Arash Homampour | Shinedling v. Sunbeam Products, Inc. | $58.65 million verdict


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This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Arash Homampour of The Homampour Law Firm (

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Award-winning California trial lawyer and The Homampour Law Firm founder Arash Homampour discusses how he successfully represented grieving widower Kenneth Shinedling and his three daughters after a defective space heater designed and manufactured by Sunbeam Products, Inc. started a fire that tragically killed Kenneth's wife and the girls' mother, Amy Shinedling. In the early morning hours of January 5, 2011, Kenneth woke up to a blazing fire in his bedroom, caused by a Holmes Sunbeam HQ307 radiant heater that did not shut off after heating up and igniting nearby clothing, starting the deadly blaze. Sunbeam failed to provide consumers with warnings about not using the heater while sleeping, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission's 2005 bulletin, and neglected to alert consumers that the advertised automatic safety feature would not shut-off the heater before it started a fire. In spite of the defense's attempts to blame Kenneth for not saving his wife's life, the Los Angeles, California jury found Sunbeam Products, Inc. guilty of negligent design as well as failure to warn. As a result of trial lawyer Arash Homampour's efforts, 80% of the responsibility for Amy Shinedling's wrongful death was assigned to Sunbeam. In a landmark jury verdict, Kenneth and his daughters were awarded $58,650,000 in damages.

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Guest Bio:

Arash Homampour

Arash Homampour is a trial lawyer and founder of The Homampour Law Firm, a nine lawyer firm that represents individuals in catastrophic injury/wrongful death, employment and insurance bad faith matters throughout the State. The Homampour Law Firm is considered one of the top trial law firms in the State with record setting verdicts (twelve 8 figure and fifteen 7 figure verdicts) along with many outlier settlements.

In 2021, he was the 5th ranked lawyer in Southern California by Super Lawyers in all practice areas. He was previously named one of the top 30

Plaintiff lawyers in the State by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He was the recipient of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 2018 Ted Horn Memorial Award, presented to the lawyer who has provided outstanding service to the Association and the legal community. He also received trial attorney of the year awards from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers the Association. In 2007, he was named one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Arash Homampour also handles appellate work, including successfully briefing and arguing before the California Supreme Court, and appears as a legal analyst on television. He gives back daily by teaching and helping other lawyers to be the best lawyer they can be. He also started a non-profit called There is a Light Foundation, that will give financial assistance and grants to individuals so they can get to the next level in their life.

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