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John Cornell Taylor

John Cornell Taylor

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Motorcycle Accident

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    John
C. Taylor has a vast background of jury trial experience in diverse
fields. His courtroom success has resulted in multi-million dollar
verdicts in complex actions involving: aviation insurance law
(Santesson v. Beech Aircraft - $57.5 million), negligent entrustment of
an automobile (Mallabo - $18.6 million), negligence (Pascua/White v.
Industrial Asphalt - $14.4 million), civil rights (Galal v. City of
Long Beach - $6.75 million) and police pursuits (Murillo v. United
States of America (Border Patrol) - $3.3 million).


 


    John's areas of expertise include serious personal injury, wrongful
death, complex business disputes, corporate fraud, insurance bad faith,
products liability, faulty road design, and general negligence.


 


    John is a trial lawyer's trial lawyer. He has been practicing law in
Los Angeles for over thirty years and is a well-known figure in
Southern California legal circles. In 1988, John received the Trial
Lawyer of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los
Angeles (CAALA). In 1992, he was again honored when the legal
publication Verdictum Juris named him the Trial Lawyer of the Year.


 


    In 2007 and again in 2008 John was selected as one of the "Top 100
Lawyers" in Southern California by Los Angeles magazine's Super Lawyers
publication.


For more than a decade, John has been named in the prestigious
Woodward & White's publication The Best Lawyers in America. He
holds the rank of "Advocate" in the American Board of Trial Lawyers
(ABOTA). He has testified at trial as an expert on legal ethics, legal
malpractice, and insurance bad faith.


 


    Since 1985, John has served on the Board of Governors of CAALA. He
became an Emeritus board member in 1997. From 1996 to 1999, he served
as a member of the Board of Governors of Public Counsel, one of the
largest public interest practices in the nation.


 


    John has continued his participation and contribution to consumer
rights as a sustaining member of CAALA, the American Association for
Justice (AAJ), and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ).


 


    As a frequent speaker and contributor to seminars, John persists in
efforts to advance the reputation of the legal community and the rights
of injured consumers. He has spoken on ethics at Loyola University
School of Law and on Trial Advocacy at Whittier School of Law. His
views have had a forum both locally and nationally as a speaker to such
groups as CAALA, the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the
American Bar Association's Products Liability Division, ABOTA Inns of
Court, and the Nevada and Orange County Trial Lawyer Associations.


 


    John is a graduate of Ohio University and McGeorge School of Law at
the University of the Pacific. He began his legal career clerking and
trying cases for the Sacramento County Public Defenders' Office. He
then worked as an insurance defense lawyer, becoming the youngest
partner ever at his firm.


John left defense work for a solo practice representing injured
individuals in major personal injury lawsuits. After several incredibly
successful years as a solo practitioner, he became a founding partner
in Greene, Broillet, Taylor & Wheeler. During his twelve-year
tenure at the Greene firm, John tried and won a variety of complex and
sophisticated matters as the firm became a nationally-recognized leader
in plaintiffs' personal injury law. In 2002, John decided to start his
own law firm and partnered with David Ring to create Taylor & Ring,
where he continues his successful trial practice.


 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Wrongful Death: 30%
    38 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    38 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    38 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    38 years, 100 cases
  5. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%
    38 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John Gary Jahrmarkt

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Anthony Ngula Luti

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    Anthony Luti Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Taylor & Ring, LLP

10900 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Top 100 Lawyer in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
"AV" Rating (highest rating)Martindale-Hubbell2008
Presidential Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2007
Top 500 Plaintiffs' Attorneys in AmericaLawdragon2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Top 100 Lawyer in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Trial Lawyer of the Year NominationConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2005
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2004
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2003
Presidential Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2003
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2002
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2001
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2000
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.1999
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.1998
Trial Lawyer of the YearVerdictum Juris Publications1993
Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTaylor & Ring, LLP2002 - Present
PartnerGreene, Broillet, Taylor, Wheeler & Panish, LLP1990 - 2002
PartnerJohn C. Taylor1988 - 1990
MemberLaw Offices of Michael J. Piuze1984 - 1998
PartnerMorris Polich & Purdy LLP1979 - 1984

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesDiplomate1998 - 2008
Public CounselBoard of Governors1993 - 1996
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1990 - 2008
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember1990 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors-- Emeritus1985 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember--Benefactor1985 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mallabo v. Wan Hai Lines$18.6 million verdict for the injured motorcyclist

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
CAALA AdvocateA Potpourri of Professional Negligence Caes2008
CAALA AdvocateEvideniary Issues in Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery Cases2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Ohio UniversityGovernmentAB1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Convention Las VegasInitial Case/Client Consult2009
CAALA 25th Annual Las Vegas ConventionProfessional Negligence2007
Jack Daniels Trial School (ABOTA)Jury Voir Dire2006
Case Review--CAALA Past Trial Lawyers of the YearCase Analysis2006
Jack Daniels Trial School (ABOTA)Jury Voir Dire2005
Jack Daniels Trial School (ABOTA)Jury Voir Dire2004
CAALA 25th Annual Las Vegas ConventionEvidence2004
Annual Judges ReviewJudge Reviews2004
CAALA 21st Annual Las Vegas ConventionMock Trial2003
Jack Daniels Trial School (ABOTA)Jury Voir Dire2002
Aspects of Trial (ABA-Products SectionOpening Statement1996
Mega-Verdict ConferenceClosing Argument1995