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Welcome to Robert W. Johnson & Associates

Robert W. Johnson & Associates, one of the nation's leading litigation economics consulting firms, specializes in quantifying and illustrating economic, non-economic and punitive damages.

We provide attorneys with accurate and understandable answers to complex litigation economics questions. Our forensic economists evaluate each case individually and provide the analysis you need to substantiate the client's present and future losses. We also offer a wide range of services to the legal community, including the evaluation and negotiation of structured settlements. read more

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CATASTROPHIC INJURY

ECONOMIST TESTIMONY ASSISTS JURY IN $4.9 BILLION VERDICT AGAINST GENERAL MOTORS

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1993, while returning from church services, Patricia Anderson's 1979 Chevy Malibu was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The gas tank ruptured and the car was engulfed in flames.

In the car were Mrs. Anderson, her four children ages 14 months to eight years, and a family friend. While no one died, everyone suffered horrible burns. One child had her hand burned off and her ears burned down to the bone.

The plaintiff attorneys proved that General Motors knew of the faulty placement of the fuel tank but in order to save $4 to $12 per car, they chose not to fix the car... read more...


JURY AWARDS $10.5 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT WHO SLIPPED INTO UNGUARDED PIT

Plaintiff Robert Scott, 45, a construction superintendent, was working on an interior remodel of an existing retail store and building at 225 Post Street in San Francisco. The general contractor was Richter & Ratner Contracting Corp., who hired several subcontractors, including Scott’s employer, Cannon Constructors and Paramount Elevator.

Scott slipped into the unguarded elevator pit, falling backwards and landing on his back in the concrete pit. Scott sued Richter & Ratner for negligence. Plaintiff's counsel argued that the contract stipulated that Richter & Ratner was required to maintain barricades in front of each opening to the elevator shaft. Richter & Ratner disputed the allegations, contending that Scott was comparatively negligent. Scott sustained permanent, disabling back, neck and knee injuries... read more...


ECONOMIST QUANTIFIES STUDENT’S LIFE-TIME REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY DAMAGES; VERDICT $20,000,000

Ms. Rebekka Pratte, a 14-year-old high school track athlete, was a teen volunteer at a spring cleanup of a church-owned campground. After arrival at the campground, the camp staff instructed an adult supervisor to transport the teens to their sleeping quarters at the camp dining hall. It was during this transportation that an adult supervisor slammed the door of the church van’s door on Rebekka’s hand.

The nerve damage spread from her hand to her whole body. Rebekka developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) in all her extremities including osteoporosis, contractures, extreme sensitivity to pain, including any touch, change in temperature, etc. Unfortunately, physical therapy aggravated her condition... read more...

 

news flash
RWJA 2017 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates compiles information each year on key verdicts and settlements in which the firm played a role. Key verdicts during 2017 included the personal injury case of Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers, Inc., with a verdict of $35,000,000. Combined with seventeen other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts and settlements amounting to $191,424,176.


Economic Expert James Mills Testifies at Over 250 Depositions

Robert W. Johnson & Associates congratulates economics expert James Mills. An employee of RWJA for over 12 years, Mr. Mills has testified in over 250 depositions.

Mr. Mills has also testified in trial 20 times. He has never failed to qualify as an economic expert at the trial level. His testimony has been accepted in state courts in Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin and Ventura counties. Additionally he has been admitted as an economic expert in state courts in Oregon, Nevada and Washington.

Attorney’s Comments Regarding Mr. Mills’ punitive damages testimony at trial: "Mr. Mills helped the jury to understand the true financial condition of the defendant. Although the defendant has not operated for decades, Mr. Mills was able to examine historical documents, including old news releases, and explain to the jury in clear and understandable terms how that information revealed the defendant’s actual financial condition. Mr. Mills was able to take tax return information received during trial and convey that data to the jury in a way that supported his opinions and assisted them in their task.”


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