John Loomis

Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

John Loomis, Of Counsel in Foley Mansfield's Los Angeles office, has five decades of legal experience in the areas of product liability, medical liability, toxic tort and mass tort litigation, with a current emphasis on asbestos defense. During his career he has had highly varied and extensive experience in litigating and trying personal injury, construction defect, warning and accident prevention science, vaccine and professional malpractice matters. John has a special interest in cases involving the cutting edge of science, innovation and evolving medical technology.

In addition to representing clients in litigation matters, John has served as an arbitrator, mediator and judicial settlement officer in 200+ cases, and on multiple occasions as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Since being admitted to practice in California in 1970, John has appeared frequently in multiple State and Federal District Courts. He has also appeared in Nevada and Arizona courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds the peer-awarded highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. John has successfully tried a wide variety of cases in often highly technical contexts, including asbestos, and is well beyond ABOTA-qualified.

John has spoken at seminars, authored a multitude of educational legal outlines, and been published in the Southern California Defense Counsel Journal on “How to Take Expert Depositions.”

Every problem is an opportunity for an inevitable solution. Fix the problem, not the blame.



AWARDS

Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® ABOTA Distinguished Trial Advocacy Award, Am Jur Corporations Award


PRESENTATIONS

Winning Opening Statements, International Business Seminars, 2008


PRO BONO

John has served as an arbitrator, mediator and judicial settlement officer in 200+ cases, and on multiple occasions as a Judge Pro Team for the Los Angeles Superior Court.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Twice President of Rotary Club of La Canada Flintridge, as well as other community service affiliations.


MEDIA

Guide to Expert Depositions, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

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  • California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • California Western University, San Diego, 1968, JD, Winner of ABOTA Moot Trial Lawyer Award 2nd and 3rd Years; 
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1965, AB, Political Science
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Magic Castle
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

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