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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...

FEATURED CASES:
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...


ECONOMIST'S TESTIMONY ASSISTS JURY IN $3 BILLION
VERDICT AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS

Richard Boeken, currently 56 years old, started smoking Marlboro cigarettes when he was 13. In 1999 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and the disease has since spread to his brain.

Mr. Boeken was also a former heroin addict and alcoholic. He was able to break the addiction of both heroin and alcohol. But he was unable to break the addiction to cigarettes.

Mr. Boeken claimed that Philip Morris misled him regarding the dangers of smoking and also created an unsafe product. Mr. Johnson was asked to testify in the punitive damages part of the case. His task was to present a full picture of Philip Morris USA’s financial condition... read more...


ECONOMIST’S TESTIMONY ASSISTS JURY IN
$58 MILLION AWARD TO SEVERELY BURNED HEAVY MACHINE OPERATOR

On September 10, 1998, Mr. Griggs was operating a Caterpillar J-621, grading land for a self-storage facility in Valley Springs, California. During the time he was in the cab, an O-ring on the hydraulic line failed. The hydraulic fluid caught fire and sprayed Mr. Griggs. He was severely burned while trapped in the enclosed cab.

Doctors at the U.C. Davis Regional Burn Center determined that Mr. Griggs had suffered third degree burns to more than 75% of his body. Since the accident, Mr. Griggs has undergone more than 25 surgical procedures. To date, Mr. Griggs has incurred more than $3.5 million in medical expenses and will require several more years of burn reconstruction surgery... read more...

 

news flash
RWJA 2013 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates is proud to provide a listing of the firm's top verdicts of 2013. Key verdicts during 2013 included the wrongful death case of Medina, et al. v. BorgWarner, Inc., et al., with a verdict of $38,890,000. Combined with eight other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts amounting to $113,657,533.


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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