John Courtney

Girardi | Keese
1126 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-0211
www.girardikeese.com


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
Aviation Accidents

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