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John Kane Hart

John Kane Hart

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About Me

Jack has more than 38 years of experience dealing with complex business litigation, including class actions.  Jack has worked in private practice in premier downtown law firms. Jack's work has earned him recognition as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation in the 2006 publication Super Lawyers.


Jack  has also managed outside counsel as a senior counsel at two major corporations in a wide range of cases including class actions. 


Jack is working full-time as an arbitrator, mediator and litigation consultant.  Sometimes it helps to get a second opinion from an expereinced commercial litigator who thoroughly understands complex theories of liability and damage calculations. 


Jack is also availble to tesitfy as an expert witness with respect to complex business litigation issues.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Litigation: 100%
    40 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Robert Jay Nachshin

    I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent settler, economical and extremely intellgent.


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Contact Info

250 S Mansfield Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90036




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern Calfornia Business LtiatosSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Order of the CoifUniversity of Pittsburgh Law School1975
Omiron Delta Kappa Honorary SocietyBucknell University1975
Omicon Delta Epsilon Honorary SocietyBucknell University1975
Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary SocietyBucknell University1975

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Arbitrator and MediatorJohn K. Hart, Esq.2013 - Present
Of CounselSpile, Leff & Goor, LLP2010 - 2013
Of CounselQuinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges2000 - 2006
Senior Litigation CounselBank Of America1992 - 1999
Partner and AssociateKindel & Anderson1980 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southern California Mediation AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Arbitration AsscociationMember of Commercial Panel1990 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
R&D Maidment Inc v. Zions First National, et al, USDC (C. Cal) CASE #: 2:02-cv-00226-AHM-SHObtained a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and permanent injunction enjoining the collection of LC.
William Bowen, Qui Tam Plaintiff v. Bank of America , et al. Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC210351Court sustained Bank of America's demurrer without leave to amend complaint.

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Pittsburgh Law Review“UNITED STATES V. ROBINSON - Scope of Search Incident to Custodial Arrest for a Traffic Violation Defined,"1974


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Bucknell UniversityEconomics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Class Action and Unfair Competition Law ConferenceClass Actions and UCL2006
Unfair Competition: California Section 17200 Litigation ConferenceClass Actions and UCL2004
Recovery of Statutory Attorneys’ FeesRecovery of Attorneys' Fees2001