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John Fairleigh Denove

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    As a California trial attorney, Jack has tried more than 100 civil cases before a jury.

    47 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    47 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    15%
    As a California medical malpractice attorney, Jack has successfully represented clients for 30 years throughout California in several types of medical malpractice and medical negligence cases, including wrongful death, birth injuries, mis-diagnosis, surgical errors, emergency room errors, medication errors, nursing errors and other types of medical negligence.

    47 years

  4. Insurance
    10%
    As a California insurance bad faith attorney, Jack has helped clients whose insurance claims have been wrongfully denied, or their insurance coverage canceled without merit. Jack levels the playing field for his clients by aggressively defending his client's rights. He and his partners and associates have successfully handled insurance bad faith cases against numerous insurance companies.

    47 years

For more than forty years, Jack's goal has been to become the best trial lawyer he can be. As a California trial attorney, Jack has tried more than 100 civil cases before a jury. He has been invited to and has lectured to both attorneys and physicians. These lectures include such topics as trial practice, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, products liability and premises liability.

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He holds the designation of Diplomate, the highest rank of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is the immediate past President of the Italian American Lawyers Association and he has served as President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. He has been on the Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee of numerous trial lawyer associations, including the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.



He has been formally recognized as one of the attorneys who assisted the task force in the preparation of the Judicial Council of California CACI jury instructions.



As a California medical malpractice attorney, Jack has successfully represented clients for over 30 years throughout California in several types of medical malpractice and medical negligence cases, including wrongful death, birth injuries, mis-diagnosis, surgical errors, emergency room errors, medication errors, nursing errors and other types of medical negligence.



As a California insurance bad faith attorney, Jack has helped clients whose insurance claims have been wrongfully denied, or their insurance coverage canceled without merit. When an insurance company is sued for bad faith, it has the money to hire the best defense attorneys. Jack believes the victim of insurance bad faith has the right to an attorney with at least as much experience. With his knowledge of insurance practice, Jack levels the playing field for his clients by aggressively defending his client's rights. He and his partners and associates have successfully handled insurance bad faith cases against numerous insurance companies.



He was selected by his peers to be included in the 2008 and the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. He is recognized as one of the Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in the United States by LawDragon. The Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association voted Jack as Trial Lawyer of the Year and he has also been selected to the Super Lawyer of Southern California list for several years.



He has received recognition from the Members of Congress of the United States of America, California Senate, the California Legislature, the Los Angeles Superior Court, the County of Los Angels, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the Los Angeles City Attorney, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan News Enterprise.



In addition to being the immediate past President of the Italian American Lawyers Association, Jack has served as the President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. He received the Consumer Attorneys of California-California Trial Lawyers Association Presidential Award of Merit in 1994, 1996 and 2000, and the Pollock Award in 2006.



Despite his numerous individual accomplishments and awards, Jack believes the best interest of the client is served by a solid team effort by all of the attorneys and staff of the law firm.



Jack received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his juris doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law School. His interests outside the practice of law include horseback riding, painting and boxing.

 

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Cheong & Denove
1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cheong & Denove
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
  • 1977 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Karns
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Antablin & Bennett
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Cheong & Denove
  • 1978 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Musa, Cheong & Denove
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Associate
  • Roper & Folio
  • 1976 - 1976
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • 1973
  • Santa Monica City College
  • Associate Arts Degree
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe vs Starucks
  • Starbucks settles slip and fall for $4.8 million

Associations

  • America Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Executive Committee - Los Angeles Chapter
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Diplomate
  • 2001 - Present
  • Court Committee - Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Bench Bar Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1989 - Present
  • ABOTA Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2008
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Secretary - Los Angeles Chapter
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Blue Ribbon Committee
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Ride Committee Chairperson
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Consumer Attorneys Public Education Fund
  • Board of Governors
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Consumer Attorneys Public Education Fund
  • President
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Executive Committee
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Court Committee - Los Angeles Superior Court
  • AB 3820 Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • President
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of Litigation Section
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • President-Elect
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • First Vice-President
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Consumer Attorneys Public Education Fund
  • Board of Governors
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Second Vice-President
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Secretary
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Court Committee - Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Jury Committee
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Treasurer
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Court Committee - Santa Monica Superior Court
  • Civil Advisory Committee
  • 1994 - 2002
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 1991 - 1994
  • ABOTA Inn of Court
  • Secretary
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1986 - 1994
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate
  • 1983 - 1992
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1994
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association,
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution
  • Advocate, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association of Southern California.
  • 2011
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Sected to the list of Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Selected to the Leading Lawyer in America list
  • Lawdragon
  • 2011
  • Person of the Year
  • Metropolitan News-Enterprise
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles' Best lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Presidential Award
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2009
  • Selected to the list of Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2009
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • The Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Presidential Award
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2008
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2008
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Selected to Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation list
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Selected to the Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in America list
  • Law Dragon
  • 2007
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Association
  • 2007
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Edward I. Pollock Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2006
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Men of Achievement Award
  • Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003
  • Ted Horn Memorial Award
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2001
  • Outstanding President of the Year Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2000
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1996
  • Outstanding President of the Year Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1996
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine
  • Evidence, Objections, Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire Annual Meeting
  • "Understanding Pain"
  • 2011
  • CAALA, Annual Convention
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Experts
  • 2011
  • CAALA , New Lawyers Group
  • How to Get Documentary Evidence Admitted at Trial
  • 2010
  • CAALA, 26th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Closing Argument - Is It too Late
  • 2008
  • CAALA, 25th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Proving Non-Economic Damages in A Wrongful Death Case
  • 2007
  • CAALA, 25th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Damages
  • 2007
  • CAALA, 24th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Voir Dire
  • 2006
  • CAALA, 23rd Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Maximizing Expert Opinion Testimony
  • 2005
  • CAALA, 23rd Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Evidence
  • 2005
  • CAALA, 22nd Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Closing Arguments by the Masters Part 1 and 2
  • 2004
  • CAALA, 21st Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Excellence in Trial From Masters Of The Craft
  • 2003
  • CAALA, 20th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Medicine for Lawyers
  • 2002
  • CAALA, 19th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Mock Trial: The Premises Liability Case
  • 2001
  • CAALA, 19th Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Using Expert and Lay Testimony in Professional Negligence Cases
  • 2001
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Dances With Documents
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Presenting Medical Evidence: 21 Practice Pointers
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Litigating The Disability Insurance Bad Faith
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Cross Examination Of Witnesses
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Persuasive Closing Argument
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Cross Examination As A Sword
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Demonstrative Evidence In The 21st Century
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Finding The Smoking Gun
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • What Do You Do When Your Client Or The Defendant Declares Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • Trade Libel
  • N/A
  • CAALA, Annual Las Vegas Convention
  • How to Litigate a Dog Bite Case
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a distinguished lawyer and a credit to the profession. His education, background, knowledge and experience are also apparent from a brief perusal of his profile on his firm website. I endorse John to those looking for a lawyer in the practice areas he focuses his expertise and one with an impeccable career."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Denove is a knowledgeable, skilled, and caring attorney, and I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly rated and knowledgeable. Great responses on questions. Right on target."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is one of the premier attorneys in our persoal injury community. His ability to convey the suffering of his clients to a trier of fact is unsurpassed. Many of the techniques we use at my law firm are based on Jack's ideas. I highly endorse Jack as a great asset to the legal community and especially those of us who practice personal injury law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jack for more than 36 years, since we were classmates at Loyola. He is an outstanding trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer John Fairleigh Denove
John Fairleigh Denove
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 47 years