John Kelley Courtney

John Kelley Courtney

John Kelley Courtney

Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
800-401-4530
213-262-6777
888-397-7655
Fax:
213-481-1554
Email:

John K. Courtney specializes in mass torts, class actions, product liability and insurance bad faith. Over the course of his career, he has tried over 20 jury and bench trials and handled multiple binding arbitrations.

Selected Verdicts

  • $16 million, Verdict - Allen v. Aerojet-General Corp., Sacramento Case No. 97AS06295
  • $5 million, Verdict - Long Beach Goldberg v. Marriot in 2015. Wrongful death plane crash on Catalina Island
  • In excess of $1 million, Verdict - Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, 2009

Selected Settlements

  • $25 million, Settlement - groundwater pollution by rocket fuel manufacturing plant
  • $25 million, Settlement - environmental exposure to in utero children resulting in blindness (confidential settlement)
  • $10 million, Settlement - wrongful death auto v. auto/road design in 2016 (confidential settlement)
  • $7.1 million, Settlement - confidential medical negligence case in Sacramento
  • $3.6 million, Settlement - for a long haul truck drive hurt climbing onto a loading dock, Gitron v. Swift

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Negligence Claims including Personal Injury, Toxic Torts and Complex Litigation
  • Anti-Trust
  • Class Actions
  • Product Liability
  • Bad Faith

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1985
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Associate, 1990 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate, 2003 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2008 - Present
  • ABOTA, LA Chapter Executive Board, 2010 - 2016
  • Elected to National ABOTA, Board member, 2015 - 2018
  • ABOTA, Civility Chair, 2015 - 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, 2008 - 2011
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008 - 2009
  • Southern California Superior Lawyer, 2007 - 2016
  • America’s Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 2015,2016

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Pi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Gamma Mu