita’s Lawyer of the Year in 2014.  He further has served for over 25 years on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Business Group, including being President of this professional organization13 times.

Mr. Edzant currently resides in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife of 38 years and their golden retriever, Brinkley.  Their daughter, Jenna, is also an attorney making her the third generation of Edzant lawyers! Their son, Kevin, is studying law at Loyola Law School to round out their family of lawyers. When not fighting for consumers and injured victims, Mr. Edzant is an avid woodworker who designs and builds custom furniture, with one original piece being featured in a nationally published woodworking magazine. He is also known for making delicious, authentic barbecue and has hosted several BBQ socials for hundreds of business professionals.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of California

Admitted May (1989)
The State Bar's mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.

United States District Court

Admitted July (1989)
The United States District Courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal judiciary. Both civil and criminal cases are filed in district courts, each of which is a court of law, equity, and admiralty.

Consumer Attorneys Association of California

Consumer Attorneys of California is a professional organization that represents the interests of 39 million Californians. Our member-attorneys stand for plaintiffs seeking accountability from those who do wrong.

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Consumer Attorneys protect people from unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct. As attorneys who solely represent the interests of consumers, the CAA of Los Angeles association is a powerful advocate for victim's rights and equal access to justice.

Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association

President (2012)
The membership of the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association, founded in 2005, includes more than 100 local attorneys dedicated to serving the Santa Clarita community.

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Board Member (2012)
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association is one of the premier local bar associations in California. Since 1926, the SFVBA has served members and the public with distinction, and has been a strong voice for the San Fernando Valley legal community.

SCV Business Group (A Professional Networking Organization)

Past President 13 times
The SCV Business Group is the largest business networking group in the Santa Clarita Valley.

SCV Community Court

Judge since 2006
The Santa Clarita Community Court (CC) (2006) and Teen Court (TC) (1995) Juvenile Diversion programs were implemented as an alternative to the juvenile justice system to help first-time non-violent offenders learn from their mistakes, and to ensure that youth perform community services and pay their restitution here in Santa Clarita where their crime was committed.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Recipient of the Phil Boozer Award
  • Member of the SCVBG Hall of Fame
  • 2017/2018 Personal Injury Attorney of the Year in Santa Clarita

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